Laity Sunday celebrates the ministry of all Christians to love God and all people. On Laity Sunday, we lift up the vocation of all (lay and clergy) to follow Jesus Christ and lead others to him. As we welcome and offer the good news of Jesus’ love for all, we know the most engaging opportunities to grow deep and wide in our faith come from relationships with those beyond our church walls. The stories and situations of those struggling, as well as freedom, joy and delight, become altar calls for the work of justice, mercy and reconciliation. This is the ministry of the “all called,” the laity.
Our proclaimer will be Wanda Bethea from First Pacoima UMC and the title of her message will be “Therefore, Go! With Hope Through Engagement.”