Week for Christian Unity

The Edmonton & District Council of Churches
invites you to attend the annual
Ecumenical Celebration
during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The theme is
“Justice and Only Justice You Shall Pursue”
based on Deuteronomy 16.18-20
Materials for this year’s Week of Prayer are produced by
and will have a specific focus on the ecumenical situation in

This Ecumenical Celebration is hosted by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton
and will take place at:
St. John Bosco Catholic Church
13503 40 Street, Edmonton
January 20, 2019
7:00 P.M.

No Room at the Inn

Dear friends:
Since 1999, the Edmonton & District Council of Churches has sponsored an ecumenical Christmas fund-raising initiative called No Room in the Inn (NRII). As the name suggests, 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 greatest need.

The 2018 No Room in the Inn campaign is supporting the Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESSS) to provide shelter, healing and resources for youth experiencing homelessness in Edmonton.

The following brochure explains for about YESS and gives information on how to donate.

NRII brochure_YESS_2018 - FINAL.pdf
click to download

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.

2018 Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross

Friday, March 30, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PMImmigration Hall, 100 St and 105 Ave, Edmonton 
 The 38th annual Outdoor Way of the Cross invites people to think about the relevance and importance of the Gospel message in our world today, around the theme of “Speaking Truth to Power.”

 Each station offers a reflection on an aspect of the overall theme that highlights both a challenge and a source of hope, woven together with music.

 Historically, the Way of the Cross is a Christian activity, but everyone is welcome at this event. Participants walk from station to station, on a route of two kilometres from immigration Hall to Hope Mission. The streets and lanes are paved, so it should not be difficult for most children or people with mobility challenges. Participants are encouraged to check the weather forecast and dress for conditions. Good footwear is important. Light refreshments are available at the end of the walk, thanks to the hospitality of Hope Mission. Participants are invited to bring toiletries or non-perishable food items.

 There is free street parking available in the area of the start and finish locations. There is a public Facebook event page called “Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross” that can be used to invite people to take part. More information: Linda (780-466-6327) or Jim (780-218-6989).