Affirming Ministry Celebration!

Ralph Connor Memorial United Church celebrated its new designation as an Affirming Ministry, during the service of Worship on Sunday, October 27, 2019.  The dramatic rainbow banner from Lakeview United Church, Calgary, adorned the sanctuary, the ‘High Strung’ ukuleles led off the service with “over the rainbow/what a wonderful world”, the Affirming Vision Statement was repeated by all, official Affirming Ministry certificate was received, and a human rainbow chain surrounded the Church building after the service (featuring the 125-foot rainbow …

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Sermon: Affirming Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 – Genesis 9, Galatians 3

Sermon: Affirming Ministry Sunday, October 27, 2019 Genesis 9: 12-17 and Galatians 3: 26-29 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF of this sermon This morning, we engage in worship, and discipleship, in celebration, and in covenant.  We acknowledge the brokenness of the world as it is experienced, and the unifying grace of the Divine which is at the heart of our existence.  We look to a God who gives and affirms …

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Evensong – Wed Oct 30 at 7:15 PM

On the Eve of All Souls… Join in a time of remembrance in the sanctuary …where we will remember those who have gone before us…a time for prayer, for song and for silence, for remembering and naming. Please feel free to bring a symbol of personal remembrance, an object, a photograph, a word a name…an offering to bless the space between us. Evensong Contemplative Mid-Week Worship 7:15 PM on Wednesdays Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

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Sermon: Thanksgiving Sunday, October 13, 2019 – Luke 17: 11-19

Borderlands. We live in a world where border crossings have an ominous tone.  We are familiar with the endless vehicle lineups at the US/Canada border, or queues at the airport, going through a mental checklist – do I have citrus fruit with me?  What’s the total value of purchases?   But in much of the world, border crossings evoke images of Walls being built and families separated… migrants rescued from sea… the Irish, concerned what their border might become again…Palestinian workers …

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Move Mountains – Fri Oct 11 at Spring Creek Opera House

  CYAN’s Move Mountains Candidacy Social is a pre-election event that is brought to you by young adults, for young adults. This is the chance for us, to get together, listen to live music, and create a platform for our voices. Not only will there be live music from local artists- The Ramblin’ Hey Ho Ha’s , there will also be our local Federal candidates in attendance, ready to share their platform and listen to your questions, comments and concerns. …

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Evensong, Wed Oct 9 at 7:15 PM

Evensong, Oct 9, 2019, 7:15 pm Gratitude: Season of Creation I raise the pipe of my being to the rising sun in openness and humility. With my eyes closed, I give thanks to the life giver and ask for strength to be humble through the course of this day. I smudge myself with sacred medicines and give thanks for the blessings that are already present in my life. I ask for nothing. I only offer thanks. Then, in gratitude and …

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Evensong, Wed Oct 2 at 7:15 PM

The alchemy of grace … the season of autumn, the season of Creation.  Come for a contemplative evening of song, poetry, and silence.   All are welcome.   Again I resume the long lesson:  How small a thing can be pleasing, how little in this hard world it takes to satisfy the mind and bring it to its rest. –        Wendell Berry, Sabbaths I lay my heart on the altar of stars, I make my bed on ancient stone, With the trees, …

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