Sunday Worship Service is at 10:00 AM.
|Sunday, October 4-
Worship Service at 10:00 AM
Scripture: Psalm 8
Reflection:“Brother Sun and Sister Moon"
"Minister: Joanne Anquist. Music: Antonina Cox
Prayer for the Faithful
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.Amen. (By St. Fancis)
|Coffee and Conversation: with Joanne Anquist.
Join Joanne Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon, on October 10, 17, 24 and, 31, as we share a light breakfast and talk about life and faith using Anne Lamott’s book “Help, Thanks, Wow.”
These will also be the themes in Worship on October 11, 18 and 25. (We’ll start with Thanks since it is Thanksgiving!) “Anne Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life. It is these three prayers – asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us – that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward.
In Help, Thanks, Wow, Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas.” [Penguin Publishing] Get your book on Kobo or Kindle or find a hard copy at one of Calgary’s bookstores! If you don’t want to read, that’s okay too. Come for the Coffee and Conversation. Email the office to let us know if you are going to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Summary of McDougall Mission Project September 27, 2015 Town Hall Our Project has a new name!
"Sharing Our Table: A McDougall-Acadia Community Food Initiative"
Three Based on feedback from the congregation, the project needs to:
| HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OUR 2014 CONGREGATIONAL PROJECT.
In 2014 McDougall United Church decided to take on a project that would provide a number of options for people to participate as much or as little as they wanted and that would meet the desire of the congregation to reach out and help others. From March to May of 2014, McDougall partnered with Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta. McDougall folks and friends volunteered in many ways. Children created and sold birdhouses to raise funds. Some built at the construction site, some re-built at the Renewal Project in High RiverFlood. A few babysat so other could help build, many worked in the H4H Restore, and many others made lunches for all those on the building site. In all, $5,000 was donated to Habitat for Humanity, South Alberta, including $768 from Faith Friends and $1,200 for two Adopt-a-Days – 175 people volunteered and/or donated to the project and we fulfilled more than 1,000 volunteer hours. participated in building homes in the Redstone Community.
“The type of partnership with McDougall, the commitment to a 10-week partnership, is not something we’ve ever had before at HFHSA with a community group, and it really felt special. Thank you for all that McDougall does for the community.”
Catherine Misener, Fund Development Coordinator Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta
The Chapel is a quiet small space for prayer and meditation. It provides a place where a person may retreat from noise and find a place to be still and open to God. Inside there is a specially crafted stained glass window a prie-dieu and a prayer desk for kneeling in prayer.
Our church Memorial Garden is a sacred and holy place, on church property, for quiet reflection and for the burial of a loved one's ashes. It is available to anyone please contact the office for more details.
| McDougall Library
The Library is a place to come and find a variety of books and other reading materials. Relax and read by the fireplace or sign out a book. The library is available to all every Sunday after worship and during office hours.
Walking a labyrinth is a spiritual practice for those who are seeking to deepen their faith. The Labyrinth allows one to quiet the mind and/or take time for self reflection and prayer. The Labyrinth is available to individuals or groups at no charge. Contact the office for details.
|McDougall United Church's mission is to: