Our neighbours at West End Christian Reformed Church have invited us to join in their Christmas Carol sing-a-long on Dec 16, 2022 from 7-8pm. They will be collecting items for the Christian Care Centre, Jasper Place Wellness Centre and the Food Bank. For more information, please visit https://www.westendcrc.ca/event/christmas-carols-gift-donation/
The Anglican Diocese of Edmonton’s Annual Christmas Fundraiser is underway! We participate in No Room in the Inn, an interdenominational campaign to raise financial support to a housing provided that works to meet the needs of the homeless or those at risk in the Edmonton Metro Region. This year No Room in the Inn has chosen the Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region. No Room in the Inn is based on the story of Mary and Joseph, forced to take refuge in a stable because there was nowhere else for them to stay. For more information and to donate, please visit https://edmonton.anglican.ca/news/annual-christmas-fundraiser-underway--1273
A Blue Christmas Service provides a quiet and contemplative worship service as an alternative to the more traditional gatherings. This is in honor of those who are experiencing grief and struggling with loss. Although there isn’t one offered in our denomination this year, there are several around the city in other denominations in the coming week. Locations close to St Paul’s include the West End Christian Reformed Church on Sunday Dec. 11 @ 6:30pm, as well as Gospel Centre Pentecostal Church on Tuesday, Dec 13 at 7:00pm. If this is a type of service you are interested in seeing at St Paul’s in 2023, please let staff or vestry know.