Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Weekly
SECTIONS top 

Greetings! 

We hope to  see you at Church on Sunday April 7 , 2019

LENT V - Sacrament of Communion & Benevolent Offering

CONTRIBUTING TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM WORSHIP


Greeters: Linda Bolen & Margaret Claveau
Worship Leader: Ruben Nelson
Children's Church: Joan VonEngelbrechten
Communion Servers: Ann & John Thorburn
Fellowship/Coffee Time: Biane & Gus Campbell
Musical Director: Tanya Sullivan
Administration: Sondy Szymanis - 403-678-5354 - office@ralphconnor.ca
In the Pulpit: Rev. Bill Millar - billmillar@ralphconnor.ca

~~~  


OPEN OUT - EXTENDED VERSION WITH REV. BILL

Open Out: Extended Version this Saturday is changing locations!

We are going to hold the workshop at 437 5th Street - the house where Bill is staying, in order to not compete with the Valley Winds band that is using the Church!  Click here for the map to Bill's house. 

The Workshop will run from 9 am to 2:30 pm [please bring a bag lunch if you are able], This will be an opportunity to dig a little deeper into the themes around diversity and inclusion that we have been exploring. You do not need to have attended the earlier sessions to attend - but if you have attended, it will not be a repetition [so the chance of boredom is significantly reduced...].  

If you cannot attend the whole session, drop in for whatever amount of time you wish. Simply come in the front door - no need to knock or ring the bell. The house is directly across the first footbridge crossing Policeman's Creek by the Malcolm Hotel.

In addition to probing deeper into some of the themes, we will also look at some of the specific ways in which Ralph Connor church can open itself to greater diversity as it moves into a very different future....

PREPARATION FOR PALM SUNDAY

Rock on!  

While you are out walking look for that "special" rock and bring it to Church on Palm Sunday, April 14.  Rocks will be part of our Lent Celebration. 

BYOR (Bring your own rock) 

JOIN US TO WELCOME THESE VISITORS


UPCOMING EASTER SERVICES



Here is a map where to meet on Good Friday. 


WE ARE HIRING A NEW ADMINISTRATOR

Ralph Connor Memorial United Church is looking for a permanent, part-time (14 hr/wk Tues.-Fri.) Office Administrator.

The Office Administrator for Ralph Connor Memorial United Church provides administrative services to both paid and lay leadership in the congregation as they execute the mission of the church. The Office Administrator is a first-contact for persons communicating with the church.

Starting wage: $20/hr plus benefits.


Please email your covering letter and resume to:  canmoreexplorer@gmail.com
Closing date: April 30, 2019.

EVENSONG 
 
Evensong, our contemplative mid-week service. Join us each
Wednesday at 7:15 for this contemplative service. 

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
HEALING PATHWAY 

To book a session or inquire about this gentle healing ministry p lease contact: Isabelle Ramsay or Vicky Connoy for an appointment.

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". 
  
CYAN - Canmore Young Adult Network


CONGRATULATIONS CYAN!

CYAN was recognized last night at the Mayor's Awards for Volunteer Excellence.  

The group was recognized in the not or profit sector and Caylee & Javan were recognized in the adult group! 



CYAN YOGA NIGHT - Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm until May 29  at the Canmore Opera House
 
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

Join the players at  5:00 pm tonight in the Sanctuary.  

Beginner or Pro all players are welcome!
BOW VALLEY PALLIATIVE CARE

As valued members of the Bow Valley community with expertise in the area of Grief and Loss, the Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley would like to invite you to a 1.5 hour meeting on Wednesday, April 17 starting at 4:30 pm to discuss the Loss and Grief services available in our community. 

How well are the resources working, what is missing, how can we market these resources, what can we at the PCSBV do to act as an advocate for these resources. Should we be helping to develop other programs? 

Please RSVP to Marlene at ed.pcsbv@gmail.com by Friday, April 12. 
Light refreshments will be provided. 

This meeting will be held at our new office space at 1080 Railway ave, #202 - above Sports Experts in e=mc2 collaborative space. 

AFFIRMING CONNECTIONS

Calgary Queer Church and Affirming Connections, in partnership with the Calgary Public Library, Skipping Stone Foundation, and Calgary Queer Arts Society, are proud to announce a free opportunity to meet  internationally renowned visual artist and author from Montreal Sophie Labelle. Sophie is the transgender cartoonist behind Assigned Male, a webcomic about a group of trans and queer teenagers that has been running since 2014 and has already touched millions of readers worldwide.
 
The event will take place Saturday, April 20 at 2pm at the Memorial Park Library in the Beltline. (if you are looking for a free event during the Easter weekend, here is one!)

This event is free, but we kindly request that you register here: so we have an idea of numbers. Space is limited (30% tickets are reserved already!) so reserve today! Registration will close at midnight, Sunday April 14.

BOW VALLEY SYRIA REFUGEE PROJECT PRESENTS...

ORONTES GUITAR QUARTET

A fundraising concert in support of the Bow Valley Syria Refugee Project
 
Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 pm at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Banff.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online here

Hailing from Damascus, Syria, the Orontes Guitar Quartet excel in many musical styles including classical, blues, jazz, flamenco, baroque, latin music and folklore. The quartet are Artist Protection Fund Fellows currently in residence at the University of Victoria. Read the Globe & Mail story about the international effort to help the Orontes Guitar Quartet continue to 'celebrate beauty through music'. 

All proceeds from the concert will support the efforts of the Bow Valley Syria Refugee Project to welcome a second Syrian family to the Bow Valley.
KENNEDY ADMIN RETURNS...


A fundraising concert for Ralph Connor Memorial United Church. 

STAY CONNECTED:

Follow us on Facebook

 Phone: 403-678-5354 | Email: o ffice@ralphconnor.ca | w ww.ralphconnor.ca