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The Indian Metis Christian Fellowship’s mandate to support the spiritual and social needs of Aboriginal people drives our programming and activities. IMCF supports Aboriginals through acknowledgment, advancement and celebration of their gifts and those of the Creator.
IMCF is a well-networked organization and vital service to the Aboriginal community. As such, the ministry strives to walk with others. This “partnering with the community” approach revolves around prayer circles, counseling, addiction and abuse recovery,
self-support activities, skill attainment, and community development. The ministry embraces opportunities to attend to individual and community needs. Moreover, the ministry respects the varied perspectives those needs may bring.
Many community members begin their relationship with the ministry by participating in the various weekday drop-in programs to share coffee and friendship, read the paper or use the phone. Daily prayer circles provide spiritual support, guidance and teachings.
Over the years, Indian Metis Christian Fellowship has fostered over 25 partnerships within the greater community. Thanks to its partnerships, the ministry becomes greater. Some of our community partners are:
Our community partners share with us. For example, local congregations like the Bread of Life Lutheran, Sonlight Christian Reformed, Our Savior’s Lutheran and Eastside United all contribute to IMCF Saturday morning family breakfast and students from
Dr. Martin Leboldus and Luther High Schools come regularly to volunteer their services.
Folks feel at home at Indian Metis Christian Fellowship. Some drop in during weekdays to enjoy coffee or tea, share friendship, catch up on the news, or simply use the phone. Daily prayer circles provide spiritual support, guidance and teachings. On Wednesdays, community members and local agencies gather at noon to share a hearty meal of soup and bannock prepared by staff and volunteers. Anyone can join the Computer Club by paying a modest fee, or volunteering three hours’ service per month.Children can join IMCF Chimatawa Family Youth after school activities and special events. In addition to computer access, children participate in daily devotions and receive literacy and homework assistance. Kids learn life skills by participating in meal preparation and breaking bread. Their cultural awareness is enriched through drumming, dancing and camping trips. In operation since 1999, the Chimatawa Bicycle Recycle Project repairs and distributes between 150 and 200 bicycles each year.