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Presbyterian Heritage Sunday has been set aside by the General Assembly of the PC(USA) as an annual day to celebrate, reflect upon, and learn more about the long and rich history of the Presbyterian movement in America. It falls on the Sunday closest to May 21, the date of the opening of the first General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America in 1789.

The Presbyterian Historical Society supports Heritage Sunday by preparing bulletin inserts for use by congregations throughout the United States.

2014 Heritage Sunday
Bulletin insert full page
Bulletin insert half page

Christian Education for the Now Generation

Christian education in the late 1960s fundamentally changed its approach to youth. More than just adopting the design habits of the day, the curricula strove for empathy rather than attempting to pull adolescents into the behavioral modes of adults. Read more.

Tips for Celebrating Your Presbyterian Heritage


    2013. "Communion Tokens"
    2013 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover.

    2012. "Where History Lives: The Presbyterian Historical Society at 160"
    2012 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover.

    2011. "Grow Christ's Church deep and wide"
    2011 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover.

    2010. "Out of the believer's heart shall flow rivers of living water"
    2010 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover.

    2009. "Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly with your God"
    2009 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover, word search.

    2008. "For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them"
    2008 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover, word search.

    2007. "People will come from East and West"
    2007 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover, word search.

    2006. "From Age to Age"
    2006 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover, word search.

    2005. "Sing to the Lord a New Song"
    2005 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover, letter tile, word search.

    2004. The Beginnings of "One Great Hour of Sharing"
    2004 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover, word search, cryptogram.

    2003. "The Earth is the Lord's and All Who Live in It": Agricultural Ministry Work in India
    2003 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover, word search, scramble.

    2002. Witness the Good News: Our Mission Heritage in Korea
    2002 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover, children's activity page, and online exhibition.

    2001. "Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters": Presbyterians and Social Justice
    2001 Heritage Sunday bulletin cover