Faith

Lesbian Methodist pastor leaves Edgerton church on involuntary leave to avoid trial
August 28, 2016
A lesbian pastor has agreed to go on involuntary leave from her United Methodist Church in Edgerton to avoid a church trial over her sexual orientation. Cynthia Meyer and Methodist officials agreed in early August that her leave will begin Wednesday. Her final sermon in Edgerton was Sunday. No other United Methodist church will be able to appoint her as a pastor but churches could hire her to “perform functions equivalent to a lay staff person,” according to the agreement.
Soles for souls: Tonganoxie church collects shoes to raise money for religious studies
August 17, 2016
Boots and many other types of shoes donated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church were made for walking. It turns out those shoes also were made to raise a good chunk of change for education programs at the church. Several volunteers helped religious education coordinators Nancy Lanza and Jennifer Eastes on Saturday with loading those donated shoes — about 175 bags to be exact — for Funds2Orgs, a company that trades shoes for money in group’s fundraising campaigns.
Accomplished musicians to perform Sunday at First Congregational Church of Tonganoxie
December 16, 2015
The First Congregational Church of Tonganoxie is hosting a Christmas concert featuring a trio of accomplished musicians.
Tonganoxie church takes another step toward new building
About 90 attend groundbreaking ceremony
August 11, 2015
As church and city officials got ready to break ground during a ceremony last week for the new Cornerstone Family Worship along U.S. Highway 24-40, one person found a penny as he began to shovel.
Tonganoxie City Council holds off on excise tax decision for church
June 22, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council held off on a decision on Cornerstone Family Worship’s excise tax exemption request. The Rev. Ron Swaim, pastor for Cornerstone Family Worship, spoke to the council during Monday’s regular city council meeting. Swaim’s congregation will have a new church where the Sunset Motel formerly stood near the U.S. Highway 24-40 curve across from Tonganoxie High School’s east campus to the northwest.
Tonganoxie churches offering free eyeglass exams
March 26, 2015
West Haven Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Tonganoxie are co-sponsoring a free eyeglass clinic next week.
Knights of Columbus offering fish fries
February 28, 2015
Fish dinners will be served 4-7 p.m. each Friday during Lent at the Sacred Heart Parish Center. The full-course dinner includes fried catfish, baked pollock, a vegetable, salad, dessert and drink. Cost is $8.50 for adults younger than 60 and youths older than 12, $8 for senior citizens 60, $3 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger.
Pastor’s corner: All in to fight local hunger
January 9, 2015
There doesn’t seem to be much on which we all agree. We are Jayhawks or Wildcats or Tigers. We are Mac or PC. We are Republican or Democrat. We apply these labels, even in subtle and subconscious ways, to define who we are and where we belong. These labels, and our beliefs around them, often separate and divide.
Tonganoxie children pen personal letters to Santa Claus
December 25, 2014
Editor’s note: Tonganoxie youth wrote letters bound for the North Pole. Before they were delivered, The Mirror transcribed a few, per the children’s words. Here are those letters:
Tonganoxie Friday Fish Fry Nights continue at Sacred Heart
March 25, 2014
Sacred Heart Catholic Church continues its weekly Friday night fish fry event from 4-7 p.m. this Friday at the church, 1100 Washington St. in Tonganoxie.
Pastor’s Corner: Ash Wednesday can be meaningful to non-Catholics, too
February 26, 2014
Next Wednesday, March 5, there is a good chance you’ll see a co-worker or someone at school or at the store walking around with ashes on their forehead. So, what’s up with that?
Tonganoxie Congregational Church’s annual soup dinner is Friday
February 1, 2014
The Plymouth Guild of the First Congregational Church of Tonganoxie will have its chili and chicken noodle soup dinner throughout the day Feb. 7 at the church, 303 E. Fourth St.
Tonganoxie Christian Church to have inaugural Fish Bowl, Super Bowl watch party
January 30, 2014
Tonganoxie Christian Church will have its first Fish Bowl on Sunday afternoon before a Super Bowl party later in the day.
Tonganoxie church takes Souper Bowl lead entering final days
January 27, 2014
The Tonganoxie and McLouth United Methodist churches continue their friendly competition to help combat hunger locally.
McLouth, Tonganoxie churches squaring off for annual Souper Bowl
January 20, 2014
Though Sunday’s games determined that Seattle and Denver would be meeting in the Super Bowl, two local “teams” have known of their Souper Bowl opponent for some time.

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