Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sermon: February 14, 2021 – Mark 9: 2-9

For many people, Valentine’s Day or St. Valentine’s Day will be the big focus for today.  But on the liturgical calendar, today is Transfiguration Sunday, a day that embraces belovedness in a different way, featuring the amazing vision of Jesus on a mountainside with Peter, James, John and a couple of otherworldly guests. Watch:  https://youtu.be/iJQbcjArweE Download PDF of Sermon: Sermon_14February2021 To be honest, for many years this was a Sunday that I often booked Continuing Education time and let someone …

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Annual General Meeting: January 31st, report available here

This Sunday, January 31 the Annual General Meeting for the RCMUC 2020 calendar year will be held on Zoom, at 11:00 AM.  Zoom login details were emailed on Wednesday January 27th. Please email minister@ralphconnor.ca if you don’t have that link! Click  here   to download the 2020 Annual Report.  You will also need to download the following four financial files: BalanceSheet – page 63 Budget Overview – page 64 Funds – page 65 Profit and Loss – pages 66 and …

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Celebrating 130 years – January 24, 2021

January 24, 2021 is the 130th Anniversary of Ralph Connor Memorial United Church.  Join us on YouTube for an anniversary service! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rMc226VIGY On January 24, 1891, the sanctuary of Canmore Presbyterian Church hosted its first Worship service – located on the same lot where it still stands.  The founding Minister was Rev. Charles Gordon, known to many as the famous author, Ralph Connor.  When the United Church of Canada came into being in 1925, Canmore Presbyterian Church  became Canmore United …

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GREEN EXODUS – soft launch, Friday January 22nd

Are you astonished  by the beauty of the world – especially the Bow Valley corridor? Are you wanting the empowerment of community as you engage with the needs of this planet? Are you fed by a sense of sacredness or Spirituality in your life’s journey? The Green Exodus: The Canmore Series –  will use contemplation, creativity, community and a fresh look at the Cosmos to refresh and realign our relationship with the Earth. We will draw on the lineage of Indigenous, …

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Sermon: January 10, 2021 – John 1: 1-18

Words are powerful.  Words can build up or break down, they can inspire us to see things in new ways and challenge us to new heights, or, as we saw last Wednesday in Washington DC, they can draw out humanity’s worst, most selfish instincts, with the catchphrases of derision, words of division and unfounded claims sowed by the hour for four long years, blossoming in violence. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7AlkjaVsp0  Download PDF at Sermon_10January2021 In your experience, you have, no doubt, …

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Christmas Eve – is now on-line!

Our Christmas Eve service is now live!!   As always, it’s a community-oriented service and this year, features the Nativity story filmed at various locations around Canmore. service link: https://youtu.be/jm62zY0N258 or you can access it through the Ralph Connor Canmore YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi8loA1BP8lNAppSRR9_aQQ and see all our online services (including Monday’s “Longest Night” service) We are holding no in-person services this Christmastime, as we follow and support the Alberta coronavirus guidelines (and… we would need to decide which 12 of you could …

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2020 Christmas Services, at home

We are delighted to offer THREE very unique online services this Christmas season. FIRST, on Monday night, December 21 at 7:30 PM, our “Longest Night” service, with content provided by our Evensong community.  Join us for this service at https://youtu.be/xBXSP-4PO2Q(“YouTube Premiere” starts at 7:30 sharp… it won’t let you in before that!!) SECOND, on Thursday, December 24, our Christmas Eve service will be posted to our YouTube channel, at 12 noon.  This service features plenty of Carols, and a video-recorded-around-town …

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