Speaker: Paul Cumin
Scripture: John 12:20-36
Happy Mother’s Day (for Peace)!
Martha, Sherri, Fran, and some of our LMC kids have provided this week’s video package. There is also a link to some family-friendly resources below. We’ll be gathering together online today at 10:00 am. Click on the events page for details about how to join.
A little history about today:
“Mother’s Day began as a call to action to improve the lives of families through health and peace. Ann Jarvis of Appalachia founded Mother’s Day in 1858 to promote sanitation in response to high infant mortality. After the Civil War, abolitionist Julia Ward Howe made a Mother’s Day call to women to protest the carnage of war.”
You can learn more, including the Mother’s Day Proclamation (1870) by Julia Ward Howe at the Zinn Education Project.