parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

News and Events

MESSENGER NEWSLETTER Please pick up a copy of the May edition of the Messenger at any of the Sanctuary entrances. Deadline for the June issue is May13th.

 

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.  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS  

 

BAPTISMAL SEMINAR
The next Baptismal Seminar will be conducted by Dr. Bailey tomorrow night May 7, @ 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. Please contact Dr. Bailey if you would like more information.(abailey@trytel.com)

 

GOODSAMARITANS invites you and all Ottawa believers to join us in an Inter-Faith Food Drive to feed the poor in our community and show solidarity within our interfaith community.  Your participation would be greatly appreciated.

 Like last year, bring some non-perishable food to your place of worship this Mother’s Day weekend as you go to pray. We are asking the place of worship to announce the food drive several times and deliver the food donations to the Ottawa Mosque parking lot, where volunteers will load it onto a truck and deliver it to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Through the second annual Good Samaritans Inter-Faith Food Drive, religions are working together cooperatively for the public good. Beyond the issues arising in these troubling times, this inter-faith, cooperative activity highlights the value religious believers bring to the civic life of our community, as engaged citizens committed to what Rev. Martin Luther King called the “Beloved Community”, social justice and caring for the most vulnerable among us. Non-believers are also welcome to participate. Places of Worship can deliver their food donations to our central drop-off point at the Ottawa Mosque, 251 Northwestern Avenue @ Scott Street, on Friday May 11, 2018 from 3 to 7 pm, Saturday, May 12 from Noon to 7 pm or Sunday, May 13 from 10am to 7 pm.

In deepest gratitude for your cooperation.

The GoodSamaritans Leadership Mosaic: Elder Albert Dumont, Iman Zijad Delic, Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Mrs. Behnaz Bahrami, Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey, Fr. Jacques Kabangu, Ms. Maureen Stark, Sr. Nazira Tareen, Rev. John Wilker-Blakley,

Rev. JoAnne Lam

Project Managers: Daniel Stringer& Blandine Stringer

In partnership with the Capital Region Interfaith Council, Ottawa Muslim Association and the Women’s Federation for World Peace – Ottawa

 

GLOBAL 6K FOR CLEAN WATER – WORLD VISION –May 26, Parkdale United Church will join hundreds across the country to walk or run 6 km to raise funds for World Vision's Water Initiatives. Each participant's registration of $50 will provide clean water to one person through World Vision and every participant also gets a cool shirt and a finisher's medal!

Need more info? Look for Kate Thompson and her booth of World Vision goodies in the weeks leading up to May 26; or visit the World Vision website (teamworldvision.ca) and search for/sign up with "Parkdale United - Ottawa." Interested in participating, but not a walker or a runner? No problem!

 

A CONVERSATION WITH BARBARA FAUGHT:  The impact of dementia on caregivers.
The Pastoral Care Team invites the congregation to a session with Barbara on
Sunday, May 27 in the Ladies' Parlour after the service.  The focus will be on Barbara's experiences as she cared for both her husband Arnold and her mother Amy.  There will be an opportunity to ask Barbara questions.
Bring your lunch and bring your tea or coffee with you from Memorial Hallway.

 

MEN’S GROUP FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST 

All men of Parkdale are invited to a Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday, June 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m., in the Ladies Parlour. Enjoy a delicious meal and interesting conversation. We shall also discuss plans for the 2018-2019 season of the Men’s Group. For more information: John Butcher

 

FINANCIAL GENEROSITY – WHAT ABOUT A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY GIFT?

We here at Parkdale United believe that who we are and what we do really matters, first to God, and to the people and community we are called to serve and bless.

Ours is a wonderful congregation, resourced with much love, gifts, humour, faith, joy, generosity and commitment. We believe in the ministry to which God has called us in service to God’s mission in this neighbourhood and beyond. We yearn to be faithful in living this out. An important way for us to be able to do that involves not only how we deploy our faith and various spirit-given gifts, but also how committedly we give financially. As a congregation we can do better in this regard. Please prayerfully consider a special anniversary gift as well as an increase in your weekly/monthly offering. We would welcome those of you not on PAR (pre-arranged remittance) to consider signing up.  Send an email request to donations@parkdaleunitedchurch.ca.   More information can be found on our website at: http://parkdaleunitedchurch.ca/opportunities/donations.htm

To the Glory of God, and in support of  PUC’s Ministries 

Even as we grow in faith, we are encouraged to grow in our percentage of giving to the work of God undertaken by Parkdale United. Below is a chart that may be of help as we prayerfully consider how much to give.

