NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Joseph Dutan recalls how he lifted the chalice in the empty church and felt a flood of emotions: grief, the pain of isolation, even doubt.
With Governor Herbert’s directive allowing churches to meet while observing certain social distancing requirements, many of Cache Valley’s churches have or will soon resume services. A number of churches like ours will meet this Sunday for the first time in 2 months. For better or worse, it …
Remotely read Hindu prayers containing verses from the world’s oldest known scriptures will open the meetings of eight city councils and two county commissions in Northern Utah during the next two weeks.
One of Charles Dickens’ better known quotes is from The Tale Of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the seaso…
Today is Holy Saturday, the day between Good Friday and Easter — we might say, “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” The darkness of Good Friday when Jesus was crucified and died was replaced by the light of the resurrection remembered at Easter. On Holy Saturday between the two, I want to …
Elder Ammon Jensen woke up on March 17 ready to start his normal responsibilities, but by that night, he and 120 other missionaries would be on their way out of the Philippines, racing against COVID-19 restrictions.
In a throwback to the time of drive-in movies, Mt. Logan Baptist Church in North Logan is planning a drive-in church service Sunday in its parking lot at 1601 N. 400 East.
COVID-19 has upended all of our lives. With local schools shuttered and parents left scrambling to find daycare so they can work, both employees and employers are feeling the impact of the uncertainty that is gripping our community. With each day bringing a new and deeper reason for concern …
When in college, I left the church denominational affiliation I had grown up in. There were many reasons, but the primary one was that it did not proclaim the biblical message of the salvation that brings us hope. Instead it preached a humanistic message of what we are to do.
The stores are stocked with cards and candy to observe Valentine’s Day, but it was a recent trip to the veterinarian’s office that left me feeling better prepared to celebrate love.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In Midwestern boots or bare feet in sandals, the faithful walked in procession down a snow-covered street here, keeping the rhythm of festive music and carrying paintings of St. Paul, the patron saint of their hometown of Axochiapan, Mexico.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states.
The local non-profit the Center for Pregnancy Choices (The Center) is celebrating 11 years of caring for women facing unplanned pregnancies. The community is invited to a meet and greet Ice Cream Social at Cache Valley Bible Fellowship on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6:30. The mission of The Center …
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Sudanese Christian marchers weaved through bustling markets and traffic-clogged streets wearing “I Love Jesus” T-shirts or colorful traditional robes known as thobes.
Every December, against my better judgment and any wisdom learned from past experience, I attempt to create precious Christmas traditions with my children.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Pocatello Temple is starting to take shape and now has much of its steel frame in place.
U.S. cardinals needed someone who was willing, in the spring of 2002, to face waves of microphones and cameras and answer questions about a clergy sexual abuse crisis that kept growing more and more intense.
Anne Graham Lotz has done her share of thinking about the past, present and future of evangelism — which is understandable, since her father, Billy Graham, liked to call her the "best preacher in the family."
A singing performance by The LeBarons and a talk by Jennie Taylor, the widow of Afghanistan war casualty and former North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor, will highlight the 30th annual Family Conference hosted by the American Mothers of Cache Valley.
Overcoming obstacles and changing course in life will be the subject of a talk by former Utah State University basketball star Gary Wilkinson, presented by the interfaith organization Cache Community Connections.
Lovers of young adult dystopian novels may be pleased to learn about a local author’s recently published book that revolves around secret government-funded programs and children who gain supernatural powers.
Last week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made headlines for clarifying parts of its health code, the Word of Wisdom. Cold tea is still tea — and discouraged, Church leaders stated. Drinks ending in “-ccino” are coffee drinks; thus, members are asked not to drink them, eithe…
Recently the truth of the expression the “weakest link” has been evident to me. For a variety of reasons, we’ve needed to replace seven tires on our vehicles due to unrepairable flats and tire failures. Certainly, there are more important parts to our vehicles than tires, but recently tires …
Like baseball games and rock concerts, Patrick Mason counts the archives as one of his few “happy places.”
This week the congregation at First Presbyterian Church in Logan took another step on their journey of becoming a more environmentally conscious community — installing solar panels on their church’s roof.
My family recently returned from a trip to Mexico. In case you’ve never been there, Mexico is one of the most beautiful places on this planet. I know you’ve probably heard about crime-ridden cities and drug cartels, but have you also heard about the breathtaking scenery? The majestic cliffs?…
My teen son recently got his driver’s license. It’s been a complicated emotional adjustment for me. Author Elizabeth Stone says having a child “is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
What if I told you that you were “Made for more.” More of what? We are likely to intuitively have a nagging feeling that there has to be more to life than what we are experiencing. In fact, we have coined the phrase of “mid-life crisis” to describe what some experience when they approach the…
Not long enough ago, I was fighting rats in my garage. I wasn’t fighting them in hand-to-rodent-foot combat, but for the amount of effort and energy the problem was costing me, mixed martial arts with rats would have been more efficient.
At the start of Bright Sunday worship services, Rev. Stephen Sturgeon told his congregation at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Logan that this meeting would be different.
It was a television show, of all things, that led Cache Valley resident James Peterson to his current interest in the Book of Mormon, traveling around the U.S. to try and discover the stories, places and artifacts behind it.
While missionaries who choose to volunteer full-time for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have many spiritual experiences, there are moments of humor too.
LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has released its annual report for 2018, which shows that the Church and its more than 1,900 partners assisted with 2,885 projects in 141 countries last year.
My record collection was partly destroyed a few years ago when my shop was flooded. They had been in storage for a couple decades because I no longer had a stereo system to play them on. On a couple occasions, I had connected a record player to my computer to make digital recordings, but I a…
Each of us have dreams that we are chasing; goals that we are straining to achieve. When we’re young, our dream may be to own our own home or to have a certain career. As we age, our goals can change to having financial security and better overall health. However, the pursuit of tomorrow’s g…
A renowned Salt Lake City pastor who knew and marched with the late Martin Luther King Jr. will give the keynote address at the Logan Tabernacle next week as part of Cache Valley’s annual celebration honoring the late civil rights leader.
If you listed the top things that you least like to do, I’m pretty sure that waiting would be on your list. I know that it’s on mine. It doesn’t matter if it is waiting at a red light or a line at the store, we would rather have an express lane option where we could skip the line.
A few years ago, my wife asked me to workout with her at a gym that had rows of exercise equipment. I signed up and joined her but it didn’t take long before I lost motivation to work out by myself on these machines. A short time later I canceled my membership.