Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Weekly
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Greetings! 

We hope to  see you at Church on Sunday January 13 , 2019
Sacrament of Communion and Benevolent Offering

CONTRIBUTING TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM WORSHIP

Greeters: Barb Profitt & Anne Hester
Worship Leader: Bob MacDonell
Communion Servers: Faye Forbes-Anderson & Vicky Connoy
Fellowship/Coffee Time: Joy & Cam McMann
Children's Church: Joan VonEngelbrechten & Sue Nichols
Musical Director: Tanya Sullivan
Administration: Sondy Szymanis - 403-678-5354 - office@ralphconnor.ca
Minister: Rev. Greg Wooley, 403-493-4923, minister@ralphconnor.ca  
& our Sabbatical Minister, Rev. Bill Millar, will also be present this Sunday - please stay for lunch after Worship!! 
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Baptism of Jesus - March 2018 (photo by Shannon & Greg)
NEWS & COMING EVENTS news
URGENT!  HELP!! - NEED ACCOMMODATION!!!

Unfortunately, our plans to accommodate Bill Millar, our Sabbatical Supply minister, for the months of March and April have fallen through.  We need accommodation for Bill and his Bernese Mountain Dog, Finn for 7 weeks in March or April.  

If you can help for all or part of that period, please contact Ian Schofield,
Joy McMann or Donna Kennedy as soon as possible.  

On Sunday, January 13,  Bill will be in Canmore and attending Sunday service and the Soup and Bun lunch sponsored by the Worship Committee.  

Please help us extend a warm Canmore welcome to Bill.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Ralph Connor Memorial Church will be holding its AGM on Sunday, January 27 after Worship.  

The Annual Report will be available on the website or to pick up at Worship on January 20th. 

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.

Easy to lead lessons are ready for use, in the upstairs cupboard. 

Please sign up on the Sunday clipboard to help!

CHOIR REHEARSAL

Choir rehearsal each Thursday at 7:30 pm.  

New members are welcome to join us!  

Give Tanya an email at  music@ralphconnor.ca
EVENSONG 
 
Evensong, our contemplative mid-week service. Join us each
Wednesday at 7:15 for this contemplative service. 

We hope to see you there!

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". 
  
PRAYER SHAWL KNITTERS

Join us in the Gordon Hall on Friday, January 18 at 1:00 (one week from Friday) for a Shawl knitting circle. 

Everyone is welcome to come and knit. 
  
CYAN - Canmore Young Adult Network
(an Outreach Ministry of RCMUC)

The next Pasta Night at the Church will be held on Tuesday, January 15th from 6-7:30pm.  If you would like to volunteer as a Friend of Cyan click here. 

Visit the CYAN website for more events, information or to sign up for their newsletter.   http://cyancanmore.ca/ 
 
AFFIRM COMMITTEE 

Your Affirm Committee is continuing with the process toward becoming an Affirming congregation.  We think this article may be of interest. 


 
MISSED A SUNDAY SERMON?
Click to go to Sunday Sermons

Away for a while? Missed a Sunday?  

You can the latest Sunday Sermon on our web page.  

Each Sermon is uploaded on Sunday afternoon. 

HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED AS A SUNDAY HELPER?

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.  


click on the image to go to the webpage

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS community
UKULELE

Uke classes will resume in the Sanctuary on Thursday January 17th. Newbie class starts at 5:00 pm and Vets are at 6:00 pm.  If you would like to join and learn the Ukulele just show up at 5:00 pm.  


SHANNON MANG PUBLISHED IN THE OBSERVER


WELCOME, CHINOOK WINDS REGION

As noted toward the end of 2018, the United Church of Canada is in the midst of a significant restructuring.  Presbyteries and Conferences ended on December 31, 2018 and Regional Councils began on January 1, 2019.  Basic information about our new Region is found at  https://albertanorthwestconference.ca/26945-update-from-chinook-winds-region-2/  and if you would like to sign up to receive email updates from the Region, just ask Greg and he will forward you the link!
TRAVIS ENRIGHT - RECONCILIATION AND WORLDVIEW

February 8 - 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm -  St. Laurence and Christ Church Calgary
 
An Invitation to Common Ground

Travis will offer perspectives on two World Views, the Western Christian world view, and the Cree (Indigenous) world view. He will explore these world views in the contexts of space, time, family, and life. He will also outline a convergence of the two world views that will help the church and society journey together.
Travis will also discuss "social cohesion" through the lens of the Cree understanding of authentic being, in relation to oneself, to one's community, and to the land on which one lives. This is achieved through kiskinowasihta, which translates as "listening carefully"-not just with your ears, but from that deep centre of one's heart, mind and soul-so that you are transformed by what you have heard.

Click here for more information and to register
JOHN BELL - ANCIENT AND EVER NEW: SPIRITUALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY - an introduction to Celtic Spirituality

March 22-24, 2019 at 7:30 pmSt. Laurence Calgary
   
From the 5th century, there has been a distinctive spirituality developed in the Celtic nations by leading figures in religious movements and by lay people. Though allied to and part of the catholic church, the Celts had a greater fondness for the incarnation which they regarded as the key to how we relate to God, to each other and to the physical earth. John Bell, a noted worship leader and hymn-writer from the Iona Community in Scotland, will be leading this Calgary event .

Click here for more information and to register
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