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Laity Sunday
October 20, 2013
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A Great Thanksgiving for Laity Sunday

This form of The Great Thanksgiving is based on "A Service of Word and Table II," The United Methodist Hymnal, pages 12-15. Copyright 1989, The United Methodist Publishing House. It is used with permission. 


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Laity Sunday 2013 Suggested Worship Resources

Laity Sundy 2013 is October 20. Here are suggested worship resources.


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Laity Sunday 2013 Poster, Bulletin Cover and Inserts

Color promotional materials for your church


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Laity Sunday Themes from 1929 - 2016

A record of themes for Laity Sunday from the beginning through the current quadrennium.


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Developing Effective Lay Leadership

Tips for choosing and supporting effective lay leaders in your congregation.


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History of Laity Sunday

What's the history of Laity Sunday? 


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Call to Worship for Laity Sunday

We are all called into ministry with our Lord.
Our baptism calls us to be Body of Christ. 


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A Prayer of Confession for Laity Sunday

God, I stand before you equipped for every good work and not working. 


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Worship Resources for Laity Sunday


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Laity Sunday Worship and Music Resources

The third Sunday in October is designated as Laity Sunday in The United Methodist Church. In many congregations, the service will be planned and led, either in part or in whole, by the laity. To assist in your planning and worship for that day, we offer the following lists of resources of hymns in The United Methodist Hymnal and in The Faith We Sing, as well as other spoken resources to be found in the hymnal and in The United Methodist Book of Worship. 


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Events Calendar

April 22, 2014
Pastors: Making a Good Move

Designed for pastors who are moving to a new appointment, this event will include ways to say good-bye in the current congregation and say hello to a new place and new people. Tips and advice from several sources for this change that impacts your well-being, your family and friends.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm, Central Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Betsey Heavner