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AFFIRM! McDOUGALL (LGBTQ)

Due to COVID-19, all programs at McDougall have been cancelled until further notice, in compliance with Alberta Health Services advisories.

Affirm UnitedMeets: Last Sunday of the month, coffee and conversation
Where: State & Main, 101 Street and Jasper Avenue
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Contact: garysdeskcom@hotmail.com
About: McDougall Church is an all inclusive, Christian, spiritual community that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons.

Affirm! McDougall actively pursues ideas to enhance their ministry. Educational programs are held throughout the year and participation is encouraged in wider community events.

Affirm! McDougall strives to meet the spiritual needs of the marginalized, invisible minorities and excluded groups in society; as well as reaching out to address wider needs.

Affirm! McDougall welcomes anyone who is supportive and interested in being part of an active, inclusive ministry to attend their meetings and events.

For updates and curent information, see our News Page.



Book Group

Due to COVID-19, all programs at McDougall have been cancelled until further notice, in compliance with Alberta Health Services advisories.

BookclubDate: TBA
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Please call the church office 780-428-1818.
Currently Reading:TBA
About: TBA
Questions? Please call the church office 780-428-1818.
All are welcome!

 

Choir

Due to COVID-19, all programs at McDougall have been cancelled until further notice, in compliance with Alberta Health Services advisories.

Meets: Thursday evenings, September-June (not in summer)
Where: Sanctuary
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
About: The senior choir has a great time each week preparing music for the Sunday worship service and for special events they produce. This is a non-auditioned choir, and all voices are welcome.
Questions? Email Kimberley McMann

See also Music

 

 

Painting for Pleasure

Due to COVID-19, all programs at McDougall have been cancelled until further notice, in compliance with Alberta Health Services advisories.

paintingMeets: Every Thursday morning
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: Norwood Room (upper level, please use south entrance 10086 Macdonald Drive)
Host Artist: Karen Bishop
About: This is an informal morning for artists to come and be inspired painting together, discussing your work, sharing techniques, ideas and experiences.
Bring: Necessary painting supplies and something you are working on or want to start.
Questions: Call 780-428-1818 or email Karen Bishop
Parking is available.

 

Pastoral Care

Due to COVID-19, all programs at McDougall have been cancelled until further notice, in compliance with Alberta Health Services advisories.

About: Pastoral Care is the centerpiece in the life of McDougall Church. It is blessed with many folk who are constantly in touch with seniors, shut-ins, those in hospital, care centers, and any who need a tender touch no matter their situation and stresses of life. We also provide a card ministry to those who have been bereaved, celebrating birthdays, or other special occasions.

 

 

Power House Prayer Group

Due to COVID-19, all programs at McDougall have been cancelled until further notice, in compliance with Alberta Health Services advisories.

Power of PrayerMeets:Every Thursday afternoon
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: McDougall Lounge
Facilitators: Velia Watts
About: This is a time of prayer for the life and work of our church, to receive and honour prayer requests, and pray for the Sunday worship service.
Entrance: Please use south entrance 10086 MacDonald Dr.


 

 

Sundays @ 9

Due to COVID-19, all programs at McDougall have been cancelled until further notice, in compliance with Alberta Health Services advisories.

Sundays @ 9Meets: Every Sunday morning beginning January 26
Time:  9 - 10 a.m.
Location:  Banner Room (lower level, please use south entrance 10086 Macdonald Dr.)
Facilitator: Velia Watts
About:“Embracing an Adult Faith” by Marcus Borg

For those seeking a richer understanding of contemporary Christian practice and theology.
-Who is Jesus?
-Who is God?
-What is salvation?
-How do we practice our faith?
-How do we live in community?


 

 



Sunday School

Due to COVID-19, all programs at McDougall have been cancelled until further notice, in compliance with Alberta Health Services advisories.

Meets: Sunday mornings
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Our Mission:To support our children and youth in experiencing the Spirit in their lives. To provide spiritual and emotional growth in a safe and caring environment for all ages.
About:McDougall United Church provides a safe, caring environment for children of all ages. Typically on a Sunday morning, children meet at the back of the church (left hand corner) with their leaders at 10:30 a.m. They come forward as a group at the beginning of the service with the Christ Candle and share in the first part of the service. They then go downstairs for an open session of music a theme lesson, snacks, and break up into age specific groups for crafts and other fun stuff!

 

Wedding Ministry

Due to COVID-19, all programs at McDougall have been cancelled until further notice, in compliance with Alberta Health Services advisories.

Wedding MinistryMeets: For rehearsal and the ceremony
Where: Sanctuary
Time: As required
About: McDougall Church is a popular wedding venue for many brides and grooms. The Wedding Ministry includes individuals who are willing to support the occasion by doing all the background work before, during and after the ceremony:

  • Attending the rehearsals to learn what the needs of the ceremony will be.
  • Be at the wedding one hour prior to the ceremony to receive ushers, flowers, open doors, light candles, etc.
  • Welcome the bride and her attendants.
  • Be sure family and important guests are present and seated.
  • Facilitate the bridal entrance.
  • Tidy up after the ceremony.

Same Sex MarriageWe have a number of individuals who are part of this ministry and perform the services required for wedding parties at McDougall Church.

(Click here for information on weddings at McDougall.)


 

SEASONAL EVENTS

Canada Day Celebration

Heritage Sunday

Labour Day Picnic Lunch

Welcome Back Sunday

Festival of Faith Fair

Thanksgiving Pie Sunday

Remembrance Day Prayer Service and Walk for Peace

Shrove Tuesday on Sunday

Black History Month

Pride Sunday

Year End Welcome Summer BBQ

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Christmas

Easter


New Year’s Eve




OCCASIONAL EVENTS

Spiritual Programs

Membership Information

Leadership Retreat

Sundays @Noon Speaker Events

Affirm! McDougall (LGBTQ) Luncheon and Speaker Events

Norwood Gallery Exhibits

This page provides a general overview of activities and programs held at McDougall Church.

For updates and current information about our programs, please see our News Page.

For a full visual summary of dates and times for all events held at McDougall Church, please see our Events Calendar.

For a listing of all events and programs that were held at McDougall during the past year, please see our Annual Report.

For more information about Committees and Groups, see About Us.

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