Category: We-Connect

Farewell Words from Retiring Board Member – Dr. Anita Gittens

It has been an honour and a privilege to be a part of WICC. Over the past 8 years, I’ve seen unprecedented change, including embracing technology, navigating through the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, creating World Day of Prayer Service videos and events and shifting to a reduced office footprint. Throughout the changes, the… Read more »

Welcome to Rev. Gneid Lackey, our newest WICC Board Member! 

Gneid remembers either attending or participating in World Day of Prayer services as a little girl. It helped her feel connected with women and girls around the world in a special way. She appreciated that the Spirit of God doesn’t have a postal code and it connects us worldwide. The work done by WICC has… Read more »

Post Pandemic Reflection by Rev. Shirley DeMerchant

The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC), Canada’s largest Christian women’s interdenominational organization, is committed to helping women grow in faith, prayer, and action. On behalf of WICC’s Marketing & Communications (MarCom) team, I created a survey that would provide a glimpse into how Christian women are faring spiritually on this side of the Covid… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions about World Day of Prayer (WDP 2024)

How is the writing committee chosen for World Day of Prayer?  In August 2017, 188 delegates traveled from around the world to attend the World Day of Prayer International Meeting in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. These women came from Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox traditions to pray together, share their stories in community, and make decisions for the… Read more »

World Day of Prayer (WDP) 2024 Coordinator Event

Learning about World Day of Prayer 2024 November 18, 2023 at 1 pm EST Hello to all! We are excited and pleased to bring you an opportunity to connect with coordinators and planning teams across Canada while we learn about World Day of Prayer 2024. The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC) has created this… Read more »

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 »