First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 381-6340


Laity Sunday

Sunday, January 20, 8:30 am - 12 pm

On Laity Sunday, January 20, 2019, we’ll celebrate the awesome tradition of lay leadership in the United Methodist church by leading a worship filled with folks "from the pews." Lay Leader Jonathan Richardson's message is titled “Gifts.”  We’ll explore the text from 1 Corinthians 12 seeking to understand what a spiritual gift is, how we recognize one, and what we’re called to do with ours. John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation and Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven will also flavor the conversation. Come experience how the Spirit’s gifts—given and received—impact our daily walk with Christ. Methodism, in all its roots, has a long history celebrating and recognizing the ministry of the laity. Laity Sunday is a time to recognize the work and mission of all laity—not only within the walls of the church, but in everyday lives. 

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