By Rev. David Beckmann
You are making a difference every day to end hunger and poverty around the world by your involvement with Bread for the World. I’m grateful you are part of Bread’s shared mission to fill “the hungry with good things” (Luke 1:53).
Today, I’m reaching out to urge you to involve your faith community in Bread for the World Sunday on October 18 or another weekend this fall.
Bread for the World Sunday is an opportunity for your church or faith community to join with others in living out God’s vision of a world without hunger. Through prayers, letters, and phone calls to our nation’s leaders, and financial support to Bread, your church can give bold witness to God’s justice and mercy in the world.
Your celebration can be as simple or elaborate as you like. FREE materials — including a new resource guide, bulletin inserts, and offering envelopes — can help you plan. The resource guide includes:
- A commentary on Mark 10:35-45 written by Dr. Brian Bantum, who teaches theology at Seattle Pacific University
- A new responsive prayer from Judy Coode of Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
- Suggestions for prayer, study, and other activities
- Ideas for your celebration and how to make your event a success
This year, our resources include a special emphasis on prayer. Prayer is central to our mission, and we are inviting individuals and churches to join us in ongoing prayer for an end to hunger.
Order your free resources today. Additional materials — including Spanish resources and hunger facts — are available for download at www.bread.org/sunday. Please contact Greg Shapero for more information.
Rev. David Beckmann is president of Bread for the World.