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. For more information, click on the ‘About Us’ tab.
Serving This Sunday (July 31): The church congregation providing the food and volunteers for the Sunday meal and serving the food this weekend is Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 200 Boundary Road, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3A5 (www.trinitycatholic.net).
Thank you to Holy Trinity Catholic Church for your generous support and commitment to the ministry of ICPM!
George P. Nicholson School Students Visit - an enthusiastic class of 20 Grade 6 students from George P. Nicholson School in Edmonton came to visit ICPM on the afternoon of April 29th, 2016. The students learned about the ministry of ICPM and received a presentation from Pastor Rick about food security issues that inner city residents face on a daily basis. The students then did a walk about, learning more about the challenges faced by residents of the community, and sharing with them both friendship and treats. The afternoon ended with a presentation by the class to ICPM of $600.00 of gift cards and transit tickets, to be used by Pastor Rick to give out during the year ahead. Click here to watch a short video of the experience or click on the newsletter on the left to read the article about it. Well done students, and thank you!
Emmanuel Christmas Sack Assembly Day – as part of the Christmas time ministry of ICPM we distribute “Christmas sacks” to residents of our community. The Christmas sacks contain socks, a toque, personal toiletries and other small gift items. These sacks mean a lot to those who receive them, and we are thankful for the many donors and volunteers who help to make it possible for us to distribute 600-700 sacks each year. Click here to watch a short video of our 2015 Christmas Sack assembly event. It was a beehive of activity!
ICPM’s Oskapew Position - a profile article of Michelle Nieviadomy, our Oskapew (“helper” in Cree) appeared in the November, 2015 edition of Alberta Sweetgrass, a publication of the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society, which is an independent Aboriginal communications society dedicated to serving the needs of Aboriginal people throughout Canada. Click here to read the article.
Homeless and Nameless – Feared and Forgotten: this was the title of a reflection written and presented by Farley Magee, one of the ICPM community members at the Outdoor Way of the Cross procession through the inner city of Edmonton on April 10, 2015. Click here to read Farley’s reflection and click here to watch a short video commemoration of his reflection.
Easy Online Donations! Go to CanadaHelps.org (search Inner City Pastoral Ministry). All donations are much appreciated and donors receive a tax receipt.