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The past week was an unusually quiet week around the parsonage. It enabled me to do something that I have wanted to do all summer long. Nothing. I am not bragging or anything, but I can do nothing right up there with the best of them.

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Hoping to raise spirits, not funds, St. Albert the Great Church hosted a Drive-Through Tap Room on Tuesday afternoon, June 2nd, in its church parking lot.

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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1935 Highway V, Sun Prairie (East Bristol), will host its annual St. Pat’s Dance on March 14 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Music by Kristi B Band. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age and includes lunch and door pri…

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The doors are re-opening at 800 Wilburn Road for Heartland Church.Starting on Dec. 14 and 15, the space – which has undergone a $4.8 million renovation over the course of the past six months – will welcome people once again for weekend services and ministry events.The building will offer a 6…

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Focus Church wants to bless 200 families with a free pumpkin pie in time for Thanksgiving. All you need to do is reserve your pie at findfocus.org/pie by Thursday, Nov. 21 at midnight. Please reserve only one pie per family. The pumpkin pie is made fresh by Costco. (All you provide is the Co…

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The Bristol Lutheran Church will host its annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6835 Hwy. N in Bristol. Admission is $1 or one donated food item for the local food pantry.

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The Catholic Order of Foresters will hold a Book Fair to benefit the Sacred Hearts School Library on Nov. 9 and 10 after the weekend Masses at Sacred Hearts Church, 221 Columbus St., Sun Prairie.

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Immediately following worship service on Sunday, July 7, Burke Lutheran Church congregation met on the ground where the new construction and relocated church will stand.

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To celebrate the beginning of its church expansion, Heartland Church in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, dedicated its new space during worship services on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10.

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(THE CONVERSATION) For Christians, the death and resurrection of Jesus is a pivotal event commemorated each year during a season of preparation called Lent and a season of celebration called Easter.

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The official grand opening for Door Creek Church’s (DCC) new DeForest campus is open to the public. This celebration will take place during weekend services on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 9 and 10:30 a.m. at the new location on 6640 Pederson Crossing Boulevard.

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Christmas is a wonderful time of the year and I appreciate it so very much. I recognize I’m difficult to purchase presents for because I have my books, my pens, what else do I really need?

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ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, a farmer from northern Minnesota who was tasked with selling President Jimmy Carter’s unpopular Soviet Union grain embargo to other farmers, died Sunday. He was 90.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest Catholic diocese has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent months on lawyers to fight claims of clergy sex abuse and to prepare for a potentially lengthy battle in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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Did you ever experience a time when you were right and had the evidence to prove you were right?

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Focus Church wants to bless 250 families with a FREE pumpkin pie in time for Thanksgiving! All you have to do is reserve your pie at http://findfocus.org/pie by Friday, Nov. 16 at midnight.  The pumpkin pie, made fresh by our local Costco, is yours to enjoy!  (All you provide is the Cool Whip!)

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St. Albert the Great Catholic Church’s annual craft fair will be taking place at the church on Nov. 17 and people will have a chance to browse more than 60 vendors, pick up some seasonal gifts and grab breakfast and lunch along the way.

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A Madison Vigil for Grief and Interfaith Solidarity mourning the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting will take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive in the Atrium Auditorium.

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Sun Prairie’s Living Water Church will be holding its first debate at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 called “The Great Debate: Does God Exist?” between its pastor and a UW-Madison philosophy professor.

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On May 20 Living Water Church celebrated the Day of Pentecost by gathering together with our brothers and sisters of diverse backgrounds. This was done in commemoration of the day when God poured out His Spirit on those representing all tribes and nations.

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On May 12, 2018, local Hindu/Indian community members celebrated "Guru Vandana" (teachers appreciation day) event at Horizon Elementary School, where roughly 70 parents and children, 18 teachers and their family members attended.

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Sun Prairie residents are welcomed to a day of diversity at Living Water Church. Sunday May 20 three churches are joining together to celebrate God from a variety of nationalities. East Winds African, Living Water, and Hmong Baptist will all be represented.

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Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 550 Lincoln Drive., will host a benefit concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18 to benefit the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA).

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During the holidays, it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our to-do lists. Sun Prairie residents typically have a great response to the monetary need for their favorite charities and volunteer at Thanksgiving dinners at the VFW.

But, what happens to the people who just need a leg up with bills or an extra hand the rest of the year?

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From holding classes in the church rectory-turned-schoolhouse to the school Sun Prairie residents can drive past on Columbus Street now, Sacred Hearts School has come a long way in its 125 years, yet still holds on to its traditions.

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On a Wednesday morning in September, the basement at Burke Lutheran Church was full of energy, laughter and food – lots of food.

The women of the church were gathered for coffee and snacks after working together to make quilts, which they donate to nonprofit organizations locally and internationally.

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As St. Albert the Great Catholic Church's largest fundraiser of the year, Albertfest is not only an all-out bash for the Sun Prairie community to enjoy, but an important part of the church's outreach efforts throughout the year.

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Ardin D. Laper, who passed away at age 97 Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Hyland Crossing in Sun Prairie, will be remembered as an involved member of the community who believed in mission work and Christian education and had a great sense of humor.

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Last year, when Habitat for Humanity of Dane County announced they were organizing a faith build in Sun Prairie, the congregation at Bristol Lutheran Church knew they wanted to support the cause.

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“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.” 1 Cor. 13:11 NIV

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Walk the streets of ancient Bethlehem and experience the sights and sounds of the first Christmas at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church interactive tours, Dec. 3-4 from 1-7 p.m.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee on Monday filed its bankruptcy reorganization plan, formalizing a recent settlement deal that will divvy up $21 million among more than 300 victims of clergy sex abuse.