Robertson-Wesley United Church

Inclusive, progressive, affirming—Spirited!

What's New

Join us every Sunday at 10:30 am for worship
Details for upcoming Sundays
Advent & Christmas
Join with us during Advent and Christmas. Special events and services are listed on the Advent and Christmas Page.
Volunteer Opportunities
We invite you to take a look at our new web page on Volunteer Opportunities at Robertson-Wesley. We believe that everyone has a gift to share and everyone is called to discipleship.
Ministry Vacancy
The Joint Search Committee is now seeking applications for the position of Minister of Spiritual and Pastoral Care Development. Contact information and the job description can be found as part of the JNAC report available on our vacancy web page.
Community Dinner
Saturday · Dec 3 · 5:00 pm
Every month a group of dedicated volunteers prepare a free dinner for the community.
The meal on Saturday is chicken with mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and buns with Christmas goodies and Mandarin oranges for dessert.
Live Nativity and BBQ
Saturday · Dec 17 · 4-5:30 pm
Robertson-Wesley invites the whole community to our Live Nativity Scene this Christmas.
This year we will be having an outside BBQ, so come have some hot food, cozy up to the fire, and meet your neighbours, while listening to stories and roasting marshmallows.
Full details are on the Live Nativity page.
Count Up to Christmas
The Robertson-Wesley United Church Advent Calendar
Dec 1 till Dec 25
The community is invited to post or send us their best selfies in front of our manger on our facebook page or via twitter. There will be a sign hung from our manger starting on Dec 1 till Dec 25. We challenge groups and individuals to create their best manger scene at the stable in front of the church. The added challenge is that we want the number of characters and participants to match the number of the day. So on Dec 10th we want a photo with 10 people, on Dec 3, 3 people etc. We want at least 3 pictures each day!
Please send your photos to mail@rwuc.org. Let’s have some fun. Be creative and show us what you’ve got!!
Spiritual Arts Collective
Tuesday · Dec 6 and Dec 13
No Room at the Inn
Join Chaka to explore and challenge these tendencies through the metaphor of the Christmas story.
Registration is required to participate. Visit the Arts Collective webpage to register and for more information. There is no cost to participate.
Lessons and Carols
Sunday · Dec 11 · 4:00 pm
This is an afternoon of traditional congregational carols, scripture readings and music sung by the Choir of Robertson-Wesley, directed by Tammy-Jo Mortensen and accompanied by Belinda Chiang. The music includes several traditional favourites. The gentle beauty of the dissipating winter light combined with the music, candles and the Christmas story creates a magical afternoon.
Visit the Concert page for more details.
White Gift Sunday
Sunday, Dec 11
Every we we gather gifts for The Bissell Centre. The United Church has participated in this tradition since the inception of the church.
The Bissell has provided us with a list of items that are greatly needed during Christmas. The list can be viewed and downloaded from R-W's Publication page.
God on Tap
Monday · Dec 12 · 7-9:00 pm
Young adults ages 18-45ish are invited to join Herman and Karen for some spiritual discussion over pints or beverages. We will meet at the Bru Coffee and Beer House (11965 Jasper Ave - Pearl Tower. Your friends are welcome to come.
Spirited Art Studio
Mondays · 7 pm - 8:30 am
Now open to the community beginning again. No cost. For more information visit the Spirited Art Studio web page.
Scripture Reflection Tuesdays
Every Tuesday · 12:10 pm
Join Rev. Karen Bridges in the Club Room over lunch to reflect on the scripture passages for the upcoming Sunday. Bring a bible and a journal, or simply yourself! Come when you can and bring your lunch if you wish.
For full details visit the Scripture Reflections webpage
Spiritual Arts Collective
Sundays 1-3 pm · Oct 16, Oct 30, Nov 13, Nov 27
Picking up the Pieces: What is broken can be transformed.
Through meditation, music and painting, this collective aims to assist participants with transforming and strengthening from their brokenness. here is no cost.
Registration is required to participate. Visit the Arts Collective webpage to register.
Presbytery Matters
The September issue is now available, visit the Edmonton Presbytery web page.."Presbytery Matters" provides a summary of each meeting.
Art Therapy
Cheryl Horn is carrying out her practicum in Art Therapy at Robertson-Wesley.
Whether you are interested in in personal growth or have specific issues to explore; art therapy can be life enhancing for you!
If you are interested in receiving (free!) art therapy sessions with Cheryl, contact via email: courageousspiritart@gmail.com or phone 780-240-4675. For more information, visit the Art Therapy webpage.
Yoga Class (full)
Every Tuesday · 10:00 am to 11:05 am
This gentle Hatha Yoga class is graciously offered free of charge by the instructor. The class is currently full.
Grocery Cards
Robertson-Wesley now has Grocery cards available for sale as a Fundraiser each Sunday after worship in Memorial Hall. Denominations of $25, $50, or $100 are available from Safeway, Sobeys, Save-On, and Superstore.
Consider giving Grocery Cards as gifts while supporting R-W programs!
Presbytery Matters
The September issue is now available, visit the Edmonton Presbytery web page.."Presbytery Matters" provides a summary of each meeting.
R-W in the News
Donate
It is now possible to make a donation to Robertson-Wesley over the internet, using PayPal.

Welcome Video

Open Hearts—Open Community

In response to God's call, we,
the congregation of Robertson-Wesley United Church,
declare our commitment to opening our hearts and our church family
to all people in our community,
regardless of sexual orientation, age, gender,
differing abilities, ethnicity, or economic circumstance.
We recognize that many people's lives continue
to be devastated by hatred, prejudice, and inequality,
therefore, as a compassionate and caring spiritual community
we will stand with those who are adversely affected
by injustice, alienation and oppression.