Christ Church, Elbow Park, Calgary
Justice and Outreach: Intiatives and Partnerships
(Under Construction... isn't Justice Always that way?)

"Then the righteous will answer, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?'... 'truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me."
- Matthew 25:37-40

In all of our ministries, Christ Church seeks to live the integrity of our faith by reflecting the nature of Jesus Christ to the world in our time. Christ Church is a community of compassion and care. Volunteer hours, gifts, advocacy, education, community engagement and partnerships are the backbone of our justice-building work each year.

A full inventory of our partnerships is under construction. But this work includes...

The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund is our national church's coordinated alliance for hunger relief, advocacy, development and disaster relief. It is the vehicle through which Anglicans respond nationally to domestic and international relief efforts such as Slave Lake, Haiti, Japan and south Pacific Tsunamis, Hurricane Sandi and the needs in the Philippines, as recent examples.

Deacon's Closet
We seek help with donations to assist locals in need (not intended to replace the food bank or other services)
Food items:

- Cooking Oil, Flour, Cake and Muffin Mix
- Cereals/Porridge
- UHT ,canned or powdered milk
- Canned Vegetables and fruit
- Canned proteins - meats and fish
- Soups and soup mixes
Other Essentials:
- Dishwasher, Laundry and Body Soap
- Tissues and Toilet Paper
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Small packages of diapers various sizes.

Christmas and Year Round Outreach

Refugee Sponsorship

Outreach to Kids to keep them warm, and shoes on their feet.

Justice Education and Advocacy

Hunger Relief and Food Security

Equal Marriage
Nationally, the Anglican Church of Canada took a major step towards equal marriage last summer at their General Synod. While several Dioceses are leading the way by going ahead and welcoming individuals to marry who they love and choose regardless of gender, The Diocese of Calgary has not yet taken this step and so we are prevented. But Christ Church Elbow Park has agreed it is time to go ahead, continues to be an advocate for equal rights in the church and encourages the church to to allow and welcome all to the sacraments. We are asked to be patient, and realize that the church is under construction, too, just like this website. Meanwhile, we believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and note that Jesus is silent on homosexuality in all the Gospels, but has plenty to say about covenant love for all. We agree with The Supreme Court of Canada, and respect, value and pray for the church in this time of discernment and change, including those who disagree with us.

Pastoral Care to Seniors' Residences and Nursing Homes
Christ Church makes visits or leads worship for all denominations in several area seniors' residences or nursing homes, providing prayer and sacramental care to those unable to attend worship in their home congregations.

3602 - 8th Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2T 3A7