The Sunday designated by the General Conference as a day for the church to remember the pastor by committing itself to the continuing call of God. Heritage Sunday is to be observed on April 23 (the date in 1968 of the church union that created The United Methodist Church) or the Sunday following that date. The observance is under the general supervision of the General Commission on Archives and History.
Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.