World Day of Prayer – this Friday evening from 7.00pm at the Uniting Church
*bring a plate to share
The World Day of Prayer is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The movement aims to bring together man and women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer, as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.
Every year, worship service focuses on a different country and a specific theme. Through preparation and participation in the worship service, we learn how our brothers and sisters in other countries, languages and cultures understand the biblical passages in their context. This year we’ll be learning of the concerns and needs of believers in Cuba.
This service is written by the church in Cuba. It transmits their witness and experience of being Cuban and Christian when their faith meant isolation in the country they love, says a media release. The embargo is lifting, but uncertainty remains for Cubans, the release says. “When can these women tell the rest of the world about how faith endures in a secular world of material and social challenges and of hope?”