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WDP in the news!

Posted on May 02, 2013

We love hearing from you about how you publicized World Day of Prayer in your community! Many of you get articles into your local papers. Here are two examples: From Marcia A. Adams in New Lisbon, WI: And from Mrs. Diane Grube in Scappoose, OR:

Mythbuster: WDP USA Edition

Posted on April 26, 2013

In the national office of WDP USA, we get to hear from you often with your questions and concerns. We wanted to answer some of your most popular queries all in one place. And so, we bring you this (…drumroll, please…) WDP USA Mythbuster! MYTH: World Day of Prayer Worship Services must be held at … Continue reading Mythbuster: WDP USA Edition

France Bible Studies: Now Available for Free Download!

Posted on April 26, 2013

If your community enjoyed the 2013 World Day of Prayer worship service, they might be interested in the Bible Studies provided by the WDP France Committee.  The Studies focus on Leviticus 19 and Matthew 25:31-46, using both texts to explore the topic of welcoming the stranger.  Each study can be divided into three different lessons … Continue reading France Bible Studies: Now Available for Free Download!

One Day, Many Ways to Worship: Spreading WDP

Posted on April 23, 2013

How can we keep folks excited about and engaged in World Day of Prayer after the first Friday in March?  Here are some of your ideas, please share others in the comments section, below! “Following last year’s service, several of the women from different churches wanted to have more frequent joint events.  In Nov. 2012, … Continue reading One Day, Many Ways to Worship: Spreading WDP

One Day, Many Ways to Worship: Thinking and Acting

Posted on April 20, 2013

How did World Day of Prayer inspire new conversations or action in your community?  Let us know in the comments section below! “The topic of immigration inspired a very lively conversation following worship.  We had lots of discussion on this ‘hot button’ issue.  As a preacher, I knew I was in tricky territory, but I … Continue reading One Day, Many Ways to Worship: Thinking and Acting

One Day, Many Ways to Worship: WDP in Philadelphia, PA

Posted on April 17, 2013

Women from the Mar Thoma Church planned and led this WDP service, which was held on Saturday, March 2 to enable families and working adults to attend. Watch a video summary of the service right below and read about the creative elements they included in this report. Click on the images below to watch a … Continue reading One Day, Many Ways to Worship: WDP in Philadelphia, PA

One Day, Many Ways to Worship: WDP in Rockford, IL

Posted on April 16, 2013

The Rockford Salvation Army hosted a celebration, adapting some of the excellent material contained in the 2013 materials. We combined the opening greetings from the French committee with salient paragraphs from the background materials.Each woman, wearing a colorful scarf around her neck, greeted celebrants and told a little bit about France. The last speaker welcomed … Continue reading One Day, Many Ways to Worship: WDP in Rockford, IL

One Day, Many Ways to Worship: Communication Ideas

Posted on April 15, 2013

WDP planners put a lot of time and energy into getting the word out!  So many of you use the press release and PSA templates to place ads in your home newspapers or on local TV and radio.  In what other ways do you let folks know that WDP is coming?  Share your ideas in … Continue reading One Day, Many Ways to Worship: Communication Ideas

One Day, Many Ways to Worship: New Ideas

Posted on April 14, 2013

Women who plan World Day of prayer have been hard at work investing in new ways to share the experience.  Check out some of their ideas below, and write yours into the comments box below! Many services were held on days other than March 1.  Janet Candle, in Bonne Terre, MO wrote in to let … Continue reading One Day, Many Ways to Worship: New Ideas

WDP USA Invited to Santa Verena Charity 12th Annual Banquet

Posted on April 13, 2013

Santa Verena Charity is a non-profit organization with a mission to fight poverty through programs providing humanitarian assistance in Egypt, the mother country of the Coptic Orthodox Church.  They also serve in Sudan, Kenya, Brazil, Mexico and Hawaii through short-term trips and projects. For more information about Santa Verena Charity, visit: http://santaverena.org/ Santa Verena Charity was … Continue reading WDP USA Invited to Santa Verena Charity 12th Annual Banquet