The annual Mennonite World Conference (MWC) World Fellowship Sunday—normally held on the last Sunday in January—is an opportunity to help congregants around the world become aware of what it means to belong to a global Anabaptist faith community. Churches in the Global South are especially attentive to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. World Fellowship Sunday 2018 worship resources have been prepared by regional representatives from Africa. “On this day, 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,” says MWC general secretary César García. The prayers, songs, biblical interpretation, personal stories and cultural suggestions for worship included in the package invite everyone to worship in the style of African Anabaptist churches today. To download the 2018 resources, including photos and videos, visit mwc-cmm.org/wfs. MWC also invites a special offering to be taken for the global Anabaptist church movement on World Fellowship Sunday.
—Mennonite World Conference
Singing in a worship service in a congregation in Kisumu, part of the Kenya Mennonite Church. (Photo by Liesa Unger)