Children and Families

Children and youth are an integral part of our community and we strive to create programming and events that focus on building an inclusive community, nurturing our spiritual journey, and having fun! We honour and celebrate all kinds of families as part of our commitment to being a fully inclusive and Affirming community of faith.

Sunday Morning

Every Sunday morning we have age-appropriate programming for children that runs adjacent to our worship service! Children from the ages of 0-3 are welcome in our Children’s Play Centre at any time. Children from age 3 to Gr. 7 are welcome to stay in the Sanctuary for the first part of the service, then head to our Kids Programming Centre’s with their leaders for a fun and interactive time. Events for youth and young adults are being planned with our community and in partnership with other churches in Calgary.

Our leaders are caring, passionate, experienced, and carefully plan activities, themes, crafts, and conversations that incorporate spiritually progressive themes. All children are welcome, no matter their faith background!

After the service the children meet their parents/guardians in our Hospitality Hall for juice and cookies or hot dogs and chips during our monthly Hot Dog Sundays.

New to McDougall?

Our registration form will help us get to know you and your family, to provide the best experience possible. You can also contact Coordinator, Aileen Berridge at for any questions about signing up. 

Upcoming events

Register online now for our next Messy Church. 

What is Messy Church?
It is a way of being 'church' for families of all kinds, people of all ages. You are welcome to come as you are for a night of fun, food, and community. Life is messy, and so are we! This is an inclusive place where we can journey alongside each other in creativity, hospitality, and celebration. Dinner is provided! 

Family Events

We host a variety of all-ages family-friendly activities and events, year-round. You can join us for:

  • Movies Nights - skip the line-up, and watch the same movies playing in the theatre!
  • Messy Church evenings - premiering Fall 2017
  • McDougall Outreach programs where kids can be involved in preparing lunches
  • Annual Camping Weekend in Sylvan Lake
  • Annual Peace Camp
  • Regional Youth Events

Community-wide celebrations such as Neighbour Day, Fall Fest and our annual Halloween Party are getting bigger and better every year and are open to the entire community!

Get Connected

Subscribe to our email blasts to make sure you don't miss what’s happening at McDougall! To sign up, or for more information on any aspect of our Children’s Ministries, contact our Children's Program Coordinator Aileen Berridge at or our Director of Family and Spiritual Development, Pam Rocker, at