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McDougall Hosts the Community


Our historic, landmark building has a long tradition of being an open door to the community and continues to be a popular resource for the City of Edmonton. During the month of June, we will host a number of community events.

Edmonton International Choral Festival: Friday – Sunday, June 2 – 4

Downtown Business Association Core Crew Tour: Monday, June 5, 10 a.m.

Pride Service hosts Vocal Minority Choir: Sunday, June 11, 10:30 a.m.

Hillside Estates Annual General Meeting: Monday, June 12, 6 p.m.

Student Recital: Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m.

McDougall will be hosting numerous choirs throughout this spring concert season. Please see the Music page for a complete listing.

A Historic Treasure – Welcoming the Community.



Honouring Fathers – And the Men in Our Lives

Fathers are powerful figures in our lives. Powerful even in their absence or their silence. Abusive or loving. Intoxicated or far too sober. Close or distant. They live in the blood, bone and words of their children.

Father's DayFather’s Day Service at McDougall
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Guest Worship Leader and Speaker: Gary Simpson
Gary will be Talking About: Forgiveness

When I look
In the mirror
My father is looking back
He doesn’t say
When I smile he smiles
My eyebrows thicken
Like his
His eyes look a lot
Like mine
I am beginning to look
For my father

Honour a man in your life who is making a difference!


Volunteer Appreciation and Sunday School Recognition


Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. service
About: This will be a time to recognize McDougall’s Kids as they complete their year of Cosmic Adventures within the Sunday School program. As well, we will say a big “thank you” to the countless volunteers who make this church home and a vibrant place for so many. We couldn’t do it without YOU!!! Then – everyone is invited to join us for the BBQ Celebration!



Summer BBQ Celebration


Date: Sunday, June 25
Time: 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Cost: FREE!
About: We will celebrate McDougall’s newly restored historic exterior! We will welcome and celebrate our community! We will celebrate summer!


Canada Day Celebrations


Join us for a patriotic celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday with the award-winning Kokopelli Choir

Date: Sunday, July 2, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m.
About: The Canada Day celebrations throughout the city this weekend will include our special service with music by the award-winning Kokopelli Choir. Join us for a morning of song and inspiration in a patriotic spirit!


Historic Festival and Doors Open

Historic Doors Open

Historic McDougall United Church proudly opens its doors to this Greater Edmonton Region festival which is sponsored by the Edmonton & District Historical Society. The festival allows us to have a glimpse into our past and the impact it has made on our city today.

McDougall Doors Open Dates:
Sunday, July 2 – 1 to 2 p.m.
Monday, July 3 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 – 12 to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.



Restoration Complete

The removal of the scaffolding marks the end of Phase 1 of the restoration of McDougall Church.

The project began in July 2016 and was completed 11 months later. The building’s iconic towers and the front of the church have been cleaned, bricks refurbished and cornices replaced and repaired. As additional funding becomes available, we will complete the north and east facades and then begin upgrading the interior.

The project was funded by the Province of Alberta, the City of Edmonton and McDougall United Church. The Province spent $750,000, the City of Edmonton spent $500,000 and McDougall Church spent $100,000.

We want to thank our partners, Ledcor, Group 2, and Next Architecture, as well as sub-contractors and consultants.

The Church was declared a Provincial Historic Resource in April 2015, and a Municipal Historic Resource in 2016, and remains a facility for the entire Edmonton Community.

Recent community events include the Edmonton International Choral Festival hosted by Pro Coro Canada on June 2-4 with venues throughout the city. McDougall Church will open its doors from July 2-4 as part of the Edmonton Historical Society’s Historic Festival and Doors Open event. It is also a designated tour site for the Downtown Business Association’s downtown summer walking tours hosted by their Core Crew guides.



Children & Youth Ministry

Cosmic Adventures

Click here to find more information on the Children and Youth Ministry program online.

For inquires about CYM or any of the upcoming events, email Jodine Chase.

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 became 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 logobreastfeeding 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.


Building Restoration

Council News

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

Life at McDougall - Visit our Photo Gallery for images taken in and around McDougall Church.

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