CWU celebrates World Day of Prayer

Church Women United will celebrate World Day of Prayer at Grace United Methodist Church, 1075 Hogan Lane, Conway, at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7.

The event co-host is Wesley United Methodist Church.

The worship service was prepared jointly by the World Day of Prayer (WDP) Committee of Egypt and the WDP USA Committee, and is built around the theme “Streams in the Desert.” Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical celebration, with Christian women of many traditions coming together to observe a common day of prayer and action on the first Friday in March. Through World Day of Prayer, women affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world.

The motto of the World Day of Prayer is “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action.” Each year a different country serves as the writer of the WDP worship service, lifting up issues of mission, justice and peace that are important to them. The women of Egypt who prepared this year’s worship service highlight water justice, girls’ access to education and the interconnected concerns of migration, poverty and refugees.

Church Women United is as an ecumenical movement involving Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and other Christian women in the United States and Puerto Rico. The local Faulkner County Unit of CWU supports local charitable agencies and organizations, hosts an annual Lenten luncheon series for the community, and holds four worship celebrations around international themes each year.

For more information, contact CWU President Linda Fullerton, 50l.514.5022 or [email protected].