Category: We-Connect

News for World Day of Prayer 2024 Coordinators

«  If you are no longer the World Day of Prayer Coordinator for your area, please quickly pass this letter on to the person who is and let our office know about the change ( Or if there is no Coordinator for your area, please tell us that too. October 2023 Hello World Day of… Read more »

Meet Sharon Machina – Newest WICC Board Member

Appointed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada My name is Sharon Machina and I was born and raised on a farm in Grey County, just north of the village of Clifford, ON. I am married to Rheo Machina and we continue to farm and raise beef cattle on the farm previously owned by my… Read more »

World Day of Prayer 2023 Highlights from Canada

There was great joy across Canada as thousands were able to gather in person for World Day of Prayer (WDP) 2023 services featuring the theme – “I have heard about your faith”.  For many, it was a chance to not only pray and learn about Taiwan but to meet with ecumenical friends that had not… Read more »

Reconciliation is Community

Kwe’ Pjilasi! Ni’n teluisi Crystal. Tleyawi Ktaqmkuk pasna wiki Winnipeg. (Hi, welcome! My name is Crystal. I am from Newfoundland but I am currently living in Winnipeg.) For a while now, I have been on a journey to learn parts of my culture that were lost. My paternal ancestors travelled from Europe and settled in… Read more »

World Day of Prayer 2023 Important Reminders

February 1, 2023 KIDS, CANADA, GRANTS, TV, PRAY NOW – WE HAVE A LITTLE ABOUT A LOT TO SHARE!!! Coordinators, thank you for taking on a leadership role for WDP!  Your commitment is deeply appreciated.  Please scroll through our World Day of Prayer news below.  There is something for everyone! Exciting NEWS! Our full-length WDP… Read more »

World Day of Prayer 2023 Alternatives to Gathering In-Person

Given that some churches, communities and individuals remain cautious about gathering in person for World Day of Prayer 2023, please consider these options: The 53-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 2023

Donations are gratefully received as they are vital for maintaining the World Day of Prayer and funding the grant program. In 2021/2022, 15 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… Read more »

Language Options For The World Day Of Prayer 2023 Service

Canada has been a land of immigrants since the first European colonizers of the 16th century: a trend that continues today.  Currently, 300,000 immigrants come to Canada on an annual basis.  According to Statistics Canada (2016), there are over 200  languages spoken in our country. To help spread the news of Ephesians 1 – 15-19… Read more »

Making a Wreath – World Day of Prayer 2023 (Taiwan) – For Kids

Indigenous people in Taiwan are very particular about headwear. It not only represents social status but also has special meanings in their culture. A head wreath is made by twining flowers and leaves into a circle. The circle shows unity and a shared heritage. The meaning of a wreath varies, depending on different occasions. Sometimes… Read more »