Margaret Lumsden – memorial service Sat Sept 8 at 1 pm

Margaret Ann Beatrix Lumsden (nee Tatham) June 30, 1928 – August 22, 2018 A lifelong Liberal and the original Billy Jo girl, Margaret Lumsden was fun-loving, very determined, occasionally hilarious, super friendly, hospitable and devout and confident in her faith.  She ‘contained more generosity of spirit than 9/10s of the world by actual measurement’.  Margaret died peacefully surrounded by her family after celebrating her 90th birthday at the end of June and the wedding of her first grandchild to be …

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Sermon: August 26, 2018 – John 6: 51-68

Sermon: August 26, 2018 – John 6: 51-68 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF The focus scripture for today’s message, is John 6:67-68.  In these verses Jesus, watching many people walk away and choose other paths in life, asks the inner circle of twelve disciples if they, too were planning to leave, and Peter answered with these words: “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.” …

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Sermon: August 19, 2018 – Proverbs 8: 1-21

Sermon: August 19, 2018 – Proverbs 8 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev. Greg Wooley click here for PDF To my mind, one of the greatest compliments that someone can give, is to refer to someone as wise, for the gift of wisdom has its own unique aura.  When receiving sage advice from someone, we speak of being “in the presence of wisdom” as though it is an entity unto itself: not just a quality that the …

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Sermon: August 12, 2018 – John 6: 35, 41-51

Sermon: August 12, 2018 – John 6: 35, 41-51 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev. Greg Wooley click here for PDF Marcus Borg, the very accessible scholar whose works we’ll be studying again this fall, spoke of the distinction between what has been written about the “pre-Easter Jesus” (Jesus in his historical lifetime) and the “post-Easter Jesus” (what Jesus became after his death).  Others, before and since, have referred to this as the difference between “the Jesus …

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Screenings With Meanings – “Saturday Church”

Join us on Wednesday August 15 at 7:00 pm for this screening in our summer film series. We will be screening the film “Saturday Church” (1h 30m) hosted by the Ralph Connor Church Affirming Ministry Group Discussion will follow the film. SATURDAY CHURCH tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative …

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Screenings with Meanings – “Living With Wildlife”

Join us on Wednesday August 22 at 7:00 pm for this screening in our summer film series. We will be screening the film “Living With Wildlife” (24m) hosted by Leanne Allision Discussion will follow the film. The Bow Valley of Alberta, Canada is one of the busiest places in the world where people and grizzly bears coexist. The ‘Living with Wildlife’ film and video series profiles how communities have adapted to wildlife by having bear-proof garbage systems, fencing and wildlife …

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Screenings with Meanings – “Reserve 107”

Join us on Wednesday August 29 at 7:00 pm for this screening in our summer film series. We will be screening the film “Reserve 107” (34m) hosted by the Ralph Connor Church Living Into Right Relations Group Discussion will follow the film. For decades, stories have spread throughout the village of Laird, Saskatchewan. It has been said that First Nation descendants of an old treaty have visited shopkeepers and town officials. The First Nations that came to the town, starting …

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Screenings With Meanings – “Over The Rainbow” (Camp fYrefly)

Join us on Wednesday September 5 at 7:00 pm for this screening in our summer film series. We will be screening the film “Over the Rainbow (Camp fYrefly” hosted by the Mikael MSquared & Friends Discussion will follow the film. The documentary highlights the true stories of LGBTQ fYreflies and their youth leaders, adult volunteers through the lens of their life changing experiences at Camp fYrefly. With reference to the beloved classic movie “The Wizard of Oz”, transcendent themes of …

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Screenings With Meanings – “Snow Cake”

Join us on Wednesday September 12 at 7:00 pm for this screening in our summer film series. We will be screening the film “Snow Cake” (1h 52m) hosted by Robin Slater Discussion will follow the film. Traveling through Canada, ex-con Alex Hughes (Alan Rickman) picks up a vivacious young hitchhiker, Vivienne (Emily Hampshire), who needs a ride to her hometown. Soon afterward, the pair are involved in a horrible car accident that kills Vivienne. Alex continues on to her home …

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Vacation Bible School – Shipwrecked • Rescued by Jesus

Canmore’s Ecumenical Vacation Bible School is being held later this month at Saint Micheal’s.  This is for children ages 5 – 12. SHIPWRECKED – Jesus Rescues Me August 20, 2018 — August 24, 2018 09:30 am — 11:30 am (MDT) Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. To register or volunteer visit: https://vbspro.events/p/events/shipwreckedst-michaels