Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

For Seasonal Events and Days in the Liturgical Calendar

Lent 2013

  • Lent and Easter – Locate dates and other resources centered on the Lenten season. Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, is a period of 40 days, not including Sundays, that precede Easter.
  • Pentecost - the seventh Sunday after Easter.
  • Churchwide Special Sundays – Six Special Sundays have been designated to help congregations build communities, sustain Native American ministries, promote humanitarian relief efforts, advocate for justice, and fund scholarship opportunities.


Special Days, Annual Events, and Months of Celebration

New Year
- January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- third Monday of January

Black History Month
- February

Women's History Month - March

World Malaria Day
- April 25

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month - May

Hispanic Heritage Month
– September 15-October 15

International Day of Prayer for Peace
- September 21

Children's Sabbath - second weekend in October

Thanksgiving - November

Giving Tuesday - 1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving

World AIDS Day - December 1