Several times throughout the year, the Christian Church seeks special opportunity to give visibility to our unity Christ through our common worship. Worship planning committees can organize worship around these common events and/or include ecumenical prayers and liturgies during the regular planning of worship.
Plan ahead for the following annual events:
- Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18-25
- Universal Day of Prayer for Students – mid-February
- World Day of Prayer – First Friday of March
- National Day of Prayer – First Thursday of May
- International Day of Peace – September 21
- World Communion Sunday – First Sunday in October
- Reformation Sunday – Last Sunday in October
- World Community Day, Church Women United – First weekend in November
- God’s Unity….Our Journey. To facilitate the use and understanding the Ecumenical Stance of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), approved by the 218th General Assembly (2008), this small group curriculum will help the participants in obtaining a deeper understanding of the biblical and theological reasons for engaging in the work and ministry of unity.
- At the 10th Assembly for the World Council of Churches, attendees and delegates were invited to participate in Bible studies. Bible study is one of the ways in which the assembly is able to explore the theme and encourage mutual learning, growing and commitment to the calling of the God of life. Six Bible studies invite assembly participants but also those who pray for and with the assembly at home, to reflect on the assembly theme from a biblical perspective. Topics included: Care of Creation, the struggle for justice, and the Holy Spirit.