Latest Congregational Church News

Woman who took sanctuary in church gets one-year reprieve

Jun. 11, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A woman who took sanctuary in a Massachusetts church to avoid deportation to her native Peru has been granted a one-year stay of removal by federal immigration officials. The Pioneer Valley Project and members of the South Congregational Church in Springfield have announced Monday...

Some like it not: Marilyn Monroe statue has church venting

Jun. 8, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Marilyn Monroe's rear is getting some leers in Connecticut. A 26-foot statue of the actress has been placed in a Stamford park across the street from a church, which is getting a full view of her behind. It depicts the famous scene from 1955's "The Seven Year Itch" where Monroe holds...

Immigrant living in church leaves sanctuary for surgery

May. 18, 2018 8:15 AM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A man living in a Massachusetts church as he tries to avoid deportation to his native Guatemala was forced to leave the sanctuary for the first time in months to have his appendix removed. After the emergency procedure, supporters of Lucio Perez escorted him back to First...

Remains of WWII Marine coming home after 6 decades

Apr. 30, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For nearly six decades, a Marine Corps sergeant's family lived under the misconception that his body was lost at sea during World War II. Killed in what has been called the bloody Battle of Tarawa, David Quinn's remains have been identified and are on their way home to New Hampshire....