Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sermon: Sunday, June 19, 2022 – Psalms 42 and 43

A good story – whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, an oral tradition that has been kept alive for generations or an off-the-cuff recounting of what happened to you five minutes ago – is one that has a point of contact with the listener/reader.  It may touch on shared experiences that the recipient has also had, or it may just be told in a relatable way. Today’s reading from Psalm 42 and 43 – considered by most Bible scholars to actually …

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Green Exodus Community Meeting – March 5 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM

Green Exodus Community Meeting Register Here March 5, 2021 4:00pm- 5:30pm Thanks for checking out Green Exodus! Perhaps you have joined us for a few or all the four sessions in Canmore. Or perhaps you are thinking of attending for the first time. Everyone is welcome to the Community meeting on March 5. We have been enriched by the voices of Indigenous neighbours who invited us into new ways of knowing the Earth Spiritual but not Religious Folk who want …

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GREEN EXODUS – soft launch, Friday January 22nd

Are you astonished  by the beauty of the world – especially the Bow Valley corridor? Are you wanting the empowerment of community as you engage with the needs of this planet? Are you fed by a sense of sacredness or Spirituality in your life’s journey? The Green Exodus: The Canmore Series –  will use contemplation, creativity, community and a fresh look at the Cosmos to refresh and realign our relationship with the Earth. We will draw on the lineage of Indigenous, …

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Sermon: June 14, 2020 – Genesis 1:1 – 2:3

“…and God saw that it was good.” What a beautiful, daily affirmation that even God sees goodness of this planet, perhaps even detecting a note of pride in it . Throughout the first creation narrative in Genesis, is this refrain, confirming the common goodness of all the earth and seas and sky, an interconnection through the Divine life force that dwells in all of it.  In this context, how can we fail to treat the natural world with love and …

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Bow River and 3 Sisters GW

Sermon: January 20, 2019 – Psalm 36: 5-10

Sermon: January 20, 2019 – Psalm 36: 5-10 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for PDF Scripture readings have a personality all their own.   And in approaching them, the preacher does well to approach in the way that an artisan would approach a piece of stone or a block of wood, asking first what it wants to be, attentive to what needs to emerge from this material rather than trying to force their …

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