Category: We-Connect

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 »

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 »

What happened to all the Mothers?

Christmas is a dramatic birth story that takes place in the humblest of places-a stable! More than 2000 years later the circumstances for tens of thousands of women around the world have not changed, they are forced to deliver without skilled help, and in unsafe and unhygienic conditions. As a Retired R.N, Midwife (SCM) and… Read more »

WDP 2023 Kids Pray Too!

Attention Parents, Grandparents, Youth Leaders and Children Ministry Coordinators! We are excited to share a special video for kids and kids at heart. It’s a 25-minute service led by, for, and with, young people, and those who love them, across Canada. Content includes songs, a craft, dance, prayers, and stories.  To watch, click on this… Read more »

World Day of Prayer 2023 Service Available on Video

A 55-minute video of the World Day of Prayer 2023 service, featuring women and men from across Canada, has been created to view at home and in churches.  It is based on the worship bulletin prepared by the women of Taiwan and then presented by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada. The video contents include: Closed… Read more »