Links

a collection of websites related to our church and its mission

Robertson-Wesley's Partner Organizations

    Alberta Baroque Ensemble
    A professional ensemble of musicians whose repertory is primarily the music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and whose performance practices reflect the spirit and style of the period in which the music was composed. ABE uses the Robertson-Wesley sanctuary as their primary performance venue.
    Canterbury Foundation
    Seniors' housing organization that operates Canterbury Court, CanterburyManor and Canterbury Lane. Robertson-Wesley conducts a monthly worship service in the chapel at Canterbury.
    Cantilon Choirs
    A world-class choral organization that shares facilities with Robertson-Wesley and contributes to our worship music on a monthly basis.
    Choral Morphosis
    A community choir for adults 16 and older with a developmental or physical disability. We are a non auditioned community choir open to anyone with a love of music and singing.
    Christ Church Anglican
    Our nearest neighbouring church, just a block east, with whom we partner in outreach projects such as the food bank and community dinners.
    Community Counselling Centre
    Specializing in Pastoral Counselling - a relational, client focused approach to counselling - experienced in working with people who want to develop healthy, meaningful lives and relationships. This is one of the principal agencies to whom we refer couples for marriage preparation.
    Edmonton Food Bank
    Robertson-Wesley serves as a distribution point for the Edmonton Food bank on a weekly basis.
    Grandin Prescolaire
    A preschool program, conducted in French and English, with the emphasis on French. Robertson-Wesley is pleased to provide facilities for Grandin.

Associations, Colleges & Training Centres

    Calling Lakes
    The United Church's training centre on Echo Lake in the Qu'Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan.
    St. Stephen's College
    Ecumenical theological college here in Edmonton, on the University of Alberta campus.
    St. Andrew's College
    The United Church's theological college for ordination, located in Saskatoon, on the University Campus.
    Vancouver School of Theology
    United Church seminary at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
    Alberta Choral Federation
    A choral music site with links to many other resources related to choral music.
    Alberta Guild of English Handbell Ringers
    A not-for-profit organization which provides opportunities for artistic development of Albertans through the sharing, encouragement and appreciation of quality English Handbell Ringing. (Includes links to several other handbell resources.)
    Camp Wohelo
    CGIT camp that provides many programs, especially summer camps for girls and boys.
    Camp Maskepetoon
    Edmonton Presbytery camp that provides many programs, especially summer camps for all children.
    Suprise Lake
    committed to providing an experience in Outdoor Education, Spiritual Development and Personal Discovery.

Outreach

    Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
    The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities is a consumer-directed organization that actively promotes full participation in society for Albertans with disabilities.
    Bissell Centre
    The United Church's inner city mission in Edmonton.
    Boyle McCauley Health Centre
    The community-owned Boyle McCauley Health Centre responds to the unique needs of Edmonton's inner city. Along with Capital Health and other stakeholders, we improve the health of individuals and the community by providing a range of primary health and health promotion services to those with limited access.
    Canada Foodgrains Bank
    A Christian Response to Hunger
    A Christian-based food aid and development organization that collects donations of grain, cash and other agricultural commodities for distribution to the world's hungry
    George Spady Centre
    Provides a supervised environment for those who are under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs and require assistance in stabilizing their condition.
    Greater Edmonton Alliance
    The Greater Edmonton Alliance (GEA) is a broad-based organization which works to coalesce, train, and organize the communities of Greater Edmonton across religious, labour, ethnic, class and neighborhood lines for the common good.
    Habitat for Humanity: Canada / International
    The international, non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing organization.
    Inner City Pastoral Ministry
    ICPM is an ecumenical Christian ministry of presence serving the people of the inner city of Edmonton. It was started in 1978 by members of the United Church who recognized a need for a church in the Inner City.
    Operation Friendship Seniors' Society
    A non-profit society that provides community-based preventative social services to the seniors of Edmonton's inner city, providing safe, affordable non-institutional housing options
    Parkland Institute
    Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta
    an Alberta wide research network that examines issues of public policy.
    Pride Centre of Edmonton
    Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered Pride Centre of Edmonton
    Celebrating GLBTQ people, their families and friends.
    Project Ploughshares
    "The name and mandate for Project Ploughshares come from the ancient biblical vision in Isaiah in which the material and human wealth consumed by military preparations are transformed into resources for human development and in which such transformation removes the roots of war itself."
    Soles4Souls
    A project for collecting new or almost new shoes for people in need around the world.

The United Church of Canada

    The United Church of Canada
    This is the official website of the national body---the General Council Office---of the United Church of Canada and it contains a vast array of news, information and resources about our denomination.
    The United Church Observer
    This site contains highlights of each months issue of the official (award-winning!) magazine of the United Church of Canada. The site includes articles archived since 1997. (In order to subscribe to the Observer, contact the Robertson-Wesley United Church office.)
    United Church Resource Distribution
    Books and other church-related resources and merchandise for the United Church of Canada.
    Affirm United
    The organization within the United Church of Canada that works to provide the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the church and in society.
    AOTS
    As One That Serves
    The national men's organization within the United Church of Canada.
    Alberta and NorthwestConference
    The official web site of Alberta and Northwest Conference.
    Alberta and Northwest Conference
    An Alberta and Northwest Conference convenience site. A free and open news and information web domain.
    Edmonton Presbytery
    Our Presbytery: City of Edmonton and immediate vicinity.

