A church representative said Heritage Sunday is “a time to celebrate the vision of those early Americans who desired to be authentic followers of Christ, without the trappings of manmade traditions. Often, when we hear the word heritage, we think about looking into our past — about our history. However, our observance of Heritage Sunday isn’t primarily about remembering the past, but it is to advance the vision that God has given to us.”
The theme for the observance is “Celebrating Faith Through the Generations.”
Pastor Karyn Bogert said, “We are going to have a little fun by dressing in the style of clothing reminiscent of the year we were born. This means dressing like an adult would have dressed in the year you were born.”
After worship, everyone is welcome to a potluck picnic luncheon in the fellowship hall, where a visual demonstration of “Faith Through the Generations” will be presented.
Peter Morgan, former president of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, said Heritage Sunday is a time of “revitalization in our congregations.”
Bogert noted the observance was designed to honor the “history of our congregation, as well as our Stone-Campbell roots ... while we relinquish the creeds and traditions that divide people, we honor the idea that Christian unity can be achieved by focusing on the essentials of our faith, which are found in Scripture. We rejoice in welcoming all people to the Lord’s Table for communion, and uphold the priesthood of all believers.”
First Christian Church is located at 3925 North Ocoee St.