Welcome to WECA

West Edmonton Christian Assembly

From Sunday worship services to midweek programs WECA offers a wide range of options for people of all ages. In all that we do, we strive to be a community that transforms lives closer to Christ.

 

Services Times

Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

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WECA Chapel

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On Sunday,  June 12th 2016,  West Edmonton Christian Assembly’s new missional initiative and first multisite campus was announced to its congregation. Through a process of prayerful discussion and negotiation we agreed to sign a five-year lease in West Edmonton Mall for the new “WECA Chapel” allowing our church to join the over 800 stores and services that comprise the largest shopping mall in North America.

We are not opening a retail store, restaurant or entertainment venue; but rather, we look forward to providing a place, presence and programs that address the deepest and most significant realities of human life.

When we see the WECA Chapel, we see a venue where the hopeless can find hope, the lost can find a way and the hurting can find healing. We see a campus in the heart of the mall where the lonely can find community and the discouraged can find encouragement. We see a safe place where the confused can find clarity and those who are spiritually seeking can find a meaningful connection and relationship with a God who loves them more than they could ever fully know.

When we see the WECA Chapel, we see an opportunity for the church to step out in faith, step up to the challenge and step into what God is calling us to do.

Will you consider walking with us?

 

How you can get involved:

PRAY
In order to see the WECA Chapel reach its full redemptive potential in all its various facets, God’s divine enablement and influence is not only needed but also essential.  Please consider praying for us regularly. Pray that God will work through the staff and volunteers to touch the lives of those who frequent the space. Pray for the different ministries and programs that will be facilitated in and through this venue. Pray that God would be glorified and people would be forever impacted both across our city and around the globe by the works done through the Chapel.
If you would like a list of specific prayer needs or organized corporate prayer times, please email us at chapel@weca.com.

VOLUNTEER
In order to see the WECA Chapel reach its full redemptive potential in all its various facets, people will be needed to serve as volunteers and representatives of God. There will be many opportunities for volunteers to serve and support the ministry that will be facilitated in and through the Chapel.  Whether it’s serving as a host at the reception desk, answering phone calls, talking with and praying with seekers, serving in a program, or supporting through intercessory prayer, your involvement is welcomed and needed.
If you would like some information on the different ways that you or your family can get involved as a volunteer at the chapel, please email us at chapel@weca.com.

GIVE
In order to see the WECA Chapel reach its full redemptive potential in all its various facets, adequate and sustainable financing will be required over the next five years. The total five year budget for the Chapel (including renovation and operating costs) is 1.35 million. We recognize that this is a great deal of money but we also recognize the ministry potential, opportunity and exposure of placing a Christian Chapel in the largest shopping center in North America.
Will you consider partnering with us financially?

 

WECA Chapel Info Package

 

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Advent Conspiracy

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Make this Christmas different.

“If you love only those who love you, what good is that?…If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else?”   Matthew 5:46,47

Feel free to browse the opportunities below to give of yourself and then sign up in the foyer at West Edmonton Christian Assembly .

Youth Drop-In Centre

Who is it for? Inner city Youth
What is the purpose? Kickstart Junior High Leaders are going to youth drop-in centres to decorate and create a beautiful, warm, Christmas environment for the students in the community.
When is it going to happen? Decorations need to be in before December 7.
How can you get involved? We are looking for people to donate their decorations that are no longer being used. Items such as garland, ornaments, Christmas trees, lights and good condition stand alone pieces.

Jr. High Teachers

Who is it for? Jr. High School teachers
What is the purpose? To bless the teachers whose job is often very difficult and thankless with an appreciation gift basket.
When is it going to happen? Donated items are needed before December 14. Items will be delivered to schools on December 20-23 between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.How can you get involved? For this project we are looking for donations to fill 60-100 gift baskets. We also need adults willing to deliver the baskets to the schools.

