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Weekly Bulletins

20th June 2009

History of “Father’s Day”

Father's Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father's Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide and typically involves gift-giving, special dinners to fathers, and family-oriented activities.

The first observance of Father's Day is believed to have been held on July 5, 1908 in a church located in Fairmont, West Virginia, by Dr. Robert Webb of West Virginia at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South of Fairmont. The church still exists under the name of Central United Methodist Church.

Sonora Smart Dodd of Washington thought independently of the holiday one Sunday in 1909 while listening to a Mother's Day sermon at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church at Spokane, and she arranged a tribute for her father on June 19, 1910. She was the first to solicit the idea of having an official Father's Day observance to honor all fathers.

It took many years to make the holiday official. In spite of support from the YWCA, the YMCA and churches, it ran the risk of disappearing from the calendar. Where Mother's Day was met with enthusiasm, Father's Day was met with laughter. The holiday was gathering attention slowly, but for the wrong reasons. It was the target of much satire, parody and ridicule, including jokes from the local newspaper Spokesman-Review. Many people saw it as just the first step in filling the calendar with mindless promotions like "Grandparents' Day", "Professional Secretaries' Day", etc., all the way down to "National Clean Your Desk Day."

A bill was introduced in 1913, US President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea in 1924, and a national committee was formed in the 1930s by trade groups in order to legitimize the holiday. It was made a federal holiday when President Lyndon Johnson issued a proclamation in 1966.


Youth Worker Schedule

3rd Sunday – June 21st, 2009
Nursery: Nancy Bray
2 to 4 years old: Gayle White & Ruth Storm
5 to 12 years old: Kristen Biggs
13 and up: AM - in Service, PM – Clay & Tammy Vinson

4th Sunday – June 28th, 2009
Nursery: Gigi Scott
2 to 4 years old: Tammie Munson & Alesia Washington
5 to 12 years old: Shawn Scott
13 and up: AM- in Service, PM – Clay & Tammy Vinson


Weekly Events

Sunday, June 21st, 2009
10:30AM - Praise & Worship
11:00AM - Morning Service
6:30PM –NO Evening Service in recognition of Father’s Day (Spend some quality time with Dad)

Monday, June 22nd, 2009
5:30PM – Urban Ministry
7:00PM – Bible Training School

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
7:00PM – Word on Wednesday (WOW)

Friday, June 26th, 2009
9AM-3PM – Life-Line Screening
7:00PM – Friday Night 8-18


Food Pantry

Thurman Eugene Smith, Director
Tresia Lambert Smith, Assistant Director
“It takes the best in each of us to bring out the best in all of us!”
Operating hours of our Food Pantry: Monday – Friday, 10AM-1PM.
Please designate Food Pantry offerings on your offertory envelopes.

So far, for June ’09, we have served 377 people with 6,655 lbs of food.
Since inception, our food pantry has helped 5,567 people with 147,250 lbs of food.



Cathedral of Faith Bible Training Center
Ms Donna Craig, Dean - Phone:  336.509.1602
(Available by Appointment Only)
Hours of Operation: Mondays, 7PM-9:15PM
2-Year Biblical Studies’ Certificate

w/Donna Craig – June 15th – July 13th.
NOTE: No class on July 6th in observance of July 4th holiday.

See or call Donna to reserve your spot in this 2-year certificate program.



*Lawyer Son*

When my mother was called for jury duty, she felt confident of her Ability to answer the questions asked of prospective jurors.

As a young attorney, I had filled her in on what to expect.

Asked about the occupations of family members, Mom answered, "My son is a lawyer."

As a follow-up, she was asked if she had ever used the services of an attorney.

"Only to mow my lawn."



There will be a baptism service at Pastor Harry & Jeanette’s home on July 5th at 4PM for Debbie Simmons & Eugene Mann. Please come and help celebrate this great occasion.


Life Line Screening
It’s that time again for, Life-Line Screening!

When: Friday, June 26th
Where: COFCC in the Family Life Center.
Time: 9AM-3PM
NOTE: Pre-registration required by calling
Screenings for:
Stroke/Carotid Artery;
Heart Rhythm;
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm;
Peripheral Arterial Disease; and