PASTORAL CARE

PASTORAL CARE

Do you know of someone who could use care in the name of Christ?  Do you know of someone in hospital who has asked for a visit? If so, the easiest way to connect our Pastoral Care resources with that person is by emailing our Minister, Rev Greg Wooley at minister@ralphconnor.ca

We thank our “Care Contact” phoners and “Care Courier” errand/delivery team, who carried out such wonderful outreach in keeping us connected to one another during the pandemic.

Ralph Connor also shares with the Canmore Ministerial in providing services at the Golden Eagle View long-term care wing at the Canmore Hospital.  Tuesday morning at 11:15 AM, local clergy take turns on the first and third Tuesday of the month in providing a Worship service for the residents.  We are also embarking on providing occasional Worship opportunities at Origin Canmore, and the St Elizabeth facility at Bow River Lodge.

additional pathways of pastoral care:

PRAYER SHAWL KNITTING AND CROCHETING CREATORS

Over 1000 Prayer Shawls have been given to those in need and they are such a huge success for those receiving them. Shawls go to women or men in need of comfort including those in hospital, grief or that have suffered acts of violence.  What a gift and a fellowship for those creating!  Typically, gatherings are on the second Friday of the month at 1:00 PM in Gordon Hall. Bring wool and needles. Call Jeanette at 403.678.2030 for further information about this community/ecumenical group.

ALPINE VOICES THRESHOLD CHOIR

Threshold choirs give singers the opportunity to offer their voices in service, singing at bedside as a gift to those at life’s thresholds. The Alpine Voices Threshold Choir rehearses on the second and fourth Monday night of the month at 7:00 in the Sanctuary, and sing at the Canmore Hospital each week. All community members are welcome – while hosted by Ralph Connor United, this is a separate entity.  Please contact jan.tissandier@gmail.com for more information.

HEALING PATHWAY

Are you interested in getting to know about the Healing Pathway, workshops that are available for developing this ministry, or in receiving this ministry? If so, please contact Sue Nichols 403.678.4536, Vicky Connoy, 403.609.2428, or call the office at 403.675.0064. For those in need of a healing session, there is a standing booking in the sanctuary on Friday afternoons, though during the pandemic the group transitioned to an ongoing prayer circle. Check the “Healing Pathways” tab on this site for more information, or email healing@ralphconnor.ca to book a healing session.

RUNDLE UNITED THRIFT, BANFF

Our Thrift shop, located in Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff, is a wonderful place of involvement in direct community outreach.  The Rundle United Thrift store, in the lower level of the Church building (enter from Banff Avenue), is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Wednesday and Friday evenings each week to provide affordable goods… and to raise money for the Mission of the Church.  For more information, please go to http://rundleunited.ca/rundle-united-thrift-banff/

COMMUNITY FOOD AND FRIENDS, CANMORE

Ralph Connor is pleased to be a founding partner in serving Canmore’s Monday night communal meals at St. Michael’s Anglican Church. Anyone and everyone wishing to have a great meal with great company, come to St. Michael’s for take-out or sit-down between 5:00 and 7:00 PM on Mondays! Many volunteers are needed to prepare or serve meals. To volunteer, click here!

BENEVOLENT ASSISTANCE

In times of crisis, we do hope to be able to offer a helping hand. Each  Communion Sunday, a second “benevolent” offering is received to help fund emergency assistance and community outreach.  Donations may also be made at the “giving” page of this website.