Community of Christ Heritage Day Resources
Every year Community of Christ designates a day for congregations around the world to celebrate their shared heritage. Below you will find a hymn festival celebrating our hymnal history, an outline for a traditional Heritage Day worship service, and a collection of materials to use in organizing a Heritage Day event.
Click on the links below for the annual Heritage Day worship service outlines, hymn festival, readings, historic images, youth activity sheets, and hymns:
2018 Heritage Day Service: Take Up Your Cross
2017 Heritage Day Service (Option A): Forgive Each Other: Lessons from the Past
2017 Heritage Day Service (Option B): Our Heritage of Developing Disciples to Serve
2016 Heritage Day Service: Faithfully Serve God: Pursue Peace Mission Initiative
2015 Heritage Day Service (Option A): Like a Child: Community of Christ Heritage Day
Follow the links below for youth activities related to the "Like a Child" Heritage Day Service:
For additional children's activities related to church history, CLICK HERE.
2015 Heritage Day Service (Option B): Invite People to Christ: Community of Christ Heritage Day
2014 Heritage Day Service: Abolish Poverty, End Suffering: Community of Christ Heritage Day
Hymn Festival: Sing the Sacred Story: A Celebration of Community of Christ Hymnals
Worship Service Outline: "We Write the Story: Community of Christ Heritage Day"
Hymn Insert: "God, Whose Grace Redeems Our Story," by Barbara Howard
Images of Community of Christ Historic Sites:
- Kirtland Temple, Kirtland, Ohio
- Plano Stone Church, Plano, Illinois
- Joseph Smith III's Liberty Hall, Lamoni, Iowa
- Joseph Smith Historic Site, Nauvoo, Illinois
- Heritage Plaza, Independence, Missouri
Images of Community of Christ Leaders for use in the Heritage Day Service:
All photos courtesy of Community of Christ Archives.
Additional photos and bios of Community of Christ leaders are available on the "Sesquicentennial Giants" page of the Foundation's website. Click here to be directed to the Sesquicentennial Giants page.
Thank you for helping share and preserve church heritage with your generosity!