Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Weekly
Greetings! 

We hope to  see you at Church on The 2nd Sunday of Easter  , April 8, 2018 


CONTRIBUTING TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM WORSHIP

Greeters: Diane & Gus Campbell
Worship Leader: Dale Stanway
Children's Church: Joy McMann
Communion Servers: Vicky Connoy, Ann & John Thorburn
Fellowship/Coffee Time: Joy & Cam McMann
Pianist: 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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HEALING PATHWAY 

To book a session or inquire about this gentle healing ministry by appointment. 
Please contact: Vicky Connoy at vconnoy@hotmail.com  
or call her at 403-609-2428.


EVENSONG
 
Each Wednesday night at 7:15, we gather for holy silence, chant, song, reflective words, and experience the gentle nudging of the Spirit.  
Sometimes we will also incorporate poetry, or art, or physical movement. 

A special request: if you have friends, neighbours, young adult children, or anyone else who would be interested in a worship experience that is lay-led, contemplative, non-doctrinal, with a broad, inclusive spirituality... please invite them to come some Wednesday night, to "come and find the quiet centre".


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!
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Sign up for a Sunday on the Clipboard. We have a multitude of Sunday lesson packages in the upstairs cupboard. 

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!
A WIDENING EMBRACE

A circle for women of all ages with Carolyn McDade.

This is an invitation for women to come together and create a holy space through song, reflection and simple ritual.
Carolyn McDade is a lover of language and sound ~ a songwriter committed to the power of singing in personal and social transformation.

Friday, Apr. 27, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday, Apr. 28, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Ralph Connor Memorial United Church
Contact Jan Tissandier for more information: 
 

HEALING PATHWAY WORKSHOPS

> Please spread the word to friends and acquaintances - in the Bow Valley or beyond - who are interested in health, healing and wholeness! <

May 4 - 6 at Ralph Connor

Phase 1 
Introduction to the Healing  Pathway
an introduction to the basic concepts of healing hands within the Christian tradition, with an emphasis on learning to be a healing presence and instrument of God's healing power. 
No prerequisite. 

This workshop includes the following:
  • Discussion of the basic concepts of healing in the Christian tradition
  • Discussion of the traditional, scriptural, and spiritual sources of healing 
  • Presentation and review of the Healing Pathway Code of Ethics 
  • Discussion of the elements of self-care 
  • Centring and grounding through prayer and meditation 
  • Experience of being a heart-centred instrument of healing 
  • Learning and practising a healing sequence and specific techniques
Discussion of the application of a healing ministry within a congregation or faith community

Registration form here
Contact: Karen James -  Phone: 403-678-4335 -  Email: mkj716@shaw.ca

AFFIRMING MINISTRIES EVENT - TOMORROW & SATURDAY

Hillhurst United Church, Calgary and The Coming Out Monologues YYC proudly present:

The Coming Out In Faith Monologues!
Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018
Doors - 7 pm - Show - 7:30 pm

This event celebrates our diverse personal stories of coming out from the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community. Our performers stories reveal how their spirituality connected and collided with their coming out journey. Different faith backgrounds and experiences are represented, which makes for a fun, diverse, and enlightening night!  Tickets at...   Tickets $15 online  

"NEW BLOOD" PERFORMANCE

On April 13 in Calgary Join Siksika Musicians and dancers at the Foothills Mennonite Church for an evening of song and dance. Performance starts at 7:30.  Tickets $14 at bit.ly/New-Blood 

If you would like to car-pool to the play contact Joy at jcmcmann@gmail.com or phone 403-609-4359

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION SPEAKER SERIES

Reconciliation through First Nation Governance with Tracy O'Donnell at the Whtye Museum in Banff on Thursday April 26, 7:00 pm 
NARAMATA

Spring and Summer registration is now open.
Visit Naramatacentresociety.org   for registration and details. 

Open to people of all ages, Naramata Centre is a place of inclusive, welcoming place to connect and deepen in mind, body and spirit. Situated on the east shore of Lake Okanagan, the Centre provides a peaceful oasis for children, teens, adults, families and elders to play, relax, grow and be authentically themselves, supported in community. Founded as a United Church of Canada educational centre, Naramata has provided a place for spiritual engagement since 1948. 


COMING UP at St. Mike's...

A MUSICAL SOIREE: Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 PM at St Mikes: a 125th anniversary event with In the Pink, Poco Rit, Men of the Mountains, Ukulele Ensemble, Hummingbird & Moldy Fig Fusion.  Tickets $20 at St Mike's.

REACHING OUT IN THE STORM: a conference on Compassionate Approaches to Living with Chronic Pain and Illness, April 27-28.  Registration, including lunch & refreshments, is $30 with a $5 reduction for those booking by April 9th.  To register or for more info, reachingoutinthestorm@gmail.com
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