No Room at the Inn

Dear Friends,
Since 1999, the Edmonton & District Council of Churches has sponsored an ecumenical Christmas fundraising initiative called "No Room at the Inn (NRII). NRII is based on the biblical story of Mary and Joseph being forced to take refuge in a stable after discovering that there was no room for them in the inn in Bethlehem.Here locally, churches and individuals from many denominations join together around Christmastime to provide financial support to a housing provider to the homeless or those at risk in the Edmonton Capital Region. A committee of volunteers evaluates a range of housing projects and selects one that meets the need for safe and affordable housing for those in the greatest need.

This year, No Room in the Inn has chosen the Sage Seniors Safe House for their 2019 campaign. This year’s campaign will allow Sage to create dedicated client service areas and install accessible shower facilities in its Seniors Safe House, which offers refuge to older adults experiencing elder abuse.
2019 NRII Brochure - Final.pdf
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Outdoor Way of the Cross

The Outdoor Way of the Cross is an annual event held on Good Friday, each year in Edmonton's inner city. Faithful Christians gather to re-enact Christ's journey to His crucifixion two millennia ago. The object of the walk is to draw attention to local social issues and the fact that we are all responsible for their solution.

2020 Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross

The 40th annual Edmonton Outdoor Way of the Cross is an ecumenical event that invites the participation of people from all faith traditions. This year the focus is inspired by Pope Francis’, Laudato Si, Care for Our Common Home. Each of EIGHT stations offers prayer and musical reflections on how the gospel values of Jesus apply to individual and public life today; calling us to action. They will highlight both a challenge and a source of hope reminding us that "The earth is the Lord’s and its fullness is for all who dwell therein." 

This prayer walk takes place on Good Friday, April 10th. This year, preceding the walk, a smudge ceremony will be offered at the starting point beginning at 9:45 AM. The walk then begins at 10 AM at Immigration Hall (100 Street & 105 Avenue) and finishes about noon at Hope Mission (9908 106 Ave).

 Participants walk from station to station, on a route of two kilometres, on paved streets and lanes, making it reasonable for most ages and levels of fitness and ability. Participants are encouraged to dress for conditions; ensuring they wear good footwear for the journey. 

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary, memorabilia will be available for purchase at the end of the walk. Participants are invited to bring donations of toiletries or non-perishable food items to be collected by the Mustard Seed. There is free street parking available in the area of the start and finish locations.

There is a public Facebook event page