| Sunday Worship Services
with Rev. Joanne Anquist
Using 5 of 2016's nominated films we will reflect on
how faith intersects with their themes.
Tentative Schedule: Jan 22, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Jan 29, Jackie; Feb 5, Silence; Feb 12, Fences; Feb 19, La La Land
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Handicap parking, ramps located at NW entrance
|Jan 22 Faith Reflection Theme|
|PRAYERS - If you or someone in your life is struggling and in need of prayer, please contact our office 403-252-1620 so we can add you to our prayer list. Also, you are invited to take a prayer shawl foryourself or your loved one to remind you that you are surrounded in prayer. Shawls are available in our Chapel. Please help yourself.|
UPCOMING EVENTS & NOTICES
|Celebrating our Affirming Ministry|
|Affirming Ministry Vote
On September 25, 2016, a congregational meeting was held to determine whether McDougall should become an affirming ministry. The Chair of the Affirming Working Group, presented a summary of the Affirm United requirements for becoming an affirming ministry, as well as what the working group had done to meet the requirements. Several events were held between January and September 2016, including films, plays, and a workshop.
Of the 169 votes cast, 150 or 88.8% were for the motion to become an affirming ministry, and 19 or 11.2% were opposed, with no spoiled ballots. As a 2/3 majority was required, the motion passed. The Affirming Vision Statement and the Inclusive Marriage Policy motions were also passed. Finally, the Affirming Working Group was disbanded and an Affirming Committee was established as a standing committee of Council.
Thank you for making McDougall a more inclusive place!
|Below is a little bit about our outreach, facility and mission|
|"Sharing Our Table: A McDougall/Acadia Community Food Initiative" For more information:
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 the chapel you'll find a specially crafted stained glass window a classic prie-dieu and a prayer desk. Prayer Shawls are available in our chapel. You're invited to take a shawl for yourself or your loved one as a reminder that you are surrounded in prayer.
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.
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.
Our church Memorial Garden is a sacred and holy place, onchurch 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 United Church's mission is to: