Thursday, September 24, 2009

World Mission Offering resources are available.

"Called... by Example" is the theme for this year’s World Mission Offering to benefit the mission work of the Church of the Brethren. The suggested offering date is Sunday, Oct. 11. Materials have been provided by the church’s Office of Stewardship Formation and Education.

This is the third year that the World Mission Offering theme highlights calling. "We follow last year’s focus on communion with another Church of the Brethren ordinance--footwashing," said an announcement from Carol Bowman, coordinator of Stewardship Formation and Education. "These timely (and timeless) themes celebrate 301 years of the Brethren movement and help us look ahead into our fourth century--a time of discerning God’s call to those of us who choose the Brethren way of following Jesus."

Resources include sheet music for two songs that may be used in a worship service highlighting the church’s mission work: "A Simple Act" by Merry Titus, and "Power of the Towel" by Jonathan Shively. Also offered are worship resources in English and Spanish, a bulletin insert in English and Spanish, and a poster. A sample packet of the resources has been sent to each congregation.

Congregations without a standing order for printed materials can order more inserts or offering envelopes from Brethren Press, call 800-441-3712 or use the form provided in the packet. Also materials may be ordered online at For more information contact Carol Bowman at or 509-663-2833.

Source: 9/24/2009 Newsline

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