parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

News and Events

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL:  The summer programme began June 17th and continues until September 2nd.  Thank you to all volunteers who have completely filled the schedule!  There will be a single sign-up sheet for the summer so please continue to sign your children in each week.  There will be no program today, June 24, when so many families and volunteers are at camp.



During the “regular year” coffee is served after church services. We would like to restart the practice of serving lemonade during the summer months.  Would you be able to help for one or two Sundays?  If so, please sign up on the sheet in Memorial Hallway or contact Marilyn Hahn.  Many thanks and Happy Summer!





On Monday evening, October 1, 2018, the Honourable Frank Iacobucci, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and Parkdale member, will be speaking on the theme “Canada and Indigenous People: Toward a Better Relationship”. The event is jointly organized by the Parkdale Men’s Group and the Mission, Outreach and Justice Committee and its Living Into Right Relations Group. All are welcome! For more information, contact John Butcher.



The Simplified Tai Chi course will resume Saturday, July 7 for four weeks from 4-5pm at Fisher Park, 250 Holland Avenue.  To reserve your place, please contact Gloria Goodine.



Are you keen to work on construction jobs large or small? Join us!  Habitat for Humanity interfaith build at Leacross Landing development in Orleans. Phase 2 town homes.  A team comprising Rev. Bailey and 9 more participants are needed. Choose your availability as we build the Interfaith Team.  Possible months: August, September, October.   Possible days of the week: Tuesday to Friday.  Hard hats and a lunch are provided.  Bring gloves and water. Please contact  Elaine West  at  Include your email address, preferred month and day (s).  Thank you.   See you there!


From the archives: Volunteers in Orleans

September 2014 (from The MESSENGER Oct. 2014)




Donations can be dropped off anytime through the week in the shopping cart in the Gladstone Hallway.  Financial donations may be made through the offering.  Mark your donation “Parkdale Food Centre”. We need egg cartons (dozen size) milk bags, pasta & sauce, canned beans, cereal, biscuits, rice, jams, and peanut butter. Thank you to all who have been donating to our grocery cart-it is much appreciated. Dian


MESSENGER NEWSLETTER Please pick up a copy of the June edition of the Messenger at any of the Sanctuary entrances. Deadline for the September issue is August 19th.



Ottawa Distress Centre – Crisis Line- Phone:  613 238-3311


ANNOUNCEMENT LENGTH:  As we rely more on the screens for liturgy, we are moving towards a streamlined order of worship and would like to be able to fit all of our announcements onto a single sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 paper.  This requires that wording of announcements be kept to about 75 words, especially for second and third time appearances of the same information. 



Fellow Parkdalers, once again this year we are all being invited to ensure that arrangements are made to ensure that our regular financial offerings are maintained over the summer even when on vacation. The funding of our ministry is still needed over the summer and it is often a challenging time in terms of our congregational financial responsibilities due to the drop off in attendance and accompanying offering. We invite those who are not using PAR (pre-authorized remittance) to subscribe thereby ensuring that your financial generosity continues to bless our work and witness.



For any of you who have recently requested a box of weekly offering envelopes, they can be picked up from the table just outside the sanctuary door nearest to the grand piano.


Please see the bulletins, or contact the church for more information.