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Worship Resources for Annual Events

Materials for United Methodist Special Sundays and annual events such as World AIDS Day and Rural Life Sunday.

Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
Advent, the beginning of the church year, starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, December 25. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Epiphany, also called "Three Kings Day," happens on January 6. Read more...
One Great Hour of Sharing
One Great Hour of Sharing is usually celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent. But you can receive the offering at any time during the church year. Read more...
Rural Life Sunday

"Born Again in Every Place:" Seeds of Hope-Town and Country Churches is the theme for Rural Life Sunday 2008, which is on a date determined by individual annual conferences. An offering may be received to strengthen the nurture, outreach, and witness of congregations in town and rural areas.
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"Born Again in Every Place:" An Invitation to Faithfulness was the theme for 2006 Rural Life Sunday.
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September 11 Anniversary
September 11th is a time to pray for God's guidance and reflect on the meaning of life, human aspirations, and the power of sin. It is also a time to renew our commitment to ministries of  peace, reconciliation, and restoration around the world. Read more...
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is December 1. United Methodists are encouraged to observe this event on or near that day. Read more...