Wednesday, July 4, 2007

From Bud's World

July 1, 2007

Independence Day
The Glory of America

On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress entered the final stage of its debate: should the Thirteen Colonies separate themselves from Great Britain?
Speaking with quiet power, John Adams declared: “Before God, I believe the hour has come. My judgement approves this measure, and my whole heart is in it. And I leave off as I began, that live or die, survive or perish, I am for the Declaration. It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment. Independence now, and Independence for ever!”
~(Smoot) - America’s Promise

From the Choir Loft
Tonight, the combined Sheridan & Cattaraugus Community Chorus will present the patriotic musical: “THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA” at 7:00 PM here at Sheridan United Methodist Church. This will be the product of countless rehearsals, which began back in April. The chorus has worked hard, and the musical is a tribute to God for his many blessings. We will also honor our military veterans. Please come and invite others to join us for this powerful tribute to God & country.

July 4th
On July 4th, John Hancock, the Chairman of the Continental Congress, and the Secretary of the Congress both signed The Declaration of Independence of the United States, thereby making the document legal. This was the only government document in world history that is a creedal statement of Bible based ideals. It contains these phrases:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness… Appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions…With a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence…”

Today in history
(July 1)

2006 – Pastor Molly Golando officially became the pastor of Sheridan United Methodist Church
1979 – The SONY Corporation introduced the ‘Walkman’
1963 – The U.S. introduced the 5-digit ZIP code (‘Zone Improvement Plan’)
1941 – The Bulova Watch Co. sponsored the 1st TV commercial (NYC)
1909 – Thomas Edison began manufacturing alkaline batteries
1863 – The 1st day of the ‘Battle of Gettysburg’
1776 – The 1st vote on The Declaration of Independence
1776 – NJ gave all adults (who could prove a net worth of at least 50 pounds) the right to vote

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