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19 May

Heritage Sunday

Celebrating 50 Years of The United Methodist Church

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The United Methodist Church was officially formed on April 23, 1968 with the unification of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical Brethren Church, along with the dissolution of the Central Jurisdiction, a segregated group of African American congregations.

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50th Anniversary bulletin inserts and social media graphics

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Use these resources with your congregation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The United Methodist Church. 

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Heritage Sunday 2017:  “Milestones”

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This year the date falls on May 21, 2017.  The General Commission on Archives and History will be posting resources on this website which will help you discover and celebrate great moments in your local church's history.

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HERITAGE SUNDAY

Liturgy

Observed on the Third Sunday of May (to correspond with Aldersgate Day, May 24), this day calls The United Methodist Church to honor its heritage by committing itself to the continuing call of God known and spread by Charles and John Wesley, along with others the early Methodist movement reached and with whose denominations we are all  joined as The United Methodist Church.

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The Evangelistic Impact of Heritage Sunday

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Heritage Sunday provides a grand opportunity for all Wesleyan communions to remember and reclaim their evangelistic heritage. Wesley's "heart-warming experience" resulted from hearing Luther's preface to Romans.  

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