For most of its seventy-year history, the calendar of the Foursquare Church has included the observance of certain religious holidays, such as Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost, and Christmas. In the United States, Foursquare churches have also held rallies on July 4 and Thanksgiving expressing gratefulness to God for the Christian influence in the nation’s heritage, and have emphasized family values on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and in some cases, Children’s Day.
Music and the other arts are essential components of worship in Foursquare Gospel churches. A limitless variety of musical styles, including both traditional and contemporary examples, are included in worship services. Drama and dance also play a very significant role. The following article focuses on music and the arts at The Church on the Way, Van Nuys, California, as an example of Foursquare Gospel worship.