E4C Edmonton City Centre Church Corporation
E4C originated in the 1960s when clergy from All Saints’ Cathedral, McDougall United, First Baptist, Augustana Lutheran, and St. Joseph’s Basilica began meeting to coordinate their churches’ social ministry efforts. One of its early accomplishments was starting the Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC) in what was then All Saints’ parish hall. The organization has grown rapidly over the years. Its mandate is to limit, alleviate, and ultimately eliminate poverty. It has over 20 programs grouped in four main areas: food security; housing and shelter; education and skill development; and building community capacity. Christ Church Anglican is also now a member.
As one of its founding members, the congregation of All Saints’ continues to be involved in various aspects of E4C ministries.
For more information about E4C, go to their website: www.e4calberta.org
Inner City Pastoral Ministry
All Saints Cathedral Parish has had a long standing relationship with the Inner City Pastoral Ministry on a Sunday with the Community of Emmanuel at the Bissell Centre. Twice a year we have the privilege of worshiping alongside the congregation as well as bringing, preparing, and serving a lunch with a partner church. For our volunteers it is a time to join with the community by sharing stories and worshiping together followed by serving a nutritious lunch. Our congregation has been generous in providing sandwiches, fresh fruit, vegetables and desserts.
Everyone who volunteers is changed and lifted up. The experience is truly a gift and by reaching out we can make a small step toward one of the Five Marks of Mission “to respond to human need through loving service”. The first Sunday in March is our next opportunity to join the Community of Emmanuel and Pastor Rick Chapman.
Friday Community Breakfasts
Community breakfasts are served each & every Friday morning at 7:30am during the fall and winter seasons.
This is an important part of our service to the inner city, of which we are a part, and our guests might include a homeless person, a member of the ‘working poor’, or a church member! Anyone who would like to is invited to join us. We each have a story to share, we all have hope for a better future.
Please join us from 7:30am to 9:00am for porridge, ham, pancakes, orange juice, and coffee. If you are able to help cook, serve, clean-up, or visit with other guests, please come anytime between 6:45 and 9:30. We look forward to welcoming you onboard. If you have any questions, please speak with Barb B.
Spread the word: everyone is welcome!
Donations are also needed: NEW touques, warm gloves, long underwear and new or gently used coats. These items will be offered to clients attending our Friday breakfasts. Please give your clothing items donations to Rev. Quinn Strikwerda, or drop them off at the church office, Monday to Friday. Cash donations would also be greatly appreciated – please mark your offering envelopes ‘Friday Breakfasts’ and place in the offering plate. Thank you.
Starting at the beginning of May and going till November, the Cathedral hosts a tax clinic between 10am and 2pm. We offer a small lunch to those getting their taxes done.
Those interested in helping to serve lunch and meet new people, please speak with the Dean.