How I Pray and Why I Pray

By Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard, WICC Board member November 2021 Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10) In this world of constant movement and change, being still is a challenge. From the moment I rise, I am “doing” something! I get up, make the coffee, write the morning pages, read the Bible, and… Read more »


Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe – for World Day of Prayer 2022

My maternal grandmother and her ten brothers and sisters were born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 1901, her older sister, Ann, moved to England where Lemon Drizzle Cake is popular. Lemon Drizzle Cake – for World Day of Prayer 2022 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ cup margarine Grated… Read more »


Improving Lives Through Education

November 2021    By Brenda Halk “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope” Jeremiah 29:11 NRSV. My granddaughter, Evaliene, started school this fall. Having just turned four in August, the prospect of being away from… Read more »


Soaring over the Barriers of Ableism – Part 2

By Rev. Steph McClellan, WICC President When I moved to Vancouver to attend Regent College and Vancouver School of Theology, I worked in youth and children’s ministry. One night we were discussing the body of Christ and I was talking to the youth about a need to accept people’s differences, how we had to work… Read more »


WDP Christmas Advent Calendar 2021

​ December 2021   Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 Prayer: Come, Lord Jesus! Open our hearts while we wait for you to be born anew in our lives. Pray for those getting ready for the World Day of Prayer in their communities. Send an encouraging email to someone. Pray… Read more »


Soaring over the Barriers of Ableism

Part 1 of 2 By Rev. Steph McClellan, WICC President My life of public and broad-based advocacy for people with disabilities really began during my “On Wings like Eagles” tour.  In 1999, and again in 2001, a team and I made a trek from Vancouver, BC to Cape Spear, NL with the goal to help people recognize… Read more »


Flakemeal Cookies Recipe from Northern Ireland

My great-great-grandmother, Margaret Fleming, was born in 1836 and lived in Cookstown, Northern Ireland. I wonder if she would have baked cookies (called biscuits in the United Kingdom) similar to these for my great-grandfather and his brother and sisters. Flakemeal Cookies from Northern Ireland ½ cup butter, at room temperature ⅓ cup white sugar ¼… Read more »


Fundraising Letter November 2021

Dear Friends, Prayerful, grateful, blessed, and ready to help more women affected by injustice – the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC) is all of these because of generous and faithful support from people like you.  Together we are engaging new people and making a difference in many lives. Donations allow our mission to empower… Read more »


Rev. Lynn Mitchell’s WICC Board Story

Hello to all.  I’m the Rev. Lynn Mitchell of Trenton, Ontario.  This beautiful town is located on the Bay of Quinte, at the mouth of the Trent-Severn waterway. I have several roles with the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada: Anglican Church appointed representative, chair of the Fellowship of the Least Coin (FLC) board team and… Read more »


Book Recommendation by Cath MacKeil, Executive Director WICC

I recently read “Five Little Indians” by Michelle Good, which has won several awards including the Canada Council for the Arts Governor General’s Literary Award, the 2021 Amazon Canada First Novel Award, the Writer’s Trust of Canada Fiction Prize, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Good is a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation, and… Read more »