Mission Awareness Sunday

Welcome to the WMS: come study, pray, serve and join in fellowship

An Overview

The Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) is an autonomous organization within The Presbyterian Church in Canada. To carry out the purpose of the WMS, local groups have been established in congregations from Quebec to British Columbia. The local group is the mainstay of the Society.

Groups meet regularly to study, pray for, and serve the mission of the church. They are informed about current and relevant mission and justice projects through the use of church mission studies, Glad Tidings, and other resources from The Book Room.

Groups transform their knowledge into action through prayer and service. They regularly respond to long-term and emergency need in congregations, communities, and the world. Their contributions to the national WMS office support mission grants, yearly mission projects, resources, and staff.

The Organizational Structure

Beyond the local group, the administrative structure of the Society parallels that of The Presbyterian Church in Canada: Presbyterial (Presbytery), Synodical (Synod), Council Executive, and Council.