Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Tuesday March 15.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Investor Wins $2 Million And Auto Dealership in Fraud Suit. New Trier Removes Teacher From School Pending Misconduct Investigation. Muslim School Eyes Leasing Deal With Catholic Church Local Musher Wins Russian Dogsled Race.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Father Vince Costello celebrates first masses at Holy Cross.
Father Vince Costello recently accepted the position of parish pastor at Holy Cross Church, a community of about 6,000 in Deerfield. “I’m impressed by the warmth of the people and by the level of activity” at the parish, Costello said. “There seems to be a good spirit in the community.” Costello surprised the congregation by showing up to celebrate the recent Christmas Eve masses. He wasn’t scheduled to begin his duties until early January. “The parish needed some boots on the ground,” Costello said, explaining his desire to get to work at his new job. The former pastor was assigned to another parish last July, and the church was under temporary leadership and awaiting the appointment of its new priest. The parish community officially …
Monday, December 13, 2010
Abundant Life Unity Church opens its doors to community.
A new bright spark in the spiritual world has arrived in Deerfield. Abundant Life Unity Church started a congregation and currently holds services Sundays at 10:30 at the Patty Turner Senior Center. The Unity movement is fairly new in spiritual circles, founded in Kansas City about 120 years ago. It has become a worldwide movement and there are several Unity Churches in the Chicago metropolitan area. "We offer a very practical approach to life," said Carol Saunders, minister of Abundant Life. "We believe that every person has a divine spark in them. And as we grow up we kind of pull away from that and become more ego-based, more materialistic, more connected to the outer world. "Following the spiritual path is coming back to that original …