On Freedom Sunday, churches all around the world come together as a united, hope-filled, justice-driven community seeking to end modern slavery. We start with prayer, lament, learning, dialogue, and worship to inform and catalyze our response to this global tragedy. Freedom Sunday is more than a day. It’s more than a worship service. Freedom Sunday is a movement of hope.
Freedom Sunday this year will be different from years past.
Because of Covid-19, we are encouraging churches to participate any Sunday from September 2020 through Lent 2021. We realize that some churches may need extra time to gather again and refocus. We will have materials available in July 2020 as usual.
For the first time this year, we will have resources in Spanish! We will also have more resources than ever before.
On Freedom Sunday churches all around the world come together as a united, hope-filled, justice-driven community centering on Jesus and seeking to end modern slavery. We start with prayer, lament, learning, dialogue, and worship to inform and catalyze our response to this global tragedy.
The Set Free Movement, Impact Europe, Latin America Area (FMC), and Select Conferences in the USA are teaming up to build holistic community resilience This year, we are partnering with churches and organizations in Columbia, Spain, Texas and California to provide support for those most vulnerable to trafficking including immigrants, marginalized refugees, and children.
As a unified movement, Freedom Sunday is one way your church can connect with others around the world to move in the direction of holistic freedom. We are protecting the vulnerable, strengthening communities, and pursuing Christ-centered justice initiatives to fight trafficking. Join us.
MOSICO (MOSAIC) CENTER
Rivas Vacimadrid (Madrid), Spain
Partnering strong with the Spanish church will result in strengthening a bridge to marginalized refugees, the elderly, those at risk of human trafficking, and disillusioned young people.
PROTECTING VULNERABLE HISPANIC PEOPLE
in the United States
Partnering strong with the River and Sierra Pacific Conferences of the Free Methodist Church to aid those at the borders with humanitarian aid as well as feeding the hungry and offering hope in Jesus name.
Laredo, Texas/Nuevo Laredo Mexico
Serving vulnerable immigrants who are crossing the border. A small Free Methodist Church partners with the South Texas Food bank to meet real needs in Jesus name. A goal is to establish a church and shelter on the Mexican side of the river to serve these immigrants before they cross over. There are 5-6 shelters in Laredo, which are overrun.
San Francisco, Ca USA / Casa de Barro
Serving the poor through a food bank in the Mission District of San Francisco, a small Free Methodist church feeds between 400-500 people each week and is having a powerful witness.
Register today and let us know that your community and church will be participating in Freedom Sunday. We will email you the Freedom Sunday kit for download. The kit includes bulletin inserts, suggested litany, music resources, scripture, talking points, and other service elements, multimedia resources, project information, and more!
Over the past 10 years, Freedom Sunday offerings have raised more than $1,000,000 and launched more than 21 Freedom Projects, including
• International Child Care Ministry projects protecting children in India, Thailand, the Philippines, Colombia, Iraq, and Ethiopia.
• Eden’s Glory a restoration home for adult female survivors of human trafficking in Illinois
• The St. John’s Home, a home for vulnerable Roma girls in Bulgaria
• A scholarship fund to equip emerging leaders to better address the injustices in their communities.
• Seed Livelihood projects in Iraq to assist economic development benefitting Kurdish refugees
• Set Free Movement ministries supporting immigrants in Taiwan, prostituted women in Greece, survivors of human trafficking in Iraq, at-risk children in the Philippines, and various holistic projects in the U.S