Category: WICC

Community Television Broadcast of the World Day of Prayer 2024

Newfoundland Local TV Community Channels Network Area Day/Time Rogers   Central/Western Newfoundland Corner Brook, Grand Falls Windsor, and Gander St. John’s – Sunday, March 3rd at 10 am and repeat at 3 pm. Corner Brook, Grand Falls Windsor & Gander – Friday, March 1st at 10:30 pm and repeat, Sunday, March 3rd at 2pm. New… 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 »

Palestinian Sesame Cookies

3 Tablespoons white sugar 3 Tablespoons boiling water 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground anise​ or ground fennel seeds or ground cardamom seeds ¼ tsp salt ¼ cup vegetable oil ¼ cup very soft butter, not melted ½ cup water ⅔ cup… Read more »

World Day of Prayer 2024 Service Available on Video

A 58-minute video of the World Day of Prayer 2024 service, with participants from across Canada, has been created to view at home and in churches. The video is based on the worship service prepared by Palestinian Christian women, and then presented and produced by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada. The video contents include: Closed… Read more »

Online Festival Day Agenda

Online Festival Day Agenda Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 1:30-3:30 pm EST Registration in advance via   FREE – all welcome   Activities and Approximate Times 1:15 pm Check-In Begins 1:30 pm Welcome; Introductions; Land Acknowledgments Opening Prayer in English and French Palestine Background Middle East – Current situation Music Provided by Palestine WDP… Read more »

World Day of Prayer 2024 Service Videos

World Day of Prayer 2024 Service Promo Video (3:36 mins.) World Day of Prayer 2024 Devotional Video (6:05 mins.) World Day of Prayer 2024 Service Video (58.20 mins.)  طلب اليكم (Wa atlubu) – I Urge You, by Najwa Hashweh Azazian (Palestine)