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, 2017
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 (NRII) campaign. This year NRII has chosen to support the Edmonton Region of the Canadian Mental Health.

CMHA is a non-profit charitable organization that receives funding through the United Way and other government programs. In Edmonton, the CMHA has seven properties with a total of 146 independent living units. Presently, there is a wait-list and an influx of applications.
The property receiving support through our 2017 NRII Campaign will be the Northern Arms apartment complex (in the Queen Mary park neighbourhood) which CMHA purchased in August 2015. Although a structural assessment deemed the building had good bones, renovations are still necessary to replace ALL the windows and balcony doors. Exterior siding, painting, carpet in common areas will also be updated. In individual units, renovations are also needed to update flooring, appliances, and window coverings. As outlined in this year’s NRII pamphlet, tenants of CMHA’s affordable long-term housing can readily access all the services provided by CMHA-Edmonton including a supportive landlord who can assist them when their mental health is not well.

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) Making a cheque payable directly to 'Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region," enter “No Room in the Inn” in the memo line and mail it to:
#300, 10010 - 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 1C4
This Christmas, please prayerfully consider being a blessing to the Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region's Northern Arms complex and its mission through the No Room in the Inn campaign.

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.