Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Worship online – Nov 15 and 22

On Sunday, November 15, online worship will be posted at https://www.jasperunitedchurch.com/ as we join Rev Nancy Monteith and the good people of Jasper UC for our online service. On Sunday, November 22, our friend and Honourary Associate Minister, Rev Michael Ward will be our online preacher at our usual location, https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCi8loA1BP8lNAppSRR9_aQQ Many thanks to Rev Howard Thornton of St Michael’s Anglican, for providing pastoral coverage while Rev Greg Wooley is catching up on Study-and-Holiday leave.

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 – Sept 27 at 11 AM

This Sunday, September 27th we are back in Canmore, at 11:00 AM (one hour later than usual, with hopes of a bit milder temperatures!!) . We’ll be acknowledging “Orange Shirt Day” (September 30th) so wear orange if you have it… and dress for the elements. One additional thing we’ll be doing is an “Earth Examen”, based on the exercise posted here.  

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!

August 9th – one busy Sunday!

No shortage of things to do today: at 1:00 this afternoon, an online memorial for Rev Vickey Gibbs of Resurrection MCC, Houston https://facebook.com/resurrectionmcc  or  https://youtube.com/resurrectionmcc or https://livestream.com/resurrectionmcc at 2:00 pm, World Indigenous Day event – link available from tony.snow@hillhurstunited.com at 4:00 pm, Banff’s Inqueering Minds group meets at Centennial Park (SE corner) https://www.facebook.com/events/671294746787800 and later, the Bow Valley Syria Refugee Committee is having a first “welcome to Canmore” gathering for Wa’ill and Dana (sorry, we’ve had to limit numbers on …

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Dance as prayer – April 29 Evensong

Evensong by Zoom – this Wednesday at 7:15 PM Prayer is moving. Prayer is offering our bones back to the dance. Prayer is letting go of everything that impedes our inner silence. God is the dance and the dance is the way to freedom and freedom is our holy work. ~ Gabrielle Roth People danced communally to celebrate the seasons’ cycles, to express joy, reverence and grief, and to commemorate challenges overcome. We find in the energy of the dance …

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Earth Day Evensong

Once again, Evensong gathers by Zoom – Wednesday April 22 at 7:15 PM.  Login details are attached to the weekly Evensong email – or contact office@ralphconnor.ca We should be listening to the stars in the heavens and the sun and the moon, to the mountains and the plains, to the forests and rivers and seas that surround us, to the meadows and the flowering grasses, to the songbirds and the insects and to their music especially in the evening and …

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Worship Online with RCMUC

Every Sunday, our Worship Service will be posted at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi8loA1BP8lNAppSRR9_aQQ !  In order to model safe distancing as we all attempt to “flatten the COVID curve”, the worship leaders have each recorded their portion of the service at home, then it gets knit together into a Worship service and uploaded to YouTube.