 

 

An Invitation to Grow in Giving

Monthly Income

10% Tithe

9%

8%

7%

6%

5%

4%

3%

2%

1%

$500

$50

$45

$40

$35

$30

$25

$20

$15

$10

$5

$1,000

$100

$90

$80

$70

$60

$50

$40

$30

$20

$10

$1,500

$150

$135

$120

$105

$90

$75

$60

$45

$30

$15

$2,000

$200

$180

$160

$140

$120

$100

$80

$60

$40

$20

$2,500

$250

$225

$200

$175

$150

$125

$100

$75

$50

$25

$3,000

$300

$270

$240

$210

$180

$150

$120

$90

$60

$30

$3,500

$350

$315

$280

$245

$210

$175

$140

$105

$70

$35

$4,000

$400

$360

$320

$280

$240

$200

$160

$120

$80

$40

$4,500

$450

$405

$360

$315

$270

$225

$180

$135

$90

$45

$5,000

$500

$450

$400

$350

$300

$250

$200

$150

$100

$50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VERY GENTLE, DEVOTIONAL, YOGA CLASSES. There is still room for participants in the Saturday morning class at 9:30 and the Sunday afternoon class at 2:00, both in Tape Hall. Sunday afternoons will be used to teach the foundational beginner’s program, but all are welcome. This is a spiritual practice. Come learn to be moved by the Holy Spirit as the breath, dancing with and healing your body from the inside out. This is a fundraising activity for Parkdale, by donation through one's offering. For information and to register, contact Julee Pauling.

 

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO SIMPLIFIED 8-STEPS TAI CHI (in the Park) Tai Chi can improve physical conditioning, e.g. maintain flexibility, balance and strength, as well as develop body awareness and sharpness of mind.  Tai Chi forms are slow, smooth, rounded, flowing and gentle. This will be taught by Gloria Goodine, a qualified fitness instructor, specializing in Tai Chi, and will consist of a one-hour session, once a week for four weeks, touching on the following themes per week -- Posture, Breathing, Strength and Flexibility, and Balance. Starts Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 4-5pm.  To reserve a place email  alcris@parkdaleunitedchurch.ca.

 

 

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL:  During the summer months we hold a relaxed program for children aged 3 to grade 6.  For these Sundays we need at least two adults to supervise a video, play time in the gym and snack (provided).  To show our appreciation to our regular Sunday School teachers we ask parents and other interested adults to cover the summer so that the teachers get a break.  Please contact Melodee (mmlovering@gmail.com) if you can assist.  Dates are:  June 17, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, and September 2.  

 

GRACEFIELD CAMPING WEEKEND (June 22-24, 2018)

Registration Deadline is Sunday, June 3.  A table will be set up in Memorial Hall after service on Sundays for drop off and pick up of registration forms and information packages.   If you have any questions, please contact Melodee Lovering (mmlovering@gmail.com or 613-728-8656) or Camille Beaufort 

 

SAVE THE DATE!  

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.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

RE-ESTABLISHING CARING KITCHENS This ministry of fresh/frozen food items is to support those coming out of hospital, experiencing illness, grieving the death of a loved one, or who just need a little help.   We receive homemade or purchased frozen nutritious meals, soups, casseroles, baked goods, cookies, desserts, etc; gluten-free or nut-free are appreciated too.  Please label for Caring Kitchens (instructions and labels are in the Office, Tape Hall Kitchen, Events Board and Pastoral Care table).  Secondly, please consider giving your name for an “as required” list of people who would be contacted occasionally and asked if they might provide fresh or freshly prepared food.  The sign-up sheet is on the Pastoral Care table in Memorial Hallway after worship and on the Events board.  If you have any questions, please contact:  Diana Mason  Next time you prepare your favourite recipe, why not cook and freeze an extra batch to bring to the church? We welcome your caring and generous response.  Thanks in advance.

 

OFFERING ENVELOPES

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.