The Constitution of the United States will be honored on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (305 E Boscawen St, Winchester, VA 22601).
This second annual celebration of the Constitution is set to begin at 4:00 pm in the General Daniel Morgan National Cemetery, a part of Mt. Hebron Cemetery. The Constitution, approved on September 17, 1787, will be 228 years old that day.
Community leaders representing citizens, pastors and students will remember the Birthday of the Constitution. Speeches reciting the importance of this document accompanied by prayers, and the reading of George Washington’s Prayer for our Nation will be offered.
There are hundreds of Soldiers, Marines, and Sailors buried in Mt. Hebron who fought in all our wars to preserve our freedoms. Prayers will be said for our active military personnel and all veterans.
Representatives of community organizations and businesses will share the stage as speakers. Some are: the Shenandoah Christian Alliance, St. Michael the Arch Angel Anglican Church, Restoration Fellowship Church, the Patriots Church, Hebron Baptist Church, and numbers of community leaders. Featured speakers are: Dale Carpenter, Bob Gault, Rev. Jay Ahlemann, Rev. James Simmons, the Rev. Dr. Raleigh Watson, the Honorable Charles Harbaugh, IV, and the Rt. Rev. Larry Johnson (Liberty Man). Numbers of students will be present to participate as well. Watson, Simmons, Ahlemann, and Johnson had ancestors who fought in the American Revolution
The program will be concluded by the playing of Amazing Grace by piper William Wood, member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Following the service Liberty Man will answer questions about his great(x4) grandfather, Abel Johnston, who fought in the revolution. He will be in period dress.
The public is invited to this celebration of thanksgiving and remembrance. Free constitutions will be passed out to attendees as well as a history, by Mark Quimby, of how we got the Constitution.
Historical Facts and Background
The setting in General Daniel Morgan’s National Cemetery is fitting as General Morgan fought for our independence and a free United States. Morgan was a resident of Winchester and personal friend of George Washington and many of the Founding Fathers. The gathering will be among the graves of 40 veterans of the Revolutionary War and 42 veterans of the War of 1812 is most fitting. General Morgan is buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery near many men he served with in the epic Revolutionary War.
While it is known that more than 50,000 soldiers died in battle or from related injuries fighting for our independence in the Revolution it is little known that over 15,000 soldiers died in battle or war related causes in the War of 1812. This war was an attempt of the British Empire to overthrow our Constitutional Government and return the United States to British rule. They burned Washington, D.C., but did not succeed in overthrowing our Government led by President James Madison of Virginia.
For additional information please contact Larry W. Johnson, 540.454.4129/540-635-5521 or Email: [email protected]
Her actions are a credit to her strongly held Christian beliefs and her faith that God’s Word is not something you “redefine”, except at your own peril. Her willingness to stand up for her beliefs should compel each of us and our friends and our churches to reach out immediately with all the means of support we can muster.
As a minimum, we should each and all immediately be sending her:
1. Letters of support for Kim to her place of employment at:
Kim Davis – Clerk of Rowan County
Rowan County Courthouse
627 East Main St
Morehead, KY 40351
2. email to: [email protected]
3. Letters/notes of encouragement to her personally at:
Morehead, KY 40351-8630 (Address may be found in the white pages)
Note: She can also be contacted through:
Liberty Counsel’s “Stand with Kim”
Liberty Counsel’s “Push for Liberty”
This morning the Shenandoah Christian Alliance sent a “Thinking of You” Gideon Card with a message of encouragement and at the same time has donated a gift of 5 Bibles to be distributed in honor of her decision to serve her God.
I suggest we each reach out to Kim and let her, and all those that are around her (both friend and foe), know that she is not alone, and that a court ruling that contravenes God’s natural law as well as the Constitution is no law at all.
A video look at Mathew Staver’s interview following a visit with Kim can be found here.
Note: Mathew Staver (and his organization Liberty Counsel) are at the forefront of fighting many of the liberal/progressive/humanist assaults on religious freedom in the US and are also worthy of our support).
It’s also gratifying to know that we have future presidential candidates that are taking a strong position in support of Kim (and also, in defense of religious freedom and the sanctity of God’s Word).
Dale Carpenter – Shenandoah Christian Alliance
Rachel Sargent to Speak at Wednesday Meeting
9:00 AM Wednesday -8/26/15
Please plan on joining us for breakfast to hear a presentation by Rachel Sargent from Virginians for Life. You can follow them on Facebook.
Rachel was invited by Debbie Berg and will be telling us about her group’s efforts to save young lives.
Please feel free to bring along anyone from your church (or group) that you feel may have an interest in what Rachel is presenting. And they may want to follow up with her after the breakfast.
For those that may not have joined us for breakfast previously, you can get directions here.
