Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Annual Meeting and Report

The Annual Meeting (AGM) of Ralph Connor Memorial United Church for the calendar year 2019 will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020 after morning Worship.  The Annual Report may be downloaded here , or you may pick up a printed copy of the report on Sunday the 19th, or at the Church Office from Tuesday to Friday, 11 AM to 1 PM.  This AGM also functions as the AGM for our two outreach Ministries, the Bow Valley Syria Refugee Project …

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Evensong – The Longest Night – Wednesday, December 18, 2019

As the darkness deepens, gather in the warmth and beauty of the sanctuary for poetry, carols, and special music by Cathy Harrop, Heather MacFadyen, Cathy Robinson, and Breanna Temple Smolicz.  In a time of holy birth and sacred wandering, may there be stars in the sky hope in the heart feet on the ground. May we hold conversations as sacred and gather in community to support one another. May there be faith for the long winters night, strength for the journey love …

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Sermon: December 15, 2019 – Luke 1:46-55 – Advent III

The third Sunday of Advent is typically the Sunday of Mary, mother of Jesus.  It is also, in this year’s Advent exploration of the classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, chosen to be the Sunday of Water.  These two, Mary and Water, do not come together by accident. click here for PDF Water plays such a key role in scripture: the first words of the Bible, the beginning of the first chapter of Genesis, are “When God began …

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Evensong – Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The season of Advent is upon us, the space to be still … prepare … wait. We add the lighting of the third candle, Water, to those of Wind and Fire. Let there be a season when holiness is heard, and the splendor of living is revealed. ~Rebecca Parker~ Deep peace of the running wave to you, Of water flowing, Rising and falling, Sometimes advancing, sometimes receding. May the stream of your life flow unimpeded. Deep peace of the running …

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Evensong – Wednesday, December 4 @ 7:15 PM

December 4th Evensong at 7:15 pm An evening of chant, song, poetry and meditation   Hope, and Change   Come Thou, Come Thou. Dear Redeemer, Born a Child, Yet Thou art King. Born to reign in us forever, Now thy gracious Kingdom Bring.   Ralph Connor Memorial United Church  

Sunday Christmas Crafts!

Each Sunday in Advent, Children will be making a different Christmas Ornament in Children’s Church time! The Dec 1 ornament will be on the theme of wind/air Dec 8 will be on the theme of fire Dec 15 will be on the theme of water Dec 22 will be on the theme of earth. All are welcome!  Worship and Children’s Church begin at 10:00 AM on Sundays.

Services this week – Dec 1 to Dec 7

SUNDAY WORSHIP – Dec 1, 10:00 AM at Ralph Connor First Sunday of Advent – the Sunday of Air/Wind (Air-Fire-Water-Earth are the 4 Sundays this year) COMMUNITY ADVENT/CHRISTMAS WORSHIP – Sun Dec 1, 7:00 PM at St Michael’s Hall Carols, Lessons & Musical Selections by Canmore’s Churches!! Freewill offering for Food & Friends. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE of REMEMBRANCE – Thur Dec 5, 7:00 PM at St Michael’s Church a quiet time of remembrance during the bustle of holidays.  Featuring Alpine Voices …

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Evensong – Wed Nov 27 at 7:15 p.m.

The season of Advent is upon us.  In the midst of the busy and commercial season of pre-Christmas,  join us for mid-week sabbath in which we find space to be still, prepare and wait.   Let there be a season when holiness is heard, and the splendor of living is revealed. Stunned to stillness by beauty we remember who we are and why we are here. There are inexplicable mysteries. We are not alone.             …

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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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