World Day of Prayer Questions and Answers

Question 1: Can print materials, only, be ordered for World Day of Prayer 2021? Answer:  No.  We have created standard WDP Packets that contain both printed materials and a video copy of our one hour service.  Click here for more details. Question 2: Can I order WDP items by mail and pay by cheque? Answer:… Read more »

Spices of Vanuatu Cookies

Adjust the spices according to your taste ½ cup margarine ¼ cup sugar 2 eggs 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour ½ tsp vanilla 1¼ tsp baking powder ⅛ tsp salt 1½ tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground turmeric ¼ tsp ground black pepper ⅛ tsp ground cayenne pepper Place everything in a bowl and… Read more »

Domestic Violence in a Pandemic

Domestic violence is an abuse of power in the home which manifests in a myriad of ways: physical, sexual, financial, psychological and/or emotional.  The perpetrator is often an intimate partner and/or family member.  The abuser may use tactics of intimidation, harassment, threats, confinement, removal of the necessities of life, stalking, damage of property and withdrawal… Read more »

Thursdays in Black; Called to Proclaim

The 2016 13th World Assembly of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women ‘’But, you are the chosen race, the King’s priests, the holy nation, God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into His own marvelous light’’. 1 Peter 2:  verses 9 and… Read more »

Prez Corner

I have always said that I love change – it is the transition I don’t like. Well, this is 2020 and COVID has moved us unwittingly and unwillingly, at times, through many transitions to new opportunities. It has put WICC on the fast track a few years ahead of schedule to the on-line presence that… Read more »

Eldercare – What does the Lord require of me?

By Major Shirley King, WICC Board Appointee from The Salvation Army Canada Seniors in Canada are living longer and healthier lives than previous generations. The number of those 65 years of age and older has increased from 4.8 million in 2010 to almost 7 million people in 2020. By 2031, the year that the youngest… Read more »

COVID-19 update – November 2020

According to recent news, Canada and other parts of the world are now experiencing “the second wave” of COVID-19. There may be new restrictions in your area to stop the spread of the virus. “Recalibrate” seems to be the buzz word this month to describe the way that churches and non-profit organizations are navigating the… Read more »

Highlights from FLC (Fellowship of the Least Coin)

Submitted by Awit Marcelino, WICC Board member and ICFLC Outgoing Chair From October 9th-19th, 2020, the International Committee for the Fellowship of the Least Coin (ICFLC) met for its first online annual meeting with representatives from 12 ecumenical organizations from around the world. Rev. Lynn Mitchell and Awit Marcelino participated in these meetings as representatives… Read more »

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 »