June 7, 2020
World Oceans Day
Every year on June 8 World Oceans Day is celebrated internationally. The day is meant to commemorate how important oceans are for the Earth, as sources of oxygen and food, and regulation of the climate, and raise awareness to how crucial it is for the planet that we conserve it.
Genesis 1:9-10 (ESV)
9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
International Friendship Day
July 30 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly (UN). On July 30, we step back and get thankful for those relationships worldwide, as they promote and encourage peace, happiness, and unity. The UN encourages governments, community groups, and other organizations to coordinate activities and events that celebrate those friendships that we keep close to us. Many events focus on reconciliation, bridging understanding and consensus, and finding comfort in those that feel like home.