Heritage Sunday

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Heritage Sunday 2023 theme is "Local Church Histories: The Cornerstone of our Faith." Image by Dr. Ashley Boggan D., General Commission on Archives and History.

Heritage Sunday, celebrated the third Sunday of May, is a time for United Methodists to reflect on their legacy and consider their own place in the story of The United Methodist Church.

"Methodists are a connectional people. Our ministries center on relationship, fellowship and mission within our communities,” says Dr. Ashley Boggan D., GCAH general secretary. "As we honor local churches, it is important to remember that the story of a local church is never limited to its building. “Our stories live on through the people who worship with us, who sing with us, who do mission with us,” 

Heritage  Sunday is a day when United Methodists honor our past and envision our future. Video by United Methodist Communications.

Who We Are

Heritage Sunday: Honoring our past and envisioning our future

Heritage Sunday is a time for United Methodists around the world to thank God for the enduring heritage of The United Methodist Church and consider our legacy in the story of our denomination.

Discripleship Ministries created worship resources for local churches to use for Heritage Sunday.

Worship & Devotion

Heritage Sunday 2023 Worship resources

The General Commission on Archives and History, in partnership with Discipleship Ministries, has created worship resources for Heritage Sunday 2023.


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