Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Weekly
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Greetings! 

We hope to  see you at Church on Sunday May 12 , 2019


CONTRIBUTING TO SUNDAY 10:00 AM WORSHIP


Greeters: Sandy McCaig, Don Snesrud
Worship Leader: Donna Smith
Communion Servers: Donna & Jim Smith, Ellen Andersen
Children's Church: Joy McMann
Fellowship/Coffee Time: Diane & Gus Campbell
Musical Director: Tanya Sullivan
Administration: Joy McMann - 403-678-5354 - office@ralphconnor.ca
In the Pulpit: Rev. Greg Wooley  minister@ralphconnor.ca

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TONIGHT!!!   IT'S NOT TOO LATE...

ORONTES GUITAR QUARTET

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

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.
A BIG THANKS to those who helped
with Food & Friends dessert-making
this month:
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Charlene Stanway
Donna Egglestone
Isabelle Ramsay
Jean Slaght
Linda Bolen
Pat Grayling
Susan Dorian
and Faye Forbes-Anderson for organizing!

IN THE OFFICE 

Joy McMann will be in the office until interviews are completed and a new office administrator is hired.  

Joy will be doing the newsletter next week so please send in your items. 

Her office days will be Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. 
 
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!

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

CHOIR REHEARSAL

Choir rehearsals over the coming weeks are:

Tuesday, May 14 , 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, May 23 7:30 P.M.

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: Sue Nichols or Vicky Connoy for an appointment.

AFFIRM

Check out this link:  Chasten Buttigieg


Might Chasten Buttigieg be First Gentleman in the U.S.? Read about his story.

  
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". 
  
PRAYER SHAWL KNITTERS 
 
Will  meet next one week from now,
Friday, May 17 at 1:00 pm in Gordon Hall.  Everyone is welcome.
CYAN - Canmore Young Adult Network

CYAN PASTA NIGHT Tuesday, May 21 at RCMUC

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.  


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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS community
BILL C-262 

Twenty letters were written last Sunday! Thanks to those who took the time to write and to Mary for organizing and making it easy! If you did not get a chance, you can still write a letter...

On April 29 Canada's  Senators went back to work in Ottawa. There is real danger that Bill C-262, The United Nation Declaration of Rights for Indigenous People (UNDRIP), will die on the senate floor in 8 weeks. This bill was passed overwhelming by the House of Commons in May 2018.  Canada is one of the last countries in the world to sign UNDRIP.

Your help is urgently needed .

Write individually to senators of your choice:  https://sencanada.ca/en/senators/. Letters are often given special attention.  Address: Senate of Canada, Ottawa ON K1A 0A4.   No postage required.  Or join this KAIROS e-letter petition which reaches all senators and allows personal comments:

 
ECUMENICAL ADULT MINISTRY - Next meeting
3:00 P.M., Thursday May 15
at Origin in Spring Creek

The topic is: WISDOM vs INADEQUACY

This Adult Ministry is an ecumenical faith-based discussion group, organized by Our Lady of the Rockies parish, for maturing adults (pre, current and post retirement folk). The program is led by local Karl Wahl, a certified spiritual gerontologist.

All are Welcome.


SPRING TEA - Friday May 24.

Mark your Calendar. 



CONGRATULATIONS!     BOTH CONCERTS ARE SOLD OUT!!!!
Names are being accepted for the Wait Lists...


A fundraising concert for Ralph Connor Memorial United Church. 




NARAMATA CENTRE - SUMMER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS...

July 13-20, 2019

Summer Week 3 with Linnea Good, David Jonsson, Claire Davie and Jennifer Beavington, Lee Beavington, Philip Stephen and Young Adult Summer Leaders

August 10-17, 2019

Lift Each Voice  with Morina Edmundson, Elizabeth Paynter, Liz DiMarino, Anita Perlau, Shirley Jorgensen and Young Adult Summer Leaders .


Naramata Centre is a United Church educational centre in Naramata, BC

July 21-27, 2019

Dawn: Bound for Emmaus - Contemporary Signs of Resurrection for a Pilgrim Church
with Herbert O'Driscoll & Richard LeSueur


July 28-Aug 3, 2019

Songs of Transformation, Reformation, and Liberation  with Paul Vasile
What do songs of the past and music of today teach us about the power of music to shape congregational life, especially how we worship? Singers of all backgrounds and skill levels are invited to experience music from a tapestry of cultures and musical traditions.


Sorrento Centre is an Anglican Educational Centre in Sorrento, BC

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