Predominantly, single black men and women fill the pews of African American churches across the United States.They faithfully serve the church in a variety of capacities from communion stewards to greeters, from ushers to choir members, from Sunday school teachers to trustees, and from worship leaders to clergy persons.

Jones, a doctoral candidate in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Emory University (Candler School of Theology) and an associate minister at Liberty Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA. This means that it does not have a supporting cultural resource unit and worship unit.

Instead, to enliven the imagination of preachers and teachers, we have provided scriptural text(s) that we suggest for this moment on the calendar along with a sermonic outline, suggested links, books, articles, songs, and videos.

For additional information, see in the archives of the Lectionary for 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Singles Sunday offers a healthy and helpful perspective of singleness and the various ways it benefits Christs Kingdom.

Created as an opportunity to celebrate and affirm the significance of single persons in the work of the Church, Singles Sunday illumines the contributions of this often misunderstood demographic.

Chris Jackson addresses some of the stigmas/myths attached to singles in his work, .

Jackson points out at least three myths often attached to singles: 1) if you are single, you are lonely; 2) If youre single, you must be searching; and 3) if you are single you must be gay (if you are male and over 30).

In 2008 Singles Sunday is celebrated along with Kinship Sunday.

2011 is the first year that the African American Lectionary has posted compact units for moments on its liturgical calendar. Description of the Liturgical Moment R: Janae Pitts wrote in the 2009 African American Lectionary commentary for Singles Sunday: For generations, the Church has lifted marriage as a chief aspiration of Christian life, leaving single people waning under a cloud of stereotypes and inadequacy.