BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S BIGGER PICTURE!
|Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday|
Posted on October 3, 2023 in Weekly Word
|It is with great joy that we share the materials for Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday (AWFS) with all of you. MWC creates worship resource materials three times a year for member churches: Peace Sunday (September), YABs (Young AnaBaptists) Fellowship Week (3rd week of June) and for Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday.Each year for AWFS, we encourage Anabaptist-related churches across the globe to use a common theme in a worship service to connect with our global Anabaptist family. On 21 January 1525, the first Anabaptist baptism took place in Zurich, Switzerland.Many congregations choose to celebrate on the Sunday closest to that date, which, in 2024, is 21 January. Some congregations choose Pentecost Sunday or other dates.AWFS is an opportunity to remind our communities of faith that we are all part of one body made up of many tribes, languages and nations (Revelation 7:9).It is proclamation that there is no discrimination among us on any basis (Galatians 3:28).It is a demonstration that we are following Jesus as new creatures|
(2 Corinthians 5:17) who mutually support one another, walk with those who suffer, serve the world and interdependently learn together.