Church To Celebrate Mother’s Day

UNION – Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May, is a day set apart for honoring all mothers. At Calvary Assembly of God, Rev. John W. Bechtel will present a special Mother’s Day message at both of the church’s morning services. He will discuss how Mother’s Day celebrates the one irreplaceable person in our lives and will speak of the special place mothers hold, not only in our hearts be also in the heart of God. A special remembrance gift will be given to all mothers present.

Mother’s Day was first celebrated as an American holiday in 1872. It was called a Mother’s Day for Peace and was suggested by Julia Ward Howe, best known for writing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Later, in 1907, Anna Jarvis started a campaign for a national Mother’s Day. By 1915, Jarvis’ campaign had become so successful that President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed every second Sunday in May to be Mother’s Day in the United States.

Calvary Assembly of God offers weekly Sunday services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. at 953 West Chestnut Street in Union. For more information about the church, visit

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