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Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday
Each year, Mennonite World Conference encourages Anabaptist-related churches across the globe to use a common theme in a worship service to connect with our global Anabaptist family. Many churches choose to celebrate on the Sunday closest to 21 January (in 2022: January 23). On this date in 1525, the first baptism took place in Zurich, Switzerland.
Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday (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 now there is no discrimination among us on the basis of race, social status or gender (Galatians 3:28).
- It is a demonstration that we are living a new life in a new society where we mutually support one another, carry those who suffer, serve the world and interdependently learn from one another what it means to follow Jesus.
On January 23, 2022, we celebrate that, in Christ, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, the cultural and national boundaries that separate us have been overcome by the cross.
For resources and information, visit the MWC website at www.mwc-cmm.org/anabaptist-world-fellowship-sunday.