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Healing and prayer center open Thursdays

EAST WENATCHEE — The Kingdom Embassy Church healing and prayer center will be open Feb. 19 and 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 181 1st St. S.E.

Remembering scholar and theologian Marcus Borg

WENATCHEE — A celebration of life for Marcus Borg, renowned Jesus scholar and liberal theologian, will be held Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church, 941 Washington St., Wenatchee.

Intercessory prayer Fridays

WENATCHEE — Open Door Church will hold a community corporate intercessory prayer Feb. 20 and 27 at noon at the church, 4058B Ohme Gardens Road.

A Life with God | Spreading the word in Vietnam

On April 30, 1975, Saigon fell to the communist North Vietnamese, but not many outsiders know that terror was preceded by a mighty spiritual revival throughout and beyond the Christian Church starting in 1971.

New time at Shalom Church

WENATCHEE — Shalom Church will meet at 6 p.m. beginning Feb. 15. The church, l12 N. Chelan Ave., continues to have an awakening service at 8 a.m. For more info, call 421-2276.

McGregor a convincing Jesus in ‘Last Days in the Desert’

PARK CITY, Utah — Publishers discovered a long time ago that Jesus sells magazines, so it should be no surprise that one of the hottest tickets here at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival was the premiere of “Last Days in the Desert,” directed by Rodrigo Garcia and starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan.

Priest bars altar girls, sparks controversy

SAN FRANCISCO — A Catholic priest who recently took charge of a San Francisco parish has said only boys can be altar servers, a move that is sparking both criticism and praise and comes amid a wider debate over conservative concerns that the Catholic Church has become too “feminized.”

Meditation Center to host Buddhist spiritual study group

EAST WENATCHEE — The HUMUH Clear Mind Buddhist Life Science/Meditation Center will host a Satsang spiritual study group at 4 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway, East Wenatchee.

Holiday food binge marches on to spoil healthy resolutions

Why, when the calendar turns to a new year and we proclaim our most virtuous intentions to eat right and lose weight, do we so often fail? A new study finds that come January, our resolve to eat healthfully may run headlong into a runaway train of our own making: a holiday food-buying binge that continues to pick up steam well into the new year.

Utah Mormons call for LGBT protections

SALT LAKE CITY — Top leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called this week for passage of laws granting statewide protections against housing and employment discrimination for gay and lesbian Utahns — as long as those measures safeguard religious freedom.

GOP tests Christian power at the polls

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Christian right launched a host of Republican stars, from Pat Robertson’s surprising bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 1988 to Mike Huckabee’s in 2008 and Rick Santorum’s in 2012.

The pope may speak before Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Expectations are growing that Pope Francis will be ascending the House rostrum this fall to speak before a joint meeting of Congress.

Free Methodist Church to host relationship seminar

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Free Methodist Church will present the seminar, Relationship IQ, by Harlan Humiston of Humiston Family Ministries Jan. 30-31 at the church, 1601 Fifth St.