Special days and emphases

Wood carving by Lie Yee Wan, 1969

Human life in community reflects a variety of rhythms which also affect Christian worship. Among these are the annual cycles of civic, agricultural, school, and business life; special times of family remembrance and celebration; and the patterns of a variety of cultural expressions, commemorations, and events. The church in carrying out its mission also creates a cycle of activities, programs, and observances. While such events may be appropriately recognized in Christian worship, care shall be taken to ensure that they do not obscure the proclamation of the gospel on the Lord’s Day. (Directory for Worship, W-3.2003)

Alphabetical index
A–E | F–L | M–P | R–Y

Chronological index
January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December 


Alphabetical

A–E

F–L

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Independence Day

International Women’s Day

Labor Day

M–P

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

May Friendship Day

Memorial Day Observed

Men of the Church; Father’s Day

Metropolitan/Urban Ministry

Mothers’ Day

Multicultural Church; Immigration

National Day of Prayer

Native American Day

New Year’s Day

Older Adult Week; Wills Emphasis

R–Y


Chronological

January

February

March

World Day of Prayer

Celebrate the Gifts of Women

International Women’s Day

April

Earth Day

Armenian Genocide

May

Holocaust Remembrance Day

National Day of Prayer

May Friendship Day

Older Adult Week; Wills Emphasis

Fair Trade

Mothers’ Day

Pentecost Offering

Presbyterian Heritage

Memorial Day Observed

June

Multicultural Church; Immigration

Rural Life

July

Independence Day

Smaller Membership Church

Metropolitan/Urban Ministry

August

Homelessness/Affordable Housing

Hiroshima Day

Higher Education/Collegiate Ministries

September

October

World Communion; Peacemaking Offering (Oct. 2)

Domestic Violence Awareness (Oct. 9)

Columbus Day Observed (Oct. 10)

World Food Day (Oct. 16)

November

World Community Day (Nov. 4)

Stewardship Commitment

Christian and Citizen; Election Day (Nov. 8)

Caregiver (Nov. 13)

Veterans Day (Nov. 11)

Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24)

December

World AIDS Day; Presbyterian HIV/AIDS Awareness (Dec. 1)

Human Rights Day (Dec. 10)

Christmas Joy Offering (Dec. 18)