Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

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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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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Climate March in Canmore Sept 2019

October 1 – Climate Panel at Civic Centre

Fighting Climate Change – Take Heart, and Take Action! a panel presentation and conversation October 1, 2019 – 7- 9 pm Canmore Civic Centre Council Chambers You are invited to attend this public forum on October 1, 2019. You will hear from a very diverse list of speakers, and have a chance to ask questions. Panelists will address the questions: · Given your area of expertise – Why is climate action essential? · What have you seen that helps you …

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Building Survey Summary

Thank you to the 100 respondents to this June’s RCMUC Building Survey.  A brief one-page summary report has been produced, posted here. At this point there are no recommended actions, and the full report is still in the works, but we wanted to honour the time and effort put into responding to this survey about our Church building, and how it helps or hinders our capacity to carry our our Mission.

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Highland Games Sunday

This Sunday, September 1, Canmore hosts the annual Highland Games!  Join us for worship at 10 AM at Ralph Connor, for a service featuring Scottish hymns and prayers.   If you’ve got a tartan kilt, sash or tam, wear it to Church and introduce it to others.  See you there!