2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation kicked off by Martin Luther on October 31, 2017. Throughout the year people are celebrating throughout the world and in many different denominations that have arisen from this reformed view of Christian practice. We wanted to connect you with some resources available to learn about, talk about and celebrate the Reformation for yourself, and with your congregations.
- The Presbyterian Historical Society has some wonderful reading on the foundations of the Reformed Protestant movement and Presbyterianism as well as past Reformation Sunday resources that are great for sharing with classes or congregations.
- The PC(USA) has a trio of resources created specifically with the 500th anniversary in mind, for all ages. This Presbyterian Mission Agency article runs through the resources and has links for ordering them.
- The largest United States-based Lutheran denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which arose directly from Martin Luther’s teachings, has a whole site dedicated to Reformation 500th anniversary resources and events happening throughout the year here and around the world.
- Newark Presbytery will be celebrating together in November. Save the date for our Reformation celebration on November 11, 2017, at Montclair State University.
Enjoy these resources, and let us know what your congregation is doing to celebrate this remarkable milestone in our history!