This year’s World Day of Prayer service will be held at the Rimbey United Church, Friday, March 2nd at 7 PM. Each year, a different participating country writes the service. The 2018 program was written by the women of Surinam. Light refreshments will follow. All are welcome.
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Inter-church Council of Canada. The vision of the organization is to restore hope to women touched by injustice.
In 1926 the WICC launched its fledging World Day of Prayer. The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year, traditionally celebrated on the first Friday in March.The motto of the World Day of Prayer movement is “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action. Through our participation in the World Day of Prayer, we affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence on the world”.
Today, the World Day of Prayer is thriving. It is celebrated in more than 170 countries around the world. Canada hosted around 1250 World Day of Prayer services in 2017. Offerings from the service enable WICC to continue its’ successful grassroots grant program. Offerings received through the World Day of Prayer transform our prayers into action in the form of project grants empowering women and children in our own country and throughout the world. Grants range between $500 and $5000.
Programs that work with women in the following areas are considered: violence against women, economic justice, health, education, racism, and peace.
As we honour WICC’s legacy, we also look forward to new ways of empowering women from all denominations to stand together for prayer and action. Together, we pursue justice, peace and reconciliation.