What are the Special Sundays?

Ever wonder what a special Sunday is, why these days exist, and when each occurs? Well, read on to find answers to these pressing questions.

According to The Book of Discipline 2012, ¶263: The special Sundays in The United Methodist Church intended to illustrate the nature and calling of The Church and are celebrated annually. The special Sundays are placed on the calendar to make clear the calling of The Church as the people of God and to give persons the opportunity to contribute offerings to special programs.

There are six Church‐wide special Sundays with specific celebrated on dates each year.

Human Relations Day Jan. 15, 2017

It is always celebrated the Sunday before the observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Human Relations Day supports community developers, United Methodist voluntary service, and youth offender rehabilitation programs. The goal of this Sunday is to strengthen United Methodist outreach in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice

 

UMCOR Sunday (Formerly known as One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday) March 26, 2017

It is always celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. UMCOR Sunday provides support for the United Methodist Commi