Adult Groups

McDougall groups include mommies looking for some “me time”, caregivers sharing resources and cooks trying to spice up what’s going on the dinner table. Most groups run from September until about June. You can give us a ring at the office or call the contacts listed below if you want more details about how to join.


Outreach & Care:

Community Kitchen: Pick from recipes such as Marla's Maple Pork or Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup and spend a day in the kitchen with us. We'll prepare meals you can take home to your freezer, or right to the dinner table. Members pay according to how many servings they take and they save money and time every month they attend. Just register at least a week in advance for a spot in one of two cook days. 

  • Friday Mini Cook (making 7-8 meals). 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Kitchen. Register with Margaret Holden-Scott by emailing mholdenscott@shaw.ca.  
  • 2017/2018 dates: Oct. 13, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1.  
  • Saturday Cook (making 10-14 meals). 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Register with Donelle Elliott by emailing djkkelliott@gmail.com. 
  • 2017/2018 dates: Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 16, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 17, April 28, May 19 and June 23.

Healing Pathway: This healing ministry group uses gentleness and care when practicing its skills. Working with the body's energy system, members continue to enhance their skills and techniques to promote deep relaxation and healing of the mind, body and spirit. Appointments must be booked. Contact: Paula Sangster 403-281-1692 or Dorothy Burton 403-252-2125. 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 am. Chapel. 

  • 2017/2018 dates: Sept. 28; Oct 12 & 26. Nov. 9 & 23. Dec. 7. Jan. 11 & 25. Feb. 8 & 22. March 8 & 22. April 12 & 26. May 10 & 24. June 7.

Heritage Time Out: For women of all ages. We offer crafts, conversation, coffee and babysitting. Cost is nominal. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. in Hospitality Hall. Contact the office at 403-250-1620. 

  • Fall sessions run Wednesdays from Sept. 6 - Nov. 29, 2017. 

Alzheimer’s Support Group: A support group for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. It meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month in the M&M Room. For information or to attend contact Clara Fluker at 403-271-9570. 10 - 11 a.m. M&M Room. 

  • 2017/2018 dates: Sept. 28; Oct. 12 & 26; Nov. 9 & 23; Dec. 14; Jan. 11 & 25; Feb. 8 & 22; March 8 & 22, April 12 & 26; May 10 & 24 and June 14 & 28.

School Lunch Program (Sharing our Table): Outreach volunteers make nutritional lunches for school children. They usually meet the first Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to make lunch, then deliver them at 10:30 a.m. 

Prayer Shawl Ministry: If you like to knit or crochet, there’s a spot for you in this ministry. Members create shawls that are blessed with prayers and given to people in need of spiritual comfort. Blessed prayer shawls are available in the Chapel. Please feel free to take one to give to family or friends in need of prayer. Ruth Hall. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming meetings.


Music Groups :

Collective Spirit: Music Leader Gregor Schoenberg brings musicians together for McDougall’s worship band. Weekly practices are on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. M&M Room. 

Mano Bells (hand bell choir): An enthusiastic group of hand bell players. It's fun and simple and you don’t need to have any music experience to join. Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Ukulele Club: Learn to play the ukulele, it's simple! For more information please contact Will Mehew 403-370-8987. Weekly Rehearsals from September to June. Wednesdays 7:30 - 9 p.m. Ruth Hall. 

Woman's Chorus: Join our small ensembles and sing a variety of music. Rehearsals: Thursday evenings 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

McDougall Singers: Our traditional mixed choir includes singers of various levels and participates in most services.Rehearsals: Thursdays 7:20 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Mano Bells (hand bell choir): An enthusiastic group of hand bell players. It's fun and simple and you don’t need to have any music experience to join. Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 


Connecting:

Afternoon Book Discussion Group: All are welcome to join monthly meetings to read and discuss a variety of books picked by members. Drop-ins are always welcome. 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. M&M Room. Contact: Heather Smith by email at heathersmith@shaw.ca. 2017/2018 Schedule:

  • Sept. 28: The Nightingale, a 2015 fiction book by Kristin Hannah. 
  • Oct. 26: The Secret Keeper, a 2012 fiction book by Kate Morton. 
  • Nov. 23: A Man Called Ove, a 2016 fiction book by Fredrick Backman.
  • Jan. 25: The Rainbow Comes and Goes, a 2016 non-fiction book by Anderson Cooper. 
  • Feb. 22: Thin Air, a 2014 fiction book by Ann Cleeves.
  • March 22: Age of Innocence, a 1920 fiction book by Edith Wharton. 
  • April 26: The Glass Castle, a 2005 memoir by Jeanette Walls. 
  • May 24: Taliban Cricket Club, a 2012 fiction book by Timeri Murari. 
  • June 28: Title Choosing 

Curiosity Club on Christianity: Everyone is welcome to walk into this group’s monthly meetings to learn about and discuss early church history -- from Jesus to Constantine.  7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. one Tuesday a month. Lower Hall, Holy Grounds Coffee Lounge. Contact: Brian Dowse, 403-201-3091. 

  • 2017/2018 dates: Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Jan. 30, Feb. 27, March 27, April 24 and May 29.

Friendship Club: This group hosts game nights, speakers and other activities. New members are always welcome. Contact is Rudy Rumpel and Jean MacEachern.  jeanmac740l@gmail.com 7-10 p.m. Hospitality Hall. 

  • 2017/2018: Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, April 20, May 18 and June 15.

God at the Movies: Movie goers of all sorts are welcome to join this group. The first Tuesday of the month from October to June. Head to a movie, then it’s off to a nearby coffee shop for a cup and some conversation. Contact: Mary or Gordon Stevens at 403-271-1884. All Saints at Canyon Meadows Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. You can join this group by meeting at the theatre at 6:45 p.m.

  • 2017/2018: Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5.

Ladies Fellowship: With a focus on friendship, education and outreach, this group meets at 9 a.m. in the McDougall kitchen to make sandwiches for the Woods Home Youth Exit Program (a drop in facility for youth in downtown Calgary). All are welcome. Contact: Marilyn Bily 403-271-2931.

  • 2017/2018: Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11 and May 9.

Ladies of Literature: Read and discuss a variety of books picked out by group members. They take turns facilitating monthly meetings and bringing snacks and beverages to share. Contact: Ruth Dunsire 403-271-2846. 7:15 to 9 p.m. M&M Room.

  • Oct. 16 - The Wonder, Emma Donoghue.
  • Nov. 20: The Summer Before The War, Helen Simonson.
  • Dec. 11: The Idea of Canada, David Johnston.
  • Jan. 15: The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah.
  • Feb. 12: Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult.
  • March 19: The Forgetting Time, Sharon Guskin.
  • April 16: Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance.
  • May 14: A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman
  • June 11: Book Selection.

Men’s Club: This men's group hosts a tasty breakfast each month, followed by a short meeting which may include a guest speaker, films or tours of interest. These guys are pretty popular when it comes time to grab your pancakes during the Annual Stampede Breakfast and while hosting other congregation-wide events such as the Christmas Dinner and the Valentine’s Day Breakfast. 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Hospitality Hall. 

  • 2017/2018: Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9.

Multifolkals: We welcome all folks (50 plus) who enjoy group activities held six times a year. This includes social events in the church or at another venue of choice. Please call Lynda Smith at 403-201-9031 to have your name added to the group.