World Communion Sunday, celebrated on the first Sunday of October, reminds us of our connection to the global Church. Beginning in 1936 in the Presbyterian Church, it was adopted by the Federal Council of Churches (predecessor of the NCC) in 1940. Since then, the celebration has grown into an international ecumenical celebration of Christian unity across the globe.
World Communion Sunday Schedule:
8:30 am – World Communion Sunday Worship in the Great Hall
9:45 am– Intergenerational Sunday School Celebration in Eva Joplin Hall
11:00 am – World Communion Sunday Worship in the Great Hall
Trinity will host a variety of activities throughout the weekend. For more information on the weekend’s events, visit the World Communion Weekend page.
To celebrate this year’s World Communion Sunday, we welcome guest preacher Rev. Dr. B. Hunter Farrell. Dr. Farrell is the director of the World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Dr. Farrell has worked for over thirty years as a Presbyterian mission co-worker in Peru and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the director of world mission for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and a professor of mission and intercultural studies. He has published articles in periodicals including Missiology, The Journal of Latin American Theology, and Christianity Today.
He recently co-authored the book Freeing Congregational Missions. This book invites leaders to lay the foundation for more faithful and effective missions with three core elements:
- a Christ-centered theology of mission rooted in companionship
- an appetite and competence to engage across differences with cultural humility
- insights and strategies to accompany local and global neighbors in co-development
Dr. Farrell grew up in the Dallas Metroplex and has many connections to our Trinity community. We look forward to hosting him for this incredible weekend as we explore and deepen our understanding of what God is calling us to be and do as global Christians.