Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Gathering of Souls – Evensong

Gathering of Souls You are invited to bring a picture or a remembrance of someone you wish to be remembered and celebrated.   Now he is God not of the dead, but for the living; for to him all of them are alive. Luke 20:38     They shall grow not old, as we that are left to grow old: Age shall not weary them, or the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, …

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Bells of Peace – 100 Rings at 4:59 pm on November 11

On November 11, 1918 … church bells rang out spontaneously across the country to celebrate the signing of the “Armistice.” After four brutal years … and so many young men and women dead or injured…the First World War was officially over.   One hundred years ago, relief and joy swept our land. On November 11 at sundown in Canmore at 4:59 pm Ralph Connor Memorial United Church and Saint Michael’s Anglican Church will commemorate Armistice 100.  We will mark the …

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Evensong – Wednesday October 31 – Halloween

At the base of this mountain High above the valley Stillness drops down drapes the forest, dresses us, washes our feet, enters us with each inhalation This is the altar of the Sacred This is the Bread of the Great Thanksgiving. ~ Fed, by Antoinette Voûte Roeder Who can tell how lovely in June is the honey locust tree, or why a tree should be so sweet and live in this world? Each white blossom on a dangle of white …

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EVENSONG – Wednesday, Oct 17 – 7:15 pm

Fin and feather, flesh, blood and bone: the earth calls its creatures to leave the familiar, turn again into the unknown; to move steadily and continuously and at great risk toward an invisible goal, expending great energy with the possibility of failure… ~ Marianne Worcester Now I am revealing new things to you, things hidden and unknown to you, created just now, this very moment. Of these things you have heard nothing until now so that you cannot say, Oh …

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Evensong with Harpist Olivia Ritchy – Wednesday October 10 at 7:15 pm

In the quiet of the evening, with the twilight drawing nigh, there is music in the darkness as the stars ignite the sky. Pacem, Andy Beck and Brian Fisher   Medicine heals the mind, soul, and spirit by the body, But music heals the body by the mind, soul and spirit. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Conclusiones Nongentae, 1486   On Wednesday October 10 at 7:15… Rest your mind. Let your soul chant. Savor the resonance of Olivia’s harp-spirit. Photo by …

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Evensong: Listening with an Awake Heart

In this season of radiance and release, we gather for Evensong, a time apart to listen, to sing, to be still. Birch Chose one low hanging leaf heart shaped Still attached to Mother Birch and listen to all it has to say.  The cue will be obvious when it’s your turn to speak Its palm will fall on yours, face down Blind sentences touching the breath of your hand then whispering the language that gold understands Choose one low hanging leaf, heart …

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Evensong, Wednesday September 26, 7:15 pm

Once, long long ago . . . yet somehow, not so very long . . . when all the animals and rocks and winds and waters and trees and birds and fish and all the beings of the world could speak . . . and understand one another . . . ~ Old Turtle, Douglas Wood In the silence of the morning, when the dawn has just begun, as the moon is softly fading with the rising of the sun. …

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Evensong returns this Wednesday, Sept 19

Autumn arrives with a gold-tinged invitation  to slow down and breathe deeply. Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment…                          ~ Mary Oliver In this season of radiance and release,  we gather again for another season of Evensong,  a time apart to listen, to sing, to be still.  Settle into the grace of Autumn …

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Nine and Dine 2018

Join last years winning team as they host the 2018 Nine and Dine Golf Scramble. Golfing starts at noon, Non-golfers and Golfers gather at 3:00 pm in the clubhouse for Fun time. Dinner is served at 4:00 pm. 9 holes of golf $45, Dinner only $20. Team outfits are optional but you could win a prize. Contact Donna E at 403-678-4117 or E: donrog@shaw.ca YOU TOO COULD WIN THIS FANTASTIC TROPHY AND HOST IN 2019   LAST YEARS TEAMS

Margaret Lumsden – memorial service Sat Sept 8 at 1 pm

Margaret Ann Beatrix Lumsden (nee Tatham) June 30, 1928 – August 22, 2018 A lifelong Liberal and the original Billy Jo girl, Margaret Lumsden was fun-loving, very determined, occasionally hilarious, super friendly, hospitable and devout and confident in her faith.  She ‘contained more generosity of spirit than 9/10s of the world by actual measurement’.  Margaret died peacefully surrounded by her family after celebrating her 90th birthday at the end of June and the wedding of her first grandchild to be …

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