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Activities & Programs

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Due to COVID, programs have been suspended until further notice. Many off-site events and community issues continue to be represented and supported by McDougall Church.

Affirm United
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, the Book Group currently meets via Zoom.

BookclubDate: Third Wedneday of the month.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
via Zoom
Questions? Please call the church office 780-428-1818 or email
All are welcome!



Meets: Thursday evenings, September-June (not in summer)
Where: Norwood Room
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
About: This is a non-auditioned choir, and all voices are welcome.
Questions? Email Kimberley McMann

See also Music



Painting for Pleasure

Due to COVID, the group currently meets via Zoom.

paintingMeets: Every Thursday morning
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: via Zoom
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.


Congregational & Pastoral Care

About: Congregational and Pastoral Care includes everyone in the community of faith at McDougall Church. It is headed up by our Pastoral Care minister, Anne Telford DM, and is supported by volunteers who keep in touch with seniors, shut-ins, those in hospital, care centers, and any who need a tender touch, no matter their situation. We also provide a card ministry to those who have been bereaved, celebrating birthdays, or other special occasions.

Sunday School

We are not able to provide Sunday School or children’s programming at this time.


Wedding Ministry

Wedding MinistryMeets: For rehearsal and the ceremony
Where: Sanctuary
Time: As required
About: 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 Marriage

(Click here for information on weddings at McDougall.)



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




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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