parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

News and Events


TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY –Over several weeks, we will be studying and reflecting on the human qualities and characteristics of the often revered apostles. We will also reflect on and discuss how God used them in the furthering of the Christian mission and what this may mean for our Christian witness. Officially, they were thirteen apostles and all male, but we will also be reflecting on some of the women and children and communities who help to shape their life, faith and ministry. For more information contact Dr. Bailey (613 728-8656;


 IMAGES & STORIES - Friday, January 25, 2019: "Janet's Nova Scotia". Please mark your calendar and join us this coming Friday the 25th to enjoy a look at the province of Nova Scotia which our Images & Stories' founder Janet Taylor so loved. Starting at 7:00 PM in the Ladies' parlour, Colleen O'Connell will lead us through the presentation after which we will enjoy fellowship and refreshments.


BECOMING A MEMBER: Are you interested in formally joining Parkdale United Church? If yes, please contact Dr. Bailey ( regarding membership preparation classes. The United Church of Canada (of which Parkdale is a member) receives members by baptism and affirmation of faith, re-affirmation of faith, and transfer of membership. Using questions, video, discussion and teaching, we will explore issues of faith, doubt and Christian witness and justice. If there is sufficient interest, the membership classes will begin on January 23 for four consecutive Wednesday evenings (7:00 – 8:45pm.)


MARK THE DATE!  JANUARY 26 -9:00 AM.-Noon  

Join members of your Property Development Working Group on Saturday morning - January 26 - to hear firsthand what the team has been up to over the past year and to participate in the continuing discussion of your vision for Parkdale's future.  Details will follow.  


Baptismal Seminar – January 28 @ 7:00pm – Ladies’ Parlour. For those who are interested in bringing their children for baptism, and/or are interested in being baptized themselves, the next baptismal seminar will be held on Monday January 28 at 7:00 pm. Please contact Dr. Bailey if you have questions and/or are planning to attend. (613 728-8656,



Please note that all reports are due by the end of January in order to have them available for Sunday February 10. Please send them to the office at


PRAYING FOR ONE ANOTHER: CANCER PRAYER GROUP meeting on Fridays at 2 pm in Rev. Alcris’ Office.  An ongoing weekly prayer group of those who are currently impacted by cancer. Please come as you are able, no RSVP needed. To arrange transportation or to join by teleconference please contact Rev. Alcris To support those impacted by cancer in our congregation please take a moment on Fridays at 2:00 pm to lift them in prayer.



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 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.  


MESSENGER NEWSLETTER Please pick up a copy of the January edition of the Messenger at the Sanctuary entrances. Deadline for submission for the February issue was January 13. 


SUPPORTING AND CARING: Next time you prepare your favourite recipe, why not cook and freeze an extra batch to bring to the church for the Caring Kitchens Ministry? You also could donate a frozen meal or consider being on an “as-required” basis list to be contacted occasionally to provide a dish or to deliver a meal as a driver, if needed. This is a practical way to love and support each other as faith community when we go through special circumstances in life. Note: When you know of someone who might need an extra touch of care or support through the Caring Kitchens, please contact Diana Mason or Alcris   


PARKDALERS FELLOWSHIP AND FUN: DINNER FOR EIGHT is coming back. February 1, 2, 3. For more info please contact Rev. Alcris.




If one of the youth at Parkdale chose you as a

mentor—to spend time with them as a way to experience God’s love for them—would you prayerfully, trusting God, accept this challenge?


COFFEE SHOP - January 27, 2019

Please join us after service at our Second Blessings Coffee Shop.  Treats, coffee and tea will be served by Parkdale’s Senior youth.



Basketball afternoon January 27, 2019 from 1:00pm-3:00pm Potluck lunch, basketball and fellowship.

Ages 13+ (adults most welcome)

Junior Youth Group (grades 4-6)

Sunday, January 27 from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Sunday, February 10 from 1:00pm-3:00pm


WORSHIPLUDE – February 1-3, 2018

Senior youth (grades 7+) and Young Adults in Faith (ages 17-24) SIGN UP SHEET in Memorial Hallway on Children and Youth Board


SENIOR YOUTH GROUP: Photovoice (Grades 7+)...part 2!

Sunday, February 10 after service until 3:00pm



Senior youth and Young Adults in Faith (ages 14-21) SIGN UP SHEET in Memorial Hallway on Children and Youth Board Contact Ellen Andrews

REMINDER: Billets are needed for the Ontario Youth Parliament event during the family day weekend.  For more information, please go to or email Parkdale contacts: Camille Beaufort or Ellen Andrews




Our seventeenth season of IFTC began on November 10, 2018 and continues until March 30, 2019!  If you are interested in volunteering on Saturdays please drop us a line at the IFTC email address below to indicate your shift interests and availability.  We welcome new and returning volunteers for various shifts.   We also need help during the week from volunteers to help with donations at the Central Food Bank and to do grocery shopping for the chefs.  New volunteers are asked to fill out a rose-colored Volunteer Form for NEW volunteers located at each of the four Sanctuary doors and to submit it to PUC office or email to  High School Students may count hours towards their volunteer requirement. This Ministry is important to our church and community and all volunteers are welcome!  If you have any questions, please send CiCi and Mark an email at:



Please pick up your 2019 Offering Envelopes in the Gladstone Hallway behind the choir loft. If you have given regularly in 2018 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.

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