Each year, Anabaptist-related churches around the world are encouraged to worship around a common theme on a Sunday close to January 21, usually the fourth Sunday in January. On that date in 1525, the first Anabaptist baptism took place in Zurich, Switzerland. Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday provides an opportunity to remember our common roots and celebrate our worldwide koinonia.
Hamilton Mennonite Church is grateful to be part of Mennonite World Conference, and we will pray together for our global siblings in faith on January 23.We will especially pray for the next MWC global assembly, being planned as a hybrid event in Indonesia from July 5-10, 2022.
Click here to see a map of where Anabaptists are around the world, with MWC member churches in 86 countries! Learn more on the MWC website about our shared convictions, global gatherings, prayer for one another and work in the world. Visit the MWC YouTube channel for lots of news and to listen to music from the 2015 International Songbook and assembly here. Click here to sign up to join the online prayer hour with the Deacons Commission. Donations to MWC's various areas of ministry can be made here.
This Doxology is usually sung as the benediction in GKMI (Gereja Kristen Muria Indonesia) congregations, one of the 3 MWC member churches in Indonesia:
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Kepada Allah b’ri puji
Semua makhluk di bumi
PadaNya ku b’ri pujian
Bapa, Anak dan Roh Suci
Photos by Mennonite World Conference - Congreso Mundial Menonita - Conférence Mennonite Mondiale. Used by permission.