“Apart and together, we meet in prayer as a global Anabaptist family to encourage each other and share burdens,” says Arli Klassen, regional representatives coordinator. “This year, we offer a special invitation to gather online to participate in a prayer hour together.”
Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday (AWFS) is an annual event of Mennonite World Conference to gather together – separately, wherever we are – using a common theme in worship to connect with our global Anabaptist family. In 2021, MWC will also host two online prayer hour gatherings 15/16 January for Mennonite church members from around the world to pray together.
Online prayer hour will open with a welcome, Scripture reading and prayer by MWC’s regional representatives. There will be prayer points from the Anabaptist family around the world.
Participants will then separate into smaller language-based rooms to pray together with a leader in English, French, Spanish, Hindi, Indonesian and Chinese. (Please check for language availability: some may only be offered in one session.)
“We encourage congregations to celebrate our global Anabaptist family on Sunday, 24 January 2021 – or on any date that suits their worship schedule,” says Arli Klassen.
Other worship resources for AWFS are available online, and include the worship resource package prepared by Asian churches containing prayers, sermon resources and testimonies, and well-loved songs from Asia.
“During this pandemic time of isolation and inequal distribution of consequences, it is especially important to be together, even virtually, and to share each other’s burdens in prayer,” says Henk Stenvers, Deacons Commission secretary and past prayer hour host.
There are two meeting dates. Please select which one you will attend.
Please register in advance to be assigned to a language room for smaller group prayer. Select the time that works best for you.