Service Sunday

2024 suggested date: February 4

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

–1 John 4:7-8

The Church of the Brethren’s Service Sunday is recognized annually the first Sunday in February. Congregations and leaders are asked to use this Sunday to recognize those who serve, or have served, in their local communities and throughout the world. The Church of the Brethren has a rich history of service that we are called to celebrate and continue to live out in the future. This Sunday is sponsored by the Service Ministries of the Church of the Brethren: Brethren Volunteer Service, FaithX, Brethren Disaster Ministries, and Brethren Service Center. Each year, the Service Sunday theme focuses on a different scripture passage. Congregations are encouraged to use the worship resources below in their planning for this Sunday.

Get Service Sunday 2024 Worship Resources

Get simple BVS bulletin insert – Get BVS bulletin flyer (PDF)

Get BVS slide deck (to include in pre-service slide show)

To download, click the “V” icon at the bottom right. Once on Vimeo, scroll down for a download link beneath the video.

Please feel free to use this video highlighting FaithX, a service opportunity within the Church of the Brethren denomination, as a part of your Service Sunday worship. To check out more about the Church of the Brethren FaithX Ministry, go to

Past Service Sunday materials