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Atheists take aim at LDS Church with national conference in SLC

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 1:46pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.To that end, the American Atheists, in an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, are holding their annual conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Ogden man says artistic ability spawned from spirituality

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:29am

OGDEN -- Something unexpected happened to long-time Ogden resident Kellen Green when he put his faith in God.He discovered he had a real talent for drawing.

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LDS Church reaffirms stance on immigration

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:25am

WASHINGTON -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed its position on immigration as the White House met with religious leaders to discuss immigration reform this week.President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the First Presidency of the church, was among invited leaders from various religious faiths to meet with President Obama and...

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LDS author says faith crisis lead to new book

Ruth Malan, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 18 2014 - 10:14am

SOUTH OGDEN -- In the early 1980s Michael Ash, a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, had his own faith crises which led him down the road to reading and researching for answers.

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LDS missionaries transferred in Ukraine

The Associated Press
Apr 11 2014 - 4:23pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is transferring 85 missionaries to different parts of Ukraine due to civil unrest there.

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Faith, service make trials bearable

Standard-Examiner correspondent, Tom Christensen
Apr 11 2014 - 10:37am

Somebody owes me a February -- a March for that matter.It has been a time full of health problems -- paraplegia for 21 years, congestive heart failure, edema, lung issues, pulmonary hypertension, glucose testing, bone infection, MRSA, decubitus ulcers reappearing when the edema smacked me around.

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Members regularly volunteer to clean their LDS chapel

Standard-Examiner correspondent, Tom Christensen
Apr 11 2014 - 10:27am

A few Saturdays a year, families will spend time at their LDS chapel with spray-cleaning bottles, rags, dusters and vacuums in tow.

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Historic Kaysville church beautified by restoration

Ruth Malan, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 11 2014 - 10:05am

KAYSVILLE -- Bullet holes were discovered in the old cap of a bell tower on a quaint Presbyterian Church when reconstruction of the tower began last summer.

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Atheists take aim at LDS Church with national conference in SLC

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 1:46pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.To that end, the American Atheists, in an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, are holding their annual conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Ogden man says artistic ability spawned from spirituality

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:29am

OGDEN -- Something unexpected happened to long-time Ogden resident Kellen Green when he put his faith in God.He discovered he had a real talent for drawing.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 3:36pm


LDS Church reaffirms stance on immigration

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:25am

WASHINGTON -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed its position on immigration as the White House met with religious leaders to discuss immigration reform this week.President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the First Presidency of the church, was among invited leaders from various religious faiths to meet with President Obama and...

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LDS author says faith crisis lead to new book

Ruth Malan, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 18 2014 - 10:14am

SOUTH OGDEN -- In the early 1980s Michael Ash, a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, had his own faith crises which led him down the road to reading and researching for answers.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 10:14am


LDS missionaries transferred in Ukraine

The Associated Press
Apr 11 2014 - 4:23pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is transferring 85 missionaries to different parts of Ukraine due to civil unrest there.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 4:23pm


Faith, service make trials bearable

Standard-Examiner correspondent, Tom Christensen
Apr 11 2014 - 10:37am

Somebody owes me a February -- a March for that matter.It has been a time full of health problems -- paraplegia for 21 years, congestive heart failure, edema, lung issues, pulmonary hypertension, glucose testing, bone infection, MRSA, decubitus ulcers reappearing when the edema smacked me around.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 10:37am


Members regularly volunteer to clean their LDS chapel

Standard-Examiner correspondent, Tom Christensen
Apr 11 2014 - 10:27am

A few Saturdays a year, families will spend time at their LDS chapel with spray-cleaning bottles, rags, dusters and vacuums in tow.

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Historic Kaysville church beautified by restoration

Ruth Malan, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 11 2014 - 10:05am

KAYSVILLE -- Bullet holes were discovered in the old cap of a bell tower on a quaint Presbyterian Church when reconstruction of the tower began last summer.

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VIDEO: South Ogden aid group builds bonds with Haitians

Morgan Briesmaster, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 24 2014 - 5:28am

SAUT D'EAU, Haiti -- "Are they going to eat us?" the young Haitian girl asked in creole, her native language.Taking her hand, Herode Guillomettre (one of five Haitian translators) led the innocent child over to touch our team leader. He comforted her saying these people are here to help. 

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VIDEO: Plan-B Theatre stages final play in ‘Season of Eric’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 20 2014 - 5:04pm

If good things come in threes, Eric Samuelsen's "3" is great. The show features three one-act plays performed by three actresses. Teresa Sanderson, of Layton, plays a main role in each story plus four supporting characters."I love doing multiple roles," she said. "It is my specialty. I love slipping in and out of character through physical and...

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VIDEO: Ogden's Congregation Brith Sholem dates back to the 1870s

Standard-Examiner correspondent, Tom Christensen
Feb 7 2014 - 5:44pm

OGDEN -- It isn't very big. It is easy to miss if you're driving on the 2700 block of Grant Avenue. But this small synagogue -- listed on the National Register of Historic Places -- has been the home of Jewish worship in Northern Utah for nearly a century.Congregation Brith Sholem is officially affiliated with the Union of Reformed Judaism, but it...

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VIDEO: Activist Ogden gay rights minister fed up with Utah, moves to California

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 25 2014 - 9:12am

OGDEN -- The Rev. Theresa Novak, minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, has announced she is leaving Utah after seven years because she is tired of the view Utahns have of gay people."It really is hard to leave in a lot of ways," she said. "It's time."Novak, 63, is a lesbian woman who raised three children and fostered several...

