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cDougall May 22, 2011

McDougall United Church's Mission McDougall United Church is a dynamic and caring, all inclusive Christian spiritual community in the heart of downtown Edmonton.



McDougall United Church 10086 Macdonald Drive Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2B7 Phone:780-428-1818 Fax:780-428-1826 E-mail: Website:

AN EVENING OF THE BLUES TO RAISE THE ROOF! - Friday, June 17 McDougall United Church This is a benefit concert to raise funds for a new roof at McDougall church. JACK SEMPLE is an awardwinning guitarist, singer, composer and recording artist.

We’re happy to have you worshipping with us. There is a Welcome Book for you to sign on the table at the back of the sanctuary. We invite you to come downstairs for refreshments as well.

The warm-up act, THE BUS, is a terrific alternative

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES! To the following people (that we know of) who are celebrating birthdays May 22 to 28 If we missed YOU … Happy Birthday! Pam Taylor John Henry Weinlick

Tickets are available at the back of the church on Sundays, at Tix on the Square, and from the church office. Price to the congregation is $30.

BOOK GROUP Wednesday, May 25, 7 p.m. Norwood Room Book Group will meet and to discuss Homer & Langley by E. L. Doctorow - a historical canvas, imagining the Collyer brothers as witness to the aspirations and transgressions of twentieth-century America.

LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday, May 29 The youngest members of the congregation will be celebrating the last day of Sunday School for the term, which will conclude with a great party and spring farewell. Please plan to have your children here so they can take part in the fun!

CELEBRATION OF MINISTRY Alberta and Northwest Conference United Church of Canada - Sunday, May 29, 10:30 a.m. at Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park This annual celebration is a highlight of the church year and honours those who are being ordained, admitted to the Order of Ministry, beginning new ministries and retiring from active ministry. After the service you are invited to join in a potluck picnic lunch in the park. Bring lawn chairs, dishes and cutlery and food to share. ALL ARE INVITED. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at McDougall United Church. Please watch for further details. SPRING CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Sunday, June 5 - 12 noon after church in the Sanctuary Please mark the date of our semi-annual meeting which will deal with emerging mid-year items of business. Plan to attend and support our Council who are working on your behalf. Thank you.

pop rock band you won==t want to miss! Come early ... and enjoy great food in the Blues Café downstairs and your favourite beverage!

MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD Edmonton Vocal Minority Sunday, May 29 - 1:30 p.m. - Free McDougall United Church Edmonton Vocal Minority celebrates diversity with a musical journey from around the world, including Bollywood, African-American spirituals, native North American chant, and traditional Senegal blessings. Conducted by Paula Roberts, accompanied by Brad Heintzman. Join AFFIRM MCDOUGALL on Sunday, May 29 for a noon lunch in the Banner Room before the concert and for refreshments following - by donation. Proceeds are being donated to Camp fYrefly, a camp that teaches leadership and resiliency skills to sexual minority and straight youth.

AFFIRM MCDOUGALL! NEWS AND EVENTS at McDougall Church in June Saturday, June 11 - 12 noon Pride Parade (downtown) Sunday, June 12 - 10:30 a.m. Pride church service Sunday, June 12 - 12 noon lunch and guest speaker: Michael Phair ACommunity Challenges: the End of Gay - NOT@

Sunday, June 19 – 12 noon Fathers Day Lunch and speaker (parenting) VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION - Sunday, June 19 This service will be a time to say Athank you@ to the many folks who volunteer their time at McDougall to create community and attend to so many physical tasks. CHURCH PICNIC Sunday, June 26 - 11:45 a.m. at the church Potluck Picnic Lunch Our picnic gathering will be a time to show our appreciation to all those who volunteer their time at McDougall Church. Come and enjoy this annual event with food, community and fun! Watch for details on how you can participate.

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS AT MCDOUGALL Community Time, every Sunday in the Banquet Hall after worship. Bible Study, Sundays, 9 a.m. in the Pioneers’ Chapel. Sunday School for children ages 3 and up each Sunday 10:30 a.m. Music Wednesdays at Noon presented by The McDougall Concert Association, finished this season, Resumes in fall. Capital Care Norwood Worship Service, hosted by McDougall United Church, third Sunday of the month. Volunteers welcome. (June 19) Men’s Potluck Supper Group, monthly, 5:30 p.m. at Jack Cunningham’s home. (June 20) McDougall Choir practice every Friday, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. New singers welcome. Children’s Choir, every Sunday, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (after worship service) in the Norwood Room. Book Club, third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. in the Norwood Room. (May 25) Affirm Ministry, last Sunday of the month, 12:30 p.m. for coffee at Second Cup at Edmonton Centre Bissell Centre - Sandwich Making - an outreach project ongoing throughout the year. (June 25) For contact information of how you might be welcomed and involved, please call the church office at 780-428-1818. NEWS FROM SLAVE LAKE St. Peter==s Ecumenical Church (A Shared Ministry Congregation: Anglican, Lutheran, United) with Minister, Rev. Leigh Sinclair We pray for our sisters and brothers who live in and around Slave Lake, and the pastoral care needs of those who have been displaced. The congregations in Athabasca are being a source of great support. So far, the church building is safe, but every member of the congregation has lost their home.

The Church office will be closed, Monday, May 23 for the Victoria Day holiday.

TO ........ Our sandwich-makers for the Bissell Centre last Saturday: Cheryl Bauer, Joanne Brix, Viola Bruggeman, Mae Deans, Peter Tinning, Diane Zinyk and co-ordinator, Gwen May. Your time and energy for this outreach project is much appreciated by us and all those whom we serve. THANK YOU also to Norm Morris who delivers the sandwiches each time on his regular weekly run to the Bissell Centre. Norm has been taking our donations to the Bissell Centre for more years than anyone can remember, so we especially thank him for this ministry.

CARING FOR YOU Please remember some of our folk who are not able to be with us in church so often anymore: Laura Harrison, Rosemary Esco, Joan Bickell, Ella Nicholl, Ken Ens, Charles Blackwood. We are always glad to see Jack Cunningham and Pam Taylor when they can come. And those in seniors and care centres: Mary Hallam at Canterbury Court, Jean Guillet at the Good Samaritan, Nancy Paterson at Shepherd==s Care Millwoods, Nora Knowles at Strathcona Alzheimer Care Centre.

Lectionary Scriptures May 29 – Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 17:22-31 Paul points the Athenians to “the unknown god.” Psalm 66:8-20 God preserved us. 1 Peter 3:13-22 Do not repay evil for evil. John 14:15-21 The Advocate, the Spirit, will be with you. HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR TICKETS YET? You know. The Blues Concert. With Jack Semple. To raise the roof. And keep us dry.

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