US. Mennonite Brethren congregations are invited to observe Peace Sunday Sept. 20, 2020, together with brothers and sisters in the global Anabaptist church family. Worship and resource materials prepared by Mennonite World Conference are available to congregations.
The theme for this year’s Peace Sunday is “When one member suffers, all members suffer: peace as accompaniment and solidarity.”
“If we are interested in embodying God’s peace and justice in this world, what happens to one affects and should also matter to others,” says Peace Commission secretary Andrew Suderman in an email news release.
The MWC 2006 Peace Commission chose the Sunday nearest to the International Day of Peace, established by the United Nations in 1981 as Sept. 21, as a Peace Sunday to be observed by MWC member churches.
Congregations that observe Peace Sunday are encouraged to contact MWC with their stories, reports and photos. These can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be shared with the global church community.
To download Peace Sunday resources, visit https://mwc-cmm.org/peace-commission/peace-sunday-resource-2020.—MWC
Mennonite World Conference is a communion of Anabaptist-related churches linked to one another in a worldwide community of faith for fellowship, worship, service, and witness. USMB is a member conference of this global ministry.