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THE  ARLINGTONIAN
July  2020


TABLE OF CONTENTS
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NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
JULY MEETINGS
FROM OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
RESULTS OF CALLED CONGREGATION MEETING, JUNE 14
FATHER’S DAY "HABITAT FOR HUMANITY" DONATIONS
CONTENTS


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No Elders, Deacons, or Liturgists are scheduled for the near future.


NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

The deadline for submission of articles for the August issue of the newsletter is July 19.  Please email articles to the church office or to Brother Lee.

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JULY MEETINGS

Meetings will resume upon notification.

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FROM OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Since you will be receiving this newsletter around July 4th, I thought you might like to read the opening paragraphs of "The Declaration of Independence."  It started a nation that was designed to give freedom to its citizens and to limit the control of the government.  A unique idea among nations.

In Congress, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.  Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.  But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.  To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

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RESULTS OF CALLED CONGREGATION MEETING, JUNE 14

The purpose of the meeting was to consider moving our worship to 9:30 Sunday morning to better accommodate the wish of the church wanting to share our building.

Twenty-two members were present.

A survey requested by Brother Lee indicated that five of those present would have personal difficulty in worshiping at 9:30.

Brother Lee presented a motion to maintain our original offer to move our worship to 10:00 a.m.  This passed 16-4 by paper ballot.

A motion was made by Paula Jackson for our contact group to continue conversations with the other church.  It passed by voice vote.

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FATHER’S DAY "HABITAT FOR HUMANITY" DONATIONS

In Memory of: Given by:
Bob Darnell Peggy Myers
Stuart Euster Irene Euster
Aaron Burchell Jean Cox
E. Charles Sharp Michele Ross, Eric & Heather Sharp
   
In Honor of: Given By:
David Ross Ashley & Tanner Ross
Joe & Bobby Jones Bob, Larkin, Sara, & Mila

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