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Fatherhood

Father's Day is celebrated throughout the world on different days, with different histories and traditions. But the American holiday, the third Sunday of June, has its origins in the church. In 1908, Grace Golden Clayton organized the first Father's Day celebration in a Methodist church in Fairmont, West Virginia, to memorialize men killed in a local mining disaster. Today it serves as a time to reflect on the role dads play in their children's lives and, in many churches, the Fatherhood of God.

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  • Tim Tebow to deliver Father’s Day sermon on Chargers’ home field
    Tebow is the special guest at a special Father’s Day service hosted at Qualcomm by the Shadow Mountain Community Church. The message of the sermon will be “Encouraging Men to Live, Love & Lead.” (Pro Football Talk)
  • One father too many
    But the fatherhood "effect" is not cumulative - two daddies are not better than one -- nor is a mother dispensable or replaceable. (Jim Daly, On Faith, Washington Post)

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