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McDougall United Church has a proud tradition and a long history of community outreach in the City of Edmonton. Today, we continue that same spirit of generosity to our sisters and brothers in the wider community with helping hands and caring hearts.


Benevolent Fund

The first Sunday of the month is an opportunity for McDougall’s congregation to support the Benevolent Fund with an extra donation following the service. The Fund is available at the minister’s discretion for those who come to our door seeking special assistance.


Bissell Centre

McDougall supports this historic inner city agency throughout the year in many ways with donations of food, clothing and money through special projects.

  • Once a year we provide lunch for 200 - 300 inner city folk on a Sunday who come to the Bissell Centre for the weekly church service (Community of Emmanuel) hosted by the Inner City Pastoral Ministry.
  • Christmas donations of warm woollies and other supplies are supplied from the Mitten Tree, White Gift Sunday and Christmas Gift Bags.
  • Throughout the year, donations of clothing, personal supplies and money are received to support this ministry.

Visit the Bissell Centre online


Churchill Retirement Residence

In December, we provide an afternoon program of Christmas music, readings and pastoral care for the residents at The Churchill, which include many of McDougall’s people. Joyce Rees organized the 2018 event on December 12, assisted by Elsie Combs, Keith Erb and Rev. Edith Harnden.


e4c - Courage Compassion Connection Commitment

e4c is a charitable human services organization providing a diverse range of services in the inner city and beyond.

McDougall Church was instrumental in the formation of Edmonton City Centre Church Corporation, now known as e4c, and in 1970 was one of the five founding denominational churches in the downtown area. Over the years, this non-profit organization has evolved into a multi-million dollar endeavour encompassing numerous programs.

  • Nutritional services
  • Early Learning Services
  • Emergency and Transitional Services
  • Affordable Housing and Mental Health Services
  • Child and Youth Services
  • Collaboration/Joint Services

In addition, each year at Christmas, McDougall Church supports the School Lunch Program through cash donations received at various events during the season. In 2018 we received donations in the amount of $1,812. As well, the Strathcona High School Band concert on December 13 contributed $564. McDougall Church has two members on the e4c Board.
Visit e4c online


Edmonton Food Bank

McDougall’s New Year’s Eve Concert supports the Edmonton Food Bank.

Each year, this concert collects donations of food and cash as admission to the concert. In 2018, we raised $5,558 and 378 kgs of food. As well, McDougall’s Refreshment Bar contributed its entire proceeds of $834 to the Food Bank. We continue to be grateful for the generosity of the people of Edmonton in helping those in need, and that McDougall Church can be a partner in the community. Visit the Edmonton Foodbank online


Inner City Pastoral Ministry

McDougall Church takes a turn in providing Sunday lunch once a year for 200-250 inner city residents following the ICPM worship service for the Community of Emmanuel at the Bissell Centre.

McDougall United Church chose as a Lenten Project in 2019 to support this ministry by inviting the congregation and the Sunday School to collect spare change in Lenten Coin Jars during the six weeks of Lent.  We raised $255 for food and gift cards ICPM purchases for distribution to their clients.


Mission and Service Fund

UCCThis national fund of the United Church of Canada distributes about $30 million dollars annually in support of our worship life, our national and global mission partners, our justice and peace advocacy, and our efforts to care for the environment.

The United Church works with partners in Canada and around the world who alert the national church to local needs; tell us how best to serve; and deliver the assistance we offer. In an emergency, in development work, and for long-term commitment, the United Church is there making a difference through the M & S Fund.

McDougall Church supports the Mission and Service Fund through congregational donations. In 2018 we forwarded a cheque in the amount of $15,598 in support of local and worldwide mission.  Visit the United Chuirch of Canada online

No Room at the Inn

No Room In the Inn is an annual appeal to Edmonton area churches to help provide safe and affordable housing for those who are homeless in our city.

No Room In the Inn invites congregations and parishes to donate part of their Christmas Eve offering to the campaign. Funds are delivered to a different housing project each year selected by a committee from the Edmonton and District Council of Churches and the Quality of Life Commission.

Over the years, dozens of congregations from many denominations have raised over $1 million dollars for projects aimed at providing safe and affordable housing for those who are in greatest need.

At Christmas 2018, McDougall Church donated its Christmas Eve offering of $2,283 in support of Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS) to provide shelter, healing and resources for youth experiencing homelessness in Edmonton.


Wee are called to do ordinary things with great love.













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Caring = Community












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