Ogden to host first refugee foster care orientation


Ogden will hold its first refugee foster care orientation at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2. Catholic Community Services is expanding a program that has been going since the 1970s to include recruitment of Ogden-area families to provide foster care support to children without parents.


Daughters of Utah Pioneers holding convention

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Those interested in pioneer history are invited to attend an upcoming convention of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Hooper. Organizers say anyone may listen in on their meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, in Hooper.


Ogden-area faith leaders hold prayer concert, hope for more to come

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At this time of uncertainty in the national government, leaders of area faiths and non-profits hope to lead by example by holding a concert of prayer for Ogden. At their prayer event, they challenged others to pray for their community and said the only true peace comes from God. 


Chili night fundraiser to boost Shepherd's Bowl

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A chili fundraiser of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will warm more than just the participants in the dinner. Funds raised from the event will go to fund the Shepherd’s Bowl Free Community Meal the church serves each Wednesday to the homeless and other area residents. 


Benedictine sisters give last of assets to Northern Utah nonprofits

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The sisters of the former St. Benedict’s Monastery returned to Ogden to award the last $1.353 million of their assets.


Local faith leaders share thoughts on Trump’s immigration ban

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Pastor Ron Tabor of Grace Bible Ministries is supportive of President Donald Trump's efforts to discourage immigration through an executive order to ban travel. Tabor speaks out in this faith column as he outlines scriptural references in the Bible he says back up his claim.


LDS Family History Library opens new center for interactive experiences

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Those behind a new center for interactive experiences in the Family History Library say they believe children will be so excited to interact with their family tree that they won’t want to go home. The multi-million-dollar project of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an...


Mormon influence on early Utah higher education the focus of free WSU lecture

Weber Stake Academy graduation of 1910 is one example of church influence on Utah education

“Early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who settled in Utah fostered a culture that emphasized the importance of learning,” says a news release promoting an upcoming public lecture. The Weber Historical Society lecture series, Mormon History Scholar Audrey...


Column: Facing hardships brings strength — and gratitude

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To those who spoke about the faith they gained through the adversity in their lives, a positive attitude and relying on God made all the difference. These individuals discovered the strength to face other challenges based on the lessons they learned. 


8 Ogden-area churches fighting child homelessness from pulpit

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The goal of “Ending Child Homelessness Sabbath” is to encourage congregants to push for legislation that will help to assist children stay out of homelessness. 

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