All Saints’ Day, is a Christian festival celebrated in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. In Western Christianity, it is celebrated on or near November 1 each year by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the United Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church, and other Protestant churches.
Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day (or All Souls’ Day) stems from a belief that there is a powerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the “Church triumphant”), and the living (the “Church militant”). In United Methodist theology, All Saints Day revolves around “giving God solemn thanks for the lives and deaths of his saints”, including those who are “famous or obscure”.
First United Methodist Church of Dodge City will honor All Saint’ Day on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the 8:55 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Worship Services by lighting a candle for all of the members of the First United Methodist Church who have died during the past year. A bell will be tolled for each person remembered.
Additionally, tables with smaller candles will be placed near the Communion railing to be lit as worshippers remember significant individuals in their lives who have died.
Join us for the memorable service of worship.