Worship Sunday, June 19, 2022

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SUNDAY, June 19, 2022
10:00 am — worship
Juneteenth (short for June 19th) commemorates the official ending of slavery in the United States. The date marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two-and-a-half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. On June 19, we celebrate African American freedom and emphasize education and achievement. People of all races, nationalities and religions join in acknowledging a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
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