Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School
Edson Baptist Church has a long history with the Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School. Members of the church started the Christian School in 1977 and the school used our building until 2003 when they built and moved into their own building. We have many families in our congregation who support the school and as a church we support the ministry of YKCS. [www.ykcschool.com]
Here is great information on why Christian Education is Important – http://www.koinoniaschools.com/why-christian-education.html
Thrift Shop & Food Bank
Thrift Shop: Edson Baptist Church is one of the nine churches in our community who supply volunteers to the Edson Thrift Store, which is run by a volunteer board.
It’s an excellent way to serve our community and everyone has fun together serving. The nine churches involved divide all profits earned by the store.
On Monday’s and Tuesday’s, volunteers gather to sort through donated items and put out to be sold when it is open to the public. Vouchers are handed out to those in need so they can pick up clothing for their families.
The store is open to the public Wednesday thru Friday each week, with a drop-off bin in the back alley. Located at 5112 13 Ave in Edson 780-723-4545.
Food Bank: Many members of our church volunteer their time at our local food bank on Tuesday mornings. It’s a wonderful way to serve our community and to encourage those in need. Edson Baptist has various food drives throughout the year to help bring in canned goods that the Food Bank can use.
Parkland Lodge & Long-term Care
Sunday afternoons, Edson Baptist Church and other churches in our community take turns bringing a service to the residents at Parkland Lodge and those that are in Long Term Care at the Hospital. It is truly a blessing to all involved as songs are sung, a short message is given and there is always an opportunity for visiting and fellowship.
We believe that we are responsible to make disciples in our own community as well as supporting those who are making disciples across the world.
Our desire at Edson Baptist is to create a passion for missions; by engaging our congregation in raising awareness and participation in local and global missions.
Edson Baptist Church supports a variety of local and foreign missions.