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Last Saturday afternoon, my wife and I invited a group of our neighbors to bring their lawn chairs and meet in our driveway. Ten of us showed up and positioned our chairs 6 feet apart. A few had met, but most didn't know each other. Under the ominous cloud of the coronavirus, our neighbors w…

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A Washington D.C., rector catches the coronavirus after offering Communion to his congregants. Now, they have been asked to self-quarantine. A headline states that an out-of-the-mainstream Korean church’s practices have led to a hotbed of coronavirus cases since parishioners were made to sit…

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have its Attic Treasures sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at 502 Church St. in Galveston. For information, call 409-765-8330.

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One pint of blood can save up to three lives, so those of all faiths and no faiths are encouraged to donate. The next congregation in view will be Dickinson’s Shrine of The True Cross Catholic Church, where a donor coach will be parked in the rear lot from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 22 at …

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have its Attic Treasures sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Saturday at 502 Church St. in Galveston. For information, call 409-765-8330.

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We’re drowning in bad news. The coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread. Many corporations are instructing employees to work remotely from home. Colleges are shifting to online classes. The NBA has suspended its season. The NCAA canceled its NCAA tournaments Thursday after other major spo…

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The Chosen Ones Outreach Ministries will offer a free lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ at 2628 Ball Ave. in Galveston. For information, call the Rev. Edward Lawson at 409-497-2138.

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Last week we noted the organized response of the Catholic Church and the largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, to the abuse crisis. Both now have detailed systems in place for their member churches.

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New Life Church will have its Gospel-Fest 2020 event at 3 p.m. today at 2801 Palmer Highway in Texas City. Prairie View A&M University Baptist Student Movement Gospel Choir, and the Texas Southern University Living Testimony Gospel Choir will be the special guests, as well as several loc…

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Greater Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church will be selling barbecue link dinners from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 3506 Ave. N1/2 in Galveston. Diners are $8 each. For information, call 409-370-9828.

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It would be hard to pick up a newspaper or smartphone and not read something about the decades of sexual abuse in churches worldwide. This week, we’ll report on the response of two of the largest church bodies in the United States: the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention.