parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

News and Events


Calling all walkers and runners! On Saturday, June 01, Parkdale United Church will again walk or run 6 km to raise funds for World Vision's Water Initiatives. Are you interested in helping out the World Vision Global 6k cause, but not interested in running or walking for the event? You still can participate! We need your volunteer energy to help pull off the event by setting up for the day in the gym, setting up/running a water station on the route, and handing out medals and treats after participants return. If you can help out in any way, please contact Kate Thompson in Memorial Hall at the Global 6k booth, or by email at



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. Please note that the Parkdale Food Centre no longer accepts empty plastic bottles or egg cartons.

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 May edition of the Messenger at the Sanctuary entrances. Deadline for submission for the June issue was May 12.


PRAYING FOR ONE ANOTHER: Cancer Prayer Group meets on Fridays at 2 pm in Rev. Alcris’ Office.  Updates and specific prayer requests for family or friends are always welcome. Please contact Rev. Alcris


CARING KITCHENS: If you know of someone who might need an extra touch of care or support through the Caring Kitchens, please contact Diana Mason at or Alcris



For additional information regarding these programs, please contact
Camille Beaufort (


Parkdale’s Sunday school welcomes children ages 3 & up and invites them to engage with scripture through readings, videos, activities, crafts and discussions.   Children head down to their classes part way through the service, after the children’s story. 


Children, Youth & Young Adults
Events and activities


New!  Parkdale’s Kids Club (JK through 8yrs; parents welcome to stay): May 19th and June 2
Please bring something to share for lunch.

Junior Youth Group (grades 3-6)

Dates: June 2
What to bring: something to share for lunch, favourite board game
(Junior Choir members are invited to meet for lunch, attend practice and then join in with youth group)


Building Community through Play
(sports, movies and games)

Date: May 26 (tentative: outing to Skyzone or Flying Squirrel),

What to bring: something to share for lunch, favourite board game


Second Blessings Coffee Shop – everyone is invited for treats and refreshments!
Next coffee shop date: May 26th



Dates to remember:
June 9th - Summer BBQ (volunteers needed)

June 21-23, 2019 Gracefield Camping weekend (Committee Members needed)


GARDENERS & LANDSCAPERS: Please choose your section of the church grounds to plant, weed and water** the gardens/ yard.

Sections still available; for more information & Sign up:

Memorial Hall, or email

** Occasionally in extreme heat.



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.  If you need a box let us know at the office or via a note on the offering plate or via email to


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