Eldercare by Dr. Anita Gittens

Wikipedia defines an elder as “some-one with a degree of seniority or authority”. It also states that “In Christianity, an elder is a person who is valued for wisdom and holds a position of responsibility and authority in a Christian group”. There’s a sense of authority, knowledge, recognition, wisdom and value – characteristics which can… Read more »

Transition Message from WICC Past President Diane Dwarka

It has been a privilege, an honour, and a pleasure to have served as WICC’s president for the past two years. When I took on the role in 2018, WICC had just celebrated its 100th Anniversary with several events across the country to commemorate this landmark centennial. The previous president, Rev. Shirley DeMerchant, had a… Read more »

World Day of Prayer Coordinator Letter

♦If you are no longer the World Day of Prayer Coordinator for your area, please quickly pass this letter on to the person who is and let our office know about the change. If there is no Coordinator for your area, please tell us that too.                  … Read more »

Christmas 2020 Fundraiser

Over two thousand years ago, angels brought Christmas greetings to a world that was in the throes of great change and upheaval. This year, our world is also in a state of change and uncertainty, but in the desire for a new normal, we also look for new possibilities as we listen for hope in… Read more »

Chocolate Coconut Mug Cake (cocoa is grown in Vanuatu)

1 egg 1 tablespoon milk, almond milk or coconut milk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, melted butter or melted margarine ¼ teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup all-purpose flour (or ¼ cup gluten free ‘flour’) ¼ cup sugar 3 tablespoons cocoa powder ¼ teaspoon baking powder ⅟16 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons coconut In a large mug, thoroughly beat the egg with a fork. Add… Read more »

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 »