World Day of Prayer 2018 – March 2 – 11:00 a.m. – Christ Church of Fox Chapel
Participate in the 2018 World Day of Prayer at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 2 at Christ Church of Fox Chapel.
It’s an uplifting and enduring tradition that Christian women initiated in the 1800’s to support women’s involvement in missionary work.
- Stay for a light lunch following the service. (Please pack a lunch for any children attending.)
- A free-will offering will be collected.
- Please RSVP to 412-781-1161 if you plan to stay for lunch or if you need child care during the service.
- Speaker: Lillian Goncalves, Suriname Native.
Read the Worship Bulletin for the 2018 service.
More About the 2018 World Day of Prayer
Please celebrate Him and His creation at 11:00 a.m., March 2, at Christ Church Fox Chapel. (Doors open at 10:00 a.m.) It’s the World Day of Prayer, an uplifting and enduring tradition that Christian women initiated in the 1800’s to support women’s involvement in missionary work.
The tradition has found a dedicated home in Fox Chapel. Each year, our 15 places of worship sponsor a community-wide day of prayer, joining 170 countries for 24 hours of prayer. Their purpose is to meld various races, cultures and traditions in close fellowship and deep appreciation. Participants know that their prayers influence the world positively and profoundly.
Each year, the national committee selects a country for special recognition. This year it is Suriname, a small country in the Northeast corner of South America. The event’s local chairperson, Elizabeth Hobbs, has a strong heart for this small country.
“My husband and I have lived in many places and have said goodbye to friends on countless occasions. I was most moved when leaving Suriname.”
“In Suriname, I felt the presence of God and witnessed acts of love and kindness as never before. I had never experienced such universal love for others. I found the Suriname people to be incredibly friendly, even to total strangers. They enjoy life and particularly enjoy sharing their abundance.”
“I have never been able to close the book on Suriname. During my two years there, I shared in the country’s hospitality, happiness and sorrows.”
Lillian Goncalves, a Suriname citizen who now lives in the Netherlands and friend of Elizabeth Hobbs, will be our guest speaker during the World Day of Prayer.
Learn more about the World Day of Prayer.