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Local/National Faith Briefs

Right to bear arms program is Wednesday at Living Word

A program, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Right to Bear Arms,” will be Wednesday at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall. The Rev. Frank Figueroa, senior pastor at Waipio Grace Brethren Church in Oahu, Hawaii will discuss the second amendment right to bear arms. The program is free of charge. A meal is at 6 p.m. with the program at 7 p.m. No registration required. A free will offering will be accepted.

Public rosary rally is Oct. 12 at Memorial Park

The Bread of Life Faith Community will have a public rosary rally at noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at Memorial Park. The pubic is invited to attend and participate.

African Children’s Choir to perform Nov. 3 at Living Word

The African Children’s Choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall.

The African Children’s Choir performs lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

The African Children’s Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children.

After court ruling, state House to resume faith-based prayer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will resume opening its sessions with faith-based prayers, more than a month after a federal appeals court said the practice comports with the U.S. Constitution.

Republican Speaker Mike Turzai of Allegheny County announced those plans on Thursday, after a federal district court judge ended an injunction.

Georgia-based church group returns land to Native Americans

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia-based church group has returned sacred land in Ohio to the Wyandotte Nation.

The United Methodist Church Global Ministries transferred the deed during a Sept. 21 ceremony and procession, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Vermont’s Episcopal Church has a new leader

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Episcopal Church in Vermont has a new leader who is the first black bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont.

A consecration ceremony was held Saturday for the Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown.

Her priority will be welcoming people of all backgrounds and ages, she said.

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