Faith Mennonite Church of Newton began this activity in 2008 and Zion joined them in 2010. This year, joining Faith and Zion churches was Iglesia Menonnita Casa Betania of Newton.
The goals of Faith in Action Sunday are:
- To carry out Jesus' ministry and call to care for our brothers and sisters
- Inspire action by changing our routine and focus to "others" instead of "ourselves"
- Raise awareness of local, national and global needs
- Create unity and spiritual commitment as church members work side by side
- Help every person realize that they can make a difference
- Build relationships between churches and community organizations
- Share God's love in a tangible way
We had a wonderful day on September 25, 2011. It was a good time to meet neighbors in our communities and between our churches. There were around 50 people from Zion who participated among the approximately 180 total.
See the video for a recap of the day.