International Day of Families

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What is the International Day of Families?

The International Day of Families is held on 15th May every year and it’s important to note that it is a day to celebrate all types of families, a time to consider your congregation, community or setting and begin to become aware of the ways that family is represented there. 

The International Day of Families was established by the United Nations in 1993 as a way to raise awareness of issues faced by families throughout the world and highlight the important role that families hold in communities. Find out more here - International Day of Families | United Nations

Why do we need to mark this day?

The word family can be an exclusive word - there are so many ways to describe that someone doesn’t feel like they belong to a family; divorced, bereaved, childless, homeless, differently abled, single and many others. Church can be a place that amplifies that feeling.

What if we talked about belonging to the family of God?

The Worship Service and Messy Church Templates below will help to explore the human familial relationships and celebrate the divine one too. 

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Creative worship ideas to support your service for International Day of Families

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Messy Church session to celebrate International Day of Families

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