Weatherford Democrat

Local News

May 18, 2013

WCS student reads in nation’s capitol marking 224th inaugural anniversary of President George Washington

Madison Avery Flynn, daughter of Sean and Ashley Flynn, of Weatherford, and a first grader at Weatherford Christian School, participated in a historic event in the nation’s capitol on May 8th honoring President George Washington.

Madison narrated portions of eight handwritten prayers found in George Washington’s prayer journal. She is among the youngest of Americans to have spoken before a group of Congress in Statuary Hall.

U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger, Texas District 12, was an invited honored guest to the event along with all members of the House and Senate.

The event, “Washington A Man of Prayer 2013” was an observance of the 224th inaugural anniversary of President George Washington. It was a non-partisan event exclusively for Members of Congress and Senate, and served as an opportunity for members to honor America’s greatest statesman. Prayers were offered for wisdom in governance as public servants to God and the people, and on behalf of the nation, our president and his cabinet, the Supreme Court and its justices, and members of the House and Senate.

Statuary Hall is the original chamber of the House of Representatives and now houses statues of many famous Americans. It is usually reserved for state affairs. From 1800-1879, the hall was used every Sunday for interdenominational Christian church services. Legislation allowing Christian worship in the chamber was signed into law by President Thomas Jefferson, who attended services there regularly for eight years as did President James Madison after him.

This was only the second time in more than 100 years that a private Christian organization has been granted this privilege – both times to “Come Pray With Me,” founder, pastor Dan Cummins of Bridlewood Church in Bullard.

The keynote address was given by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Also speaking was Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

The event was recorded by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and can be found at www.ComePrayWithMe.org.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0727 loc peaster ffa.jpg Peaster FFA students attend state convention

    The 86th Texas FFA Convention was recently held in Fort Worth. Peaster’s Hannah Ford completed her year of service as a state officer. 

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker County Heritage Society to meet Aug. 19

    Parker County Heritage Society will meet Aug. 19 in the home of Nathan and Abby Hamessely at 410 W. Spring St. at 7 p.m. 

    July 27, 2014

  • AgriLife to offer parenting classes Aug. 19, 21

    The Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes on Aug. 19 and 21, 2014, at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The classes will be from 1-5 p.m. each day and will include lunch. The cost to attend the class is $10 per person for the two-day class. Scholarships are available.

    July 27, 2014

  • CASA receives national certification for its efforts

    WEATHERFORD – CASA Hope for Children of Parker and Palo Pinto County has just been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. This certification recognizes that CASA Hope for Children is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy.

    July 26, 2014

  • 0725 loc whs ffa.jpg Weatherford FFA attends state convention in Fort Worth

    Members from the Weatherford FFA chapter attended the 86th annual Texas FFA State Convention July 14-18 in Fort Worth.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • DAILY RECORD: Marriages and deaths

    Marriages and deaths recorded from July 16, 2014 to July 22, 2014. This information is being provided as a courtesy by the Parker County Clerk. Every effort is made to see that the information is correct and complete. The Parker County Clerk is not responsible should there be an error within the information provided.

    July 25, 2014

  • Dept. of State Health Services releases Aug. schedules

    Texas Department of State Health Services immunization clinics for August:

    July 24, 2014

  • 0723 loc WC upward bound.jpg Traveling the path to success

    Several factors aligned to set Louriann Villa on the path to success including a mother she considers a hero, the Weatherford College Upward Bound program and scholarship funds.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Weatherford DAR to host summer workshop

    Weatherford Chapter-DAR will be hosting the District II summer workshop with 94 members from across North Texas attending on Saturday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Side Baptist Church.

    July 23, 2014

  • Painting with a Twist/Painting with a Purpose

    Looking for a fun night out? Join us for the Parker Paws Painting with a Purpose fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. 

    July 20, 2014

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow