What is Reformation Day?
Reformation Day is a day set aside to recognize, remember, and celebrate the Protestant Reformation. In some countries, it is observed as an official holiday. It remembers Martin Luther and the central role he played in the reform movement that split the western church of Rome.
Today, United Methodists celebrate Reformation Day with a sense of moving toward unity and community. Though we are not descendants of Luther, both John and Charles Wesley were priests in the Church of England, so our roots are deep in the Anglican tradition.
Reformation Day is October 31 of every year, and is most often observed today on the Sunday prior to October 31.
Call to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
"As we approach the fall and look toward the 500th anniversary of this event, I encourage United Methodists everywhere to mark this occasion," said Bishop B. Michael Watson. Read More
Reformation lessons for United Methodists
The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is this year. In their fight over Holy Communion, early reformers offer a lesson in how not to handle disagreement. Read More
Reformation exhibition includes United Methodists
The United Methodist Church of Germany has organized a booth from July 11-17 at the World Reformation Exhibition in Wittenberg, Germany. Read More