Note: Holidays that begin at sundown continue through sundown the next day, unless otherwise noted. This calendar will be updated in two-month increments throughout 2014.

May 1
National Day of Prayer

National Day of Reason

May 2-4
Alliance of Baptists: annual gathering, Portland, Maine. Contact: Carole Collins at 866-745-7609, ext. 202; email: carole(at); website:

May 4-6
Evangelical Press Association: annual convention, Anaheim, Calif. Contact: D’Arcy Maher at 888.311.1731; email: director(at); website:

May 22
Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i commemoration of announcement by co-founder of the faith that he was the herald of a new messenger of God; begins at sundown)

May 26-29
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel: annual convention, Dallas. Contact: Tammy Sevcov at 213-989-4224; email: tsevcov(at); website:

May 28
Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i commemoration of the death of the founder of the Baha’i faith; begins at sundown)

May 29
Ascension of Christ (Christian)

June 3
Shavuot (Jewish celebration of the giving of the Torah to Moses at Mount Sinai; begins at sundown)

June 5-8
American Humanist Association: annual conference, Philadelphia. Contact: Brian Magee at 202-238-9088; email: bmagee(at); website:

June 8
Pentecost (Christian)

June 10-11
Southern Baptist Convention: annual meeting, Baltimore. Contact: Roger Oldham, 615-782-8609, email: soldham(at); website:

June 13-20
Christian Reformed Church in North America: annual synod, Pella, Iowa. Contact: Dee Recker, 616-224-0827; email: drecker(at); website:

June 16-20
Cumberland Presbyterian Church: General Assembly, Chattanooga, Tenn. Contact: Michael Sharpe, 901-276-4572, email: msharpe(at) website:

June 19-21
Faith and Freedom Coalition: Road to Majority Conference, Washington. Contact: Dave Mohel at 703-347-9454; email: david.mohel(at); website:

June 21
World Humanist Day

June 22-25
International Christian Retail Show, Atlanta. Contact: Scott Graham at 800-252-1950; email: sgraham(at); website:

June 23-27
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: General Assembly, Atlanta. Contact: Jeff Huett at 202-680-4127; email: jhuett(at); website:

June 27
Ramadan begins (Muslim month of fasting from sunrise to sundown; begins at sundown. Actual start date may vary depending on sighting of the moon.)

June 28-July 5
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church: General Conference, Baltimore. Contact: Jeanette Bouknight at 313-433-7207; email: cmeexecutivesecretary3(at)yahoo.comm; website:


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