Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Weekly
Greetings! 

We hope to  see you at Church on Sunday, January 7, 2018
Epiphany Sunday

CONTRIBUTING TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM WORSHIP

Greeters: Don Snesrud
Worship Leader: Ian Schofield
Children's Church: Joan vonEnglebrechten
Fellowship/Coffee Time:  Donna Scott, Marilese & Bob MacDonell
Musical Director: Tanya Sullivan
Administration: Sondy Szymanis - 403-678-5354 - office@ralphconnor.ca
Minister: Rev. Greg Wooley - 403-493-4923 - minister@ralphconnor.ca

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EVENSONG
 
Join us in the Sanctuary every Wednesday at 7:15 pm  for this lay-led contemplative service.   Truly a spiritual oasis in the midst of everyday chaos. 

 Evensong will resume on January 10 as we journey together into the season of Epiphany. Until then, a blessing for 2018...

HEALING PATHWAY
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To book a session or inquire about this gentle healing ministry by appointment. 
Please contact: Sue Nichols, Phone: 403-678-7025 or email:  iamsue@telus.net 


BIBLE STUDY 
 
This is held weekly at  Margaret Lumsden's,  Fridays at 4:30 pm. 
Please call Margaret at 403-609-8191 if you plan to attend!

Resumes tomorrow, January 5th.

CHOIR REHEARSAL

Join the choir every Thursday,  at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary.
 
New singers are always welcome! 

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!

Resumes on January 8th. 
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Children's Church
(ages 4 and up) and Nursery/Toddler care are both available as the first hymn is being sung. 

For Toddler Care, join the caregivers in Gordon Hall for a moment to apprise them of your child's needs.  
Please bring a snack if your child may need one, and advise if your child has any allergies.  Water or juice will be provided if needed.  

For  Children's Church , our teachers will take the children upstairs for their lesson.  All children will return to the sanctuary prior to the anthem.  We look forward to meeting your children!
THANK YOU


THANK YOU to everyone who assisted with our three Christmas Eve services - our setup and take-down crew at the hall, pageant participants, organizers, greeters & ushers, singers, directors, musicians, tech support crew, and those who simply brought your kindness, and a word of welcome. 

Some of you assisted in all three services, from just before sunrise until well past sundown, a huge contribution of heart and hands and voice.  

Over 400 worshipers joined us again this year, and each of the services was extremely well supported by congregation members who helped to make our guests feel welcome.  

With gratitude ~ Rev Greg & the RCMUC Worship Committee and Council

HEARTS , MINDS and SPIRITS

Faith Journey Exploration Group
 
You are invited to join an ad hoc RCMUC Faith Journey Exploration Group, which is being formed   to nurture the spiritual exploration and growth of all our members and adherents (from RCMUC Mission Statement)

Each person will map their spiritual journey and share them with the group. Questions that emerge from all the journeys will be considered for further investigation. This group will begin to meet in January. 

See more information and sign-up sheet at coffee time at Sunday Worship, or contact Joy McMann at 403-609-4359 

 
DOOR CODE CHANGE

With the New Year we will be changing the code on the side door lock on Tuesday January 9th.  

We have sent the list an email, if you are not on the list and need to have the code, please email the office and Sondy will fill you in and put you on the list. 


RALPH CONNOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Mark your calendars!  

The Annual General Meeting for the year 2017 will be held on Sunday January 28th 2018 directly after Worship.  

Reports will be available by January 21.

Please submit your reports to the office by 
January 11th.   

CONTINUING OUR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION JOURNEY

Writing to Reconcile with Carolyn Pogue

Monday, February 5 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM.  
Carolyn is a wonderful author with a depth of experience with indigenous peoples.  She will lead us in a creative, respectful process - please join us!  And if you wish, come  at 6:15 to share a simple supper of soup and a bun.   

Cost: $15 (or donation). 

To register contact judyarcher249@gmail.com 
or sign up on the bulletin board outside the Sanctuary.  Please sign up soon so we can confirm with Carolyn!
DID YOU KNOW?

If you miss a Sunday... or would like to re-read a sermon... just go to the website, ralphconnor.ca , then pick "Worship" and "Sunday Sermons."  

Greg posts his sermons on Sunday afternoon, each week. 

COVENANTING SERVICE

One week from Sunday - January 14 - there will be a Covenanting Service for 
Rev. Dave Crawford.  Dave is a past Minister at Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff, and past Chaplain at Mineral Springs Hospital. 

This will be held at 3:00 pm in Crossfield at the United Church.  Please let Greg know if you are interested in attending!

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION SPEAKER SERIES

Reconciliation through and Indigenous Worldview with  Dr. Leroy Little Bear. 

February 15, 7:00-9:00 pm at the Whyte Museum in Banff. 

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