Today in the Mission Yearbook

Minute for Mission: World Community Day


November 3, 2023

World Community Day began in 1943 as a day for church women across denominations to study peace. After World War II, leaders of denominations felt that they should set aside a day for prayer and ecumenical study. The leaders thought that while many denominations were performing peace and justice work by themselves, having a day when they could study together would be beneficial to all. The theme for this year’s World Community Day is “Labor with Love, Hands to Heal.” “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Eph. 2:10 NIV). As Christians, we are the hands and feet and heart of Christ in this world. Let us do all we are called to do in love.

Resources for World Community Day are available from Church Women United. Write to 5 Penn Plaza, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10001; email; call 212-835-1507; or visit

Carissa Herold, Marketing Associate for Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Today’s Focus: World Community Day

Let us join in prayer for:

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Irv Porter, Associate, Native American Intercultural Congregational Support, Presbyterian Mission Agency
Doug Portz, Vice President, Church Relations, Board of Pensions

Let us pray

God of grace, thank you for entrusting us to bring your healing and hope to the world through our actions and prayers. We humbly ask for your guidance as we lovingly commit our hands and hearts to your service. Amen.