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The next meeting of the EDCC takes place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12 noon at the West Edmonton Christian Assembly Chapel in West Edmonton Mall (WEM). The nearest mall entrance to the chapel is 51. Please go to the Meetings tab for a copy of the minutes of our previous meetings.

1. At our last meeting of the EDCC, we approved the purchase of a table (seats 10) for the annual Edmonton Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, April 26th from 7:25 – 9am at the Shaw Conference Centre. Please let me know ASAP if you’d like to attend this year as we want to fill up our table! I can be contacted either by email (president.edcc@telus.net) or by cell (780.993.9985). Attendees are also welcome to donate back to the EDCC to offset this expense. For more information about the Prayer Breakfast, please visit http://www.edmontonprayerbreakfast.ca/
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Prayer Service
Celebrate the 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).

An offering 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.

No Room in the Inn, Christmas 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.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Reverend Marilyn McClung Memorial Award for Ecumenism. This award is given to the recipient at the Annual General Meeting of the EDCC in recognition of a person's ecumenical endeavors, outstanding or specific contributions in advancing the work of EDCC in the community.
To learn more about the criteria and past recipients, click here or to nominate a candidate, contact us.