Outreach Commitments


To fulfill our purpose of providing leadership in developing awareness and action that responds to social justice issues in the local, national and world communities we aim:

  • to raise the consciousness of the congregation and encourage study of selected issues, problems and needs;
  • to seek congregational ideas and input on how best to respond to these issues, problems and needs;
  • to recommend ways that the congregation might respond appropriately through action, advocacy and/or service;
  • to seek people to develop, lead, coordinate and support outreach projects and initiatives;
  • to oversee active projects and services;
  • to work in cooperation with community agencies, service and program examples

In Southwest Edmonton, we support:

  • Families needing short term help or having special needs
  • Duggan School students needing assistance
  • Children needing help to attend summer camps
  • Lifestyle Helping Hands which arranges for volunteers to drive seniors to appointments
  • Food Bank by operating a depot for them every Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • E4C’s Make Tax Time Pay which provides tax preparation assistance to low income individuals and families

In Edmonton’s Inner City, we give assistance to:

  • Operation Friendship that supports seniors living in the inner city.
  • Bissell Centre that provides services and support to families and individuals of all ages living in downtown Edmonton
  • Inner City Youth Development Agency which operates Inner City High assisting inner city youth to get needed education and training

In greater Edmonton, we support:

  • Youth Empowerment and Support Services
  • Various programs that provide safe, affordable housing including Habitat For Humanity
  • Programs to assist women in abusive situations

Beyond Edmonton, our congregation

  • Sponsors refugee families, most recently a family from Zimbabwe and a man from Gambia.
  • Has provided emergency assistance to students from other countries through the International Students Emergency Fund at U of A
  • Has supported the work of Amnesty International
  • Continuously supports the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church
  • Supports Kairos through their Companionship Program