Awakening – Gift Giving at Christmas

WICC has a beautiful print that might be a wonderful gift for friends, family, co-workers and neighbours looking to hang a colourful and inspiring piece of art on their home or office walls.   This original work by renowned Canadian artist David Alexander Risk has been generously donated to the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada.… Read more »

AGM Highlights by Rev. Steph McClellan, WICC President

Greetings to you from the desk of the new WICC President! Moving from one snowy province (Manitoba) to another (Newfoundland), the office of the President changed at the WICC Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Serving as the President of WICC is an exciting step as I move from the President-Elect… Read more »

World Day of Prayer Grants – 2020/2021

2020 World Day of Prayer Grant Recipients plus Awakening and Emergency grants = $100,000   Location   Organization Project  Amount Kenya CAP (Canadian African Partnership) Network ON / Kijiji Cha Upendo Children’s Project Emergency COVID-19 Support for Orphan Caregivers in Kibera $5000. Malawi Change Her World, Stratford ON Pig Cooperative $3000. Zimbabwe Shamiso foundation, Lancaster… Read more »

World Day of Prayer Grants – Canada – 2019/2020

The Sonshine Society of Christian Community Service in Calgary, AB created an Experimental Therapeutic Group Program for 28 women with a $4,550 WDP  grant. Seventy-five percent reported reduced anxiety and depression, and increased confidence and self-regulating. A $1,000 WDP grant was given to the Inner Pastoral Ministry in Edmonton, AB.  This interdenominational Christian ministry works… Read more »


Donations are gratefully received as they are vital for maintaining World Day of Prayer and delivering the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada’s grant program. Anyone attending a World Day of Prayer service should have an opportunity to donate. **** ONLINE DONATIONS: We are encouraging online donations. This practice will assist with compliance of COVID-19 precautions… Read more »

Leaders’ Planning Guide for Traditional WDP Services

Click here to download this article in a pdf format to your computer. Leaders’ Planning Guide for Traditional WDP Services World Day of Prayer (WDP) 2021                    Vanuatu                    “Build on a Strong Foundation” Thank you for coordinating World Day of Prayer 2021 in your community!  The planning steps have been consolidated for ease, and to reduce… Read more »

Preparing for WDP 2021 Small Group Services with Reading Roles

 Note:  Precautions regarding COVID-19 supersede directions/suggestions to the contrary in this planning document. Become Informed: Read through the Worship Service booklet, country backgrounder, WDP grant summaries, and watch the Vanuatu country video. One committee member should be receiving monthly copies of the WICC e-newsletter: We-Connect.  The latter will help with any updates.  Order/download/review WDP materials… Read more »

Promoting World Day of Prayer

All suggestions are superseded by COVID-19 Precautions. 1. Become familiar with WDP resources and all 2021 service options to help ensure compliance with any COVID-19 precautions in place. Examples:  watch service video at home, set up a Zoom group to share the reading parts. 2. Notify COMMUNITY CHURCHES with phone calls and/or emails to pastors, office… Read more »

Ideas for Creative World Day of Prayer Events

World Day of Prayer 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 2021 theme “Build on a Strong Foundation” inspire you. Be sure to… Read more »