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Rick Warren Asks Followers for $900K, Pronto

Unexpected deficit sparks 'urgent' call for donations by tomorrow

(Newser) - Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church has hit a major fundraising speedbump and has asked members to help out with almost $1 million by tomorrow. Warren described the situation yesterday in an “urgent letter unlike any I've written in 30 years.” Last weekend, “our total offerings were less... More »

Churches Put Faith in Housing Biz

More launch own programs to provide affordable homes

(Newser) - Churches that have long called for an increase in affordable housing have started taking matters into their own hands, the Washington Post reports: A growing number of them have launched their own housing projects, partnering with developers to build whole communities. Their weekly flow of donations allows them to qualify... More »

Church Prays for Britney's Soul

Parish sends her notes saying, 'Jesus loves you'

(Newser) - Thousands of parishioners of a Kentucky church are praying for pop princess Britney Spears and sending her notes expressing support, encouragement and love, reports E! Online. "Love Britney the way Jesus loves her: no preaching, no criticizing," the senior pastor of Lexington's Southland Christian Church instructed his 8,... More »

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