* Unless otherwise noted, all messages will be offered by GNH minister Rev. Doug Slagle.
July Messages – “Meaningful Events in a History of July’s”
- July 7th: “A Month Defined by Justice”
From President Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, to the US becoming the first modern nation to assert human rights for all (or almost all) on July 4, 1776, to the beginning of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789, to the first women’s rights movement begun at Seneca Falls, New York on July 19, 1848, the month of July is known for the pivotal role it has played in advancing ideals of democracy, social justice, and equality. Rev. Doug will examine these crucial July dates for their spiritual and humanist meaning.
- July 14th: “Young Voices”, Coffeehouse Sunday
July is the month when fourteen year old Anne Frank and her family went into hiding to avoid arrest by the Nazis. In her remarkable diary, she wisely expressed youthful idealism for a world of love and understanding. We’ll look at why youthful voices have been historically important to humankind.
- July 21st: “Onward to a New Frontier”
On May 21, 1961, President Kennedy set a goal for the US to land a man on the moon by the end of that decade. On July 20, 1969, Kennedy’s vision was realized. What larger meaning, if any, did putting a man on the moon have then and now? What does that event say about the human yearning to explore and look to new horizons?