Faith

Rock Hill woman’s gift to a stranger starts a chain reaction of giving

Lacy Hoover was just minding her own business, pushing her cart at Sam’s Club in Rock Hill on Tuesday, when a stranger approached. What happened next would start a chain reaction of giving.

Tonya’s T-shirt Campaign

This Christmas season, Qcitymetro columnist Tonya Rivens is collecting T-shirts for inmates in the Mecklenburg County jail, and she needs your help.

Kirk Franklin wants us all to lose our religion

Gospel Insight with Tonya Rivens Gospel artist Kirk Franklin is no stranger to taking on controversy. With the release of […]

A call to embrace ‘absurd logic’

At Charlotte’s 40th interfaith Thanksgiving service, the Rev. Todd Yeary of Baltimore said believers must move beyond religion to begin addressing the world’s problems.

Happening Tuesday: Charlotte’s 40th annual interfaith Thanksgiving service

Calls for peace and racial reconciliation will take center stage Tuesday night when MeckMin hosts Charlotte’s 40th annual interfaith Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Baptist Church

Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church installs new pastor

Elder Chester F. Brown III, a Florida native who previously led a congregation in Tallahassee, was installed as the 17th pastor of the congregation anchored in uptown Charlotte.

A life lesson under the Genko tree

For weeks Tonya Rivens walked past a large tree growing near the sidewalk on Trade Street, never realizing the lessons it would teach.

Nations Ford Community Church prepares to install new pastor

At Nations Ford Community Church, the Rev. Phillip JR Davis will be installed to lead the church his father founded more than 27 years ago.

Pastor Greg Moss ends 17-year tenure at St. Paul’s Baptist

The Rev. Greg Moss, one of Charlotte’s most prominent activist pastors, is stepping down after 17 years at St. Paul’s Baptist Church.

Putting Faith in Health: Healthy Churches 2020

Renee Williams, a pastor at the Love Fellowship Church in Charlotte, talks about health and its relationship with faith. She’ll be attending this year’s Healthy Churches conference.

Travis Greene returns to Charlotte with chart-topping gospel hit

At 31, the former Charlotte resident said he is looking forward to the chapters to come in a life and career dedicated to praising God.

Cassandra O’Neal: Walking in her purpose

Gospel recording artist Cassandra O’Neal talks with Qcitymetro writer Tawanda Black about her music and her role in the local musical “Daughter of the King.”

Coming to Charlotte: A health conference with a focus on churches

Pernessa Seele, founder and CEO of The Balm in Gilead, talks with Qcitymetro about her upcoming Healthy Churches 2020 conference, which arrives in Charlotte November 4.

‘Daughter of the King’: From spiritual crisis, local playwright finds inspiration

For local playwright S. Kristi Douglas, a “spiritually tumultuous series of events” provided inspiration for her faith-filled musical, “Daughter of the King,” which will be performed Oct. 24 at Pease Auditorium.

Building bridges as an expression of faith

In Charlotte this week, American Baptist Churches of the South (Area III) is holding a two-day conference focused on cross-cultural and cross-racial outreach.

News & Buzz

Black Political Caucus endorses Vi Lyles in Democratic race for mayor

Lyles released a statement on her campaign’s Facebook page thanking the caucus for what she called a "historic early endorsement.”

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Commentary

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Health

Under GOP bill, 23 million could lose health coverage, says government watchdog

The report could aid Democrats who have accused President Trump and congressional Republicans of putting sick and low-income people at...

People

Dissatisfied with media coverage, CMPD launches blog to tell its own story

Melissa Treadaway, who once covered CMPD for the Charlotte Observer and now writes and edits "Beyond the Badge," said the...

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