RALPH CONNOR and RUNDLE
Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff, and Ralph Connor Memorial United Church in Canmore, are taking first steps toward a shared journey and, perhaps, amalgamation. On April 24, 2021, the United Church’s regional boundaries were amended, to allow Rundle to join the same region as Ralph Connor – both are now in Chinook Winds region – and this has facilitated further discussions and sharing of resources.
On Friday, June 25, 2021 a Zoom session for “information and accountability” was held, for the “Rundle & Ralph Connor” (“R&R”) group to present its progress and thoughts to date, and for questions and concerns to be fielded. The recording of the meeting is here and a PDF of the PowerPoint presented is here..
Both of our communities of faith celebrate that they have recently (2019-2020) become Affirming Ministries. The Ralph Connor and Rundle congregations are working together to form a Wedding Ministry that will be affirming and equitable, a place where ALL couples coming to be married will have their wedding and their marriage truly celebrated.
Rundle Memorial is located at the corner of Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street in Banff, AB; a map is here. To learn more about Rundle Memorial, click here and to learn more about the Rundle United Thrift Store, which could use additional volunteers, click here! The entrance to the Thrift Shop is on Banff Avenue. At present it is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-5:00 PM, and on Wednesday and Friday from 5:00-8:00 PM.
A helpful pamphlet listing resources related to affordability in the Bow Valley may be downloaded here.