Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Thrift Thursday – July 28th in Banff

THRIFT THURSDAY – at Rundle Memorial on Thursday July 28 you will have an opportunity to see the Thrift Shop in action between 2 and 5 PM. Volunteers from both churches will be there to show you around and answer any questions. At 5 PM we will move upstairs to the lounge for a potluck dinner and further socializing. Participants are asked to bring either a salad or dessert – a meat dish will be provided. Also, you may bring a donation for the Thrift Shop …

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Standing against transphobia

Hate speech exists. Yes, even in our mountain towns, recently-expressed words and sentiments of transphobia and homophobia remind us that there is still much work to be done in making our community a safe and healthy place for all, explicitly including those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. In 2019 RCMUC committed itself to be an Affirming Ministry, embracing Christ’s love and desire for justice, inclusion, and affirmation for all. In July 2022 we recommit ourselves to these goals, and stand with …

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Summer Worship Continues in Canmore

This summer of 2022 we welcome guest preachers to the pulpit of Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore:  Rev Michael Ward on July 24, August 7 and August 14; Rev Sheena Trotter Dennis on July 31.  While we will not be live-recording these services, by the wonders of modern technology we will have YouTube services featuring these same preachers, posted each Sunday on our “Ralph Connor Canmore” YouTube channel (along with an “anthem of the week” each Wednesday). Rev Greg …

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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