Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sermon: Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Acts 2: 1-21

At Pentecost we see evidence that diversity and unity can coexist.  At the first Christian Pentecost, two different groups gathered with Holy intent in Jerusalem, at the same time: the followers of Jesus, mostly from Galilee, anticipating the gift of the Spirit; and Jewish people from around the Mediterranean who had come for the festival of Shavuot.  Soon the Spirit was there as wind, as tongues of fire and as a variety of tongues being spoken and understood.  There was …

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Stroll for your Soul – starts May 14th

  Stroll for Your Soul returns! Sign yourself up to begin May 14 or after! Walk with others! From Executive Minister Treena Duncan     With the Ministry Support Working Group, we are pleased to once again offer Stroll for Your Soul as a gift to those in Chinook Winds Region. Last year more than 250 people participated the 2021 Stroll for the Soul. Stroll for Your Soul offers 21 days of accompaniment through a brief email delivered early each morning to …

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in person Worship resumes: March 20 in Banff

Join us for Worship this Sunday, March 20th, 2022 at 10:00 AM… at Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff. We request (but do not require) that you wear a mask, and maintain a bit of extra distance from your neighbour as we slowly grow reaccustomed to sharing physical space with one another.  It will be good to be together again! Each Sunday, we will post the time/date/location of the next Worship service on the home page of ralphconnor.ca… and each …

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Sunday, February 27, 2022 – meet Jordana Wright!

Our Sunday worship service for February 27 features a presentation by Jordana Wright.  Jordana, from Toronto, is an innovative young Church leader who has developed Activate Space and Coffee Hour, two programs that connect Church and community.  We are so thankful that she reached out to us, to be part of our Black History Month events. This week’s service is posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Q9Cc6TMLw and an introduction/overview of Jordana’s presentation is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uowFLhP-q-I

Indigenous Pink Shirt Day event – February 23

Chinook Winds Region of The United Church of Canada is hosting an INDIGENOUS PINK SHIRT DAY event on Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM Mountain Time.  In this session, traditional teachings of community wellbeing will be the basis to stand up to bullying.  Register here: https://united-church.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtcuuvrzwoEtw0XWMSrN1fVoxzuo5fSJfl

Sunday, Feb 6 – Worship with the Moderator

On Sunday, February 6th, 2022 at 11:00 AM Mountain Time, Ralph Connor and Rundle are invited to join in the closing Worship Service of the “A Cup of Hope” event that Rev. Greg has been attending this week.  Our preacher will be the Very Rev Richard Bott, Moderator of The United Church of Canada. The livestream link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kixOHaDB540 . Watch it at 11 AM – or if you prefer to watch later in the day or later in the …

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January 30 Worship and AGM

Sunday, January 30, 2022 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church holds its 2021 AGM. Worship will be on YouTube at https://youtu.be/RXaOe44PDcs and then the AGM will be on Zoom at 11:00 AM – see Newsletter for login.  The AGM report may be downloaded at https://ralphconnor.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/AGM-2021-FINAL-REPORT.pdf  and the 2022 proposed Budget, which is not included in the AGM Report, may be downloaded at https://ralphconnor.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/BudgetOverviewRalphConnor2022Budget-FY22PL-4.pdf   Hope to “see” you at the AGM! Blessings, Rev Greg Wooley

Boxing Day – New Year’s – Epiphany

Upcoming Worship Services: Boxing Day, Sunday, December 26 – online Worship by Tony Snow and the Urban Indigenous Ministries’ group Sunday, January 2, 2022 – online Worship celebrating Epiphany and New Year’s. Sunday, January 9, 2022 – in-person Worship, 10:30 AM at Rundle Memorial United Church, Banff.  Pre-registration is required: https://volunteersignup.org/7H749 and, of course, if you missed our Christmas Eve “Hometown Mountain Christmas” service, it is available here!

Christmas Eve Service now available online!

Come join us for our second annual “Mountain HomeTown Christmas” service, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/avq1xwtMvEc Enjoy the story of Jesus’ birth, set in a Mountain Town just like Canmore.   Special guests include a scripture reader from afar, and “King Herod” in the flesh.  Lots of singing, too!