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VIDEO: Packed house makes a 'joyful noise' at WSU Gospel Festival

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 17 2014 - 2:43pm

OGDEN -- A full house of enthusiasts packed into Weber State University's Browning Center last weekend at "Make a Joyful Noise!," the 14th annual WSU Gospel Music Festival.Audience members clapped and sang along, often standing, to gospel messages of deep and historical meaning at the event. Eleven groups performed, singing and dancing to the...

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VIDEO: Ogden downtown street preachers brave cold and snow

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 23 2013 - 6:51am

OGDEN -- Extreme cold temperatures these past couple of weeks have not deterred an Ogden street preacher or his helpers.Tyler Woodhead and helpers Peter Van Patten and Logan Holdaway have greeted all who have come by a tent they use as a backdrop for their street preaching every Friday in downtown Ogden.

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VIDEO: LDS leader touts 15 million membership and missionary surge

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 5 2013 - 4:02pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- President Thomas S. Monson urged LDS Church members to engage in an ongoing missionary effort, even as he announced church membership worldwide has reached 15 million and the total number of missionaries has increased from 58,500 in October 2012 to 80,333 today.Monson opened the church's 183rd Semiannual General Conference on...

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Elim Vacation Bible School raises funds to help beavers

One of the injured beavers is fed at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah in Ogden. (Standard-Examiner file photo)

Standard-Examiner staff
Jul 19 2013 - 10:20pm

OGDEN -- A check for $213.88 was recently presented to Dalyn Erickson-Marthaler, director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, during a "Faith Hike" of Elim Lutheran Church.The money was raised by children in Elim's recent Vacation Bible School, which enrolls students from preschool through sixth grade, with teens in higher...

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GALLERY: Renovated Fourth Ward Chapel to Reopen

After two years of construction, the Ogden 4th Ward Chapel will be rededicated on Sept. 6, 2013. The building, located on Jefferson Ave. was completed in 1937. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Aug 30 2013 - 5:36pm

After two years of construction, the Ogden 4th Ward Chapel will be rededicated on Sept. 6, 2013. The building, located on Jefferson Ave. was completed in 1937. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @benjaminzack

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Elim Vacation Bible School raises funds to help beavers

One of the injured beavers is fed at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah in Ogden. (Standard-Examiner file photo)

Standard-Examiner staff
Jul 19 2013 - 10:20pm

OGDEN -- A check for $213.88 was recently presented to Dalyn Erickson-Marthaler, director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, during a "Faith Hike" of Elim Lutheran Church.The money was raised by children in Elim's recent Vacation Bible School, which enrolls students from preschool through sixth grade, with teens in higher...

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GALLERY: Healing Prayers at St. James Catholic Church

Father Erik Richtsteig splashes holy water around St. James Catholic Church in Ogden on Thursday, June, 20, 2013 during the Liturgy of Reparation. Over 100 people circled the church during the prayer for healing following the shooting of James Evans during Mass on Sunday. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Jun 20 2013 - 9:13pm

Over 100 people gathered at St. James Catholic Church in Ogden on Thursday, June, 20, 2013 for the Liturgy of Reparation. The service was prayer for peace and healing following the shooting of James Evans during Mass on Sunday.

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GALLERY: Sisters of Mount Benedict Monastery

Sister Luke Hoschette prays at Mount Benedict Monastery in South Ogden on Friday, November 9, 2012.  (KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner)

Contributed, Kera Williams, Nick Short, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 12 2012 - 5:21pm

See various current and historic photos of the sisters of the Mount Benedict Monastery.

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GALLERY: Sunday General Conference session 2012

Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 8 2012 - 12:13am

The 182nd Semiannual General Conference on held in Salt Lake City on Sunday.

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Media tours show off Brigham City temple highlights

(Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner) The new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Brigham City on Tuesday.

JaNae Francis
Aug 14 2012 - 7:20pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- The pride of many Brigham City residents and their heritage is displayed prominently in the new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints there."It's very much, architecturally, a pioneer historic temple," said Elder William R. Walker during a media tour of the building Tuesday.He noted the similarity of the church'...

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GALLERY: Three denominations perform joint liturgy at tomb of Jesus

Dusan Vranic/The Associated Press
In this Friday, May 18, 2012 photo, Greek Orthodox priests hold liturgy outside the tomb of Jesus in the Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem. In a centuries-old tradition, clerics from the three largest denominations in the church, the Greek Orthodox, Armenians and Roman Catholics, gather each night for special prayers reserved for the men who take care of the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.

The Associated Press
Jun 2 2012 - 8:47am

In a centuries-old tradition, clerics from the three largest denominations in the church, the Greek Orthodox, Armenians and Roman Catholics, gather each night for special prayers reserved for the men who take care of the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.

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GALLERY: Day of Prayer in Ogden Thursday, May 3, 2012

Carmel Clermont-Sylla prays on the steps of the Ogden Municipal Building in Ogden on Thursday, May 3, 2012.  Thursday was the National Day of Prayer and various pastors and citizens of Ogden participated.  KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner

Kera Williams, Standard-Examiner staff
May 3 2012 - 3:59pm

Pastors and citizens participate in National Prayer Day by praying on the steps of the Ogden Municipal Building to in Ogden on Thursday, May 3, 2012.

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