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Truths That Transform
Faith and Family
Christian Coalition Worldwide
Got the Whole
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For Creation Research
Missouri Association for Creation (MAC)
Right To Life
The Ultimate Pro-Life
Right To Life
of the Martyrs
(A Christian Chat forum
discussion, questions and answer)
Jews For Jesus
Web Faux Pas: Plan Leaked
for 'Civilian Security Force'?
Before Blogs Caught It, Obama Site Told of Requiring
Students to Serve
The official website of President-Elect Barack Obama, Change.gov,
originally announced that Obama would “require” all middle school
through college students to participate in community service programs;
a flurry of blogs protested children being drafted into Obama’s
proposed youth corps, the website’s wording was softened.
the tab “America Serves” Change.gov read, “President-Elect Obama
will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace
Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in
under served schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy
Corps, and Veterans Corps.”
“Obama will call
on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan
to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and
high school and 100 hours of community service in college every
year,” the site announced.
The language of
requiring students to serve and the creation of a “Classroom Corps”
sparked a surge of criticism from bloggers for bringing back memories
of the much-publicized video of marching Obama youth and Obama’s
“civilian national security force,” which the candidate said in
July would be just as powerful and well-funded as the U.S. military.
called Obama’s plan the “creation of his Marxist youth corps,”
and DBKP commented, “‘Choosing’ to serve should be approved by
parents – not required by the government. No amount of good intentions
can sugar-coat words like ‘mandatory,’ ‘compulsory’ or ‘required.’”
Following the furor
raised by bloggers, however, the website’s wording was changed.
The word “require” was stricken from the website and replaced
with the phrase “setting a goal” and now also lists tax credits
toward college tuition.
The original wording was as follows:
When you choose to serve – whether it’s your
nation, your community or simply your neighborhood – you are connected
to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all
Americans. That’s why it’s called the American dream.
The Obama Administration will call on Americans
to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect
Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and
Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers
in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy
Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all
ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours
of community service in middle school and high school and 100
hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage
retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for
individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth
programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.
Christmas in Color Dec.
6th and 7th
By Jim Day
In a world that seems black and white with doubt,
economic questions, challenging job markets
and combative elections, it’s important to bring color and joy
to life by focusing on the celebration of Christmas.
This year, the St. Louis Concert Choir presents their annual
musical celebration of the holiday, Christmas In Color, on Saturday and Sunday,
December 6th and 7th, at the Pillsbury Chapel in the Dale Williams
Fine Arts Center on the campus of Missouri Baptist University in West St. Louis County. The production
will be a spectacular Christmas celebration for the whole family.
choral and solo music, elegant dance, joyful children, creative
staging, dramatic storytelling, and state-of-the-art sound and
lighting, this year’s Christmas production will warm the hearts
of young and old alike by presenting the true meaning of Christmas
The St. Louis
Concert Choir brings together a cast of over 100 of the metro
area’s brightest and best singers, dancers, actors and kids to
share the familiar songs of Christmas, the carols that we all
love, the story of the Jesus in the manger, and the delight that
this holiday brings to everyone. Celebrating their twelfth season together, the
Choir, under the direction of veteran conductor, Bob Pickett,
is a community choir of Christian musicians from all across the
Greater St. Louis area. Representing
nearly 30 different churches, the Choir rehearses monthly at Grace
Church – St. Louis in Maryland Heights.
This enthusiastic group of dedicated and talented singers
will join forces with the Ekklesia Dance Company and the Ekklesia
Kids under the direction of choreographer, Christina McArthur
Rongey, to present a concert of favorite Christmas music, old
Christmas In Color will have something
for everyone. The audience
will have a chance to reflect on their favorite Christmas memories,
they will laugh and cheer, nod in agreement and perhaps shed a
tear, and sing along with the Choir on thrilling arrangements
of music that touch the heart. The program also includes a trip to Bethlehem
to meet the eyewitnesses to the birth of Jesus, each one sharing
their insights from their encounter with the Savior, as the actors
and Choir present the real story of the first Christmas with a
live nativity scene.
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