Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Earth Day Events Online

Three ways to celebrate Earth Day 2021: on April 21, at 7:15 PM, Tony Snow, Indigenous Lead for Chinook Winds Region, will be leading our Evensong service on Zoom.  If you are not on the Evensong mailing list, email office@ralphconnor.ca and we will get the Zoom login for April 21. April 22 at 5:00 PM, United Church of Canada, Chinook Winds Region “Mother Earth Day” service of prayer. For Zoom login go here and scroll down to “Mother Earth Day”. …

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April 11 – Congregational Meeting on Zoom

A short congregational meeting will be held on Zoom on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 11 am following the regular YouTube service. Sign in information will be sent closer to the date. Council has negotiated a contract with Bow Valley Green Energy Cooperative for the installation of solar panels on the south facing roof of Gordon Hall. BVGEC will pay for the solar panels, installation, repairs and replacement, insurance and monitoring the operations. RCMUC will purchase all the solar energy …

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GREEN EXODUS – soft launch, Friday January 22nd

Are you astonished  by the beauty of the world – especially the Bow Valley corridor? Are you wanting the empowerment of community as you engage with the needs of this planet? Are you fed by a sense of sacredness or Spirituality in your life’s journey? The Green Exodus: The Canmore Series –  will use contemplation, creativity, community and a fresh look at the Cosmos to refresh and realign our relationship with the Earth. We will draw on the lineage of Indigenous, …

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Sermon: September 13, 2020 – Psalm 95: 1-7

note: this was preached at our first in-person Worship service since mid-March 2020, at the Ball Diamond at Millennium Park, Canmore AB.   Two very different things happening in coming weeks will converge to shape today’s message, and our worship services from now ‘til Thanksgiving. watch at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD6VvULF-00 or download PDF at Sermon_13September2020-Outdoors First, it’s the season of Creation, a time when we look at our role as stewards of the earth, and the connection between God, and the earth, and …

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rushing waters

Sermon: September 6, 2020 – Psalm 46

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging”. (Psalm 46: 1-3)   What a dramatic beginning to our Psalm today, and to our month-long journey in the season of creation. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dC3Dk4Q4E0 Download PDF at Sermon_06September 2020 The Psalmist draws these terrifying pictures from …

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Sermon: June 14, 2020 – Genesis 1:1 – 2:3

“…and God saw that it was good.” What a beautiful, daily affirmation that even God sees goodness of this planet, perhaps even detecting a note of pride in it . Throughout the first creation narrative in Genesis, is this refrain, confirming the common goodness of all the earth and seas and sky, an interconnection through the Divine life force that dwells in all of it.  In this context, how can we fail to treat the natural world with love and …

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