Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sermon: June 26, 2022 – Galatians 3: 23-29

When bad news & good news are intertwined, what do we hear? Download PDF:  Sermon_26June2022  Watch: https://youtu.be/nQXKlcqedLI Seventeen years ago, when I was coaching my son’s Little League baseball team, one of his teammates was a really athletic boy who was fairly new to baseball, and whose self-image was, shall we say, “a work in progress”.  As coaches, we were encouraged to help each child develop confidence at a number of different positions, including pitcher if they were so inclined, …

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PIE Day – 3.14 at 11 AM

Join us for PIE Day, a time to be Public, Intentional and Explicit in our loving connections with the LGBTQ2S community.  After YouTube Worship at 10, join us on Zoom on Sunday morning, March 14th at 11:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time (email minister@ralphconnor.ca for login) .  We’ll watch a video together, share dessert and conversation, and end up with some entertainment!  This is a shared event, of the Affirming Committees from Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff, and Ralph Connor …

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Sermon: March 15, 2020 (Lent 3) – John 4: 5-42

A week after our final grade 12 exams, my best friend and I took a trip from Regina to the big city of Vancouver. We were sent with very specific instructions on how to explore the east end of downtown on foot.  Along the south part of this zone is lively Chinatown, at the north edge is gentrified, touristy Gastown, but in order to walk from one to the other you had to go through about 3 blocks that were …

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Affirming Ministry Celebration!

Ralph Connor Memorial United Church celebrated its new designation as an Affirming Ministry, during the service of Worship on Sunday, October 27, 2019.  The dramatic rainbow banner from Lakeview United Church, Calgary, adorned the sanctuary, the ‘High Strung’ ukuleles led off the service with “over the rainbow/what a wonderful world”, the Affirming Vision Statement was repeated by all, official Affirming Ministry certificate was received, and a human rainbow chain surrounded the Church building after the service (featuring the 125-foot rainbow …

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Sermon: June 30, 2019 – Matthew 25: 31-40

Is the Kingdom of Heaven more like… An exclusive concert with your favourite musical artist, in a tiny, intimate little setting? Or, A great big event – at a stadium or open field – with that same artist, and a huge audience singing and swaying to tunes you all know by heart? click here for a PDF of this sermon Admittedly, both images are totally non-Biblical and they both have their limitations, especially if you don’t like music.  But in …

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