Choir at West Edmonton Mall

Who is it for? Shoppers and employees of WEM
What is the purpose? To spread the message of Christmas.
When is it going to happen? Performances on
December 6 and 20 at 7-8pm.
How can you get involved?  The last date to join the Choir is November 9. Otherwise we would like
volunteers to be involved by coming to the mall and joining the audience.

Visit the Lonely

Who is it for? Shut-ins, seniors,
and those who are alone
What is the purpose? To show the love of Jesus to those who are shut in.
When is it going to happen? Timing is flexible. Whatever timing works for you and the individual.
How can you get involved? It would involve
visiting those that are alone and not able to get to church regularly, taking them some Christmas baking, and spending a little time with them.

Teen Parents

Who is it for? Terra Center families, young moms and dads and their children
What is the purpose? To support families in having safe, affordable, quality time over the holiday season.
When is it going to happen? December 1 at 3:30pm.
How can you get involved? For this event we are in need of small prizes (stickers, etc.) for our wishing fishing pond. Additionally, we need support in setting up the venue, support serving the meal and making desserts.

A Struggling Student

Who is it for? A university student struggling to make ends meet.
What is the purpose? This individual did not receive the funding she thought she’d receive to cover her schooling. In order to continue her studies she has started a cleaning business to help make ends meet. In early December, we want to make a tangible difference in her life by surprising her with a cleaning supplies gift basket and a list of prospective clients.
When is it going to happen? By signing up, you are adding your name to a prospective clientele list for the individual to then follow up with you.
How can you get involved? We are looking for people who are willing to pay this young lady for her cleaning services in order to give her a steady clientele base.

Ronald McDonald House

Who is it for? Families with sick children.
What is the purpose? To prepare dinner for the families, to spend time with and establish relationships with them over dinner, making crafts, face painting and a pj movie night and to share the Christmas story with them.
When is it going to happen? Dec 17 from 2:30 to 8:30pm. Each team is welcome the whole evening but only required to be there for what they sign up for. Maximum 15 volunteers at one time in the building.
How can you get involved? Volunteer your time to help with food prep, crafts, sharing the nativity story, face painting, joining the PJ movie night, or offering a musical contribution.

A Lady in Need

Who is it for? A lady in need. 
What is the purpose? To bless a lady who is struggling financially and spiritually.
When is it going to happen? A gift basket will be delivered just before Christmas.
How can you get involved? You can donate one or more of the following items: non-perishable food items (including meat), “body shop” like products, candy or chocolates, etc.

Inner City Church

Who is it for? People living in the inner city.
What is the purpose? To show the love of Jesus by providing a meal on Christmas day and a gift for each person in Norwood Wesleyan Church. Many in this church have no other family and their pastor would like to make Christmas Day special because these people have no other celebration.
When is it going to happen? Meal prep on Dec 24 at 10:00am and Banquet Dec 25 at 12:30pm
How can you get involved? We need people to purchase groceries for the meal, help cook the meal for 100 people, serve and clean up, provide a small gift to each person attending, or provide music or childcare throughout the meal.

Hope Mission Long Term Housing

Who is it for? Men and Women in Recovery
What is the purpose? To provide a Christmas get together and start relationships that we hope to continue through a weekly life group. This is an opportunity to build relationships with people on their journey through recovery and beyond.
When is it going to happen? To be decided by those who volunteer and Hope Mission staff.
How can you get involved? We are in need of individuals to bring Christmas baking, refreshments and games and spend an evening to interact with residents. If you are interested in being challenged in growing deeper with the Lord through leading an ongoing study with this demographic, this would be a suitable fit.

Home Repair 1

Who is it for? A single parent whose home is in need of renovations.
What is the purpose? To bless someone whose home is in need of repair by joining a team of people who will see that her needs are met and her home is restored to good working order.
When is it going to happen? Nov 20-26. A time that is convenient for both parties.
How can you get involved? This project is for a single parent who needs tile installation around their tub and shower. We’re looking for a team of people who have skills or experience in this area and would be willing to bless a family.

