Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Celebrating 130 years – January 24, 2021

January 24, 2021 is the 130th Anniversary of Ralph Connor Memorial United Church.  Join us on YouTube for an anniversary service! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rMc226VIGY On January 24, 1891, the sanctuary of Canmore Presbyterian Church hosted its first Worship service – located on the same lot where it still stands.  The founding Minister was Rev. Charles Gordon, known to many as the famous author, Ralph Connor.  When the United Church of Canada came into being in 1925, Canmore Presbyterian Church  became Canmore United …

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Christmas Eve – is now on-line!

Our Christmas Eve service is now live!!   As always, it’s a community-oriented service and this year, features the Nativity story filmed at various locations around Canmore. service link: https://youtu.be/jm62zY0N258 or you can access it through the Ralph Connor Canmore YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi8loA1BP8lNAppSRR9_aQQ and see all our online services (including Monday’s “Longest Night” service) We are holding no in-person services this Christmastime, as we follow and support the Alberta coronavirus guidelines (and… we would need to decide which 12 of you could …

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Candlelight Service of Remembrance – December 3

Christmastime is a difficult time of year for many people, for many reasons – especially those who have suffered a recent loss, or those who miss “that certain someone” every year. This year, the annual “Candlelight Service of Remembrance” (known to some as the “Blue Christmas” service) will take on a somewhat different form, entitled “A Gentle Gathering to Remember Loved Ones”. It will be done online, 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 3rd ~ Register here~. This Zoom event is sponsored by the Palliative Care Society …

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Thanksgiving Worship at the Ballpark – Oct 11 at 11 am

Thanksgiving Sunday, October 11 at 11 AM will be the third outdoor worship service for Ralph Connor Memorial United Church.  You are invited to join us at the ball diamond at Millennium Park, 5th Avenue at 1st Street in Canmore.   https://youtu.be/XH6FzWnarvQ It was so good to be together in our previous two September services, surrounded by trees and mountains and lots of fresh air, and we look forward to a cool day outdoors… but we’re accustomed to dressing for …

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Outdoor Worship – this Sunday!

Sunday, September 13 at 10:00 AM, Worship will be at the Millennium Park Ball Diamond.  Join us!!  This is our first in-person service since mid-March.  Bring a lawn chair and your face mask.  What a joy to gather together in person!  Your video invitation is here.  See you at the ballpark!

March 22, 2020 – Worship online with us!

March 22, 2020 Worship for Ralph Connor Memorial United Church is available online!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt3edcbl3kY Recorded at several locations in Canmore so that we can keep social distance from one another, then combined into one Worship service.    Our intention is to have an online Worship Service available every Sunday, on the “Ralph Connor Canmore” YouTube channel.     If you would like to worship many times this Sunday, here is a listing of some of the congregations in Chinook Winds Region …

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Evensong – Wednesday April 10, 2019

Draw alongside the silence of stone Until its calmness can claim you. John O’Donohue   I would like to live like the river flows, Carried by the surprise Of its own unfolding. John O’Donohue   Evensong, April 10, 2019 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church 7:15 pm