World Day of Prayer Service to be held at Knox United in Glace Bay, Friday

Sharon Montgomery-Dupe
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'It's nice when different religions come together'

GLACE BAY — The public is invited to the annual World Day of Prayer, being held at Knox United Church,  Commercial Street, Glace Bay, Friday, at 7 p.m.

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"It's for all denominations," said Susan Hiscock, chairperson of the United Church Women at Knox United.

Hiscock said a different church hosts the service every year, but all churches in Glace Bay and area participate.

Every year the service is written by a group of women from a Third World country. This year's service, Streams in the Desert, was written by the women of Egypt.

The service is described as being told through the voices of urban and rural, young and older Egyptian women, with the World Day of Prayer Committee of Egypt introducing their country on a human scale. They reveal Egypt as they live it: A country with one foot firmly planted in the past, teetering on the cusp of modernity, searching for the next step.

People are encouraged to attend and learn more about the culture and heritage of Egypt.

Hiscock said women from the different churches in the area got together Tuesday evening to prepare for the service. She said everyone plays an important role in the service.

"It's nice when different religions come together, including Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Salvation Army. That's what the community is all about."

"Our community is shrinking, our churches are shrinking, some day there will only be one church."

The World Day of Prayer has its roots in an ecumenical day of prayer organized by women in Canada and the United States in 1920.

smontgomery@cbpost.com

Organizations: United Church Women, Salvation Army

Geographic location: Glace Bay, Egypt, Canada United States

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  • CB Atheist
    March 06, 2014 - 12:15

    I guess there will soon also be a World Talk to You Imaginary Friend Day

  • Breaking Bad
    March 06, 2014 - 07:48

    Maybe if Horseface had God in his life he wouldn't be so angry and quick to ridicule other people's beliefs. A sad existence really.

  • lisa
    March 06, 2014 - 05:57

    I love this, everybody getting together,our churches are shrinking, and someday there probably be only one church.

  • HORSEFACE
    March 05, 2014 - 18:57

    They claim to have an omnipotent god yet they need to talk to him telepathically about things they need. Doesn't he already know everything. Absolutely ridiculous

    • Response
      March 05, 2014 - 19:48

      Yet again, Horseface logs on to criticize a person, idea or belief while always hiding in the shadows of anonymity without ever offering a constructive thought. Rather sad.

    • HORSEFACE
      March 06, 2014 - 14:56

      OK Here's a constructive thought. Spend your time on something that is REAL. Why would you believe in something that is undetectable and makes no measurable impact on anything whatsoever? You are just wasting your time. Spend your time on things that exist.