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Heritage Sunday

Heritage Sunday is set aside for remembering our legacy as United Methodists. It is an ideal time for local churches and Annual Conference Commissions on Archives and History and Historical Societies to develop programs and projects reflecting the importance of history in congregational formation and casting the future.

In 2018, Heritage Sunday falls on May 20. The theme is "Jubilee: The 50th Anniversary of the United Methodist Church."

Heritage Sunday resources for congregations and annual conferences will be posted at beginning March 1, 2018. These will include a PowerPoint about the history antecedent leaders and churches forming the United Methodist Church and a short video for use in congregations and throughout the annual conference season. Other liturgical, reading and educational resources will appear throughout the year. 

An academic convocation - Merging Streams: Piety, Transatlantic Revivalism, the EUB Legacy, and the end of the Methodist Church’s Central Jurisdiction will be held July 9-12 at United Theological Seminary, Dayton Ohio, sponsored by the Historical Society of the UMC, GCAH, United Theological Seminary, and The EUB Advisory Council.

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