Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

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.

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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