Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Boxing Day – New Year’s – Epiphany

Upcoming Worship Services: Boxing Day, Sunday, December 26 – online Worship by Tony Snow and the Urban Indigenous Ministries’ group Sunday, January 2, 2022 – online Worship celebrating Epiphany and New Year’s. Sunday, January 9, 2022 – in-person Worship, 10:30 AM at Rundle Memorial United Church, Banff.  Pre-registration is required: https://volunteersignup.org/7H749 and, of course, if you missed our Christmas Eve “Hometown Mountain Christmas” service, it is available here!

Christmas Eve Service now available online!

Come join us for our second annual “Mountain HomeTown Christmas” service, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/avq1xwtMvEc Enjoy the story of Jesus’ birth, set in a Mountain Town just like Canmore.   Special guests include a scripture reader from afar, and “King Herod” in the flesh.  Lots of singing, too!

Sermon: November 14, 2021 – 1 Samuel 3: 1-10

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.  (1 Samuel 3: 9, 10) There are many “call stories” in the Bible, and the one we heard today is ready for the stage. The characters in this scene are an aging priest named Eli, his young charge Samuel, and off stage, a voice which the audience understands to be the voice of God, though not immediately understood as such by young Samuel.  From previous scenes and scenes yet to come we have …

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Indigenous History Month – June 2021

Two learning opportunities lead us into National Indigenous History Month, June 2021. 1. Pacific Mountain Region of the United Church presents: Calls to the Church: Listening to the Wisdom of the Elders Four evenings online of learning and listening, with Tony Snow and Rev. John Snow Jr. June 1 – 4, 2021 from 6:30 -7:30 pm PT / 7:30 -8:30 pm MT; registration is free of charge. for more information or to register: https://www.leadershiftpm.ca/register/calls-to-the-church-06-2021 2. the Canmore Museum presents: These Mountains …

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Annual General Meeting: January 31st, report available here

This Sunday, January 31 the Annual General Meeting for the RCMUC 2020 calendar year will be held on Zoom, at 11:00 AM.  Zoom login details were emailed on Wednesday January 27th. Please email minister@ralphconnor.ca if you don’t have that link! Click  here   to download the 2020 Annual Report.  You will also need to download the following four financial files: BalanceSheet – page 63 Budget Overview – page 64 Funds – page 65 Profit and Loss – pages 66 and …

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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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