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.
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Serving This Sunday (Feb. 26): The church congregations providing the food and volunteers for the Sunday meal and serving the food this weekend are St. Andrews United Church, 1A Fieldstone Dr., Spruce Grove, AB T7X 2Z3 (http://sprucegroveunited.com) and McClure United Church, 13708 – 74 Street NW, Edmonton, T5C 3R1 (www.mcclureucedmonton.ca).
Thank you to St. Andrews United Church and McClure United Church for your generous support and commitment to the ministry of ICPM!
Emmanuel Christmas Sack Assembly Day – 2016 – a tradition of the Christmas ministry of ICPM is the distribution of “Christmas sacks” to residents of our community on Christmas day. The Christmas sacks contain socks, a toque, personal toiletries and other gift items, all donated by congregations and individuals. The sacks are assembled in a whirl of activity and sorting a couple of weeks before Christmas. Click here to watch a short video of our Christmas Sack assembly event held on December 17, 2016. This year we added a new component of making up gift bags for seniors at Operation Friendship. Thank you to all our volunteers and donors!
Volunteer Appreciation Event - as a way of saying thanks to the amazing volunteers that assist in the various elements of our ministry, we hold an annual appreciation morning and luncheon. Click here to watch a short video of our appreciation event held on November 26th, 2016. Thank you to all of our volunteers for your dedication and commitment to the ministry!
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.