Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Outdoor Worship – Sunday August 15 at 11:00 AM

Sunday, August 15, 2021 –  join us for worship at 11:00 AM (note time!!) at the Millennium Park Ball Diamond (south end of 5th Avenue, Canmore).  ALL are welcome!! Bring a lawn chair, a water bottle, and dress for the elements! We will have a place to receive offering envelopes and cash donations, for those who wish to make such a contribution.  We also hope to have the RCMUC greeting cards available, as well as information about “Orange Shirt Day” …

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A prayer: “Remembering the Children”

The Most Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Archbishop in the Anglican Church of Canada, shared a prayer that was used at every gathering of the “Remembering the Children” church leaders tour, gatherings that took place before the time of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. These words still speak today… “God of our Ancestors, who holds the spirits of our grandmothers and grandfathers and the spirits of our grandchildren, Remembering the Children, we now pledge ourselves to speak the Truth, and …

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July Worship plans

YouTube services continue through the month of July!  July 4, 11 and 18 will be on our Ralph Connor Canmore YouTube channel and the link for July 18 will be circulated once available. July 4 – Rev Michael Ward July 11 – Rev Sarah Bruer July 18 – United Church of Christ General Synod Worship Service, live online at 4:00 PM July 25 – Rev Michael Ward Rev Greg Wooley will be back from holidays in the last week of …

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Indigenous Sunday, June 20, 2021

On Indigenous Sunday we have TWO services:  we are honoured to have a local RCMUC YouTube service with Tony Snow, Glenda Crawler, Trudy Wesley, Gloria Snow and Ken Levae – already posted to https://youtu.be/TKyBHbL87fo We are also invited (and encouraged!) to watch the Chinook Winds’ Regional Indigenous Service – also coordinated by Tony Snow, Indigenous Minister for Treaty 7 Lands and Chinook Winds Region.  This service will be available for viewing starting at 10:30 AM on Sunday, June 20th 2021 …

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2m distancing is still in place

At a glance – Alberta’s plans for the summer, as the 3rd wave of COVID appears to be on the wane.  PLEASE NOTE that until stage 3, masking and 2m distancing remain in place.  For us at RCMUC that would mean no more than 18 in the sanctuary or hall at one time in stages 1 and 2 – with no handshakes or singing or coffee time after service – so we will be remaining with our current pattern of …

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Orange Shirt Day

our hearts break

Our flag will be lowered for the next 215 hours, starting Sunday afternoon, in honour of the 215 children whose lives were lost at the Residential School in Kamloops.   As an Affirming Ministry of the United Church of Canada, we recommit ourselves to love, justice and reconciliation. > May 31 would be a good time for an “orange shirt day” in addition to the official orange shirt day at the end of September.

Indigenous History Month – June 2021

Two learning opportunities lead us into National Indigenous History Month, June 2021. 1. Pacific Mountain Region of the United Church presents: Calls to the Church: Listening to the Wisdom of the Elders Four evenings online of learning and listening, with Tony Snow and Rev. John Snow Jr. June 1 – 4, 2021 from 6:30 -7:30 pm PT / 7:30 -8:30 pm MT; registration is free of charge. for more information or to register: https://www.leadershiftpm.ca/register/calls-to-the-church-06-2021 2. the Canmore Museum presents: These Mountains …

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Sunday Worship on May 9th

Regional Worship Service Today, Sunday, May 9 2021 @ 10:30 am Today, Sunday May 9 the Chinook Winds Regional Council 2021 Gathering wraps up with the Regional Worship Service at 10:30 am.  All congregations in Chinook Winds Region of the United Church of Canada are invited to join in this time of Worship and view it as “our shared service” this Sunday. The Worship Service will be led by Rev. Joanne Anquist, McDougall United Church, Calgary, and Vicki McPhee, Presiding …

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