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 growing opportunity for vaccination.
All in-person Church-related gatherings were discontinued in mid-March, 2020 and have had online services since then.
Sunday Worship Services are posted 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!
For the duration of the Provincial Public Health Emergency, we will not be accepting new bookings for facility use.
The Government of Alberta’s guidance for places of Worship, updated April 6, 2021 is posted here..
Alberta’s “Path Forward” began February 8, 2021 and is detailed here. On April 6, 2021 Alberta returned to step 1
Our Ralph Connor Building Usage Guidelines (version 5 – revised on December 2, 2020) are posted here.
HOLY WEEK and EASTER
Ralph Connor’s Palm Sunday (March 28), Good Friday (April 2) and Easter (April 4) services are on our YouTube channel.
We thank all of the musicians and participants in these services, from across the Bow Valley – from Banff, Canmore, Morley, and beyond!
Also, the Banff-Canmore Ministerial has recorded an Ecumenical “Stations of the Cross”
– including Rev Greg, representing Rundle and Ralph Connor – available here.
We are not gathering for indoor, in-person Worship services until the end of the public health emergency – and will reassess it then –
but you are invited to join us for online Worship each week,
posted every Sunday on the “Ralph Connor Canmore” YouTube channel!
~a mid-week oasis of silence, chant, word and song~
Evensong, in its 20th consecutive year, happens each Wednesday, at 7:15 PM, on Zoom. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for login details.
This contemplative gathering is on Wednesday nights from Fall Equinox in September to Summer Solstice in June.
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.
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.
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 may be interested in the Green Exodus!
Green Exodus began with a four-week series in February 2021 hosted by Canmore, Friday afternoon Zoom gatherings where we used contemplation, creativity, community and a fresh look at the Cosmos to re-align our relationship with the Earth.
Click here or on the button below to sign up for the CALGARY series of Green Exodus, four Fridays at 4:00 PM MDT from April 9th, 2021 to May 7, 2021. We enjoyed having folks from all over Western Canada (and beyond!) at the Canmore series in February, so please consider joining the Calgary continuation of the great work done in Canmore!
At present, Church-organized gatherings are not being held in the Church, and new rentals/user groups are not permitted. Once the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, Ralph Connor Church will be happy to rent our space for special events or meetings.
Our indoor spaces include the Sanctuary, Gordon Hall and upstairs.
Please inquire through the office.