Publicizing World Day of Prayer Services

Great services are starting to be planned for World Day of Prayer 2020. It’s never too early to consider how the service will be advertised.  Word of mouth is often best – friends talking to friends, neighbours chatting with neighbours, co-workers inviting other co-workers, and discussions within community churches. The following list might serve as… Read more »

My WICC Board Member Story – by Phyllis Buchner

Let me start by sharing this passage from Jeremiah 29: 11,12 (NRSV): ”For surely 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.  Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear… Read more »

Traditional Zimbabwean Chicken Stew

Prep Time 1 hour Cook Time 4 hours Total Time 5 hours Recipe from post on Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 chicken cut into pieces 1 teaspoon dried Thyme 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon parsley dried 1 teaspoon basil 1 Bay leaf I chopped onion 1 chopped carrot 1 chopped bell pepper 1 cup tomatoes crushed 3 cups chicken stock Instructions Add one tablespoon olive oil to saucepan on medium heat. Brown chicken pieces, do it in batches.… Read more »

Mental Health: FLC Prayer Concern for October 2019

October 1-7, World Mental Illness Awareness Week October 10, World Mental Health Day Around the world and in our own families, women and young adults can find themselves in the depths of despair with no one to share their burdens: The hopelessness that leads to the growing epidemic of suicide amongst our young people; The… Read more »

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 »