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In Winter

“There is a privacy about winter
which no other season gives you.
Only in winter can you have longer, quiet stretches,
when you can savour
belonging to yourself.”

-Ruth Stout

Wnter scene


Winterfest – A Mid-Winter Fair

snowflakeDate: Sunday, January 20
Time: 12 noon
Location: Banquet Hall
About: Come and reacquaint yourself at this mid-winter fair with the programs at McDougall, enjoy hot apple cider, winter treats, and explore what you might get involved in at the church this winter.

Book Group

Orphan TrainDate: Wednesday, January 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Norwood Room (please use south entrance 10086 Macdonald Dr.)
Reading: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.
About: This is a story about orphan children sent across the country from the mid-1800s to early 1900s to unknown fates.






Sunday School Family Lunch

Family LuncgDate: Sunday, January 27
Time: 12 noon
Location: South Hall
Who: Sunday School parents, caregivers & kids
Hosted by: Jodine Chase, Natalie De Roij, Karen Bishop
About: These lunches are scheduled for the last Sunday of each month, and will be a time of commu-nity, fun, and keeping our friendships alive. The food will be simple and kid friendly, the energy will be high, and the Spirit of McDougall will prevail!!!




Christmas Footnotes

There were many ways McDougall Church supported the wider community at Christmas. It was our privilege to share our resources in so many ways and in so many places.

New Year’s Eve Benefit Concert received 378 kgs of food for Edmonton’s Food Bank. McDougall’s refreshment bar donated $834, plus $5,558 in cash donations at the door. The cost for the concert (musicians and children’s activities) were entirely underwritten by the generous support of an anonymous donor.

Christmas Music at Noon Benefit Concerts on December 5 and 12 raised $1,812 in support of e4c School Lunch Program. In addition, the Strathcona High School Band Concert on December 13 contributed $564 to the Lunch Program. These concerts were underwritten by the support of an anonymous donor.

No Room In the Inn campaign was supported with the offering on Christmas Eve going to Youth empowerment & Support Services (YESS) to provide shelter, healing, and resources for youth experiencing homelessness in Edmonton.

The Mitten Tree provided dozens of hats, mitts, scarves and socks to the clients at the Bissell Centre.

Christmas Stockings for the Bissell Centre provided wonderful gifts of useful items for men and women who might not otherwise receive a Christmas gift.

The Churchill Retirement Residence received a visit from several members of the congregation who played instruments and sang, as well as a minister from McDougall Church to share Christmas carols, readings, conversation, tea and pastoral care on December 12.

McDougall Church thanks the wider community and service agencies for their support and care of so many in the inner city, making Christmas better for many. We are happy to contribute! Thank you all!



Edmonton Winter Skyline

Date: January 6 – February 24
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: City Hall
Admission: Free
About: Jump and jive in the City Room at City Hall! Live music with a different band each week, dance lessons with Sugar Swing Ballroom every Sunday afternoon.

Date: January 17 – 27
Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
Location: 8 restaurants in Edmonton’s Chinatown
Price: $15, tickets required
About: Discover culinary gems in this historic neighbourhood with a diverse range of cuisines. Fixed prices after 5 p.m.

Date: January 27
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral, 10035 – 103 Street
Price: Tix advance $30/$25 or $35/$30 at the door
About: In the depth of winter, choral music that radiates spiritual warmth. Join Pro Coro Canada; Joseph Petric, accordion and Nora Bumanis, harp.

by William Shakespeare
Date: January 31 – February 19
Location: MacEwan University, Allard Hall, 104 Avenue
Tix: $15-$25

Date: to January 31
Time: 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday
Location: 9626 – 96A Street
Tix: regular admission: adults $12.50/$10.50
About: There will be a variety of light installations that will transform the Conservatory into a winter wonderland.


Sunday School

Sunday school

We’ll be looking for you!

Kids are welcome to sit with their families when they arrive. They are invited to come forward early in the service to share a story with the minister, then go downstairs to a Sunday School session for children of all-ages.

McDougall Affirm (LGBTQ) Group

AffirmDate: Last Sunday of each month
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: State & Main, 101 Street and Jasper Avenue
About: An informal social gathering for conversation and community. All are welcome

Learn more about Affirm! in Programs


Haven (LGBTQ)

Date: Third Sunday of the month
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: McDougall Church, lower level (please use 10086 Macdonald Drive entrance)
About: Haven is a group of LGBTQ people of all ages who create a contemporary, evangelical style of Christian worship largely for this community, although all are welcome. Their purpose is to provide a safe place where LGBTQ and straight Christians can worship God; it is largely LGBTQ led.



McDougall is a Breastfeeding Friendly Church

McDougall United Church bBreastfeeding logoecame Edmonton’s first official Breastfeeding Friendly church in 2013. In keeping with being an inclusive and welcoming church, mothers will not be asked to move or cover while breastfeeding. They are welcome to breastfeed anytime, anywhere at McDougall.

Business and public places in Edmonton who have adopted the Edmonton Capital Region Breastfeeding Friendly Policy for Businesses and Public Places are eligible to become official Breastfeeding Friendly Community Partners. Community Partners train their staff and volunteers to display a welcoming attitude towards breastfeeding mothers and children, not ask them to cover up or relocate, and to offer appropriate private facilities for women who ask. Training also helps staff handle other patron complaints about breastfeeding.

Community Partners display the International Breastfeeding Symbol. This lets Edmonton’s breastfeeding families know the facility is a safe and friendly space.



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