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At church discussion of church shootings, Tennessee man accidentally shoots self, wife: report | NOLA.com

A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an east Tennessee church when he pulled his gun from its holster while talking with fellow …

Guns

Couple shot in church while discussing gun safety, police say

A call to police about "shots fired" at a church in eastern Tennessee turned out to be an accidental shooting during a discussion on using weapons to …

Guns

Proud Gun Owner Caps Off His 'Right to Bear Arms' Speech By Accidentally Shooting Himself and His Wife

Gun control is a hot-button issue in the United States, so I applaud First United Methodist Church in Tennessee for having an open discussion on …

Guns

A Man Accidentally Shot Himself And His Wife While Discussing Church Shootings In A Church

Following the mass shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, it was only natural that church communities around the country would gather to discuss the massacre and larger issues at hand. Since America is a country with nearly one gun for every citizen, it’s not entirely out of the …

News (U.S.)

Two accidentally shot at church meeting to discuss church shootings

Two people were accidentally shot at a church group meeting to discuss church shootings.<p>Emergency services were called to First United Methodist …

Guns

Man and wife accidentally shot in church in gun safety talk

<b>A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion on gun safety at a Tennessee church, police say.</b><p>The 81-year-old took out his pistol to show another parishioner amid a talk about recent shootings at places of worship.<p>Forgetting the weapon was loaded, he fired a single round, …

Guns

Ministers sign letter saying Roy Moore 'not fit for office'

A group of 59 progressive Christian ministers, more than half from mainline Protestant denominations, signed a letter released today calling U.S. …

Religion

Christian leaders, organizations send message to Congress: NO to anti-BDS bill

aclu, BDS, Christian, Congress, free speech, hr1697, s720<p>20 Christian leaders representing 17 national organizations send open letter to Congress, …

Palestine

Driver hits pedestrian, gets out of his car to help and gets mowed down and killed himself

The tragic incident reportedly happened after a pedestrian crossed the road wrongly.<p>A driver who hit a pedestrian and got out of his car to help was …

Crime

Man Shoots Himself & Wife While Debating Guns In Church

A discussion about guns in church went off the rails this week when an elderly man accidentally shot himself and his wife.<p><b>READ JAY-Z’s ‘New York</b> …

Guns

Historic black churches in Bed-Stuy struggling to survive

<i>It happened in Harlem and now black churches in Bedford-Stuyvesant are feeling the effects of gentrification - many struggling to survive as</i> …

Faith

Shopping is cheery, crafty and charitable at these holiday markets

Mall is a four-letter word. Online shopping can be surprising, in a bad way. But you don't have to be a Grinch or a gift-card giver. Here are more …

Dallas

After massacres, houses of worship prepare for the worst

As a constable, Council Nedd 2nd carries a gun while serving warrants on lawbreakers in Central Pennsylvania. As an Anglican bishop and rector of a …

Religion

California Church Asked to Stop Feeding Homeless. Wait 'Til You See Why

Members of a California church say local government officials asked them to stop serving food to the homeless — but the city has so far refused to …

Conservative View

Greenville author, losing vision at 9, shares tips for being more grateful

We like to think of childhood as a carefree time, devoid of the stresses and worries that come with adult responsibilities. As parents, we try our …

Parenting

Virginia Uldrick, a towering figure in education and the arts, passes away

Virginia Uldrick, a towering and beloved figure in education and the arts in Greenville, has passed away.<p>Uldrick founded the South Carolina …

Education

As the church’s debate about its future intensifies, bishops say they are hearing of increased animosity leading in some cases to disrupted worship.

<i>Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.</i><p>Bishops: Be respectful in difficult times<p><b>By Heather Hahn</b><br>Nov. 13, 2017 | LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (UMNS)<p>As the denomination …

Religion

NC church vandalized with racial slurs. ‘This is why people say racism is still alive.’

A Cary church was vandalized with spray-painted racial slurs, “KKK” and other messages over the weekend.<p>At about 4 a.m. Sunday, Saint Francis United …

Racism

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Nov. 12-19: 'Bernstein on Stage,' 'War of the Worlds' and more

<b>Baxter Memorial Concerts</b> LA Phil violinist Mischa Lefkowitz plays pieces by Bach, Handel, et al., accompanied organist J. Thomas Strout. First United Methodist Church, 13222 Bailey St., Whittier. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (562) 698-0022.<p><b>Camerata Pacifica</b> Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 1 and Messiaen’s …

Orchestras

Asheville area faith classes, events, music in mid November

<i>Email information about faith-based events at least two weeks in advance to Bruce Steele at bsteele@citizen-times.com and Carole Terrell at</i> …

Asheville

More than 100 people sleep outside to raise money for Boulder-based homeless youth organization

On any given night in Boulder County, anywhere between 150 and 250 people younger than 25 are living on the streets.<p>Claire Clurman, executive …

Denver

Massacre at Baptist church prompts United Methodist churches to seek active shooter training.

<i>Photo courtesy the Rev. George Reynolds</i><p>Churches bear down on safety after Texas attack<p><b>By Sam Hodges</b><br>Nov. 10, 2017 | UMNS<p>Last Sunday’s massacre at a …

Religion

Getting Religion

The <i>Washington Post</i> last week featured this arresting headline: “ ‘A breach of trust’: A preschool, a church and a change in mission.”<p>For a moment, we …

Conservative View

Free Thanksgiving meals, companionship offered

Area residents can find free meals, companionship for Thanksgiving.

Mashed

The bishops are looking at three possibilities of LGBTQ inclusion sketched by the Commission on Way Forward.

<i>Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.</i><p>Bishops consider 3 models for church future<p><b>By Heather Hahn</b><br>Nov. 9, 2017 | LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (UMNS)<p>United Methodist …

Religion

Contractor accused of stealing $50,000 from Duncanville church and fleeing the country

A <b>Duncanville</b> church is again trying to raise money for a move to a larger sanctuary after its leader says the original contractor took $50,000 of the …

Texas

Dan Rather talks about 'What Unites Us,' the press and JFK

<i>Dan Rather, an icon whose journalism career spans more than five decades, wrote the book, "What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism." In it he</i> …

Opinion

First Baptist Church on Fifth to close children's center early

The congregation at First Baptist Church on Fifth voted Wednesday to approve closing its five-star children’s center on Dec. 22.

Determine

From Texas shootings to hurricanes, Overbrook pastor turns news into hymns

Within hours of the news that a gunman had killed 26 people in a Texas church, the Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette began what has become a sad …

Philadelphia

Beyoncé’s fed the homeless since she was 10

Beyoncé hasn’t hesitated to do what she can to help hurricane relief efforts in her hometown of Houston. That’s because, as her mother Tina Knowles …

Beyoncé