February 19th is World Mission Sunday! Every year this Sunday is an opportunity to both celebrate and encourage one another in our efforts to proclaim the Gospel in both word and deed.
“In that day you will say: ‘Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.’” Isaiah 12:4
Through ARDF and our partners, much work IS taking place around the globe. However, there is much more to be done to participate in God’s global and great commission.
The Anglican Church in North America and Anglican Global Mission Partners have teamed up to provide you with helpful resources to make this special day spiritually challenging, prayerfully engaging, and practically motivating. You can check out these resources at www.newwineskins.org.
If you are active in your church, we’d love to challenge you to do something different this year. Plan a mission training day, organize a lunch or dinner event, invite a guest speaker, or host a special Sunday School class focused on world mission and play the “God’s Passion for the World” video. There is even a study guide you can download. Why not highlight the global projects and partners that your congregation supports, and take up a special offering on their behalf? If your church has not yet supported global missions, check out some of ARDF’s newest projects for ideas.
Other resources offered online include a prayer Litany for Mission and special excerpts from the Kenyan Eucharistic Liturgy. If you have never read through this liturgy, you must!
TEACHER FOR MOTHER’S DAY OUT
Christ the Redeemer Church – Southwest Fort Worth
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Children ages 1 through 3 years
Maximum Enrollment 10
- A love and respect for the young child as a part of God’s creation.
- A passion for enrichment and education in the Early Childhood years.
- An interest in and willingness to plan and implement activities and lesson plans in the area of cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development through creative curriculum including Chapel, music, movement and creative play.
- A willingness to read Bible stories and participate in worship and prayer.
- Become familiar with Conscious Discipline philosophy.
- Salary: $12 hr.
Christ the Redeemer Church
6116 Southwest Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76109
High School Diploma
- Course work or degree in Early Childhood Development
- Experience working with young children, preferably 2 years
- Minimal age – 18 yrs.
- Valid Drivers License
- TB Test
- Background Check
OUR MISSION The Great Command
: Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first and Great Commandment, and the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Hurricane Matthew is advancing up the Eastern seaboard of the United States after wreaking havoc in Haiti, Cuba, and other nations in the Caribbean.
As CNN reports, “Haiti had only just begun rebuilding from a devastating earthquake six years ago when Hurricane Matthew tore through the small Caribbean nation on Tuesday, killing hundreds in its path and inundating entire villages.”
In response to the devastation in Haiti and Cuba, and in anticipation of the Anglican parishes which will be affected as Matthew moves up the coast, ARDF has created a fund to help victims. The funds will be distributed by need as determined by ACNA Bishops in jurisdictions affected by the storm in the USA and Cuba. After the Haiti earthquake, for instance, ARDF assisted church communities through an Anglican-affiliated clean water mission.
Contributions to this hurricane relief effort will go to the Anglican diocese best positioned to coordinate the emergency relief. Should an Anglican diocese not be present, ARDF will work through one of our trusted partners to ensure that funds get to the local church.