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
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 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:, Karen Bridges by email: or phone the office at 780-482-1587.
Library Open House
2014 Sep 21, Sunday · 12:00 pm Sunday · downstairs hallway outside the library and room 11.
A lot of work has been done on the R-W library this summer, thanks to our summer library student Megan Spaner. A whole new book collection has been added, the space has been freshened up, and it will be a wonderful useable space! Come to the celebration and ribbon cutting with some invited special guests.
Pedals, Pipes and Pizza!
2014 Sep 28
Sunday, 1:30 to 5:30 pm
Robertson-Wesley United Church
Parents are welcome to stay for the afternoon.

Join us during Alberta Culture Days for a fun-filled afternoon focused on learning about the pipe organ! Students age 7 and up are welcome to attend this free event at R-W
This interactive afternoon is designed as an introduction to the pipe organ, with demonstrations and explanations of the instrument as well as chances for the students to try the organ themselves. Bring a few musical pieces to try on the organ, but no prior experience is necessary.
Registration is free and the afternoon will be followed by some delicious pizza and take-home information about the organ, as well as a special offer on tickets to an upcoming organ concert.
The event is co-sponsored by the Robertson-Wesley Music Society and the Royal Canadian College of Organists.
If you have any questions, please contact: Tammy-Jo Mortensen at: or 780-482-1587.
Click here to register.
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
Tickets, menu and details coming soon. Stay tuned!
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.
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: 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 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
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.