In our membership vows, we promise that we will support the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Just what does "presence" mean? And how can we possibly transform the world through it?
Laity Sunday is a special Sunday established by the General Conference to be observed on the third Sunday in October. Laity Sunday focuses on the celebration of the ministry of all lay Christians. In many local churches, Laity Sunday is observed by having lay persons lead all parts of the worship service.
October 17 is the date established for Laity Sunday 2010, a United Methodist celebration of the ministry of all lay Christians as their lives are empowered for ministry by the Holy Spirit. Worship and other resources for Laity Sunday can be downloaded at www.gbod.org (search for "Laity Sunday"), or ordered by contacting Linda VanKeuren, 877.899.2780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean McIntyre, GBOD's Director of Music Resources, has compiled a series of Worship and Music Resources for Laity Sunday at
Read Kathy L. Gilbert's related story, Young Evangelists Transforming Their World, in the online edition of Interpreter Magazine.