Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday

Save the date!

Sunday 23 January 2022

 Plan for your congregation to participate in Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday in 2022. 

Each year, Anabaptist-related churches around the world are encouraged to worship around a common theme on a Sunday close to 21 January, usually the fourth Sunday in January. On that date in 1525, the first Anabaptist baptism took place in Zurich, Switzerland. Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday provides an opportunity to remember our common roots and celebrate our worldwide koinonia

MWC Executive Committee members from different continental regions designate writers and direct preparation of worship material reflecting life and the church in their part of the world for this celebration. Planning for this special day rotates among the five continental regions. The materials generally include suggestions for worship, prayer requests from around the world, an introduction to the church in the region producing the materials, stories and sermon prompts. Conferences around the world are invited to translate if necessary, adapt, copy and distribute the material to their local churches. The churches are asked to plan an Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday worship service that will help them enter more fully into fellowship, intercession and thanksgiving with and for the global faith family.

One Lunch Offering

Invite every member to contribute the cost of at least one lunch in their own community to support the networks and resources of our global Anabaptist church family.

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AWFS 2022

Invitation letter

Speaker's bureau

In this package

  • Song suggestions
  • Liturgies
  • Anabaptist historical context
  • Sermons
  • Ideas for children's time
  • Cultural contributions from Indonesia

Additional resources

Multimedia resources



Find all materials from previous years' celebrations here:

Publications & Resources

MWC Facebook Page - Join MWC on Facebook for highlights from the worship materials, for prayer requests, and to engage with your own ideas for celebrating our global family in your own congregation.

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