Indian Metis Christian Fellowship (IMCF) is an urban Aboriginal ministry building a worshipping / working community through serving spiritual and social needs of Indian and Metis people in Regina. Established in 1978, IMCF is supported by the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), the Saskatchewan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and other churches and individuals.
IMCF celebrates and shares the Creator’s gift of healing and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. IMCF practices Christian Aboriginal ministry which encourages claiming, developing, sharing and celebrating individual and cultural gifts.
An important principle for IMCF is partnership; it seeks to walk with people who experience its ministry. This practice of partnership focuses on spiritual growth, recovery from addictions and abuse, self-support activities, volunteer support, and community development.
IMCF staff members are assisted by volunteers, student placement workers, and fine option - community service workers.
As commissioned by IMCF, the Cree artist Ovide Bighetty has created four unique series of paintings: Kisemanito Pakitinasuwin – The Creator’s Sacrifice (2002), Steps Along The Red Road Following Christ the Creator (2005), Kisê-manitow Omiyikowisiwin – The Creator’s Gift (2007) and Prayers for the Creator’s Children. Reproductions of the artwork are available from the ministry. The ministry’s logo was created by Gary Pelletier and adopted by the Council in 1995.
About Indian Metis Christian Fellowship, Inc.
Indian Metis Christian Fellowship supports people through personal development. Individual and group activities are developed through participation. Some important activities are made possible by the contribution of staff from other agencies such as Circle Project, Four Directions Health, North Central Community Association and local churches.
• Morning Drop-in (open at 9:00 AM, Tuesday to Friday)
• Prayer Circle (9:30 AM, Tuesday to Friday)
• Soup & Bannock (Wednesday noon)
• Chimatawa Volunteer program
• Computer Club (10:00 AM)
• Family Breakfast (Saturday mornings)
• Pastoral Counselling and Referrals
• Community Sharing Time (10:00 AM, Thursday)
• Special Events
Chimatawa Family Youth Activities
• After-school drop-in (3:00 – 5:00 PM, Tues. – Fri.)
• Literacy & Learning (3:30 – 5:00 PM Tuesday & Thursday
• Devotion & Dining Hour (5:00 – 6:00 PM)
• Chimatawa Dance Troupe
• Craft, and recreational activities
• Chimatawa Bicycle Recycle