Our Community

Our Community

We are a 300-member Affirming Community of Faith in the United Church of Canada. We are a non-judgmental, inclusive group of spiritual seekers, who are all about “being” and “belonging” rather than “believing.” read more

Why Connect

Why Connect?

Maybe the first reason to find yourself in a United Church like ours is that we have a lot of fun! The life of the spirit is full of joy, and we reflect that in almost everything that we do. Discover more substantive reasons to connect read more

Spiritual Work

Spiritual Work

The life of the spirit isn’t divided between times for action and times for contemplation. Real social action is a way of inner spiritual work, and spiritual work is the core of social action. We are involved in the life of the wider read more

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Our Minister

Reverend Marlene Salmonson grew up in her home church, Oxford Street United, in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she sang in the choir and attended CGIT. She completed a Bachelor of Theology (Hons.) at Vanguard College, and a Master of Theological Studies degree at St. Stephen’s College. Her thesis, “Making a Spiritual Connection with Jewelry,” was supervised by David Goa, who Marlene met while volunteering at the “Anno Domini: Jesus Through the Centuries” exhibit at the Alberta Provincial Museum. She completed her Master of Divinity at St. Andrew’s College.  Between degrees, she was chosen to be the Bard of the Avenue, writing poetry about her Edmonton home community of Alberta Avenue. Before coming to Sherwood Park United Church, Marlene served at Two Hills United in Two Hills, Alberta. Marlene’s passion is theology, especially the intersection of theology with everyday living. Sometimes a puzzle, sometimes a revelation; at all times a reflection of the mystery of the God who loves her and who has led her to this place.

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What Are People Saying?

We have all come to the right place. We all sit in God’s classroom. Now, the only thing left to do is to stop throwing spitballs for awhile.

Hafiz/Ladinsky

The world spins, but most of us seem to stir for nothing anymore other than gadgetry, gloppy food, corporate sports and bad films. None of it ever fills the emptiness. Look below the emptiness, and find the gold inside you.

Who can aid you in this Blessed Calamity of life? Come, join the courageous who have no choice but to bet their entire world that.

The world is a little thing, like a hazelnut in our hands.But it is in God’s ever-keeping, in God’s ever-loving, in God’s ever making. How could anything ever be amiss? Yes, all shall be well, and all will be well, and all manner of thing shall be well!God grant you all you dreams and desires—it is all in the choosing, it is all in the asking

Julian of Norwich