COVID-19 adjustments at Ralph Connor United
We support all public health regulations to limit the spread of COVID-19 and are thankful for the widespread opportunity for vaccination.
All in-person in-Church gatherings were discontinued in mid-March, 2020 and we have had online services since then.
Our Ralph Connor Building Usage Guidelines , revised on September 16, 2021 are posted here.
The most recent public health actions are posted here.
We are not expecting to resume in-person indoor gatherings until later in the fall,
Sunday Worship Services are posted each Sunday at the “Ralph Connor Canmore” YouTube channel – click here
Online services will remain posted for one full year – feel free to watch them at a time convenient to you!
Our online services continue, posted every Sunday on the “Ralph Connor Canmore” YouTube channel!
October 5th government regulations now limit outdoor gatherings to 20 people, so we have cancelled our Oct 10th outdoor service.
Indoor in-person Sunday Worship will not resume until sometime later in the fall.
On Oct 17th, our Worship service (with Communion) will be provided by Steinbach & Niverville United Churches in Manitoba. Click here to access!
~a mid-week oasis of silence, chant, word and song~
This contemplative gathering, Wednesday nights at 7:15 PM from Fall Equinox in September to Summer Solstice in June,
Email Jan Tissandier for login details.
Discoveries at the Kamloops and Marieval/Cowessess Residential Schools
remind us of the devastation caused by these Schools and the ongoing, important work of Reconciliation.
Upcoming exploration at Ahousat and Alberni will be at school sites run by the United Church.
This work begins with taking seriously the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,
which include specific Calls to the Churches.
September 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ( aka “Orange Shirt Day”) is an important time to acknowledge the realities of
the Residential Schools. For a listing of local/regional events, which continue into October, click here .
To see the 1986 and 1998 Apologies issued by the United Church of Canada to Indigenous Persons, click here
To Donate by Credit Card or PayPal to Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, click the button below.
Online donations and receipts will be handled through “Canada Helps”
For additional ways to make financial contributions, click here
Thank you to everyone who supports our ministry in time, talent and treasure!
If you have not yet responded to the fall 2020 “PledgeFest”, here is the 2021 Pledge form
If you wish to sign up for, or update your Pre-Authorized (PAR) giving, the form is here.
In the same way that Jesus reached out to all people, our faith community is called to be open and inclusive.
As congregations residing on treaty 7 lands, we continue to seek ways to be inclusive of all people of the Bow Valley,
regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, cultural background, education level, mobility challenges… ALL people!
We are delighted that both Ralph Connor and Rundle Memorial United Church, Banff, are Affirming Ministries.
Canmore’s Pride Festival is from September 16 to 19 and Banff/Lake Louise Pride is from October 3 to 10. Check their Facebook pages for details!
Click here for Chinook Winds resources and events leading up to the Sept 30 National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN AND CONTEMPLATION: GREEN EXODUS
Are you astonished by the beauty of the world – especially the Bow Valley corridor?
Are you wanting to assist with the empowerment of community as you engage with or try to engage with lessening our ‘carbon footprint’?
Perhaps you have a Spiritual/Religious connection with Nature?
Are you wanting to join with others in restoring this planet to health?
if so…then you need to check out Green Exodus!
Green Exodus began in February 2021 hosted by Canmore, and continues with EARTH JAM 2021. Click the button below for more information about online “contemplative sits”, Tuesday/Thursday discussions, and online virtual retreats. Content has been generated by folks in Calgary, Lethbridge, Morley, Banff and Canmore!
Gatherings in the Church are subject to all Provincial regulations and our Ralph Connor guidelines, see above.
Our indoor spaces include the Sanctuary, Gordon Hall and upstairs.
Please inquire through the office.