Christian Formation Sunday

Beginning in 2011, the second Sunday in September was designated on the churchwide calendar of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA as Christian Formation Sunday.* It is sponsored by Mennonite Church Canada Christian Formation, MEA and MennoMedia. Together, these organizations encourage congregations to emphasize the ministry of Christian nurture and education in its various forms: 

  • congregational formation activities
  • publishing
  • Mennonite schools, colleges, universities, seminaries and educational programs

Materials for 2014 are now available: 

Feel free to plan a Christian Formation Sunday / use the bulletin insert on a date that is best for your congregation. Previously released worship resources for Christian Formation Sunday are provided below. Church Education Sunday material from 2010 and 2009 included worship planning resources that could be used in the current year.


*Church Education Sunday and Church Publishing Sunday are no longer separate designated Sundays.

Christian Formation Sunday Worship Resources

Worship resources** for 2011 Christian Formation Sunday focus on two of the recommended lectionary texts for September 11, 2011: Romans 14:1-12 and Psalm 103:1-13. While these materials use scripture designated for this Sunday, feel free to plan a Christian Formation Sunday on a date that is best for your congregation, or use these materials during the Sunday you traditionally recognize teachers, students, and the new school year.
**Feel free to use Church Education Sunday materials from 2010 and 2009 which offer flexibility in terms of content and are not date specific.

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