Ralph Connor and Rundle: amalgamation underway!

NOTE: our next Worship service at Rundle Memorial United Church, Banff will be at 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 18th.

Early in 2021, Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff approached Ralph Connor Memorial United Church in Canmore, to consider what a shared journey might look like.   “Ralph Connor and Rundle” (“R&R”) working groups were set up, and have continued to meet regularly.  We have worshipped together since March 2021, have had a number of shared events, as two United Church congregations seeking to engage in Christ’s Mission in a variety of ways in the Bow Valley.  Rundle Memorial had already had their congregational vote, in favour of amalgamation; now it was Ralph Connor’s turn.

A Ralph Connor congregational meeting on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 after 10:00 AM Worship, voted 90% in favour of the amalgamation (35 in favour, 4 opposed, with 3 abstentions).  Chinook Winds Region has approved the amalgamation as of January 1, 2023. 

Here are the preparatory documents that were available prior to the October 2/22 vote:

An Executive Summary of the proposed amalgamation, and
a “primer”, or FAQ, that spells out the amalgamation topic-by-topic;
Financial statements of the two congregations, together: a 2022 budget and
a January 1-July 31 year-to-date statement. 

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For more information about Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff, click here for Rundle Memorial’s website;
for the previous version of the webpage you are currently reading, click here: RCMUC Banff – previous webpage.