Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

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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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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

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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Richard Wagamese

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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creation time stole

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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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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Evensong Returns! September 25 at 7:15 PM

Evensong Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7:15pm   Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment…   ~ Mary Oliver, In Blackwater Woods   In Praise of the Earth Let us remember within us The ancient clay, Holding the memory of seasons, The passion of the wind, The fluency of water, The warmth of fire, The quiver-touch of the sun And shadowed sureness of the moon. …

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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.