Every year, Presbyterians celebrate Heritage Sunday, a day to reflect upon and learn more about the long and rich history of the Presbyterian church in America.
Heritage Sunday always falls on the Sunday closest to May 21, the opening date of the first General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America in 1789. Use the resources below to plan a celebration for your congregation, download free bulletin inserts, and learn more about Presbyterian history.
Over 14,000 Presbyterians gathered at the World Congress Center in Atlanta the evening of June 10, 1983, to hear the Declaration of Reunion and celebrate communion. After 122 years of separation, the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (PCUS) and United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (UPCUSA) came together again in 1983 to form the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)...[click below to read and download this year's free bulletin insert]
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Hope for a Broken World: Fahed Abu-Akel
Lois Stair: First Woman GA Moderator
Christian Responsibility for Environmental Renewal
Henry Highland Garnet’s Vision of Justice
Fred Rogers Before the Neighborhood
Isabella Graham & The Power of Faith
Faith in God: Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Sermon
Christian Education for the Now Generation
The Presbyterian Historical Society at 160
Dr. Adelaide Woodard, Missionary to India
Stephen and Mary Riggs and the Lac qui Parle Mission
Chinese Immigrants to California
The Spirit of Missionary Enterprise
The Beginnings of "One Great Hour of Sharing"
Agricultural Ministry Work in India