Forward Movement, a ministry of the Episcopal Church, grew out of the determination of the General Convention in 1934 to counter a period of anxiety, distrust, and decline in the Episcopal Church with a "forward movement" charged to "reinvigorate the life of the church and to rehabilitate its general, diocesan, and parochial work."
We are best known for the popular daily devotional Forward Day by Day, which provides daily meditations based on Bible scripture readings appointed by the lectionary and Daily Office. Forward Day by Day is published in English, Spanish, large print, audio cassette, and Braille editions, and the daily meditation is available online.
Since 1935, we have produced pamphlets, booklets, and books on topics such as prayer, liturgy, pastoral concerns, evangelism, stewardship, church history, and introductions to Anglicanism and the Episcopal Church. You can view all publications here on our website, or request a catalog by writing to Forward Movement, 412 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. You may also call 800-543-1813.
For this new age, we are offering ebooks, other digital resources, and smartphone apps. Just as pamphlets were cutting-edge in 1934, we are always changing to meet the needs of our day. If you have a suggestion for a new product, publication, or sevice, we are always glad to hear from you.
Eight full-time and several part-time staff in Forward Movement’s offices in downtown Cincinnati edit and design the publications, market them, fill orders, and respond to the diverse concerns of those who call and write with comments and questions. We welcome suggestions from congregations and readers on how we can be of more use and offer better service. Contact us with comments, questions, or concerns ar 1-800-543-1813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forward Movement receives no subsidy from the Episcopal Church and operates with a balanced budget. Click here to donate to our ministry and mission.
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The Forward Movement staff gathers each workday at 10:00 am to pray for one another, the ministry of Forward Movement, the church, the world, and those who have requested prayer. The following prayer from Prayers New and Old, slightly modified over the years, has been in use for seven decades. We invite our readers and supporters to remember Forward Movement in your prayers:
A Prayer for Forward Movement
O God, we ask your guidance and blessing for the Forward Movement of your church. Use it, we pray, to open our eyes to your glory and to the opportunities that lie before the church to reach people everywhere with the good news of Christ. Grant that the leaders of Forward Movement may be both wise and daring disciples, and stir up in us the will to share joyfully in this work with our prayers and gifts. Let not our purpose grow slack, that the nations of this world may become one holy people under the kingship of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ. This we ask in his name. Amen.
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