Home Repair 2

Who is it for? A single mom whose home is in need of repairs.
What is the purpose? To bless her family by joining a team of people who will see that her needs are met and her home is restored to good working order.
When is it going to happen? A time that is
convenient for both parties
How can you get involved? We need a plumber, electrician, and a handyman. We’re looking for a team of people who have skills or experience in these areas and believe that as they go to serve and bless this home, that they will also be blessed in doing so.

ESL Famlies

Who is it for? Newcomers to Canada
What is the purpose? To bless families with gifts of clothing, food, toys, etc. who are new to Canada and are struggling to adapt to our country and culture.
When is it going to happen? You can shop at your convenience and if you want to meet the family to deliver the gifts we will coordinate a date with an ESL teacher to accompany you to help with English comprehension.
How can you get involved? You can choose to do this one project or you can choose to have an ongoing relationship with the family such as playdates with the children, tea and cookies with the mother, invite the family to your home for a meal, picnic in the park, whatever fits your family best.

Angel Tree

Who is it for? Children of incarcerated women from Edmonton.
What is the purpose? To help bring joy to the children and show them that their mom is thinking of them this Christmas. For inmates, your support helps them experience the love of God during a time marked by guilt and loneliness. By strengthening their family ties, it also reduces their probability of reoffending when released.
When is it going to happen? Any day of your choice before or on Christmas Day.
How can you get involved? By purchasing a maximum $30 gift for a child on behalf of the incarcerated parent and delivering it to them. Name, age, gender and address of children will be provided.

Inner City Women’s Spa Day

Who is it for? For inner city women at risk
What is the purpose? To show the love of Jesus by partnering with the Salvation Army Women’s Outreach team to have a Spa Day.
When is it going to happen? November 26 from 11am – 4pm.
How can you get involved? We are looking for hairdressers, hairstylists, makeup artists and nail technicians. We will also need items donated, food, musicians, and volunteers to interact with the women and pray for them.

List of needs:

  • hairdresser
  • hairstylist
  • make-up artist
  • manicurist
  • pedicurist
  • volunteers to pray with people
  • musicians to walk around and play guitar
  • baking for 50 women (including muffins)
  • two trays of veggies
  • two trays of fruit
  • 4 bags of tostitos and salsa
  • hot lunch for 50 wormen (lasanga or other casserole and buns served at 2 p.m.)
  • Donations for 50 backpacks (50 backpacks, warm gloves, warm hoodies, deoderant sticks, chocolates, hand written notes of encouragement, 100 bus tickets.

Youth Emergency Centre

Who is it for? High risk young adults 15-23 years old who are homeless.
What is the purpose? To provide items needed by the youth at the shelter.
When is it going to happen? To be determined.
How can you get involved? You can be involved by donating needed (used and new) items.

Needed items:

  • socks
  • underwear, bras
  • long underwear
  • sweatpants/yoga pants
  • pyjama bottoms
  • hoodies, coats
  • shoes & boots (large sizes)
  • gloves
  • hot paws/hand warmers
  • toques
  • belts
  • backpacks
  • travel mugs, water bottles
  • headphones
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • brushes, combs
  • kleenex, q-tips
  • hand sanitizer
  • batteries (AA, AAA)
  • adult colouring books
  • markers, whiteboard markers
  • make-up
  • sketchbooks
  • pencil sharpeners
  • laundry soap
  • masking tape
  • fresh/frozen meat
  • lunch meat
  • granola bars
  • juice boxes
  • healthy, portable snacks
  • oatmeal
  • peanut butter, jam
  • cheese products
  • tupperware containers (all sizes)
  • hand blender, can opener
  • dish cloths
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We think our church is amazing, but lets be honest, it can also be terrifying if you don’t know what goes on inside. Here at WECA, we remember what it feels like to walk through our doors for the first time. Not knowing what to expect, what to wear, when to come, where to sit can be some of the most intimidating questions on the planet. We want to make your experience here at church as welcoming and as comfortable as possible.

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