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Greetings! 

We hope to  see you at Church on Sunday September 9 , 2018
Communion Sunday

CONTRIBUTING TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM WORSHIP

Greeters: Linda Bolen & Anne Hester
Worship Leader: Rick Hester
Children's Church: Joy McMann
Toddler Care: Available if needed
Communion Servers: Faye Forbes-Anderson & Rick Anderson & ...
Fellowship/Coffee Time: Joy & Cam McMann
Musical Director: Tanya Sullivan
Administration: Sondy Szymanis - 403-678-5354 - office@ralphconnor.ca
In the Pulpit: Rev. Greg Wooley - 403-493-4923 - minister@ralphconnor.ca

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NEWS & COMING EVENTS news
WELCOME BACK 

We hope you had a terrific summer, and that you found beauty in everything even with the smoke. Our newsletter is back in action and will be sent out every Thursday with all the news and events of Ralph Connor Church. 



SCREENINGS WITH MEANINGS

Our last movie for the summer will be held on September 12 at 7:00 pm  

Hosted by Robin Slater
This romantic comedy helps us see inside the world of living with autism. 

CYAN - CANMORE YOUNG ADULT NETWORK

CYAN turns 1 year old and it is fantastic.  Great job to all of the participants, board members and friends of CYAN. Our youth ministry has taken wings and is flying with the Golden Eagles. 

THANK YOU TARA!

RCMUC, CYAN and Tara Koenig have all agreed to extend Tara's contract to the end of December 2018. In this time of growth and settling in as a new organization, the CYAN events just wouldn't be happening without the energy and effort of Tara. 

We also thank Tara for looking after the church office messages while Sondy was away on holidays. Great Job!

  
CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR MARGARET LUMSDEN  

Will be held at RCMUC on Saturday September 8 at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow at St. Michael's.
NINE AND DINE


Join last years winning team on September 23rd as they host the 2018 Nine and Dine Golf Scramble. 

Golfing starts at noon, Non-golfers and Golfers gather at 3:00 pm in the clubhouse for Fun time. Dinner is served at 4:00 pm. 9 holes of golf $45, Dinner only $20. Team outfits are optional but you could win a prize. 

Contact Donna E at 403-678-4117 or E:  donrog@shaw.ca

HEALING PATHWAY 

To book a session or inquire about this gentle healing ministry p lease contact: Sue Nichols at iamsue@telus.net  or call her at 403-678-4536

ALPINE VOICES THRESHOLD CHOIR

Rehearses the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7:30 - 9:00 pm in the sanctuary. Threshold Choir singing is described as "kindness made audible". 

If you would like to learn more about the practice of bedside singing, visit thresholdchoir.org , or contact Jan Tissandier, jan.tissandier@gmail.com  

New members welcome!  
EVENSONG
 
Evensong will resume on 
Wednesday, September 19 at 7:15 pm

Join the Lay Leaders who make this midweek Contemplative service a truly Spiritual Oasis!

CHOIR REHEARSAL

Choir resumes on Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm.  

New members are welcome to join us!  

Give Tanya an email at 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Children's Church and Toddler care for Sunday Services has resumed.

Children may go to Children's Church and return later in the service. 


BUILDING COMMITTEE

Your building committee at work. The lilac tree was planted in 1988 by the congregation.  It has grown so much with 30 years of love it that it needed a good trim.  Thank you and good work Building Committee!!


COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS community
KAIROS BLANKET EXERCISE

BILLETS NEEDED - Bed and Breakfast  for attendees of the Kairos Blanket Exercise Training held on Friday & Saturday September 14 & 15 (staying over on Friday night, breakfast on Saturday morning).  

Also needed: many participants to attend a Blanket Exercise - this will help the trainers to practice their skills, while also giving the participant an experience of this moving program. September 14 at 7:00 pm at St. Mikes.

Contact: Mary Shearer at  shearermary04@gmail.com
Coming to RCMUC this fall: a
CROSS-BORDER BOOK STUDY!
  
Two congregations in Canada and two in the USA will be studying Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power - and how they can be Restored by Marcus Borg.  

Final logistics are still being worked out for this study, but it looks like we will be starting immediately after Thanksgiving, either on Tuesday nights or Sunday nights.  If interested, speak to Greg!

WAYSIDE REFLECTION GROUP - in BANFF
 
Like the blind beggars in Matthew 20:30, we sit by the wayside and look for healing and help.
 
Together we will use structured conversation to delve deeply into our own experiences, listening for spiritual lessons and growth for our souls.
 
Sessions will be organized around a story prepared by the one of the participants, with Rev. Murray Speer's help as needed. You'll be trained in how to engage with a story and draw out spiritual themes and personal connections. Murray has successfully offered this program elsewhere and feedback has been very positive.
 
The group will run for six sessions. Registration may be limited; priority will be given to members of Rundle Memorial and Ralph Connor Memorial.

Meetings will take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, starting September 26th and ending December 12th, from 7:30 to 9 pm.
 
Questions? Contact Murray@RundleUnited.ca to find out more! Want to register for the first session? Let Nancy know - Office@RundleUnited.ca - and she'll add you to the list.
UKULELE 

Ukulele practice will resume towards the end of October.  

If you are interested please email Donna & Marsh Kennedy for more information.   dmkennedy11@gmail.com

You never know who you will run into on vacation.
Sondy & Dave, Donna and Marsh (proud parents), watching Garth Kennedy
 play in the house band at Roots n Blues in Salmon Arm. 

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