Ecumenical

    Action by Churches Together
    This is a source of information on world relief projects and the response of the churches' ecumenical world relief arm of the World Council of Churches. When we make donations for disaster relief through our United Church's Mission and Service Fund, that money is channelled through this agency.
    Canadian Council of Churches
    Several Christian bodies in Canada speak and act jointly through the Canadian Council of Churches.
    CGIT (Canadian Girls in Training)
    A very informative national site for CGIT, our interdenominational program for teenage girls.
    Edmonton and District Council of Churches
    Seeks to express the essential unity of the Christian Church through fellowship, consultation, cooperation, and service.
    Edmonton Interfaith Centre
    A world-class interfaith centre that works to promote respect, friendship and harmony among people of various faiths, embracing 14 faith groups here in Edmonton.
    Kairos Canada
    This is an amalgamation (formed in July, 2001) of ten Canadian inter-church coalitions that have been working in peace and justice related areas for years.
    Harmony Dialogue Group
    A Turkish inter-cultural hospitality and friendship group.
    Metropolitan Community Churches
    A church committed to inclusion, community, spiritual transformation, and social action; having originated in 1968 as the world's first church group with a primary, positive ministry to gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender persons.
    Taizé
    An ecumenical, international community founded in 1940, in Taizé, France, by Brother Roger. A distinctively meditative style of worship has emerged from Taizé which has been followed by Christian communities around the world.
    Women's Interchurch Council of Canada
    This is the national, ecumenical women's organization which sponsors the annual World Day of Prayer and the Fellowship of the Least Coin (among other things).
    World Communion of Reformed Churches
    WARC is a fellowship of 75 million Reformed Christians in 214 churches in 107 countries. Its member churches are Congregational, Presbyterian, Reformed and United churches with roots in the 16th-century Reformation led by John Calvin, John Knox and others. WARC has a small secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.
    World Council of Churches
    This site provides a glimpse of Christianity world-wide, relationships among denominations internationally, and the global struggle for Christian unity.

Resources & Programs

    Alban Institute
    The Alban Institute was founded in 1974 as a major resource for American congregations facing the challenges of a changing society and now stands at the forefront of knowledge and experience regarding congregational vitality and positive trends across denominations and faith traditions.
    Banff Men's Conference
    An annual United Church men's conference. The site contains information on program and registration for this year's conference.
    Bible Quest
    An ecumenical Sunday School curriculum used extensively in the United Church in recent years.
    Canada Revenue Agency
    Information for donors in regard to giving to charity. This page is designed to help people make informed choices about the charities they support.
    Centre for Progressive Christianity
    An organization to provide resources and networking among liberal, inclusive, pluralistic, compassionate Christians.
    Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life
    Located at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus in Camrose, the centre's purpose is "to cultivate a deep understanding of issues and themes at the intersection of religion, faith and public life and, to do so in the public sphere and in religious spheres."
    Evensong Worship Resources
    The publishing arm for the work and ministry of Cheryl and Bruce Harding, musicians and worship leaders working with churches of various denominations across Canada, in particular with The United Church of Canada.
    Faith and the Common Good (Greening Sacred Spaces)
    Peoples of differing faiths and cultures, affirm common values of justice, peace, participation, human rights, ecological inter-relationship, and compassion as cornerstones of a healthy society.
    Firelight
    Firelight II Bible Learning Curriculum is a Sunday School curriculum from Augsburg-Fortress Press.
    Kerygma
    This is the website for Kerygma, a systematic and comprehensive program for Biblical study.
    Linnea Good
    Linnea Good is a singer-songwriter, musical animator and educator whose life's work is to help people celebrate their lives - especially through music.
    Living the Questions
    A source of curriculum and media for thinking critically about Christianity, designed for both seekers and "church alumni/ae" convinced that Christianity still has relevance in the 21st Century.
    Logos Bible Software
    Digital biblical reference resources.
    Logos Productions
    Publisher of church resources.
    Musiklus
    Musiklus features the music of Ron Klusmeier, composer of hundreds of hymns, anthems and songs for worship.
    Narrative Lectionary
    A table of bible readings for worship, in use at Robertson-Wesley beginning in 2014 September.
    Novalis
    Canadian publisher of religious books -- Roman Catholic orienatation.
    Oremus
    Online Bible, including several alternative translations.
    Revised Common Lectionary
    All of the bible readings throughout the 3-year lectionary cycle are listed together with the text of the passages in the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. This site is a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.
    Seasons of the Spirit
    Faith formation resources from Wood Lake Publishing.
    Star of the North
    Retreat Centre in St. Albert. "Whether you want time out from a hectic schedule, a perfect setting for your next business or group function, or an opportunity to explore your inner life, Star of the North Retreat Centre is the place for you."
    Strathdee Music
    Internationally honored concert artists, worship and song leaders, Jim & Jean Strathdee have written over 400 songs, hymns and anthems, including "I am the Light of the World" and "What Does the Lord Require." Their music is sung by faith communities on five continents, offering a message of unity and compassion, justice and healing.
    Upper Room, The
    The popular daily devotion is available on this site as well as many other interesting resources. (The Upper Room daily devotional is also available in booklet form by subscription.)
    Westar Institute (home of the Jesus Seminar)
    Critical biblical, dedicated to the cultivation of religious literacy and best known for the Jesus Seminar.
    Wood Lake Books
    Publisher of church resources, ideally suited for the United Church.
    Workshop Rotation Model (WoRM)
    Sunday School curriculum used by many United Churches today.