US. Mennonite Brethren congregations are invited to observe Peace Sunday Sept. 19, 2021, together with brothers and sisters in the global Anabaptist church family. Worship and resource materials prepared by Mennonite World Conference are available online to congregations.
The theme for this year’s Peace Sunday is “Finding hope and healing in crisis.”
“In Matthew 14:22-23 and Mark 4:35-41, Jesus brings salvation in the midst of crisis,” says Peace Commission secretary Andrew Suderman in an email news release. “We desire and need this peace, especially after this year. And as followers of Jesus, we follow his example and work to bring peace in the midst of chaos.”
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.—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.