Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Weekly

We hope to  see you at Church on  Easter  Sunday, April 1st, 2018 


Greeters: Margaret Claveau & Linda Bolen
Worship Leader: Ian Schofield
Children's Church: Joan VonEngelbrechten
Toddler Care: Jeanette Aishford 
Fellowship/Coffee Time: Faye Forbes-Anderson & Rick Anderson
Pianist: Tanya Sullivan
Administration: Sondy Szymanis - 403-678-5354 - office@ralphconnor.ca
In the Pulpit: Rev. Greg Wooley -  403-493-4923 - minister@ralphconnor.ca



Good Friday, March 30 - 9:45 AM at St. Mikes
The Outdoor Way of the Cross - Ecumenical walk

Good Friday, March 30 - 7:00 PM at Ralph Connor
Good Friday worship with dramatic readings.

Easter Sunday, April 1
8:00 AM - Riverside service at Riverside Park
8:45 AM - Refreshments at Gordon Hall
10:00 AM - Worship at Ralph Connor


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.

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. 
"Come and find the quiet centre".


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


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!

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!

to Rev. Murray Speer, Minister at Rundle Memorial UC in Banff, and our own Mary Shearer, who are Foothills Presbytery's nominees to be Commissioners to the United Church General Council, to be held this July in Oshawa, Ontario. 


On March 31 at 7:00 pm at St. Mikes, come and enjoy a musical evening of celebrating, sponsored by the Mountain Sanctuary Seventh-Day Adventist Church, in honour of the resurrection of Christ.

Music by Harpist: Deborah Nyack, and friends


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: 


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


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  


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


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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