Robertson-Wesley United Church

Inclusive, progressive, affirming—Spirited!

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.





Ongoing Programs

Scripture Reflection Tuesdays
Every Tuesday · 12:10 pm
Join us 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
Art Studio
Mondays · 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays · 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Open to the community. No cost. For more information visit the Spirited Art Studio web page.

Please Note: The Spirited Art Studio program will be breaking for the summer so that we can all enjoy the summer weather, events and festivals. Our last week before the summer break will be June 25, 26. Please email and register if you are interested in the program in the fall of 2018, we will be starting with programs again on the week of September 10-15.

Edmonton Food Bank

Every Wednesday
To receive a food hamper from Edmonton's Food Bank, phone 780-488-3595 Wednesday morning between 8:30 and 10 am. Pick up is in the afternoon. For more information contact the Food Bank directly.



Upcoming Events

Join us every Sunday at 10:30 am for worship
Details for upcoming Sundays
Save the Date!
On Sunday September 23, 2018 the worship service at Robertson-Wesley United Church will be filmed for the third season of a faith based documentary series called House of God.

Igal Hecht a producer based in Toronto has invited us to be part of a new television series called House of God, which explores the unbreakable bond between people of faith and God in Alberta, and we said YES! This first of its kind program explores the lives of Priests, Rabbis, Imam’s, Pastors and worshipers as it highlights the love and passion they have for their place of worship and God. Each episode will explore two places of worship in the province of Alberta. It will explore the history of each location of worship and take a look at the contemporary life of various communities that make up the tapestry of multiculturalism in Alberta. The viewer explores and learns about the significance of these Houses of God for its followers.

The series now enters its third season on YES-TV. Last year was filmed in Toronto and explored various faiths and house of worships. Check out these links to the trailer and the demo from season 1 which was filmed in Latin America:

House of God Trailer

House of God Season 1 demo

We are excited to share our faith and our beautiful church with the 7 million households in Canada. The show airs at 5pm on Saturdays and 10PM on Sundays on YES-TV.

Creating Safe Spaces Training
Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 to 9:30pm, Memorial Hall

Do you help out or lead activities here at Robertson-Wesley United Church? In all our programs and ministries we endeavour to be an inclusive and welcoming place for all people. Come and receive training on techniques of speaking and interacting with people that reduce our own and others' fear and anxieties and help us continue to be an accepting community. Two similar workshops will be provided, each person only need attend one.

We will have a time of getting to know each other and a review of our Statement of Inclusion. We will have a keynote speaker help us learn how better to use empathy and active listening to build support systems with others. We also will tour the building to see its first aid and safety features!

The Who: All are invited to take part. Please consider attending this event if you are in a leadership role, an usher, fellowship time host, Kids' Church, Food Bank, Magic Pantry, youth leaders and Community Dinner volunteer, pastoral visitor, fundraiser organizer, and anyone else interested in learning!

Volunteer Opportunities

We invite you to take a look at our web page on Volunteer Opportunities at Robertson-Wesley. We believe that everyone has a gift to share and everyone is called to discipleship.


Donate

It is possible to donate to Robertson-Wesley over the internet, using PayPal.