Inner City Pastoral Ministry (ICPM) is an ecumenical Christian ministry of presence serving the people of the inner city of Edmonton. It was started in 1978 by members of the United Church who recognized a need for a church in the Inner City. ICPM is now jointly sponsored by four denominations: United, Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran.
One of the main elements of our ministry is our Sunday morning worship service held at 11:00 a.m. in the Bissell West building, followed by a lunch which is served to anyone in the community who wishes to come in for a meal. To learn more about our Sunday morning ministry click here to watch a short video.
In 2018 we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of our ministry. Our thanks go out to everyone whose efforts and support have sustained us over the years. Thank you! To learn more about how you can support us in the years ahead through our special “40 for 40″ fundraising drive please click here.
Serving This Sunday:
July 22: The church congregations providing the food and volunteers for the Sunday meal and serving the food are Highlands United Church, 11305 – 64 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 4H6 (www.highlandsunitedchurch.ca) and Robertson Wesley United Church, 10209 – 123 Street, Edmonton, AB T5N 1N3 (www.rwuc.org)
July 29: The church congregations providing the food and volunteers for the Sunday meal and serving the food are St. Albert Catholic Parish, 7 St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert, AB T8N 1K1 (www.stalbertparish.com) and St. Joseph’s College, Univ. of Alberta, 11325 – 89 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J5 (www.ualberta.ca/st-josephs)
Thank you to Highlands United Church, Robertson Wesley United Church, St. Albert Catholic Parish, and St. Joseph’s College, Univ. of Alberta for your generous support and for your commitment to the ministry of ICPM!
Presentation by Harold Robinson at the Annual General Meeting - we were fortunate to hear a powerful and heartfelt presentation from Harold Robinson, LLB on Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation at our Annual General Meeting on March 21, 2018. Harold is a former Residential Schools claims adjudicator. Click here to access a Powerpoint copy of Harold’s presentation.
Living the 8th Fire | POSTER | – The Inner City Pastoral Ministry & Moving Forward with Reconciliation hosted four events in 2017 around the theme of “Our Common Ground.” As people who live on Treaty 6 territory, we want to keep this good energy, dialogue and fire going for the rest of 2018. You are invited to join the “Living the 8th Fire” series in a small group setting. This is a 9-week group, happening April 7, May 5, June 2, October 6, November 3, and December 1 – Saturday mornings at 10:00 am. If you would like to join or need more info, please email Michelle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflections by Community Members - we have had the honour of sharing of God’s love and mercy with the community of the inner city for 40 years. We know that our ministry has had an impact – its what people have told us time and time again over the years. Click here to watch a short video of reflections by members of our community on the occasion of our 25th anniversary in 2003.
Emmanuel Christmas Sack Assembly Day – 2017 - we had another amazing amount of items donated for our annual tradition of providing “Christmas sacks” to residents of our community on Christmas day. Donations came in from individuals, church groups, schools and businesses. The amazing volunteers from Glory Lutheran came together on December 16th to once again do their magic and assemble the sacks. Click here to watch a short video of our 2017 Christmas Sack assembly day. Thank you to all our volunteers and donors!
Blanket Exercise - our Oskapewis, Michelle Nieviadomy conducts the KAIROS Canada Blanket Exercise for faith communities as part of our Indigenous ministry, and as part of our efforts to engage in reconciliation ministry in response to the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Click here to watch a short video of a Blanket Exercise led by Michelle at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Edmonton on October 15th, 2017.
Online Donations! Go to CanadaHelps.org (search Inner City Pastoral Ministry). All donations are much appreciated and donors receive a tax receipt.