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
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.
"Ask Me" People Training
2014 Aug 24
Sunday at 11:45 am to 2:00 pm
Room 11

Here at Robertson-Wesley we have people visiting our church all the time, and the reality is that this church is big, there are lots of things going on, and lots of things to discover if you are new, and even if you have been here for a long time, to the scene.
Part of our new strategy to be a welcoming and inclusive community is to have people available on Sunday to answer questions and help people find their way within our midst so that people feel welcome. Fear not! We are not looking for experts, we are looking for people who enjoy meeting people, who enjoy having conversations and helping others, and who are passionate about this church.
We know that availability differs for most people, so the more people involved the better! Please join us for this training session and then decide if this is something you would like to do.
All ages are welcome and it doesn't matter if you have been at this church for 3 months or 30 years. If you have any questions feel free to talk with Rev. Karen Bridges
Abundant Community
2014 Aug 25
Monday, 7:00 pm
Club Room

Do you live in Oliver? Are you interested in what's happening in your Oliver neighbourhood? Come meet with the Oliver Connector Coordinator on Aug 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Club Room and see how neighbours can become more connected with their community!
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
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: music@rwuc.org or 780-482-1587.
Click here to register.
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
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
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.