Last updated on March 5th, 2021
This year we are celebrating the country Vanuatu and the theme is “Build on a Strong Foundation”.
The English meeting on Friday March 5, 2021 at 11:00 am, hosted by Wesley Mimico United Church, will have a one hour video presentation prepared through the Women’s Inter-Church Council (WICC) followed by a half hour fellowship and discussion.
The Zoom meeting link will be shared in the coming weeks. Contact Marlena in the church office for the link (416) 251-8293, email@example.com
The service booklet is available here: https://wicc.org/wp-content/uploads/WDP2021-Bilingual-Service-2-Columns.pdf
If you are not able to attend, you can access the video on the WICC YouTube channel, … https://youtu.be/0rWE3TCR59U….
Please donate to the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada by sending cheques to 47 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3 or using the donate button on their website, https://wicc.org.
The five German-speaking ELCIC congregations in the GTA will have a Zoom Weltgebetstag service at 11:00 am hosted by First Lutheran and led by Pastor Katharina Moeller from St. Georg. Anne Marie von Bargen will be the reader from First. To join the German Weltgebetstag service request the Zoom link or telephone access from Marlena in the church office.
Vanuatu is a small country of islands located in the South Pacific Ocean. The black and white sandy beaches, coral reefs with coloured fish, lovely birds, and fruits and nuts in the forest, all make the islands a pristine environment, even though they are vulnerable to frequent tropical storms, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and active volcanoes.
Melanesian people, along with Polynesian, are the primary source of Vanuatu’s culture, languages, traditional values, and spirituality. Each island and village used to have their own chief and style of governance, their own gods, and their own language. Their thatched houses were made from leaves and trees, using stone axes. Women and men would come together at the Farea (“fear-e-a”; village meeting house) to discuss major issues.
The Republic of Vanuatu was formed after independence in 1980 from a French and British Condominium government. Today, Vanuatu proudly waves its flag and its coat of arms which reads, “In God we stand.”