This Sunday is set aside to give local churches an opportunity to celebrate being a part of a unique Christian family, the Community Church Movement, and being a member of the International Council of Community Churches (ICCC). Marking this special Sunday helps congregations learn more about their church’s connection to the ICCC.
Traditionally, Community Churches Sunday has been celebrated on the last Sunday of April. This puts it close to the church’s celebration of Easter, and themes of new life and new creation the season brings. The Community Church Movement is a new way and new expression of the Christian community. After centuries of division, which have left the Christian family fragmented into many denominations, the Community Church Movement desires a new way of Christian community – brought about through reconciliation, unity, love and new life. This year the date is April 24th, the Sunday following Easter.