Why and How We Worship
Worship is the central act of our life together and is at the heart of McDougall Church.
Worship is our time to enter into the Sacred Presence: as a community of people to respond to God, to be aware of one another as unique and special people, and to become aware of what God is calling and asking us to do in the world - as individuals and as a congregation.
Worship is something we can do every day as individuals through prayer, awareness, meditation, and Bible study. In our own way, we can give thanks for all that is worthy of our gratitude and praise: our joys and our sorrows, our triumphs and our failures, our strength and our weakness.
Worship is corporate when we gather as a community of people journeying together. We worship God to find comfort, connection, healing, wisdom and inspiration, challenge and motivation for the living of our days. We respond in gratitude.
Worship helps to provide a spiritual oasis for renewal and growth.
Worship includes many forms of expression to engage our faith and to celebrate life: through music, stories, silence, sermons, prayers of different forms, scripture, sacraments (Holy Communion and Baptism), candles, images, symbols and drama.
We believe that worship is a response to our experience of life that involves celebrating, healing and growing the human spirit.
A Note of Welcome to McDougall United Church!
If you have been here before, welcome again! If you are new, we are so glad you have chosen to give us a look! McDougall is an historic church with a contemporary outlook. It is inclusive of everyone under the umbrella of God’s unconditional love. Our purpose is to encourage everyone’s spiritual journey and to be a place of spiritual renewal and growth. Together, we come to worship God andto find comfort,connection, healing and inspiration. Welcome.
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Reflection: Living in Hope
Children: All ages and all children are welcome to meet at the back of the church in the Kids Korner prior to the service. They come forward with their teachers and sit as a group at the front of the church during the lighting of the candles and stay for the children’s time during the service. The Sunday School session downstairs follows, with classes for various age groups, singing and snacks.
Music Director and Conductor: Kimberley McMann
Accompanist: Elsie Hoover
Before and After Worship: All are welcome to join us for coffee at the back of the church following the service, or downstairs in the Banquet Hall.
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.