Sunday Worship Service is at 10:00 AM. Join us there's a seat waiting for you. Handicap parking and ramps located at NW entrance.
Sunday, August 30 -
PENTECOST 14 Worship Service at 10:00 AM First Reading: James 1: 17-27"Be Doers of the Word" Gospel Reading:Mark 1: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23“Washing Hands" Sermon:“Boundary Markers” by Rev. Bob Mutlow.
But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget butdoers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.
FEED THE HUNGRY -
On October 4/15 we will be sponsoring a Feed the Hungry Dinner at St. Mary's Cathedral. The St. Mary's Feed the Hungry dinner provides hot, nutritious Sunday dinners to those in need. This program offers a full course meal for 400-800 guests.
All ages are welcome to volunteer in feeding hungry Calgarians. We require 100 volunteers for several various shifts. As well we require $5000. for the cost of the dinner. DONATIONS will be GRATEFULLY accepted.
McDougall United Church welcomes Joanne Anquiest to be our supply minister.
Executive Council approved the recommendation from the Informal SearchCommittee that we hire Joanne to be our Supply Minister while we undertake the required Joint Needs Assessment and formal search process for permanent ministerial staff over the next year. Joanne will join Rev. Bob Mutlow in providing ministerial leadership starting in early September through to the end of June 2016.
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.”
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.
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:
develop friendships as a way to share to share God's love and find wholeness in Christ.
demonstrate God's love for the marginalized.
seek a real and transforming relationship with God, in an atmosphere of theological questioning and diversity.
provide sacred space for our community.
touch people with God’s love in ways that are sensitive to the hopes and hurts of people at different stages of life.
McDougall United Church Seeking Wholeness in Christ; Sharing God's Love