Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is encouraging congregations to celebrate Peace Sunday on Sept. 24. The theme for Peace Sunday in 2017 is “A  Renewed Peace Church Builds Bridges.” This theme picks up on two elements. The first builds on the Renewal 2027 process which MWC has embarked on. Second, in light of the rising nationalisms around the world, which separates and polarizes one from the other, MWC is encouraging congregations to explore how, in seeking to live according to our calling of being a people of peace, we counter such tendencies and look for ways to build bridges with others.

Mennonite World Conference has developed a set of worship materials which can be used in planning a Peace Sunday worship service. To see these materials, go to