Notes to Pastors

Mennonite World Fellowship Sunday

On January 21, 1525, the first Anabaptist baptism took place in Zurich, Switzerland. For some years, our global faith family has observed World Fellowship Sunday on a Sunday close to January 21, usually the fourth Sunday in January, remembering our common roots and celebrating our worldwide koinonia. We invite you to join your brothers and sisters in five continental regions in marking World Fellowship Sunday on January 27, 2008.

Each year, Mennonites from different continental regions prepare material for this celebration. The theme chosen this year is “Worship and serve the Lord your God.”

Please visit the MWC home page ( to find materials including suggestions for worship, prayer requests from around the world, a map, and sermon prompts. We hope these materials will help you plan World Fellowship Sunday in your own national conference and local churches and that they will provide a way of entering more fully into fellowship, intercession, and thanksgiving with and for your global faith family.