Category: World Day of Prayer

Kids Pray, Too! World Day of Prayer 2021

By Rev. Steph McClellan, WICC President, living in Lewisporte, NF Every year, the World Day of Prayer writing country includes a children’s program in the package for coordinators and planning teams. This year, since many were going virtual with our online service, a colleague and I decided to coordinate a virtual service led by and… Read more »

Invisible Homelessness & Our Approach

By Mary Nordick, WICC Board member living in Saskatoon. Surfing:  What images does this word conjure up for you?  Blue skies, an expansive ocean, bronzed athletic, graceful bodies skilfully riding towering white curling waves to a sun-kissed dazzling white beach, Beach Boy movies and songs, carefree idyllic summer living?  Or maybe you live with someone… Read more »

Chelsea Buns

The Chelsea bun, a top UK dessert,  was first baked in the 18th century at the Bun House in Chelsea. This establishment was favoured by Hanoverian royalty. Unfortunately, the Bun House no longer exists having been demolished in 1839. To honour WDP 2022 writing countries, and Mother’s Day, Nancy Weir shares her mother’s recipe for Chelsea buns.  Thank you, Nancy, for… Read more »

The themes of World Day of Prayer (WDP) – how they are chosen

Until the mid-1960s, the United Council of Church Women [UCCW] in the United States, through its WDP Committee, chose themes and writers from around the world. They worked in cooperation with Canadian women and with women from around the world who lived in North America. Picture: World Day of Prayer writing countries; WDPIC; 1968 founding… Read more »

World Day of Prayer (WDP) 2021 Vanuatu Feedback

Evaluation forms were sent out to via Survey Monkey to over 700 organizers of World Day of Prayer 2021 Vanuatu services in Canada. Thank you for sharing your feedback.  Your commitment to this informed prayer movement is inspiring. Look to our next We-Connect edition for a related report. In the meantime, we want to share… Read more »

The Solid Rock – Effects of the Pandemic & Connecting to WICC

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since New Brunswick declared a State of Emergency and we went into lockdown. So much has happened in the past twelve months … we’ve been through disasters, tragedies, and unrest, learned to live differently and faced ourselves during isolation, witnessed beautiful moments and the best of humanity,… Read more »

Why Pray Later When You Can Pray Now?

A behind the scenes look at World Day of Prayer Canada Pray NOW Facebook Live COVID-19 took so much from us, but it also opened doors for creativity and new approaches to many of our cherished traditions including World Day of Prayer (WDP). Not only was the 2021 World Day of Prayer service recorded and… Read more »

World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer (WDP) has been happening in Canada for almost 100 years!  The 2021 service was written by the WDP committee of Vanuatu inspired by the Biblical theme “Build on a Strong Foundation” (Matthew 7; 24-27). Go to to watch or share our special full-length World Day of Prayer Service video.  There is a well-marked access tab… Read more »

Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazers recipient – Dr. June James, WICC Alumna

On Jan. 28, 2021 the Nellie McClung Foundation introduced the 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazer Awards to salute the contributions that Manitoba women have made to social justice, arts, sports, politics, education, community activities, and promoting democracy while developing this great province. The awards honour Nellie McClung’s trailblazing spirit by recognizing these incredible women leaders, so many of… Read more »