Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Re-imagining Our Building

TOWN HALL MEETING Congregational Engagement Re-imagining our Building Join us on June 12 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary with Tim Visser of Transcept Architecture to give us your input and ask questions on the report. This is your chance to be heard and have your say! Last week’s presentation is available right here just click on the button below.

Creating a Rainbow Railroad Station in Calgary

Join us on Sunday June 10 after Service in the Sanctuary as we welcome Mr Kelly Ernst  from the Centre For Newcomers Mr. Kelly Ernst will be speaking about Creating a Rainbow Railroad Station in Calgary This is for LGBTQ+ refugees from around the world. The need for Calgary as a landing place is huge.  The Rainbow Railroad has a waiting list of LGBTQ+ refugees waiting to come to Canada. Please join us for what promises to be a most informative presentation about their plight and …

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Evensong, June 6th, 7:15 p.m.

Evensong, June 6th, 7:15 p.m. An evening of circle dance … a meditation in motion. No prior experience necessary and all are welcome!   I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, that primordial tower. I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I still don’t know: am I a falcon, a storm, or a great song? – …

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Sermon: June 3, 2018 – Psalm 139: 1-18

Sermon: June 3, 2018 – Psalm 139: 1-18 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley For a printable PDF of this Sermon click here This week, Shannon and I were talking about the 139th Psalm and how much we both love it. And the next thing we realized, is that neither of us had preached on this Psalm on a Sunday – at funerals, yes, but not in Sunday worship.  So it was time to take …

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Sermon: Trinity Sunday, May 27, 2018 – John 3: 1-17

Sermon: Trinity Sunday, May 27, 2018 – John 3: 1-17 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley Please click here for a downloadable version of this sermon In the game of golf, there is a long-standing tradition known as the mulligan.  While not existing in ANY of the official rules, and in fact completely contrary to them, a mulligan is a do-over – re-taking a shot that you flubbed the first time. For those of you …

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Evensong Wednesday, May 2, 7:15 pm

Spring is the season when we are invited to celebrate the  abundance of life. There is a playfulness and spontaneity to the season of spring that invites us to join this joyful abandon.   We are called to both listen deeply to the blossoming within ourselves as well as to forget ourselves —  setting aside all of our seriousness about what we are called to do and simply enter the space of being.   In this field of possibility we discover new gifts. ~ Christine Valters Paintner, …

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Sermon: April 29, 2018 – Matthew 28: 16-20

Sermon: April 29, 2018 – Matthew 28: 16-20 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for a printable pdf of this sermon The Bible can be a very emotional and evocative book. I hear the words of the Beatitudes, “blessed are the pure in heart, blessed are the peacemakers” (Matthew 5: 8-9) and my shoulders relax, I breathe deeper and more easily. I see a hillside in Galilee and eager disciples absorbing each word …

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CYAN – Wings with Westhead

“On May 23, we invite the young adults in town to join CYAN in sitting down with Canmore’s MLA, Cam Westhead for some casual conversation on wildlife, conservation and environment. plus, we’ve got a deal for $7 wings for all participants! Cam was recently appointed to chair position on the endangered species commission, and is an expert on the topic. He is our MLA for the provincial riding of Banff-Cochrane and a member of the NDP party. We understand that …

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Evensong – Wednesday, May 30, 7:15pm

A Speed of Soul Thought   Somewhere someone needs help.  If you can’t get there yourself. Take a deep breath,  Breathe in.  Hold that someone in your heart. Lighten the weight of their troubles.  Breathe out. Open your heart. Release what you cannot change. Send calm and courage  And human connection. For the nights can be filled with shadows, And sometimes the waters rise. Someone somewhere needs help.  Send love. It matters. ~ Carrie Newcomer The path of love and peace …

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