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Our Ministries

Explore our diverse ministries, each dedicated to a unique area of service, growth, and outreach. From worship and youth to music, prayer, and social justice, our ministries embody our mission. Discover opportunities for spiritual development and community engagement as we collectively work towards fulfilling our church's mission.

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Affirming Ministry

Discover an affirming ministry in Banff, Canmore, and beyond.

Rooted in the teachings of Jesus, our faith community embodies openness and inclusivity and are committed to welcoming everyone, irrespective of age, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or family structure.

Our commitment includes visible actions within the congregation and community engagement initiatives. Join us in creating a diverse and welcoming community.

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Right Relations

Embracing right relations with our First Nations sisters and brothers, we honor the United Church of Canada's apologies to Indigenous peoples and actively engage in Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action. 

 Honoring the sacred traditional lands, we express gratitude to the Iyarhe Nakoda, Blackfoot Confederacy, Tsuut’ina, Secwepemc, Ktunaxa, Dene, Mountain Cree, and Metis (Alberta Rocky View District). We acknowledge and give thanks for their stewardship and continue to seek a harmonious path forward. 

Social Justice

Rooted in the founders' belief in a living faith, Ralph Connor United actively engages in social justice, peace, and human dignity. Collaborating with Christian churches and diverse communities locally and globally, we embody these values across generations. In Canmore's unique context, we lead and contribute to ecumenical Christian efforts, reaching grassroots levels in our congregation and beyond.

Rundle Thrift

Visit Rundle United Thrift at 104 Banff Avenue for fantastic bargains on a variety of items. With a BYOB policy (Bring Your Own Bag), our shop embodies sustainability and affordability. 

Volunteers are welcome to join us in various roles, contributing to recycling efforts and supporting local and global projects. For volunteering opportunities, email

Thrift Shop closed until further notice due to fire in the building. No donations please!

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Future Explorations

Future Explorations is a dynamic ministry paving the way for tomorrow's spiritual journey. Rooted in anticipation and curiosity, we delve into innovative approaches to worship, community engagement, and growth. Join us in shaping a forward-thinking and inclusive future for our church.

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Kids Connection

Join us on Sundays in Canmore for an interactive children's program, fostering an understanding of Christian faith and the teachings of Jesus. During the service, children engage in worship until the first hymn, then head to the fellowship hall with a volunteer leader for a brief, enriching activity. They reunite with the congregation during the anthem and the remainder of the service.

In Banff and on Canmore Sundays without volunteers, children can enjoy activity and coloring pages within the sanctuary.

Green Exodus

Embark on a transformative journey with Green Exodus, a community-driven initiative committed to sustainable living. Visit their website at to explore resources, events, and opportunities to join the movement. Discover practical ways to reduce your ecological footprint, connect with like-minded individuals, and contribute to a greener, more sustainable future. Join Green Exodus in fostering positive environmental change through collective action and mindful living.

Bow Valley Refugee Project

Born from a community meeting in 2015 to address the Syrian refugee crisis, BVRP became an Outreach Ministry of RCMUC in 2016. With 170 volunteers, we've successfully resettled two families in Canmore, are in progress with five more, and actively discuss supporting those displaced from conflicts in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and beyond. For information or to donate, visit

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Canmore Young Adult Network

CYAN is a hub that connects young adults with likeminded peers and local resources in our mountain community. They offer affordable social and networking opportunities, fostering a sense of belonging, active citizenship, and amplifying your voices to be heard and respected. Supported by Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, you can join CYAN and be part of a community that empowers and uplifts.

Pastoral Care

Connect those in need with our Minister by emailing

Additional Pathways of Pastoral Care:

  • Prayer Shawl Knitters: Crafted over 1000 shawls for comfort in times of need. Join the group on the second Friday monthly in Gordon Hall. Contact Jeanette at 403.678.2030.

  • Alpine Voices Threshold Choir: Sing at life's thresholds. Rehearsals on second and fourth Mondays at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Contact

  • Healing Pathway Prayer Circle: If you, or someone you know, wishes to be included in our Prayer Ministry, please inform the office to have your name added, and if possible, the reason for the prayer.  For privacy and confidentiality, the person must give permission to have their name added to our Prayer Petitions.

  • Benevolent Assistance: Support emergency assistance on Communion Sundays. You can also donate on our website.

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