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.
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Serving This Sunday (Oct. 22): The church congregations providing the food and volunteers for the Sunday meal and serving the food are Bardo Lutheran Church, 5609 – 48 Street, Tofield, AB T0B 4J0 (bardolutheranchurch.weebly.com) and McDougall United Church, 10025 – 101 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 2B7 (www.glcw.ca)
Thank you to Bardo Lutheran Church and McDougall United Church for your generous support and commitment to the ministry of ICPM!
Ministry In The Margins - the ministry of ICPM is featured in an article which focuses on initiatives serving the homeless in the June 2017 edition of Canada Lutheran, the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Click here to access a copy of the article.
Our Common Ground – the second of our focus gatherings for 2017 to promote reconciliation between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities was held on June 17 at the Boyle Community League Building at 9538 – 103A Avenue. An enthusiastic turnout of 100 people shared an inspiring time of reflections, listening, music and group activities on the theme of wisdom. Click here to watch a short video of the event. Our next Our Common Ground gathering will be on September 23rd at the Boyle Street Community League. Its theme will be healing, and the need to care for elders and children. Further details to be provided.
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!
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.