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Minute for Mission: World Community Day


November 6, 2020

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 “The time is NOW! Resolve to Love!” As Christians, we are called to nurture and cultivate life-giving community — within our families, our churches and God’s world — even during times of strife and discord. We are called to “resolve to love” as a grateful response to the one who “became flesh and lived among us … full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

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

Eva Slayton, Presbyterian Mission Agency
Ashley Smalley-Ray, Presbyterian Foundation

Let us pray:

God of grace, thank you for your loving presence in our lives. As love “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Cor. 13:7), in deepest love and thanksgiving, we resolve to bear, believe, hope and endure in loving service to you and your people. Amen.