Leaders’ Planning Guide for 2022 World Day of Prayer (WDP) Services – prepared by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC)

WDP 2022 Theme: “I Know the Plans I Have For You.”           Writing Committee: England, Wales & Northern Ireland (EWNI)          Thank you for coordinating World Day of Prayer 2022 in your community! PLANNING STEPS: Understanding the Basics Registering as a Service Coordinator Becoming Informed Forming a Planning Committee Setting a Date & Time Planning Location/Delivery… Read more »

Promoting World Day of Prayer

All suggestions are superseded by COVID-19 Precautions. 1. Become familiar with WDP resources and all 2022 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 »

World Day of Prayer Service Options for 2022

World Day of Prayer Service Options for 2022 Given that COVID-19 may restrict options for gathering, we ask you to consider a number of safe ways to celebrate World Day of Prayer 2022 – England, Wales, Northern Ireland. Watch, as an individual or in groups, a full-length service video featuring participants from across Canada. This… Read more »

Prayer and Consideration for the Women of Afghanistan

The year was 1988, and each month a small column would appear in our Diocesan newspaper, written by a woman named Win Perryman, on behalf of Amnesty International.  In the fall of that year, I was a newly ordained Anglican pastor, just settling into my first parish in rural Eastern Ontario. The conversations and ministry… Read more »

Nell DeBoer’s WICC Story

I’m Nell DeBoer, and live in Toronto (North York), Ontario. After coming to Canada with my parents in 1948 from the Netherlands, I lived in Lindsay, Ontario where most of my family still resides. I met, and came to know, Cath MacKeil (WICC Executive Director) as well as Nancy Weir (WICC Administrator) during Toronto Festival… Read more »

Gingerbread Horses

Since our World Day of Prayer 2022 countries are England, Wales and Northern Ireland, I looked to Charles Dickens for inspiration for this month’s baking idea. Gingerbread horses are mentioned in his last book, Our Mutual Friend. His description doesn’t sound very appetizing (“damp” and “fearfully out of condition”), so I hope mine are better!… Read more »

Fellowship of the Least Coin In-Gathering Service for 2021

The International Committee for the Fellowship of the Least Coin (ICFLC) has prepared an In-Gathering Service for 2021. Organizers can modify or choose different hymns, scriptures, and ways of connecting and presenting the material (e.g., dramatization, message, testimonial, small group discussions). For a service copy, go to: 2021 FLC In-Gathering Service Program (PDF) 2021 FLC In-Gathering… Read more »

World Day of Prayer Coordinators for 2022

    The World Day of Prayer (WDP) 2022 program was written by the women of England, Wales and Northern Ireland with the theme, “I Know the Plans I have for You” based on Jeremiah 29: 1-14. World Day of Prayer Coordinator is an IMPORTANT role.  We need your help planning and promoting services, and… Read more »

Can You Imagine?

On May 27, 2021, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, BC found the remains of 215 children at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Since then, more than 1308 unmarked graves have been uncovered across the country with more being uncovered as the months go by. Can you imagine what… Read more »

Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation

2020 Grant Story Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation – Family Violence Survivors & Program Supplies Project Like 23,247 women, children and seniors who were turned away from Alberta shelters in 2019 (Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters), Jessica Martel was turned away from shelters operating at capacity. With the support of her mom, Jess made a safety… Read more »