Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Weekly
Greetings! 

We hope to  see you at Church on Sunday, January 28, 2018
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Annual General Meeting

CONTRIBUTING TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM WORSHIP

Greeters: Linda Bolen & Margaret Claveau
Worship Leader: Ruben Nelson
Children's Church: Joan VonEngelbrechten
Fellowship/Coffee Time:  Vicky Connoy & Irma Herrera
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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RALPH CONNOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Mark your calendars!  

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

Reports will be available on Sunday 
OR you can download the report below:


HEALING PATHWAY


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 


HEAL

The Healing Pathway Ministry will be showing this inspiring Award Winning documentary on healing one week from Sunday -  February 4, 2018 at 11:45 in the Sanctuary.

The greatest healer is within:  Change your mind. Change your body. Change your life.

"HEAL not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers but follows two people on actual high stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through these inspiring and emotional stories we find out what works, and what doesn't."

There will be soup and buns and gluten free options served after Sunday worship on February 4th (one week away!) at 11:00.

We hope you can join us. Check out the trailer below. 


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. 
"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

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!
IN MEMORY OF JEAN MARGARET SHAFTO

We have received word that Jean Margaret Shafto passed away on January 21st. Jean was residing in West Vancouver. 

At this time we are awaiting details on a memorial service - arrangements are in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, North Vancouver. 

SACRED HEART LAST WEEKEND

Sacred Heart welcomes everyone to an full day of open house on Saturday January 27th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

The community church at the corner of Seventh Ave and Seventh St has been home to a Catholic congregation since the Sacred Heart Parish was founded in 1893. The final mass will be held on Sunday January 28th at 11:00 am


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.  This session is confirmed. Join us!
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. 

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. 

EXPLORING DEATH, GRIEF AND MOURNING

Dr Alan Wolfelt will be in Calgary on Monday, March 12th for an evening seminar, "Exploring Death, Grief and Mourning." 

Presented by McInnis & Holloway and Heritage Funeral Homes, there is no charge for this educational event. 
 
Greg greatly appreciated Dr Wolfelt's work when doing a course on grief a few years ago, and has heard good things about these in-person presentations. 



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