Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

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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Screenings With Meanings – “Saturday Church”

Join us on Wednesday August 15 at 7:00 pm for this screening in our summer film series. We will be screening the film “Saturday Church” (1h 30m) hosted by the Ralph Connor Church Affirming Ministry Group Discussion will follow the film. SATURDAY CHURCH tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative …

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Screenings with Meanings – “Living With Wildlife”

Join us on Wednesday August 22 at 7:00 pm for this screening in our summer film series. We will be screening the film “Living With Wildlife” (24m) hosted by Leanne Allision Discussion will follow the film. The Bow Valley of Alberta, Canada is one of the busiest places in the world where people and grizzly bears coexist. The ‘Living with Wildlife’ film and video series profiles how communities have adapted to wildlife by having bear-proof garbage systems, fencing and wildlife …

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Screenings with Meanings – “Reserve 107”

Join us on Wednesday August 29 at 7:00 pm for this screening in our summer film series. We will be screening the film “Reserve 107” (34m) hosted by the Ralph Connor Church Living Into Right Relations Group Discussion will follow the film. For decades, stories have spread throughout the village of Laird, Saskatchewan. It has been said that First Nation descendants of an old treaty have visited shopkeepers and town officials. The First Nations that came to the town, starting …

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Screenings With Meanings – “Over The Rainbow” (Camp fYrefly)

Join us on Wednesday September 5 at 7:00 pm for this screening in our summer film series. We will be screening the film “Over the Rainbow (Camp fYrefly” hosted by the Mikael MSquared & Friends Discussion will follow the film. The documentary highlights the true stories of LGBTQ fYreflies and their youth leaders, adult volunteers through the lens of their life changing experiences at Camp fYrefly. With reference to the beloved classic movie “The Wizard of Oz”, transcendent themes of …

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