March 11, 2012 in Nation/World

In brief: Schullers quit board of fractious ministry

From Wire Reports
 

Garden Grove, Calif. – Robert Schuller and his wife, Arvella, announced “with great sadness” Saturday that they resigned from the board of directors of the Crystal Cathedral, the televangelist ministry he founded four decades ago and made famous through his “Hour of Power” television program.

Their resignation was the latest upheaval for the financially struggling megachurch, which sold its iconic home to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange last month to emerge from federal bankruptcy protection.

The Schullers’ daughter, Carol Schuller Milner, said her parents were stepping down because they and the board couldn’t reach a deal for housing benefits and fees for using her father’s writings and sermons as part of the bankruptcy proceedings.

“We cannot continue to serve on the Board in what has become an adversarial and negative atmosphere especially since it now seems that it will not be ending anytime soon,” Arvella Schuller said in a statement.

Big day truly that: Baby tops 13 pounds

San Diego – A Southern California woman says doctors predicted she would give birth to a big baby boy, but nobody was prepared for just how big.

Jayden Sigler weighed in at 13 pounds, 14 ounces, when the healthy boy was delivered Thursday by cesarean section.

His mother, Cynthia Sigler, of Vista, said that her immediate reaction was: “How’d he fit?”

Doctors initially estimated that Jayden would weigh about 9 pounds, but that number jumped to 11 by early March, the mother said.

Jayden’s birth weight is almost twice that of his sister, Jailyn, now 2  1/2. She was 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth.

Sigler said she’ll have to exchange all the baby clothes she bought for larger sizes.


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