Richard Wagamese

Monday, September 12, 2016 – Monday, September 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Unfortunately, due to Richard’s ill health, he has had to cancel his appearance in October at Knox United and the Wisdom Centre. The book study, reviewing Richard’s book One Story, One Song, will take place at St. Laurence Anglican Church on Mondays, September 12, 19 and 26 beginning at 7:30 pm.  To register, please email […]

Do You Know For Sure What You Are Eating?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Do you know for sure what you are eating? Is there enough good food in Calgary to feed all of us?  Did you know that most of our food comes from corn?  Are you concerned about rising food prices? Join us for a four-week book study and discussion series and get to know your food. […]


Friday, April 15, 2016 – Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Oblivion St. Laurence Church and the Wisdom Centre are pleased to be working with St. Stephens Anglican Church and Knox Presbyterian to bring two performances of a play by Jonathan Brower, Oblivion. Oblivion is a semi-autobiographical story that beautifully portrays the complexities surrounding faith and queer identity.  Paralyzed by his past, Tim stands at a […]

Christian Animism with The Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck

Friday, February 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – The Wisdom Centre is pleased to welcome The Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck to St. Laurence Anglican Church on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 pm. Shawn is an Anglican Priest who has recently published a book on Christian Animism.  “Christian animism,” for many, can suggest nothing more than crude syncretism, or a blasphemous oxymoron. Shawn Sanford […]

Animate Faith

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 – Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Tuesdays beginning February 2 through until March 15, 2016.  Choose either afternoon or evening times. Are you looking for a meaningful way to explore and deepen your faith?  Then please join us for our Lenten Series, Animate Faith. Animate Faith is a seven-session series that creatively explores central topics of Christianity.  Each session includes a […]

Animate: Bible

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Animate: Bible– All are invited to join a 7 session DVD series Animate: Bible. Over these 7 sessions Eric Elnes, Phyllis Tickle, Rachel Held Evans, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Joses Morales, Will Willimon and Jay Bakker explore everything from the history to current interpretation of Biblical texts. In each Animate: Bible session, the group will watch […]

Retreat with Pip Nicholls: “Perfectly Flawed – Welcome to Incarnation”

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 – Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ All Day – King’s Fold Retreat Centre, Cochrane, Alberta September 8-10, 2015 The Wisdom Centre is so pleased to be able to offer a short three day retreat with contemplative Pip Nicholls.  Pip Nicholls lives in Wellington, New Zealand.  Her contemplative seeking led her to Buddhism in the 70’s and she spent a year in a Thai Buddhist […]

The Rebirthing of God: A Retreat in Banff with John Philip Newell

Monday, July 27, 2015 – Friday, July 31, 2015 @ All Day – John Philip Newell and his wife Alison will be with us at the Juniper Hotel in Banff for a 5 day retreat. For many years, now the Celtic poet, peacemaker and scholar, John Philip Newell, has been teaching the sacredness of being, the of-Godness that is at the heart of our lives and all life.  In […]

Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training: Dr. Lauren Artress

Sunday, June 28, 2015 – Monday, June 29, 2015 @ All Day – Sunday, June 28, 2015- Monday, June 29, 2015 Learn to offer the Labyrinth experience to others in this professional, in-depth two-day training. “The labyrinth is a spiritual tool that has many applications in carious settings.   It reduces stress, quiets the mind and opens the heart. It is a walking meditation, a path of prayer, and […]

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