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.

Date: April 14. 2017

The walk begins at 10 a.m. at Immigration Hall (100 Street & 105 Avenue) and ends at Hope Mission around noon.

More information is available at: http://www.edmontonpresbytery.org/events/2017-outdoor-way-of-the-cross

Media Coverage of the previous Outdoor Ways of the Cross:
The Messenger
The Western Catholic Reporter

No Room In the Inn

No Room in the Inn, 2016
Christian churches in Edmonton are once again joining forces at Christmas to assist those at risk of homelessness through the annual No Room in the Inn campaign. This year No Room in the Inn has chosen a shelter for women and their children fleeing abuse: Strathcona Shelter Society Ltd. “A Safe Place.”

A Safe Place provides accommodation, basic needs, transportation, and many other supports for women and their children. A Safe Place also provides accommodation and support to victims of human trafficking. Over the years A Safe Place has accommodated over 17,000 women and children.

By contributing to the 2016 No Room in the Inn campaign, your gift will help to update and upgrade the facility to meet code and provide a welcoming environment for vulnerable and at risk women and children.

With your help, A Safe Place will be able to:
- put new bathrooms in rooms,
- fix rooms to be more welcoming,
- replace outdated appliances,
- improve plumbing, electrical systems and ventilation
- repair and enhance all common areas.

How to donate:
1) Through your church – make a cheque payable to your church and enter “No Room in the Inn” in the memo line. Drop the cheque in the church collection or mail it to your church. The church will then forward donations to A Safe Place.
2) To Strathcona Shelter Society Ltd. Directly – make a cheque payable to Strathcona Shelter Society Ltd. and enter “No Room in the Inn” in the memo line and mail it to:
A Safe Place
PO Box 3282, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T2

This Christmas, please prayerfully consider being a blessing to A Safe Place and its mission through the No Room in the Inn campaign.

Christian Display at Edmonton's City Hall

The Edmonton & District Council of Churches will be launching a public display about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Edmonton City Hall in January 2016 to coincide with the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 18-25). This year’s display will have a particular emphasis on Christianity relating to German Culture. Refreshments served. Everyone is invited to attend. Stay tuned for more information!

Media Coverage of past launches:
The Western Catholic Reporter
City of Edmonton Press Release

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Ecumenical Prayer Service celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017 has been scheduled for Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church (10014 – 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton). Reception to follow.

Over the years we have deeply appreciated the participation of the leaders of the various Christian faith communities in the Edmonton area. It is our hope that you will be able to attend and share in the leadership of this service.

This year’s liturgy for the Week of Prayer will have a particular reference to Ecumenism in Germany: The Land of the Lutheran Reformation. The theme for the week is Reconciliation: The Love of Christ Compels Us based on 2 Corinthians 5: 14-20.

“It was in the context of [the Reformation Anniversary in 2017] that the Council of Churches in Germany, invited by the World Council of Churches, took up the work of creating the resources for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” (www.councilofchurches.ca).

A collection will be taken up in support of the EDCC’s annual No Room in the Inn Campaign, proceeds donated to ‘A Safe Place’. Fellowship to follow. Everyone is invited to attend.