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Church Women United gathering in Ogden for World Day of Prayer

JaNae Francis
Feb 27 2014 - 12:46pm

OGDEN -- This year's Church Women United World Day of Prayer service will be Saturday, March 8, at Elim Lutheran Church, 575 23rd St.,Ogden. All are welcome.The $4 registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10 a.m.

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Ogden churches invite community to pray in Lenten season

JaNae Francis
Feb 27 2014 - 12:32pm

OGDEN -- At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, Ash Wednesday, the community is invited to join First Baptist Church and New Beginnings Christian Church to pray in the Lenten season.

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Study: LDS population of Utah more than doubles other states

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Feb 26 2014 - 3:11pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Mormons in the United States are heavily concentrated in the West, with Utah having by far the most members, a new Gallup survey shows.

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Embry Chapel celebrates black history by honoring heroes

JaNae Francis
Feb 22 2014 - 12:06pm

OGDEN -- A parade of members dressed as brave souls who have influenced the path of human rights in America was part of a special service last Saturday at the Embry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church."We are here to remember those who have blazed the trail for us through their blood, sweat and tears, even their lives, that we might have the...

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Missionary

Contributed
Feb 22 2014 - 11:26am

Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Mondays. For more information, call 801-625-4237.GoingElder Nathan Dale Johnson, son of Dale and ArLene Johnson of Roy, will serve in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will enter the MTC on March 6.

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St. James Catholic Church having a book sale

Contributed
Feb 20 2014 - 1:07pm

OGDEN -- St. James Catholic Church is having a used-book sale this weekend.

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Kaysville Bible Church welcomes new lead pastor

JaNae Francis
Feb 20 2014 - 10:57am

KAYSVILLE -- The Kaysville Bible Church is celebrating a new lead pastor this month.Pastor Tommy Jeffcott has taken the helm of the church after five years as associate pastor.The new leader said his goal is to reach out to each person he serves.

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Toltec shaman Don Jose Ruiz brings his 'self-mastery' advice to Utah

JaNae Francis
Feb 14 2014 - 7:48pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A New York Times best-selling author who will soon be visiting Utah has some advice for "self-mastery."In an interview, Don Jose Ruiz, of San Diego, outlined his five "agreements," which brought him his fame for helping people improve."When we begin listening to ourselves, we can begin to change," said Ruiz, who is the co-author...

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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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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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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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GALLERY: Ogden Greek Festival

Jim Cutrubus cooks chicken souvlaki on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, during the first night of the Greek Festival at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in South Ogden. Around ten men, many of whom have been cooking at the festival for several decade, rotated through a half dozen grills on the back porch cooking souvlaki.(BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Sep 28 2013 - 10:29pm

Picture gallery from the first night of the Greek Festival at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in South Ogden on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @benjaminzack

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