Valerie Hobson’s Story

I first became aware of the Women’s Inter-church Council of Canada through my Pastor at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in London, Ontario.  Soon after, my name was recommended to our national church (ELCIC) to fill the Lutheran seat at the WICC table. Now a WICC board member, I am very excited about the work we… Read more »

Senior Women – Health Issues: FLC Prayer Concern for September 2019

September, World Alzheimer’s Month “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) Whilst there are many areas where senior women could use assistance, health care comes to the forefront, especially mental health issues such as depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer Society of… Read more »

An Interview with Agnes Bregman

We are continuing our series of We-Connect interviews by featuring Agnes Bregman of Teeswater, ON.  Learn more about this terrific long-time supporter of World Day of Prayer through a May 2019 question and answer series between Agnes and Janet MacFadyen. Janet:  Hello Agnes.  Thank you for speaking with me today.  Could you tell me a… Read more »


It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Susan Murphy, our World Day of Prayer Shipping Coordinator since 2016.  In late March of this year, Susan began to feel unwell, and in April, she was diagnosed with cancer.  She passed away on Friday, June 14th at only 55 years of age. “Sue… Read more »

Children’s Camping Ministry: FLC Prayer Concern for August 2019

Fellowship of the Least Coin August 2019 Prayer Concern:  Children’s Camping Ministry August 12, International Youth Day Jesus’ life is the epitome of servant leadership and he calls us, his followers, to the same lifestyle. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me…for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven… Read more »

Indoor Air Pollution – Reduction of Harmful Cooking Effects in Zimbabwe

According to the World Health Organization, 4.3 million people a year die prematurely from illness attributable to household air pollution caused by the inefficient use of solid fuels. Most were related to Acute Lower Respiratory Infections (ALRI). There is also evidence of linkages of household air pollution to low birth weight, tuberculosis, ischemic heart disease,… Read more »

Human Trafficking: FLC Prayer Concern for July 2019

Fellowship of the Least Coin – July 2019 Prayer Concern July 30, International Day against Trafficking in Persons “Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who are kind to the needy honour him.” (Proverbs 14:31, NRSV.) Human trafficking is the recruitment and control of a person for the purpose of sexual exploitation,… Read more »

Immigrants: FLC Prayer Concern for June 2019

JUNE 2019 Fellowship of the Least Coin Prayer Concern: IMMIGRANTS June 20, World Refugee Day   Nisha is a college graduate who worked as a secretary-bookkeeper in Ethiopia before arriving in Canada twelve years ago. Nisha earned a business degree, but she continues to have difficulty finding a job with good conditions and pay to… Read more »

Welland Ontario World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer March 1, 2019 Holy Trinity Church, Welland, Ontario My name is Anica Glavac. I was born in 1932 to a middle-class family in the Yugoslav Republic of Slovenia. We were living on the farm. Also, my father had a flour mill. We did have a small house with two bedrooms and… Read more »

Interview with WICC President

Fifty–Four Minutes with Diane Dwarka March 25, 2019 Below, is a condensed version of a phone conversation between Diane Dwarka, WICC President and Janet MacFadyen, Communications Specialist for WICC. In addition to her role as Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada president, Diane is a mother, grandmother, community volunteer, fan of Canada Reads, two-time president of… Read more »