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CHICAGO — After a circle of white wool was placed around his shoulders to symbolize his role as shepherd of the local church, Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich called the garment a constant reminder that he and his flock should reach out to those who are broken and suffering. Called a pallium, the garment has a rich history in the Catholic Church, and the ceremony took a different turn for Cupich and his congregation because of a decision by Pope Francis earlier this year to bestow the vestment in the archbishop’s home church, not in Rome.
NEW YORK — A Pennsylvania pastor described by prosecutors as the “linchpin” of a global insider-trading scheme was granted bail after his backers urged a judge to allow him to remain free.
Pat Scott and her husband went to their first Buddhist meeting in 1971 because her husband wanted to learn more about the religion. She, however, was uninterested.
Faith Fellowship Baptist Church
SHERMAN — Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 1101 E. Houston St., Sherman, will be giving away new and slightly used household items and clothing for men, women, and children from 7 a.m. until noon Saturday at the church. The church will also be offering prayers and counseling Saturday.
DENISON — The women’s department of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 49th women’s day with guest speaker Minister Sarah Goodman of New Hope Christian Fellowship of Denison at the 11 a.m. service and guest speaker Pastor David Moore of St. James Baptist Church of Honey Grove at the 3 p.m. service.
MELISSA — The women’s department of Shiloh Church of God in Christ, 1701 N. Harrison, Melissa, will host its fifth Sunday women’s day program at 11 a.m. Sunday with keynote speaker Faye Fugett. The theme is, “Don’t Stop Praying,” based on 1 Samuel 2.
SHERMAN — Center Street Church of Christ, 1105 W. Center Street, Sherman, will have a gospel meeting from Sunday to Wednesday
DENISON — The Galilee Griggs Memorial District Association of Zone 4, 401 W. Walker, Denison, will be having its fifth Sunday board program at 3 p.m. Sunday. Zone 4 churches will be in attendance.