Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Morley Christmas Project 2020

We have celebrated with Morley for a number of years.  This year more than ever, there are Elders who need our support. Elders get OAS so they do not qualify for the Morley Food Bank.  Most elders have 5 or more people living with them, usually grandchildren. RCMUC will, along with 6 other churches, reach out with gifts to the most needy Elders in all three Bands: Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley. This year instead of turkeys, cookies, a mitten tree, …

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Worship online – Nov 15 and 22

On Sunday, November 15, online worship will be posted at https://www.jasperunitedchurch.com/ as we join Rev Nancy Monteith and the good people of Jasper UC for our online service. On Sunday, November 22, our friend and Honourary Associate Minister, Rev Michael Ward will be our online preacher at our usual location, https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCi8loA1BP8lNAppSRR9_aQQ Many thanks to Rev Howard Thornton of St Michael’s Anglican, for providing pastoral coverage while Rev Greg Wooley is catching up on Study-and-Holiday leave.

World Food Day: October 16th

World Food Day Prayer by Michael Shewburg Creator of all that is, all that has ever been, and all that will ever come, in the season we know in the North as autumn, we offer gratitude for the cycle of the seasons. In this season we begin to reap what we have sown, tended to, prayed over, and fretted on. In all of this, we know that you have been there, watching over your creation and all its creatures. We …

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Thanksgiving Worship at the Ballpark – Oct 11 at 11 am

Thanksgiving Sunday, October 11 at 11 AM will be the third outdoor worship service for Ralph Connor Memorial United Church.  You are invited to join us at the ball diamond at Millennium Park, 5th Avenue at 1st Street in Canmore.   https://youtu.be/XH6FzWnarvQ It was so good to be together in our previous two September services, surrounded by trees and mountains and lots of fresh air, and we look forward to a cool day outdoors… but we’re accustomed to dressing for …

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Outdoor Worship – Sept 27 at 11 AM

This Sunday, September 27th we are back in Canmore, at 11:00 AM (one hour later than usual, with hopes of a bit milder temperatures!!) . We’ll be acknowledging “Orange Shirt Day” (September 30th) so wear orange if you have it… and dress for the elements. One additional thing we’ll be doing is an “Earth Examen”, based on the exercise posted here.  

Outdoor Worship – this Sunday!

Sunday, September 13 at 10:00 AM, Worship will be at the Millennium Park Ball Diamond.  Join us!!  This is our first in-person service since mid-March.  Bring a lawn chair and your face mask.  What a joy to gather together in person!  Your video invitation is here.  See you at the ballpark!

August 9th – one busy Sunday!

No shortage of things to do today: at 1:00 this afternoon, an online memorial for Rev Vickey Gibbs of Resurrection MCC, Houston https://facebook.com/resurrectionmcc  or  https://youtube.com/resurrectionmcc or https://livestream.com/resurrectionmcc at 2:00 pm, World Indigenous Day event – link available from tony.snow@hillhurstunited.com at 4:00 pm, Banff’s Inqueering Minds group meets at Centennial Park (SE corner) https://www.facebook.com/events/671294746787800 and later, the Bow Valley Syria Refugee Committee is having a first “welcome to Canmore” gathering for Wa’ill and Dana (sorry, we’ve had to limit numbers on …

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Sunday Worship online – August 2, 2020

Join us at https://youtu.be/sCxVe7L6qtY for our online Sunday worship, honouring a colleague in Ministry who died of COVID in July: Rev Vickey Gibbs of Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church in Houston.    Her message of being “a follower, not a fan” of Jesus is a powerful statement of Christian discipleship. Click here for a sermon from 2016, recounting the impact of Rev Vickey and RMCC Houston: Sermon_21August2016

Indigenous Day of Prayer – Worship Service now posted

Join us for Indigenous Day of Prayer – our Sunday Worship Service for June 21, 2020, with guest preacher Gloria Snow.  https://youtu.be/7ERksSa0Kzg The origins of what we now know as National Indigenous Peoples Day began at Stoney Indian Park, in Morley. The1971 the Indian Ecumenical Conference first conceived of June 21 as a National Indian Day of Prayer. The ecumenical conference was organized by Rev. Dr. Chief John Snow Sr. We acknowledge and thank the Stoney Nakoda Nation for initiating …

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