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When Loren Jacobs, member of the Shma Yisrael Congregation, offered a prayer for the victims of the Tree of Life congregation at a campaign rally attended by Mike Pence, it left many Jews feeling very upset. The vice-president’s office later denied inviting Jacobs to the event. 

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Christian Newswire) — The Dominican Sisters of Mary will further bring their “Joy to the World,” as they have accepted an invitation to sing at the 96th annual White House National Christmas Tree Lighting. 

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NASHVILLE — On Oct. 30, more than 700 theaters nationwide debuted director Rick Altizer's new documentary, "I Still Believe." The film chronicles the life of one of Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music's all-time vocal legends, Russ Taff, by outlining his childhood, rise to stardom, subse…

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MEREDITH — The Congregational Church Women at First Congregational Church of Meredith will hold their annual Holiday Luncheon and Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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LACONIA — The Evangelical Baptist Church gymnasium on Fremont and Washington streets is serving as a drop-off and collection location for shoeboxes through Nov. 19, as part of Operation Christmas Child. 

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LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice invites the community to their Annual Interfaith Service of Remembranceon Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road. Anyone who has suffered a loss is welcome to celebrate the living memory of their lov…

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MEREDITH — The Congregational Church Women at First Congregational Church of Meredith will hold their annual Holiday Luncheon and Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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The First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring baked goods, hostess gifts and decor, new and gently used books, jewelry, Christmas items and gift baskets. There will be vendor tables and soup for lunch. Santa may m…

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LACONIA — The Evangelical Baptist Church gymnasium on Fremont and Washington streets will serve as a drop-off and collection location for shoeboxes on Nov. 12-19, as part of Operation Christmas Child in hopes of collecting enough shoebox gifts to reach 12 million children nationwide.

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MOULTONBOROUGH — Love INC of the Lakes Region not only gives people a hand up — not just a handout — it also provides furniture. Since 2017, volunteers from Love INC have delivered beds, dressers, tables, couches, chairs, appliances, kitchen supplies and more to clients in Laconia.

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PHOENIX — The Bible reveals very little about Jesus's young life. Between his infancy and the start of his ministry, we only see him once — as a 12-year-old in Jerusalem. According to Luke 2:41-52, he stays behind with the priest in the temple, amazing them with his understanding of the Scri…

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NEW YORK — Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder of nationally recognized "watchdog" group Proclaiming Justice To The Nations (PJTN), an organization that has remained active on the frontline confrontation of anti-Semitism for more than a decade, issued a warning in the wake of last week's tragedy i…

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Last Sunday afternoon's Pipe Organ Crawl was a tour hosted by Bob Bengston, organist at the Laconia Congregational Church. The four stops were Congregational Church of Laconia, South Baptist Church, Sacred Heart Church, and United Baptist Church, Lakeport. (Courtesy photo)

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A large issue facing the golf industry today is the time it takes to play nine or eighteen holes of golf. Unless you’re on tour and this is your full-time job, the average golfer has a never-ending list of other priorities to be attended to, and this can hinder golfers from having the time t…

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CENTER HARBOR — The Lochmere Ladies League donates the proceeds of its annual Ladies Invitational Tournament to a nonprofit charity and, this year, the money went to Camp Resilience.

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MOULTONBOROUGH — The newly formed Ladies Golf League known as “A League of Our Own” recently wrapped up their inaugural season at Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonborough. It was a beautiful afternoon for golf, and 25 ladies showed up to play in the final round, which was a scramble on the b…

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SANDWICH — The Community Church of Sandwich is joining other churches around the world in sponsoring the CROPwalk for Hunger, which helps local food pantries. The CROPwalk, on Sunday, Oct. 14, will begin at 1 p.m. in the church parking lot at 12 Church St. in Center Sandwich.

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The St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Youth Ministry recently participated in their Second Annual Harvest at Moulton’s Farm. The group picked corn and tomatoes that were delivered to the food pantries in the local area. (Courtesy photo)

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CENTER HARBOR — The Waukewan Ladies League played their final game on Aug. 28. The Scramble format allowed the ladies to take the best of each shot and continue play to the hole for the best net scores on each hole.

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LACONIA — The Belknap House 4th Annual Golf Tournament will be Sept. 24 at Laconia Country Club, 607 Elm St. in Laconia. Space for golfers is still open, and sponsorships are available.

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We mortals have a tendency to lean toward the "EST" syndrome. Who is the fastEST, biggEST largEST, bEST? We tend to base our personal preference on the notable elite in any avenue of life. It is not different in the game of golf. We sit around the clubhouse and argue our point about who hits…

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The Oak Hill Ladies Twilite League recently presented a check for $600 to Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes at their end-of-the-year banquet. For one week during the season, the golfers purchased mulligans and 50/50 tickets to support the community organization, which provides healthy lunches to school…

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BLESSINGTON, Ireland (AP) — When St. John Paul II visited Ireland in 1979, the Catholic Church wielded such power that homosexuality, divorce, abortion and contraception were barely spoken of, much less condoned. Catholic bishops had advised the authors of Ireland's constitution, and still h…

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Amy Norton of Lakes Region Food Pantry and Helen Heiner, parish outreach coordinator, along with Tom Witham of the Got Lunch program and the Rev. Msgr. Gerald Belanger, pastor, display checks representing the $14,300 in contributions by St. Charles Borromeo parishioners to the summer lunch p…

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LRGHealthcare President and CEO Kevin Donovan, left, thanks Bank of New Hampshire President and CEO Paul Falvey for the bank’s generous support as presenting sponsor for a tenth year of the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic. Held at Laconia Country Club, the event raised nearly $48,000 to be utiliz…

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CENTER HARBOR — The Belknap Regional Special Operations Group will hold a fundraising golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 8 a.m.at Waukewan Golf Course.

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Pitches are often some of the trickiest shots around the green. Unfortunately, they present many challenges, since they often require a forced carry over a hazard or difficult pin position. A pitch is also difficult since it is usually performed from an uncomfortable distance. Learning to co…