HOLY HUMOR SUNDAY
We at Salem United Church of Christ, along with many other congregations around the world, recognize the important, but often overlooked, sacred gifts of laughter and joy! Laughter is a gift that allows us to keep our hearts light, even at the most difficult of times. At a funeral, a funny story about a loved one can bring comfort to those grieving. During a worship service, the gospel can often be more effectively shared with humor and joy. And even in the midst of the observing the crucifixion of Jesus, we know that life will have the last laugh over death.
And so the idea continues
today at Salem UCC. After the important holy days, Holy Humor Sunday
has become one of the most anticipated services of the year at Salem
UCC. The service includes special anthems and songs about joy (sometimes
the songs themselves are jokes), scriptures focused on laughter and joy,
and a special time of telling jokes related to faith and the church.
The Bible is indeed a very serious voice in our faith. It carries with it much wisdom, teaching and is recorded as the very word of God.
However, the bible is also a reflection of human life. The sorrows, the challenges and the joys that come with living – the happiness and the laughter -- that comes from a life knowing and serving God.
Click here for a few selected verses just to uplift the teachings of happiness, laughter and joy that is recorded in holy scripture.
Click here for a few samples of jokes to get
you pumped for Holy Humor Sunday!
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