We are for the people of this city because God is for the people of this city.

COVID19 has left our world fearful, anxious, and isolated. We know that Jesus, regardless of circumstance, brings joy, peace, and hope. And our city needs what only Jesus can give more than ever. This pandemic does not dissolve us from our duty to love our neighbours (Mark 12:31). Now, more than ever, our city needs the church to let our light shine that they may see our good deeds and glorify God (Matthew 5:16).

Here are some ways you can be #ForEdmonton during the COVID19 pandemic:

Sponsor a kid to go back to school. Donate money or your time to help kids in our community head back to school with a bag full of school supplies. Learn more

Be a great neighbour. Download this printable ‘neighbour card’, fill in the details and leave on your neighbour’s doorstep!

Download the Next Door App. The ‘help map’ offers a way to co-ordinate between those in need and those who can help.

Support the Edmonton Food Bank. You can also sign up to be a food bank driver here.

Babysit for those in need. Help parents who are in need of childcare during the school and daycare shutdown in Edmonton Alberta.

Do something for our senior citizens. Assist them in picking up groceries or medications or have your children create cards for those in residences.

Get on the phone. Check-in on seniors, single moms, students, and anyone who may just need a shoulder to lean on and talk through things with.

Social media with a purpose. Don’t spread fear or anxiety online. Instead, use your social platforms to bring peace and hope.

Join your community’s Facebook group. Many communities have their own Facebook group. Join the group and see where you can serve. Here’s a list of groups from communities in Edmonton.

Encourage medical staff. Reach out to the employees in the medical field. Many are working around the clock caring for patients and responding to needs. Consider sending care packages and notes to thank them and let them know you’re praying for them.

Financially bless service workers. Due to cancellations of large events and gatherings, many employees are suffering a loss of hours and wages.

Cleaning. Call schools, daycares, nearby churches, and any public places that may need extra support and ask if you can help deep clean their facilities.

Be Generous. While hitting the streets in person may not be the wisest form of action – serving through financial generosity may change someone’s life. You can do that here.

Support local restaurants. Order takeout (and pick up an extra meal for a neighbour or someone in need).

Pray. One of the best things you can do for the people in your neighbourhood is pray for them. Go on a prayer walk around your community.

DOWNLOAD A NEIGHBOUR CARD

Print and fill these out and stick it on your neighbour’s doorstep. Don’t have a printer? Stop by the church office and we’ll have some for you.

Here are some shareable graphics too.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

Click here to request access to our #ForEdmonton Facebook group where we post opportunities to serve our city.

HAVE A #FOREDMONTON STORY?

Right now people need to hear good news. If you have a story of how you or someone you know is loving their neighbour, we’d love to hear it.

THE ART OF NEIGHBOURING

This 4-session video series is available on Right Now Media (get your free account). Consider going through it as a family or with a digital small group