Will Your Church Participate in Bread for the World Sunday?
By Dr. Alice Walker Duff
Bread for the World Sunday is one of the primary ways we engage congregations in our work to end hunger. Through education, prayer, and worship, congregations commit themselves to the fight against hunger. Bread supports these congregations by providing free supplies, in Spanish and English, including a resource kit—with sermon starters, a litany and prayers, bulletin inserts, and offering envelopes.Join me in this year’s endeavor to get more churches engaged than ever before. Next year promises to be a very tough congressional year, and we will need more prayers, Offering of Letters, and people of faith to keep the Circle of Protection strong. It all starts with Bread for the World Sunday and your support.
Please consider sharing these resources with your pastor and church. The official date for Bread for the World Sunday is October 21, but many churches choose to celebrate on another Sunday in the fall. I hope you will plan now to get your church involved in this event.
I will introduce Bread for the World through Bread for the World Sunday to my Los Angeles and New York home churches.
If your church is already participating and active, thank you!
Many churches only hold a Bread for the World Sunday service, but others go on to make an Offering of Letters, become Covenant Churches, keep the congregation informed about issues and pending legislation, and some become the homes of many strong activists. I pray that all the churches with which my family members worship will “go all the way” and become active Covenant Churches.
I am taking the first step this year with Bread for the World Sunday won’t you join me?
Dr. Alice Walker Duff, is Bread for the World’s managing director.
Photo: Bread for the World's 2011 Gathering at American University on Sunday, June 12, 2011. (Photo by Rick Reinhard)
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