parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

News and Events

The Parkdale United Church Men’s Group will hold its next gathering on Saturday, January 20, in the Ladies Parlour, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Following devotional and the usual hearty and delicious breakfast, there will be a discussion of What Makes A Vital and Growing Congregation. We very much look forward to seeing you then.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study will commence on January 30 at 9:30 am. Using Scripture, small group conversations and personal reflection, we will be exploring what is known in Christian Theology as the seven ‘cardinal virtues’. Namely: prudence (wisdom), temperance, fortitude, justice, Faith, Hope, Love. Contact Dr. Bailey ( for more information.


Our Camino, Reflecting on Our Common Journey through Lent -Parkdale’s Very Own Devotional Resource for Lent 2018

We will collect personal reflections from Parkdale’s congregation following the Lenten Daily Lectionary texts and offer this collection to you on Ash Wednesday. If you would like to be part of this project contact Alcris for details or email



Have you noticed many in our congregation wearing name tags?  In order to be a more welcoming church we’re encouraging you to wear one too. A local company has been found that will produce magnetic name tags.  These are easy to attach and easy to read.  

The discounted price is about $9:00 (but we don’t want cost to be a deterrent - just speak to us).  For the next few Sundays members of the Membership Development Committee will be in Gladstone Hallway after the service to take orders, or if you prefer, you can contact the church office at   or  phone   613 - 728 - 8656 and leave your name and contact information.  

We’re looking forward to getting to know you!


Cooking with Paul and Rob - January 21
Please save a spot on your calendar on Sunday, January 21 from 4-7:30pm for Cooking with Paul and Rob.  Bring a friend.  If you’re no longer “officially” a youth, but still want to come as an alumnus, you’re more than welcome.  Let me know your thoughts about what country’s culinary traditions you’d like to explore this time.
Afterwards we’ll either play some games or chill to a good movie.
Hope to see you there.

The next Baptismal Seminar will be conducted by Dr. Bailey January 29, @ 7pm in the Ladies' Parlour. Our congregational Baptismal policy requires parents/guardians who are offering children for baptism to attend. As a congregation, we delight in being able to support parents and baptisands in their faith and life. The next baptismal service will take place on February11, 2018. Please contact Dr. Bailey if you would like more information.


MEMBERSHIP AT PUC: Are you interested in formally joining Parkdale United Church? If yes, Dr. Bailey will be leading a four-session membership exploration series Wednesdays– January 24, 31, Feb. 7, Monday 12 -. These sessions will take place in the Ladies’ Parlour from 7 – 8:45pm. If you are interested, or desire more information please contact the office ( to register.



Remember there are greeting cards available to be written to anyone in the congregation. Maybe a thank you note, a get well card to someone in hospital… if you haven’t seen one of your pew’s buddies for a while, write them a card. We will get the address and send them for you. (Pastoral Care Table in Memorial Hall)



Please pick up your 2018 Offering Envelopes in the Gladstone Hallway behind the choir loft. If you have given regularly in 2017 or requested envelopes recently, there is likely a box of envelopes there for you. If not and you need a set, please put a note on the collection plate or contact the church office.


Upcoming Dates to Remember

January 27-9:30 – 12:00 pm-Marriage Seminar-Ladies Parlour  

January 29-7:00pm-Baptismal Seminar-Ladies Parlour

January 30-7:00pm-Council Meeting-Ladies Parlour


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