Heritage Sunday 2023
On Heritage Sunday, United Methodists honor their past and envision their future. The timing of Heritage Sunday is linked to John Wesley’s Aldersgate experience on May 24, 1738, when he felt his heart “strangely warmed” and experienced assurance of his salvation. Traditionally celebrated on the third Sunday in May, this year Heritage Sunday is observed on May 21.
The General Commission on Archives and History, in partnership with Discipleship Ministries, has created resources for church leaders to use on this special Sunday, including Scripture recommendations, sermon notes, liturgy, and hymn suggestions.