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 the 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 the Sunday morning ministry, click here to watch a short video.

In 2018 ICPM celebrates 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 ICPM in the years ahead through our special “40 for 40″ fundraising drive, please click here.

What’s new?

Serving This Sunday (Dec. 16): The church congregation providing the food and volunteers for the Sunday meal and serving the food is Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 205 Fir Street, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 2G6 (mountolivet.ca).

Thank you to Mount Olivet Lutheran Church for your generous support and  commitment to the ministry of ICPM!

Straight From The Street – October 2018
Check out the 40th Anniversary issue of Straight from the Street newsletter on the Publications page. | ICPM newsletter (Oct 2018 issue) |

Presentation by Harold Robinson at the Annual General Meeting - friends of ICPM were fortunate to hear a powerful and heartfelt presentation from Harold Robinson, LLB on Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation at the 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: michelle.iskwew@gmail.com

Reflections by Community Members - We have had the honour of sharing God’s love and mercy with the community of the inner city for 40 years. We know that the ministry has a positive impact – this is 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 ICPM’s 25th anniversary in 2003.

Online Donations! Go to CanadaHelps.org (search Inner City Pastoral Ministry). All donations are much appreciated and donors receive a tax receipt.


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