Emmanuel Christmas Sack Assembly Day – 2017 - we had another amazing amount of items donated for our annual tradition of providing “Christmas sacks” to residents of our community on Christmas day. Donations came in from individuals, church groups, schools and businesses. The amazing volunteers from Glory Lutheran came together on December 16th to once again do their magic and assemble the sacks. Click here to watch a short video of our 2017 Christmas Sack assembly day. Thank you to all our volunteers and donors!
Blanket Exercise - our Oskapewis, Michelle Nieviadomy conducts the KAIROS Canada Blanket Exercise for faith communities as part of our Indigenous ministry, and as part of our efforts to engage in reconciliation ministry in response to the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Click here to watch a short video of a Blanket Exercise led by Michelle at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Edmonton on October 15th, 2017.
Common Ground-June 17, 2017 - 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.
Common Ground-March 18, 2017 - the first of our focus gatherings for 2017 to promote reconciliation between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities was held on March 18th, 2017 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.
Sunday Mornings with ICPM – every Sunday morning a team of volunteers gather at the Bissell Centre to prepare for the weekly Sunday lunch meal provided to the community of the inner city, while Pastor Rick and Michelle lead a worship service beginning at 11:100 a.m. Following the service the community gathers to share the lunch meal together. Click here to watch a short video of a typical Sunday morning of our ministry.