WITHIN OUR CHURCH DOORS
Anglican Church Women (ACW)
The ACW help support our church in many different ways and also has supported a number of caring organizations in the community, nationally and internationally. All the women of the church belong to the ACW. This is a very active group that prays together, unites in the study of women of the bible, fundraises, decorates the hall or church for special events, provides and serves food, and many more activities.
In 2019 the ACW celebrated their 100th anniversary of organized women's groups working within the church, originally called the WA (Women's Auxiliary) and then ACW (Anglican Church Women). They celebrated with a tea, fashion show, and a special service with the bishop. The fashion show and tea were featured in Synod Scene and can be seen on the diocesan website at https://edmonton.anglican.ca/news/immanuel-wetaskiwin-acw-celebrates-a-century-of-joyful-giving.
PASTORAL CARE TEAM
Members of this team stay in touch with some of our church community who are unable to attend church regularly. Home visits, focusing on companionship as well as spiritual needs, are arranged with individuals at their convenience. Security checks are required for members of the team.
Children of pre-school and elementary school age are welcome to join in activities that help them to get to know the Gospel and God. Families with children are welcome to join us for a physically distant time of learning and craft time. Our regular Sunday School has changed its format to a Wednesday evening, "Wednesday Wonders'. This approach assures that the children continue in their Christian education while reducing the risk of any infection to other members of the congregation who gather on Sundays. Wednesday Wonders has been suspended during the time of the church closure but it is hoped that it can restart in September 2021.
Immanuel Anglican Church complies with all Anglican Diocesan guidelines for providing a safe environment for children, including the screening of all children’s program leaders.
Vestry makes informed decisions regarding the Vision for the Church and the follow through of actions that are required for these plans. The team is also responsible for making the decisions regarding the finances of the church.
There are many ways that you can be involved in the worship service:
- Altar Guild – preparing the altar for regular services as well as any special services.
- Music – helping to choose the music for the service and/or providing the music through playing the piano, guitar, or other musical instrument.
- Welcoming and greeting people as they arrive, reading scripture, leading the prayers of the people, and serving communion during the service.