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: (June 4) The church congregations providing the food and volunteers for the Sunday meal and serving the food this weekend are Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 9125 – 50 Street, Edmonton, AB T6B 2H3 (www.fellowshipcrc.ca) and Trinity United Church, 8810 Meadowlark Rd., Edmonton, AB (www.trinityunitedchurchedmontonab.com)
Thank you to Fellowship Christian Reformed Church and Trinity United Church for your generous support and commitment to the ministry of ICPM!
Our Common Ground: WISDOM event – Saturday June 17, 2017 (1:00-5:00pm) at Boyle Street Plaza (9538-103A Ave) | poster |
Star of the North fundraiser – Laura Vinson concert at Arden Theatre Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm. | poster | … Star of the North Retreat Centre hosts the Men’s Wellness Weekend and the Women’s Wellness Weekend, in which many of our Inner City friends participate.
Men’s Spirituality Retreat – Lenten Appeal 2017 – Letter
Common Ground - the first of our focus gatherings for 2017 to promote reconciliation between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities was held on March 17th at the Alex Taylor School. A wonderful turnout of 125 people filled the gym and shared a powerful time of music, reflections and group activities. Click here to watch a short video of the event. Our next Common Ground gathering will be on June 17th at the Boyle Street Community League building at 9538 – 103A Avenue from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please join us for all or part of the afternoon!
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!
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.