NOTE: during COVID-19 protocols, most of these Ministries will be finding alternate ways to conduct their work, to avoid or limit public gatherings.
Among the ministries of Ralph Connor Memorial United Church…
Are you interested in getting to know about the Healing Pathway, workshops that are available for developing this ministry, or in receiving this ministry? If so, please contact Sue Nichols 403.678.4536, Vicky Connoy, 403.609.2428, or call the office at 403.678.5354. For those in need of a healing session, there is a standing booking in the sanctuary on Friday afternoons – check the “Healing Pathways” tab on this site for more information, or email email@example.com to book a Friday healing session.
Do you know of someone who could use care in the name of Christ? If so, the easiest way to connect our Pastoral Care resources with that person is by emailing our Minister, Rev Greg Wooley at firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAYER SHAWL KNITTING AND CROCHETING CREATORS
Over 1000 Prayer Shawls have been given to those in need and they are such a huge success for those receiving them. Shawls go to women or men in need of comfort including those in hospital, grief or that have suffered acts of violence. What a gift and a fellowship for those creating!
Typically, gatherings are on the second Friday of the month at 1:00 PM in Gordon Hall. Bring wool and needles. Call Jeanette at 403.678.2030 for further information about this community/ecumenical group.
ALPINE VOICES THRESHOLD CHOIR
Threshold choirs give singers the opportunity to offer their voices in service, singing at bedside as a gift to those at life’s thresholds. The Alpine Voices Threshold Choir rehearses on the second and fourth Monday night of the month at 7:30 in the Sanctuary, and sing at the Canmore Hospital each week. All community members are welcome – while hosted by Ralph Connor United, this is a separate entity.
The Bow Valley Refugee Project was established in late 2015 as an Outreach Ministry of Ralph Connor in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. This community volunteer organization has successfully sponsored a family of six, who arrived in Canmore in the fall of 2016, and a family of two who arrived in the summer of 2020. We hope to pursue further sponsorships.
Ralph Connor is proud to provide a “home base” for the BVRP. One does not need to be a member of the Church, or of any faith community, to volunteer for this broadly supported community organization.
COMMUNITY FOOD AND FRIENDS
Ralph Connor is pleased to be a founding partner in serving the Monday night communal meals at St. Michael’s Anglican Church. Anyone and everyone wishing to have a great meal with great company, come to St. Michael’s for take-out between 5:00 and 7:00 PM on Mondays! Many volunteers are needed to serve meals, or to help with dessert-making. Please contact the Church office and we will put you in touch with these groups.
CANMORE YOUNG ADULT NETWORK (CYAN)
CYAN began thanks to a member of the Ralph Connor Memorial United Church (RCMUC) in Canmore, who urged the Church to embark on a pathway to reach out to youth and young adults in the community. That pathway led to the hiring of a Community Networker, whose research and groundwork resulted in the formation of CYAN in 2017. RCMUC continues to be a major supporter of and donor to CYAN and welcomes others in the community to join us in supporting CYAN. You can see more information about CYAN at www.cyancanmore.ca
In times of crisis, we do hope to be able to offer a helping hand. Each month, on Communion Sunday, a second “benevolent” offering is received to help fund emergency assistance and community outreach.
Thank You ….Thank You