Clergy Appreciation Month
- Some 70.6% of Americans identify as Christian, according to a Pew Research study conducted in 2014.
- Over 49,000 people serve as clergy in the United States (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016).
- Hallmark first offered Clergy Appreciation cards in 2002.
October is National Clergy Appreciation Month
Clergy Appreciation Day is always the second Sunday in October, and all of October is celebrated as Clergy Appreciation Month. The celebration was established in 1992 with a mission of uplifting and encouraging pastors, missionaries and religious workers.