Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sermon: July 12, 2020 – Matthew 9:35 – 10:8

So much of our energy as a Church community needs to go into being an open, inviting, welcoming host.  Especially with the commitment we have made as an Affirming Ministry, we are to ensure that any and every person arriving at the Church door experiences a genuine welcome, with visible signs of welcome and the removal of any obstacle to their full inclusion and participation in the life and work of the congregation.  This remains important work to us, even …

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Sermon: Ascension Sunday May 24, 2020 – Acts 1: 1-11

One of the ways to tease out a Christian denomination’s priorities and theology, is to look at how they name their Churches.   If a denomination tends to use phrases like “Crown of Glory Christian Fellowship” that suggests a very different approach than “Historic Holy Trinity Parish” and that suggests a very different approach than “your subdivision named here, Church”. Video link: https://youtu.be/ysU15cRvzrU PDF link: Sermon_24May2020 So on this Sunday when we mark the going up, or “Ascension” of Christ into …

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Building Survey Summary

Thank you to the 100 respondents to this June’s RCMUC Building Survey.  A brief one-page summary report has been produced, posted here. At this point there are no recommended actions, and the full report is still in the works, but we wanted to honour the time and effort put into responding to this survey about our Church building, and how it helps or hinders our capacity to carry our our Mission.

Sermon: July 7, 2019 – Luke 10: 1-11, 16-17

One of the things I hear all the time, is people telling me that the place they really meet God, is in nature.   For those of us who choose to live in this amazing, outdoorsy place, and for those who come here on holidays, this makes absolute sense.   The beauty and diversity of these surroundings, from the intricacy of tiny things to the immensity of the mountains, is nothing short of inspirational. click here for a PDF of this sermon …

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Sermon: Sunday, December 16, 2018 (Advent 3) – John 1: 15-28

Sermon: December 16, 2018 (Advent 3) – John 1: 15-28 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF What do we know about John the Baptist?  Quite a bit, actually, when we put together the reports from all four gospels: He looked and sounded like a wild man: a coat of camel’s hair, a leather belt around his waist, a diet of locusts and wild honey, roaring his disapproval of the religious establishment …

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