Heritage Sunday

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.  Charles and John Wesley, along with others, spread the early Methodist movement and joined with other denominations whom we are known now as The United Methodist Church. 
Heritage Sunday calls The United Methodist Church to honor its past by committing itself to the continuing call of God known and spread by Charles and John Wesley.  “Chuck” has suggestions on how your congregations can celebrate this day in this episode.

Our Wesleyan Heritage

Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.

The distinctive shape of our theological heritage can be seen not only in this emphasis on Christian living, but also in Wesley’s distinctive understanding of God’s saving grace. Although Wesley shared with many other Christians a belief in salvation by grace, he combined them in a powerful way to create distinctive emphases for living the full Christian life.

Click here to read more about Our Wesleyan Heritage.

Chuck Knows Church Series

Chuck Knows Church: The Original Series aims to interpret the objects, symbols, and terms we often hear in church. Each video features “Chuck” who helps us learn more about our church while inviting us to have deeper conversation with our pastor.  This video was produced by Discipleship Ministries in Nashville, TN.  For more information, contact Chuck Knows Church.

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