Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

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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Sunday Christmas Crafts!

Each Sunday in Advent, Children will be making a different Christmas Ornament in Children’s Church time! The Dec 1 ornament will be on the theme of wind/air Dec 8 will be on the theme of fire Dec 15 will be on the theme of water Dec 22 will be on the theme of earth. All are welcome!  Worship and Children’s Church begin at 10:00 AM on Sundays.

Services this week – Dec 1 to Dec 7

SUNDAY WORSHIP – Dec 1, 10:00 AM at Ralph Connor First Sunday of Advent – the Sunday of Air/Wind (Air-Fire-Water-Earth are the 4 Sundays this year) COMMUNITY ADVENT/CHRISTMAS WORSHIP – Sun Dec 1, 7:00 PM at St Michael’s Hall Carols, Lessons & Musical Selections by Canmore’s Churches!! Freewill offering for Food & Friends. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE of REMEMBRANCE – Thur Dec 5, 7:00 PM at St Michael’s Church a quiet time of remembrance during the bustle of holidays.  Featuring Alpine Voices …

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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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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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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.

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Highland Games Sunday

This Sunday, September 1, Canmore hosts the annual Highland Games!  Join us for worship at 10 AM at Ralph Connor, for a service featuring Scottish hymns and prayers.   If you’ve got a tartan kilt, sash or tam, wear it to Church and introduce it to others.  See you there!

Congregational Meeting Sept 15th

Following a two-year period of study, a congregational meeting will be held after Worship on Sunday, September 15 to decide if RCMUC will become an Affirming Ministry of The United Church of Canada.  An Affirming Vision Statement and Affirming Plan will also be presented,  click here for these documents plus the meeting agenda.  For further info see  http://ralphconnor.ca/inclusion/