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Episcopal Church World Mission Sunday theme: Mission is Transformational

February 9, 2012
The Public Affairs Office

The 2012 World Mission Sunday in the Episcopal Church will focus on Mission Is Transformational.

World Mission Sunday, always observed the last Sunday after Epiphany, is February 19. The annual observation was designated to increase awareness of, and participation in, the wider global mission of the Episcopal Church.

“Conversations, presentations, and workshops at the recent Everyone Everywhere 2011 Mission Conference highlighted the transformation that all who are engaged in mission experience,” explained the Rev. David Copley, Mission Personnel Officer. “Participating in Gods mission for the world transforms us as individuals, communities and a Church.”

World Mission Sunday is an ideal focus for Sunday School lessons, adult education, discussions and forums, prayers of the people and other events in the life of a congregation and diocese.

Copley pointed out that World Mission Sunday is an opportunity to connect local congregations and parishioners with the wider church and its international work. 

Resources for World Mission Sunday, available in Spanish and French, are here or here  and include bulletin inserts; suggested sermons; suggested reading; and other info.

For more information contact Elizabeth Boe at


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