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
Arts Collective
Mini Sampler with Artists
2014 Oct 4, Saturday · 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
We invite anyone who is interested in the arts collective program to come explore a short collective journey with the four artist in residence for this year. This 2-hour event will allow you to connect with the artists and work collectively and creatively on a small project. Information about registration and the various collectives will be available. Snacks and goodies will be provided.
Italian Dinner
2014 Oct 4, Saturday · 5:30 pm
Bring your family and friends to the annual Italian Dinner. Wine will be available for purchase.
Tickets available through the church office or in the hall after service on Sunday. There will also be tickets available at the door on the evening of the dinner.
Adults $20 each or two for $35.00. Children aged 6- 12 are $5.00 each- younger are free.
Calling all Ushers and Greeters
Past, present or future!
2014 Oct 5, Sunday
The group is meeting in the sanctuary after worship service

Have you ever volunteered as an Usher or Greeter? Have you ever thought about volunteering as an Usher/Greeter but haven't been sure what you would have to do? We want to hear from you!
For the first time in a long time we will be gathering for a discussion/orientation on greeting/ushering Sunday mornings at R-W. We will discuss the role that our Ushers and Greeters serve in the Ministry provided by RWUC.
We will also be discussing what works well, what could use some tweaking and how our role may change as our Church moves forward into the coming months and years. Please do come out and join us.
Free Yoga and Exercise Class
Yoga · Every Tuesday beginning Sep 9 · 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- This gentle Hatha yoga class allows people of all ages and body types to develop strength, flexibility and relaxation skills.
Exercise · Every Thursday beginning Sep 11 · 10:00 - 11:00 am -- This circuit exercise class offers cardio and weight training in a "work at your own pace"
Register soon as class size is limited. To register email us at mail@rwuc.org or call 780-482-1587
The New Parish
A conversation about the role of the church in today's world.
Two sessions to choose from:
Noon Session 2014 Sep 16 to Oct 14
6 Tuesdays 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Leader: Rev Karen Bridges

Evening Session 2014 Sep 18 to Oct 16
6 Thursdays 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Leader: Rev Jim Allan

Faithful presence, leadership- living a life worth following are two of the many topics the author of The New Parish discusses. We recommend that people read the book in preparation for the discussions. Copies are available for purchase at Robertson-Wesley in the office for $16. It is also available through IVPress Books, Amazon, etc., in both paperback and digital formats.
For more information on the course, please see The New Parish or contact Jim Allan by email: jallan@rwuc.org, Karen Bridges by email: kbridges@rwuc.org or phone the office at 780-482-1587.
Bible Study: In the Beginning
The Book of Genesis
2014 Oct 15 to Nov 19
6 Wednesdays 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Leader: Rev Jim Allan

This is a brief course for both beginners and experienced who want to become more familiar with the writings of the Old Testament and to people throughout the centuries who have listened deeply to these ancient texts and drawn endlessly on their wisdom for the living of our days.
For more information on the course, please see Bible 201: Genesis or contact Jim Allan by email: jallan@rwuc.org or phone the office at 780-482-1587
Town Hall Dance
Let's get together and DANCE!
2014 Oct 25, Saturday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Open to all. Musical selections for all. The reason? To have fun and get happy as a community!
Beer and wine, concession treats, and root beer floats available.
Art Therapy
Laura Foster 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!
Laura is offering two forms of therapy this season. One on one sessions (available now!) and group therapy led by Laura.
Group therapy is an 8 week program every Monday and begins Monday, September 15 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at R-W. Pre-registration through Laura is required.
If you are interested in receiving (free!) art therapy sessions with Laura, contact laurafosterrwuc@gmail.com or phone 587-988-3387. For more information, visit the Art Therapy webpage.
Membership Class
2015 Feb 12 to Mar 19
6 Thursdays 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Cost: none
Location: Robertson-Wesley Rm 10

Offered each year, this six-week course is designed to be a brief survey of the foundational elements of church membership with opportunity for discussion and exploration of our religious background. While it is primarily for people preparing for confirmation, we also welcome anyone who would like to just explore the basics, whether they have been confirmed or not.
For more information, visit the Membership webpage.
Anniversary Service
2014 Jan 26, Sunday · Over 350 people came to worship with us on Sunday. A video of the service with guest preacher the Right Rev. Gary Paterson, can be found on our blog R-W Sermons
R-W in the News
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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.