Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

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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Climate March in Canmore Sept 2019

October 1 – Climate Panel at Civic Centre

Fighting Climate Change – Take Heart, and Take Action! a panel presentation and conversation October 1, 2019 – 7- 9 pm Canmore Civic Centre Council Chambers You are invited to attend this public forum on October 1, 2019. You will hear from a very diverse list of speakers, and have a chance to ask questions. Panelists will address the questions: · Given your area of expertise – Why is climate action essential? · What have you seen that helps you …

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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/ 

Summer Services Continue

Worship continues each Sunday at 10:00 AM.  Upcoming preachers are: Rev Greg Wooley – July 28 Rev Jope Langejans – August 4 – Folk Festival Sunday Rev Doug Powell – August 11 Rev Betty Piwowar – August 18 Rev Michael Ward – August 25 Rev Greg Wooley – September 1 – Highland Games Sunday If emergency pastoral care is needed during the month of August, please contact Rev. Michael Ward, Calgary.

Evensong, May 29 at 7:15 PM

We continue in the liturgical season of Easter with a celebration of the poetry of spring.    Praying by Mary Oliver   It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few Small stones; just pay attention, then patch   a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway   into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak. Evensong …

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Summer Musician Needed

Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore is looking for a summer pianist to play at the 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Sunday Worship Service, for eight Sundays, June 30 to August 18, 2019.  For the right candidate there is potential for extension as casual relief through the regular season.  Compensation will be $90 per Sunday. Please see full position description on our website at:  http://ralphconnor.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Summer-Musician-2019.pdf Please email your covering letter and resume to: canmoreexplorer@gmail.com Closing date: June 7, 2019.  

Evensong ~ Wednesday, May 22

Bring your drum!   Each time we pick up our drum, it is potentially a power-filled holy moment.   “When the drum beats it resonates beyond your body. It becomes the heartbeat of Creation as it was meant to be.” Richard Wagamese   “They carried the ark of God on a new cart,…David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord with all their might, with songs …and tambourines….” — 2 Samuel 6: 3-5 NRSV     …

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