Join SCA at the Traditional Values Rally – April 11, 2015
Bishop E.W. Jackson
[ S.T.A.N.D. ]
Church of Christ at Mountain View Associate Evangelist Chuck Doughty
The Family Foundation Government Relations and Communications Vice President Chris Freund
President & Founder Hosea Initiative Terry Beatley
We are confident that this Rally will bless you and reinforce your resolve to make it known to your representatives, and this community that our heritage of Traditional Family Values is shared and revered by many, many thousands, even millions of our citizens today and that we must preserve the legacy that was paid for in blood by so many of our fellow countryman who fought and died to defend these gifts of:
• “Marriage between One Man and One Woman” that God has decreed from the beginning of time.
• Sanctity of Life – A life that begins at conception and is a gift of God
• Our unique constitutional republic form of Government (a republic in which our mutual and unalienable rights come from Almighty God and are to be protected by our United States Constitution)
Join SCA at Family Foundation of Virginia’s “2015 Day at the Capitol”
The Family Foundation of Virginia is conducting a “2015 Day at the Capitol” for Tuesday,Jan 27, 2015 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center (403 N. Third St., Richmond, VA 23219) beginning at 2:00 p.m. with Stella Morabito, a senior contributor at The Federalist, on “Living Faithfully in a Culture of Fear: How to Understand Political Correctness and Resist the Rush to Conform”.
If you desire you will also be able to meet your state representative.
The day’s activities will also include a legislative update from The Family Foundation’s policy team. At registration, attendees will be invited to attend a Town Hall meeting at 7:00 p.m. with Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate, and until last week, TV host of the weekly “Huckabee” program on Fox News. Seats are limited to afternoon program attendees only.
Bus arrangements are made separate from program registration. Please be sure to get your afternoon event ticket by: Sign up here to reserve your spot or go to www.familyfoundation.org/events/.
Event and Registration Questions? Contact Jackee Gonzalez at 804-343-0010 or [email protected]
Bus Schedule and sign up Questions?
Cost for the bus is $10.00 per person. There are only 55 total seats. If you want to go by bus your contact is:
Warren County / Frederick County
Dale Carpenter – 540-622-2796 or email [email protected]
Dean Welty – 540-438-8966 or email [email protected] or call 438-8966.
A bus (Schrock Motor Coach) from this area will be leaving Strasburg at 9:15 AM and returning after the Townhall meeting with Gov. Mike Huckabee getting back about 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM.
Departure time and location are:
Restoration Fellowship Church
2128 John Marshall Highway
Lowe’s Parking Lot
201 Linda Lane
Walmart Parking Lot
1028 Richmond Ave
Staunton, VA 24401
12:00 (Comfort Stop?)
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM arrive Richmond
It should be a great day. Let’s see if we can fill up the bus.The March for Marriage – Washington, DC on June 19th
Here is a message from the organizers:
The next event that invites our individual and perhaps group participation is the June 19th ”March for Marriage” in Washington, DC.
Anyone who wishes to participate (stand up and be counted) can go online to www.MarriageMarch.org to sign up and receive updates.
There are few more defining issues in our way of life than God’s sacred definition of marriage between one man and one woman and we should make every effort to make our faces and voices known.
A showing of tens of thousands of believers in Washington, DC on June 19th would send a strong message to our representatives, our out of control judiciary, and our “beyond belief” media that this country still has a very significant number of Bible believing mothers and fathers and families (AKA voters) that will hold them accountable for their leadership and their actions.
We can only hope that the leaders of our churches throughout the Commonwealth will make the support of God’s definition of marriage a central part of their messages to their parishioners and that the people will respond by getting actively involved in what is going on around them.
Jeff Caruso – Executive Director, Virginia Catholic Conference, www.vacatholic.org
Josh Duggar – Executive Director, Family Research Council Action, www.frcaction.org
National Organization for Marriage – Bus Trip
National Organization for Marriage – March for Marriage
Our church, in coordination with the Shenandoah Christian Alliance will be supporting the National Organization for Marriage by organizing a bus trip on June 19th.
We must ensure our elected leaders hear our voices. The protection of religious freedom and the definition of marriage must be preserved. I ask you to join us on our trip to the Nation’s Capitol, where we will join
with other like-minded individuals from across the country.
Thursday, June 19th – March for Marriage at The Nation’s Capitol, Washington. D.C.
Speakers: Numerous Presenters – Mike Huckabee, Dr. Jim Garlow, Gary Baur and many others…
10:30 AM Gather at the US Capitol
11:00 AM Rally Program
1:00 PM March to Supreme Court
2:00 PM End of Program
Bus Schedule ——– ($20 a seat)
Winchester – 7:00 AM Country Inn & Suites parking lot, (I-81 Exit #310 & Rte 37) 141 Kernstown Commons Blvd., Winchester, VA
Strasburg – 7:20 AM Restoration Fellowship Church, (I-81 Exit #296 & Rte 55) 2128 John Marshall Hwy, Strasburg, VA
Front Royal – 7:30 AM Crooked Run Center, Target Department Store parking lot, (I-66 Exit #6 & Rte
522/340 10 Crooked Run Blvd.
(We should be home by 5 or 6:00 PM)
Please contact Pastor John Allemann,
Restoration Fellowship Church
(540) 598-3488 – [email protected]