Category: We-Connect

World Day of Prayer 2024 Report

There was great joy and thoughtful prayers across Canada as thousands gathered in person for World Day of Prayer (WDP) 2024 services featuring the theme “I Beg You … Bear With One Another In Love.”  For many, it was a chance to not only pray and learn about Palestine but also meet for a time… Read more »

Irene Churchill (WICC President 2014-2016)

We were saddened to learn of the death of Irene Churchill (WICC President 2014-2016). Rev. Shirley DeMerchant (WICC President 2016-2018) shares her memories of Irene. “The passing of Irene Churchill (April 18, 1949 – April 15, 2024) brings much sadness to me but also wonderful memories that go back many years. Irene served for several… Read more »

What is World Day of Prayer?

MEDIA RELEASE – World Day of Prayer 2024   World Day of Prayer is an international, ecumenical event that began almost a century ago bridging social, geographic, and political barriers. It has been an important ministry for women in Canada over the decades as they faithfully lead ecumenical services within their communities year after year. In 1895, The… Read more »

Sumac Lemonade Recipes

By popular request, we are sharing two recipes for sumac lemonade. First, some sumac background related to WDP … Sumac is a wild plant that is common across the Mediterranean region. You can find sumac growing almost anywhere! Due to its abundance, it has made its way into much of the cuisine and medicinal uses… Read more »

Hospitality by Rev. Lynn Mitchell; WICC Board Member

Where does your mind take you when you encounter the word “hospitality”? What images spring to mind?  Entertaining? Greeting people at the door of the church? Henri Nouwen observed that, for most of us, hospitality “conjures up images of tea parties, conversation, and a general atmosphere of coziness.”  (Reaching Out: Three Dimensions of the Spiritual… Read more »

World Day of Prayer 2024 Alternatives to Gathering in Large Groups

Given that some churches, communities and individuals remain cautious about gathering in person for World Day of Prayer 2024, please consider these options: The 58-minute service video, produced by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, can be watched at home, or via Zoom with others, or via local TV stations. The video can be downloaded… Read more »

Donations for World Day of Prayer 2024

Donations are gratefully received as they are vital for maintaining World Day of Prayer and funding the grant program. In 2022/2023, 14 grants helped restore social justice to the lives of over 1000 women and children in Canada and internationally. Anyone attending a World Day of Prayer service should have an opportunity to donate as… Read more »

International Fellowship of the Least Coin (FLC) GRANT NEWS!

With grateful hearts, we announce that a Canadian organization, endorsed by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, was the recipient of an International FLC grant. Name of Project:  After the School Bell Food Program Purpose of the Project:  This project will respectfully promote the health of Indigenous school children by providing food for the weekend… Read more »