Category: WICC

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)

Ideas for Creative World Day of Prayer Events

World Day of Prayer (WDP) is more than just a day; it is a movement that invites people around the world to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. Organizers are welcome to use a creative event to celebrate WDP. Let the 2024 theme “I beg you … bear with one another in… Read more »

Promoting World Day of Prayer

1. Become familiar with WDP resources and all 2024 service options. 2. Notify COMMUNITY CHURCHES with phone calls and/or emails to pastors, office administrators and contacts for any church organizations. Ask for the service information to be marked on church calendars, websites, print bulletins and electronic messaging boards. Supply bulletin inserts when and where applicable. Inform… Read more »

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 »

WICC Board Blessing and Release for Dr. Anita Gittens

Dr. Anita Gittens – Thank you! Below is the blessing and release for Anita shared at the October 2023 annual general meeting as well as some words of goodbye from Anita.   Blessing and Release for Dr. Anita Gittens We give thanks for your grace filled presence on the WICC Board for over 8 years.… Read more »