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June is National Indigenous History Month

Aboriginal MonthJune was designated as a month for all Canadians to celebrate the heritage, diversity and achievements of First Nations, Metis and Inuit through events and celebrations across our country, province and city. National Indigenous History Month began in 2009 with the passing of a unanimous motion of the House of Commons.

McDougall United Church celebrates this history and honours the fact that we are on Treaty 6 Land.

McDougall Church Welcomes Indigenous Ministry with Evelyn Day

Evelyn Day has been hired by Edmonton Presbytery and the Moving Forward with Reconciliation group to connect with congregations and take the 10 recommendations for churches from the Truth and Reconciliation Report forward.

Her areas of work are comprised of being a Spiritual Helper, working with Faith Communities, working with Intercultural Ministries, and Inner City Pastoral Ministry.
Edmonton Presbytery asked us if this Ministry could be housed at McDougall Church by providing office space and rooms for spiritual direction. We are happy to say Council has approved this. Evelyn has been with us since the end of April, and we look forward to her presence within our community, and on Sundays, as she is able with her husband Dave Elliot.

 

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 17, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m.

When I look
In the mirror
My father is looking back
He doesn’t say
Anything
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

volunteers

Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. service
About:This will be a time to 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 !!! To top off the year, we will enjoy our annual summer barbecue in the north parking lot.

 

 

Summer BBQ Celebration

BBQ

Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm
Location: North Parking Lot
Cost: FREE!
About: In keeping with the season, we will celebrate the end of the church year activities and welcome summer with another of our famous barbecues. It will include all the trimmings, enjoying the company o
f our friends, and the hope that you will find rest and restoration in the warm months ahead!

 

Jasper Camp Weekend – Marmot Meadows

CampingDate: Friday, June 29 – Monday, July 2
Location: Whistler’s Campground
Cost: The cost is $19.20 per person for the whole weekend!
What to Bring: You will need your own tent and sleeping bag, etc., but the group can share camp stoves and dishes, axes and other such things.
About: We have booked Marmot Meadows, a group campsite at Whistler’s Campground just outside Jasper. Jasper is a great place to spend the Canada Day weekend with a parade, cake, pancake breakfast and fireworks. Some activities could include local lakes for swimming and maybe a hike or two. Please join us for a weekend celebrating and worshipping in the great outdoors!
Contact: Email Karen or call the church office at 780-428-1818.

 

 


McDougall Hosts the Community

Welcome!

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 May, we will host a variety of musical and concert events.

Strathcona High School Band - Thursday, May 3 – concert 7 p.m.
Cantilon Choirs- Sunday, May 6 – concert 3 p.m.
Elk Island School - Monday, May 14 – concert 7 p.m.
Alberta Music Festival - May 27 – June 1
Sunday, June 24
Chronos Vocal Ensemble with the Edmonton Youth Choir and Oran (Kokopelli Choir Association) - Sunday, June 24

An Historic Treasure – Welcoming the Community

 

Art Exhibit – Living on the Land

Karen BishopArtist: Karen Bishop
Date: May 28 – June 23
Location: Carrot Community Coffee House, 9351 – 118 Avenue
About: The featured exhibit at the Carrot Café is an exhibition of original water colours on Yupo paper by McDougall’s own resident artist, Karen Bishop. Please drop by at this interesting café throughout the month and say hello!

 


 

 


Praise Revolution Worship Service

PraiseDate: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: McDougall United Church, 10025 – 101 Street (please use south entrance 10086 Macdonald Dr.)
Worship Leaders: Michael Pinnock, Gary Simpson,
Rev. Christina Bellsmith

 

 

 


 

Sunday School

Sunday school

The Sunday School will be taking a break over during June, July and August. Children are invited to sit with their families or visit the play center at the back of the church.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

Building Restoration

2016 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report
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Life at McDougall - Visit our Photo Gallery for images taken in and around McDougall Church.


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