Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday 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). Each year, we encourage Anabaptist-related churches across the globe to use a common theme in their service on the Sunday closest to 21 January. On this date in 1525, the first baptism took place in Zurich, Switzerland.
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.
Materials for 2021 were prepared by Asian church leaders on the Assembly theme “Following Jesus across barriers” from the texts Isaiah 55:1-6, Psalm 27, John 4:1-42, Philippians 2:1-11.
On Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday, Anabaptist congregations can lament together about pain and suffering; reflect the glory of God together as we reach across religious, racial/ethnic and gender boundaries; and follow Jesus together in obedience.
Download this resource to celebrate Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday in your local congregation with the global Anabaptist family in January or at whatever time is convenient for your congregation in 2021.
Send pictures and stories from your congregation’s celebration to firstname.lastname@example.org.