Wednesday, Dec 11, Café Tiramisu from 2-4 pm
The Spiritual Arts Collective presents CommuKNITy, a small community knitting group. They will gather both at the church and at Café Tiramisu (10750-124 st) in the coming weeks.
The tradition of White Gift Sunday dates back to 1904, when a small Methodist church in Ohio came up with the idea of giving gifts wrapped in white paper to people in need at Christmas time. By wrapping the gifts in white paper, the monetary value of each person's gift is disguised and the true value of each of us giving as we are able shines through. On December 15, Robertson-Wesley will gather gifts for children, youth and adults along with non-perishable food items that will be distributed through the Bissell Centre. We suggest that instead of wrapping your gifts in white paper, you 'wrap' them in an opaque bag. If you choose to wrap the gifts in the traditional white paper, please indicate on the gift what is inside.
Here are some suggestions for donations:
Clothing for all ages (new or gently used)
Toiletries and undergarments (new)
Winter outerwear, work gloves, socks
Toys, games, art supplies for all ages
Baby care supplies (diapers, wipes, formula, etc.)
Thank you in advance for your generosity
A very special service takes place at R-W on Sunday, Dec 15. The choir of Robertson-Wesley hosts Lessons and Carols. This is an afternoon of traditional congregational carols, scripture readings and music sung by the Choir of Robertson-Wesley, directed by Tammy-Jo Mortensen and accompanied by Belinda Chiang.
Visit the concert page for full details.
Robertson-Wesley United Church will be creating a live nativity scene to be staged outside the church. We would like to invite any of you to participate in this endeavour. People of all ages are invited to join us and to sign up for short 15 minute shifts to become whatever character you have always wanted to be. We will have lots of different costumes available in the narthex of the sanctuary. You may want to sign up as a group or as individuals. If you don't want to get into character we will also have people singing carols and handing out candy canes, take pictures, or serving hot chocolate to people passing by.
Children are invited to decorate Nativity cookies when they are hanging out inside during the event. We are also collecting donations of food or mittens, socks, blankets etc for the Bissell Centre. This will be a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit and share the story of the Birth of Jesus with our community.
If you have any questions feel free to talk with Rev. Karen Bridges. The sign-up sheet will be in Memorial Hall under the Spiritual Formation Pod in the near future. Please note that you can still join us even if you haven't signed up.