Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

March 22, 2020 – Worship online with us!

March 22, 2020 Worship for Ralph Connor Memorial United Church is available online!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt3edcbl3kY Recorded at several locations in Canmore so that we can keep social distance from one another, then combined into one Worship service.    Our intention is to have an online Worship Service available every Sunday, on the “Ralph Connor Canmore” YouTube channel.     If you would like to worship many times this Sunday, here is a listing of some of the congregations in Chinook Winds Region …

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Evensong – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Cancelled

While our public gathering is cancelled, the following liturgy is provided for home use, for those seeking “sacred time” – – Evensong ~ Lent IV ~ March 18/20   “Thrown all together in one unrelenting present, we are made to recognize in one another what we deny most vehemently about ourselves: in the end it’s our vulnerability that connects us”        Jon Mooallam   A Simple Lighting of a Candle to Connect with the Evensong Community   A Prayer ~ Pandemic …

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Seven Sacred Teachings and Lent – Tue Mar 10 7 pm

Tony Snow, Indigenous Lead for Chinook Winds Region,  on March 10th at RCMUC led a deep and meaningful time of discussion, inviting us to see how the Seven Sacred Teachings can interact with our observance of Lent.  The seven sacred teachings, broadly held within many Indigenous traditions, are  Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility, and Truth.  Tony will be presenting additional sessions online at 7 pm on Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 31 and April 7. To register for one of …

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Lenten Devotionals Available

Lent 2020 begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26th.    United Church Publishing House (UCPH) produces a devotional book each year, providing reflections for each of the 46 days of Lent (40 days + 6 Sundays).  This year’s book is entitled Faithfully Yours, compiled by Alydia Smith. It features daily scripture, reflections, hymn suggestions, personal questions, and prayers for individual devotions or group study by a wide variety of United Church contributors. The eBook may be ordered here and United-in-Learning is …

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Hallowed be your name, Father & Mother in Heaven

One Sunday each month, we use an alternative form of the Lord’s Prayer in worship – a paraphrase, new translation, meditation, hymn, etc.  For January 2020, we offer “Hallowed by your name, Father and Mother in Heaven,” a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer by Rev. Kate Gregory.  (c) 2016, Gathering Magazine, Pentecost 2 2016.  Used by permission. click here – or – http://ralphconnor.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/LP-Gregory.pdf    

Annual Meeting and Report

The Annual Meeting (AGM) of Ralph Connor Memorial United Church for the calendar year 2019 will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020 after morning Worship.  The Annual Report may be downloaded here , or you may pick up a printed copy of the report on Sunday the 19th, or at the Church Office from Tuesday to Friday, 11 AM to 1 PM.  This AGM also functions as the AGM for our two outreach Ministries, the Bow Valley Syria Refugee Project …

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Evensong – The Longest Night – Wednesday, December 18, 2019

As the darkness deepens, gather in the warmth and beauty of the sanctuary for poetry, carols, and special music by Cathy Harrop, Heather MacFadyen, Cathy Robinson, and Breanna Temple Smolicz.  In a time of holy birth and sacred wandering, may there be stars in the sky hope in the heart feet on the ground. May we hold conversations as sacred and gather in community to support one another. May there be faith for the long winters night, strength for the journey love …

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