Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

And the table will be wide. And the welcome will be wide. And the arms will open wide to gather us in. And our hearts will open wide to receive. And we will come as children who trust there is enough. And we will come unhindered and free. And our aching will be met with bread. And our sorrow will be met with wine. ~ Jan L. Richardson Evensong Wednesday, January 30, 7:15pm Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

Season of Epiphany – Evensong Wednesday, January 23

One of the lovely things a person can do for another person is to awaken the power and sacrament of their imagination, because when you awaken someone’s imagination, you are giving them a new kingdom, a new world.   ~ John O’Donohue “You say God speaks to you, but it’s only your imagination.” …words spoken by the inquisitor to Joan of Arc during her trial for heresy. “How else would God speak to me, if not through my imagination?” Joan replied. …

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Evensong Resumes

LET US GATHER FOR AN EPIPHANY FEAST WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9, 2019, 7:15 CHALKING THE DOOR A WORD TO GUIDE OUR ONWARD JOURNEY POT LUCK POETRY ~ SONG SHARING A SIMPLE POT LUCK MEAL Bring along a simple dish to share if you can, if not there will be enough for all. IN THIS AND EVERY SEASONMAY WE SEE THEM,THE WISE ONESWHO COME BEARING GIFTS TO US.THEY ARE THEREON THE THRESHOLD OF OUR AWARENESS,OFFERING WHAT WE MOST NEED. ~JAN RICHARDSON

BETHLEHEM: Then and Now

In this season, our attention turns to Bethlehem and a very special birth. Come to Gordon Hall at Ralph Connor Church, this Saturday morning, to learn more about ‘Bethlehem, then’ and hear first-hand experiences of ‘Bethlehem, now. Through the lens of recent archaeology and first-hand experience Richard LeSueur, former guide and lecturer with St. George’s College, Jerusalem, will lead an exploration of “Bethlehem; Then and Now” on Saturday, December 8th in Gordon Hall. Come at 9:30am for coffee and muffins …

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EVENSONG – Wednesday December 5 at 7:15 pm

Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent. ~ Parker Palmer   Love after Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will …

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Evensong – Potluck & Advent

Gather to share in a “pot luck” service where we are invited to bring an offering  of poetry, music, ritual, scripture, prayer…that calls you to the quiet time of Advent…  or simply come to be still as we are called toward the hope and grace of Christmas.                 Advent is the start of the sacred year                 in which we begin again and again…          …

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Evensong – Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Looking back, I’m awed by the way that embracing everything – from what I got right to what I got wrong – invites the grace of wholeness Wholeness is the goal, but wholeness does not mean perfection. It means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. Parker Palmer Gather in song, silence, prayer and poetry to contemplate the meaning of wholeness in our lives and in our world. Evensong Wednesday November 21, 2018 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Sanctuary

Music at Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

Ralph Connor prides itself in rich, diverse and fulfilling music Sunday mornings, Wednesday evening Evensong, and with many community gatherings. Ave Verum from Tanya Sullivan on Vimeo. Our wonderful musicians, Tanya Sullivan (Music Director) and Jan Tissandier (Evensong Coordinator) both have over 25 years experience in music leadership. You will enjoy their passion for sacred music!! This historic church (built in 1890–91) has outstanding acoustics for the many beautiful sounds of: a first class piano Flute Guitar Choir of 20 …

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Circle Dance: a Meditation in Motion – Evensong

Circle Dance:  a Meditation in Motion “Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.” ~ Maya Angelou Every  child Has known God, Not the God of names, Not the God of don’ts, Not the God who ever does anything weird, But the God who only knows four words  and keeps repeating them, saying: “Come dance with Me.” Come Dance. -Hafiz Evensong, November 14th, 7:15 p.m.