Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

SUNDAY SERVICES

In-person services have resumed – most Sundays in Canmore, occasionally in Banff.

October 2: Ralph Connor Memorial UC, Canmore, 10:00 AM.  Volunteers please sign up here.
This Sunday we will be celebrating Communion, followed by RCMUC Congregational Meeting (in person or on Zoom)
to vote on the Amalgamation with Rundle Memorial UC.  For more information and Zoom link, click here.

October 9, 16, 23 and 30 – Worship will be at Ralph Connor Memorial UC, Canmore.

our next Sunday service at Rundle Memorial UC, Banff will be November 6, when we will celebrate both baptism and communion.

SERMONS

EVENSONG WEDNESDAY

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

A contemplative gathering, Wednesday nights at 7:15 PM,  from Fall until Spring.
The first Evensong of 2022-23 will be October 5th, on Zoom;
if you wish to gather with others to enjoy this service, the sanctuary will be open.
We are aiming at one in-person, in-the-sanctuary Evensong per month, starting November 3rd.

EVENSONG

COVID-19 adjustments at Ralph Connor United

We support all public health regulations to limit the spread of COVID-19 and are thankful for the widespread opportunity for vaccination.
In-person Worship has resumed; dates and locations are posted above.
Our local “COVID guidance document” is being reviewed and updated; the March 2, 2022 version is here..
Every Sunday, a Worship Service is posted on the “Ralph Connor Canmore” YouTube channel – click here
Our YouTube services will continue to be posted each Sunday, by suppertime.

GIVING

To Donate by Credit Card or PayPal to Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, click the button below.
Online donations and receipts will be handled through “Canada Helps”

DONATE

For additional ways to make financial contributions, click here

Thank you to everyone who supports our ministry in time, talent and treasure!

If you wish to sign up for, or update your Pre-Authorized (PAR) giving, the form is here and here is the 2022 Pledge form

INCLUSION

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

As congregations 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, are Affirming Ministries.

Affirm United LogoClick on the Affirm Logo to go to our Inclusion page

OUR BUILDING AND OUR MISSION

We have been in discussions for several years about making our Ralph Connor Church building more accessible to more people.
In order to share information and answer questions, we are offering four Open House sessions: pick the one that fits your availability!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 – 10:30 am – on Zoom.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 – 2:00 pm, in person
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 – after service, in person
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 – 5 pm, in person

Click here to read some of the background documents describing our path thus far.
In order to take full advantage of grant monies, some  decisions will need to be made in early fall 2022; a congregational meeting has been proposed for Sunday, September 11th after worship.

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.

AMALGAMATION

Early in 2021, the congregation of Rundle Memorial United Church, Banff, approached Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore,
to consider amalgamation of our communities of faith.  Much work has gone into these discussions, detailed here.
RCMUC Council has established an ad hoc Working Group to plan for a vote after the Sunday service on October 2nd, 2022.
They will arrange a number of opportunities for you to explore and probe the amalgamation in detail.
Click here for more information, and watch the Friday Newsletter for updates.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN AND CONTEMPLATION: 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.
All six sessions of our Lent 2022 series are available for viewing on the Green Exodus YouTube channel.
Click the button below for additional information about summer and fall plans for Green Exodus.

GREEN EXODUS

SPACE RENTALS

Gatherings in the Church are subject to all Provincial regulations and our Ralph Connor guidelines.
Our indoor spaces include the Sanctuary, Gordon Hall and upstairs.
Please inquire through the office.

BUILDING RENTALS

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Ralph Connor Church is located at: 617 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta – PO Box 8901, Stn Main, T1W 0J3