• Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

    By KARIN LAUB and ILAN BEN ZION , Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    JERUSALEM — Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags in the largest outpouring of anger yet at the U.S. president's recognition of bitterly contested Jerusalem as Israel's...

  • Christmas tradition of Las Posadas brings cultures together in Colorado Springs celebration

    By Michelle Karas michelle.karas@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    Lo siento. No hay espacio en esta posada. "I'm sorry. There's no room at this inn." You may hear those words of biblical significance during Las Posadas celebrations, which reenact the journey of Joseph and pregnant wife Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where they can't find...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Dec. 10, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    Music/Stage/Art SUNDAY "The Heart of Christmas" - 4 p.m., Charis Bible College, 800 Gospel Truth Way, Woodland Park, $15-$25; heartofchristmas.org. Christmas Dessert Theater - 6 p.m., Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd. Advance tickets: vgbc.org/christmas....

  • It's 'A Colorado Christmas' at Colorado Springs church

    By michelle karas michelle.karas@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    Vista Grande Baptist Church is gearing up for an encore presentation of "A Colorado Christmas" for its Christmas Dessert Theater. The musical drama - written by Allen Gasper, a Colorado Springs criminal trial attorney and former professional opera singer - runs Dec. 7-10 at the...

  • Husband and wife hymn writers to perform 'SING! An Irish Christmas' at The Broadmoor

    By michelle karas michelle.karas@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 4, 2017

    Hymn writers and performers Keith and Kristyn Getty will stop in Colorado Springs on Wednesday and Thursday to perform "Sing! An Irish Christmas" at The Broadmoor. The concerts, which coincide with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Reformation, highlight the Gettys' initiative...

  • Charles Limbrick, freed from life sentence for killing mother as teen, identified as fatal crash victim

    By Liz Forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 4, 2017

    Charles Limbrick, who was sentenced to life in prison as a 15-year-old for killing his mother before being freed about six years ago, has been identified as the man who died in a rollover crash Thursday night east of Calhan. The driver, a 44-year-old Ramah man, died when he was...

  • RELIGION CALENDAR

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 3, 2017

    Music/Stage/Art SUNDAY Service of Lessons and Carols - 5-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave.; fumc-cs.org. "The Madrigal" - 6:15 p.m., First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., $40. Advance tickets: fcucc.org/gatherings/special-events....

  • 'Smack them with a hymnal': Authorities train church leaders to respond if tragedy strikes

    Dana Hedgpeth, The Washington Post
    Updated: Fri, Dec 1, 2017

    WESTMINSTER, Md. - A Maryland sheriff reached out to a few churches to gauge interest in a training session on how to react if a mass gunman entered their house of worship. Sixty people signed up, but on the day of the training, 120 attended in the standing-room-only basement of a...

  • Beer & Hymns in Colorado Springs offers church music without church

    By Steve Rabey Religion Correspondent -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 1, 2017

    More than 100 people are crammed into a downtown restaurant. drinks in hand, waiting for the music to begin. The host announces the first song, then all join in singing Martin Luther's classic hymn, "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," their voices echoing through the city streets. "We...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Nov. 26, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 27, 2017

    Music/Stage/Art SUNDAY Pikes Peak Ringers' Holiday Concert - 3 p.m., Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave.; pikespeakringers.com. THURSDAY-DEC. 3 "The Madrigal" - 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Dec. 3, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., $40. Advance tickets:...

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