WORSHIP SERVICES

Each Sunday we worship in either Banff or Canmore, see schedule below.  Sunday Worship begins at 10:00 AM
February 5, 2023 – Ralph Connor – Canmore, 10 AM
February 12, 2023 – Rundle Memorial – Banff, 10 AM
Updated: Construction on the accessibility upgrades at our Ralph Connor Canmore building

begins on February 6th –  click here to donate, click here for more information. 
From Sunday, February 12 to the end of the construction in Canmore,
we will worship at our Banff campus: Rundle Memorial United Church. 

Sunday services are video-recorded and uploaded to the Ralph Connor Canmore YouTube Channel by suppertime Sunday;

if you are watching the service on YouTube and wish to sing along with the hymns and follow the responsive prayers,
you will need to download a PDF of that Sunday’s Lyrics and Prayers.  Click on the button below!

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SERMONS

 

EVENSONG WEDNESDAY

~a mid-week oasis of silence, chant, word and song~

A contemplative gathering on Zoom, Wednesday nights at 7:15 PM,  from Fall until Spring.
Once the accessibility upgrades construction is complete, we will return to having
an in-person Evensong in the Canmore sanctuary on the first Wednesday of the month.

(contact office@ralphconnor.ca to receive the Zoom link.)

note: December 21, 2022 we held our LONGEST NIGHT service.
the pre-recorded YouTube portion of the service is available here.

GIVING

DONATE

Thank you to everyone who supports our ministry in time, talent and treasure!
To make a financial donation, or to learn more about methods of giving, click on the button above. 

If you wish to sign up for, or update your Pre-Authorized (PAR) giving, the form is here and here is the 2023 Giving Plan form.

 

 

INCLUSION

AFFIRMING MINISTY and a commitment to RIGHT RELATIONS

Every Child Matters

In the same way that Jesus reached out to all people, our faith community is called to be open and inclusive.

 

As a congregation residing on treaty 7 lands, we continue to seek ways to be inclusive of all people of the Bow Valley,
regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, cultural background, education level, mobility challenges… ALL people!
We are delighted that both Ralph Connor and Rundle Memorial United Church, Banff, went through the Affirming Process so our “one congregation on two campuses”
is an Affirming Ministry of the United Church of Canada.

Within and alongside our Affirming Commitments, we are actively engaged in Living into Right Relations
with our Indigenous Hosts on this land: see our Right Relations page for more information.

To learn more about our strivings in this area, please go to our Affirming Ministry page

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OUR BUILDINGS AND OUR MISSION

ACCESSIBILITY

We have been in discussions for several years about making our Ralph Connor Church building more accessible to more people.
At a congregational meeting on September 11, 2022, our Building Accessibility Upgrades project was approved by a 90% margin!
Update: Construction in Canmore begins on February 6th 2023!  Click here for more info, click here to donate!

Click here to read some of the background materials that were assessed prior to the vote.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

An important part of our calling as Christians, is to be wise and faithful stewards of this planet. With this in mind, Ralph Connor was pleased to partner with the Bow Valley Green Energy Cooperative, and the Church’s Faithful Footprints initiative,
to install solar panels on our roof in 2021.
To learn more about the building upgrades already made to lessen the carbon footprint of our building,
and to see the amount of solar power being generated, click here.

And… to learn more about the Rundle Memorial building in Banff, click here!

AMALGAMATION

As of January 1, 2023, Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff and Ralph Connor Memorial United Church in Canmore
amalgamated to form ONE congregation with TWO campuses (Canmore-Ralph Connor and Banff-Rundle Memorial).
The name of the amalgamated congregation is Ralph Connor Memorial United Church.
note: Sunday, January 1, 2023 was an online service, celebrating the amalgamation. 
Click here for more information.

GREEN EXODUS

Are you astonished by the beauty of the world – especially the Bow Valley corridor?
Are you wanting to assist with the empowerment of community as you engage with lessening our ‘carbon footprint’?
Do you have a Spiritual/Religious connection with Nature?
Are you wanting to join with others in restoring this planet to health?
if so…then you need to check out Green Exodus! Ralph Connor is one of the founding/participating organizations of this initiative, along with other partners in Calgary, Lethbridge, and beyond. Click the button below for additional information!

GREEN EXODUS

SPACE RENTALS

Gatherings in the Church are subject to all Provincial regulations and our Ralph Connor guidelines.
Banff’s main space for rentals is the Lonsdale Lounge. Please inquire through our Banff office, 403.762.2075
In Canmore, our accessibility upgrades project begins on February 6th, 2023, and we will not be renting any of our facilities (upstairs, Gordon Hall or Sanctuary) until the project is completed in late April/early May. 

BUILDING RENTALS

Communicable Disease Safety Plan

We support all public health regulations to limit the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases,  and are thankful for the widespread opportunity for vaccination.  Our most recent guidance document is here.
As we enter into “cold and flu season”, and as new COVID variants appear, please be mindful of the health needs of others.

Recognizing that some people are not yet comfortable with close-quarters gatherings,
our  “Ralph Connor Canmore” YouTube channel will continue to have recordings of our Sunday services – click here
and our Wednesday night Evensong gatherings are generally held on Zoom, as noted above. 

WEEKLY  NEWSLETTER

Each week on Friday the Church Newsletter is emailed directly to your inbox.

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Rundle Memorial United Church is located at 104 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 1086, T1L 1B1

Ralph Connor Memorial United Church is located at 617 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta, see below.
Mailing Address: PO Box 8901, Stn Main, T1W 0J3