Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Weekly
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Greetings! 

We hope to  see you at Church on Sunday October 28 , 2018

CONTRIBUTING TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM WORSHIP

Greeters: Donna & Jim Smith
Worship Leader: Marilese MacDonell
Children's Church: Isabelle Ramsay
Fellowship/Coffee Time: Sue & Alexine Murray & Donna Baergan
Music: JS Ryu and Bob Bean
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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Each year our cactus blossoms spectacularly in the Hall
NEWS & COMING EVENTS news
TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK...ONE WEEK FROM NOW !

On Sunday November 4th we turn our clocks back and return to Mountain Standard Time. 

 Don't forget to change them the night before so you get to Worship on time. 

CHRISTMAS CRAFT EVENT

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Plans are being made for a children's Christmas Craft event in December.  We will need a variety of volunteers to assist with planning, organizing and helping at the event.  

The date is TBA. If you are interested in helping in any way please email me at janisdougall@gmail.com

PALLIATIVE CARE SOCIETY OF THE BOW VALLEY SPEAKER SERIES
 
Please join us for our 2nd of 4 speakers on November 1, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Gordon Hall. 
 
LET'S TALK ABOUT PALLIATIVE CARE
 
Often we think that Palliative Care means 'end of life' care. In fact, it is so much more than that.
 
Please join us for a presentation with Joanne Linsey, Palliative Care Consult with Rural Calgary Zone.  Learn more about what Palliative Care means and how it might benefit you and your family now or in the future .

THANK YOU
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To this month's "Community Food and Friends"dessert makers: 

Linda Bolen, Jean Slaght, Betty Baggott, Barb Profitt, Judy Keyser, Mary Cranston and 
Faye Forbes-Andersen

AMBLER PRODUCTS
 
Ambler Hats donated a huge amount of products after their Fall sale. 
THANK YOU AMBLER!!!!   

We are selling these after worship on Sunday (so bring your jingly). 

The proceeds will go to the Benevolent Fund and many of the hats... will go on the Mitten Tree at Christmas.


REMEMBRANCE DAY

Sunday, November 11 we mark Remembrance Day 
and the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I with a brief worship service at RCMUC at 10:00 AM...ending with lots of time for people to attend the cenotaph ceremonies.

EVENSONG 
  
Each Wednesday night at 7:15,
we gather for holy silence, chant, song, reflective words, and experience the gentle nudging of the Spirit.  

Come and join with us for "sabbath time" in the middle of the week. 
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!  Many thanks to members of this choir for sharing their gift of music at Vicky McIsaac's memorial service this week, and at our Presbytery meeting in late September. 
CHOIR REHEARSAL

Choir rehearsal each Thursday 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 are key ways that we support the faith development of children, and hospitality to young families.

Children may go to Children's Church after the first hymn and return later in the service in time for the anthem.  We are making a couple of adjustments to the Sunday service to give a bit more time for the Children's Church lesson, and a bit less back-in-the service time.

Please sign up on the Sunday clipboard to help!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO WORSHIP?

Help us weekly and contribute to our Sunday Service, it is easy!

Just sign up on the clipboard during Sunday Worship or after at Coffee time, then go to our website at  http://ralphconnor.ca/volunteering/ and view or download the duty sheet for the position you have selected for instructions.  


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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS community
TONIGHT (Thursday) - UKULELE


The Ukulele Group  started their season last Thursday.  Newbies welcome, no experience needed.

Newbie Group starts at 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary with  Vets at 6:00 pm.

Come for the start and stay for the finish, have fun and rock on!
THRIVE HEALTH AND WELLNESS FESTIVAL

Bringing Canmore's vibrant health and wellness community together for a World-Class celebration! October 25 - 28

Thrive Festival is an exciting new 4-day festival celebrating health and wellness in Canmore, Alberta. Nourish your body, mind and spirit in the serenity and splendor of the Rocky Mountains from the moment you arrive. From the opening celebration featuring Dr. David Hepburn, Jason Watkin, Marin McCue and Angela Ditch to the closing Incredible Life Quest adventure, you create your own experience from an array of amazing fitness and Yoga classes, experiential activities, educational workshops, and enlightening presentations. 

Prepare to be inspired, empowered and elevated!

For more information go to  https://www.thrivefestivalcanmore.com/ 

SINGING THE GOSPEL

This Sunday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m at Trinity Bible Church, on Bow Valley Tr.

We'll spend time singing your requests of well-loved spiritual songs, gospel songs and hymns.  

Come and enjoy a time of corporate worship and fellowship.  Singing will run for about 45 minutes, followed by refreshments in the lobby.

18TH ANNUAL LADIES CHRISTMAS GATHERING

Trinity Bible Church presents Christmas: Unwrapping the Gift of Love. On Monday December 3 at the Cornerstone Theatre. Guest Speaker: Deb Falconer with Musical performance by hummingBird.

Dinner at 6:45 doors open at 6:00 pm, Tickets are $40 This event is 50% sold out so get your tickets now Charisma Collections 10-801 Main Street. 
PRESBYTERY UPDATE

Our new United Church Region now has a name:
Chinook Winds Regional Council!  

When Foothills Presbytery and Alberta Northwest Conference come to an end on December 31, 2018, this new Regional Council will officially come into being, but lots of work is already being done to build it.  

If you'd like to learn more about the Region, there are two great sources:

1.  Updates are posted on the bulletin board outside the RCMUC Office, and also available online at  https://foothillspresbyteryunitedchurchofcanada.wordpress.com/about/foothills-presbytery-minutes/

2. The Calgary Presbytery Learning Day on October 27 (see below) will have a panel discussion in the morning about the new Region. 

LEARNING DAY - this Saturday, October 27th


Registration forms available in Gordon Hall!

FOOD AND FRIENDS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Food and Friends each Monday night from 6 - 8 pm, 52 weeks per year, is short on volunteers.  It is a big commitment for those who volunteer every week and we thank them so much for their dedication.  

Help out by volunteering on a Monday night. No experience necessary. There are now two shifts each evening.

Please contact Judy at mjmjmv@telusplanet.net or 403-678-6440 if you can help.

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