The society emerged from the initial rescue of the Historical Church in 1952 by several AOTS (As One That Services) Clubs of Calgary United Churches. The initial name was the McDougall Memorial Church Maintenance and Restoration Society. This was formally established in 1971 by the Presbytery of the United Church of Canada with the mandate to be stewards of the site on the Presbytery's behalf. In 1975 the name was change to the McDougall Stoney Mission Society (MSMS) with the responsibilities of oversight of the restoration, preservation, interpretation and operations of the 43.9 acres of the land east of Morley, Alberta. The Site was the centre of the Morleyville Settlement and includes the first Methodist Church in Southern Alberta. The Site is designated as a Provincial Resource.
As the president I have two goals for myself for the year 2020:
To complete the restoration of the McDougall Memorial United Church.
To make significant progress on the development of the enhanced interpretive walk.
President, McDougall Stoney Mission Society
YEAR IN REVIEW
You can read about the annual activities of the society in our year in review series:
President: Brenda McQueen
Vice President: Dr. Frits Pannekoek
Secretary: Tamara Warren
Treasurer: Sharon Griffin
Director: John McDougall
Director: Strathie Tompkins
Director: Elder Virgle Stephens