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World Day of Prayer Friday, March 5

Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer, Friday, March 5.

The women of Cameroon have written the service around the theme, “Let everything that has breath praise God.”

They invite everyone to “Africa in miniature,” a country rich in diversity, where climate and culture are widely varied, but where people are bound together by a love for music, family and faith. The worship service emphasizes the importance that the people of Cameroon place on music and celebration in their praise to God.

This year’s service will be held Friday, March 5, 11:30 a.m., at Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St. Childcare will be provided; handicapped accessible.

Invite your friends, family and communities of faith to join the women of Cameroon in prayer and song to support women’s ecumenical ministries toward justice, peace, healing and wholeness. The annual offering will support the work of World Day of Prayer USA and help meet the needs of families who are victims of poverty, violence and human trafficking.

There will be a soup and salad lunch after the program; bring a salad to share.

World Day of Prayer (WDP) is a worldwide ecumenical movement of women of many Christian traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration. Each year, a different country serves as the writer of the World Day of Prayer worship service. World Day of Prayer was founded on the idea that prayer and action are inseparable in the service of God’s kingdom.

For more information, visit www.wdpusa.org. On www.Facebook.com, search for World Day of Prayer USA Committee.