Faith Formation and Fellowship
Faith Formation and Fellowship Ministry
Parkdale’s Faith Formation and Fellowship Ministry encourages and supports learning programs and fellowship groups for people of all ages in order to help all persons in the congregation to know God’s love as it is revealed in Jesus Christ, to grow in their understanding of the Christian faith, and to be involved in the Mission of the Church.
Faith Formation – Adults
College and Career Bible Study
If you are in college, university or starting out in your career, please come join us. We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday night at 7:15 PM in the Friendship Lounge.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Each week we are engaged by one or more scripture passages, or a particular book in the Bible. Assisted by God’s Spirit, we are discovering some of the inspiring, messy and surprising blessings that are forthcoming in Scripture when we welcome the freedom of God that is found in the texts. Intrigued? Come and join us; 9:30am on Tuesday mornings. Led by Anthony.
Wednesday Evening Study Group
See the bulletin for any upcoming sessions or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Study and Reflection on White Fragility and Systemic Racism
During the fall of 2020, Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey, Rev. Alcris Limongi and a member of Parkdale, Judy Hamley, led a congregational book study and reflection focused on white fragility and systemic racism.
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ignite! is for young adults ages 25ish-35ish. It will be meeting biweekly, starting Monday, October 28, 2019. Join us for our fall session, a six-week series using the resource “A New Playlist: Hearing Jesus in a Noisy World”. We will be gathering at the homes of fellow Parkdalers, so please contact Irene Hilkes if you are interested in this group experience Email: email@example.com
Fellowship – Adults
Parkdale Men’s Group
The Parkdale Men’s Group provides an opportunity for fellowship, discussion, and Christian enrichment among the men of the congregation. We also seek to serve the broader congregation and community in whatever ways are available to us. The Men’s Group held its first meeting in October 2017. We continue to expand and diversify our programming, to establish the Men’s Group as a permanent and vital part of Parkdale United Church. For more information, contact John Butcher or the church office.
Everyone welcome—come join us after church as we discuss the book that has been chosen for that month. We meet in the Ladies’ Parlour after the church service (bring a lunch) for approximately 1 ½ hours. Hope to see you there!
Friends of Parkdale Adventure Group
A group of “Parkdalers” and others walk/ hike/ snowshoe regularly on weekends in the Gatineaus and elsewhere. It provides healthy fun and camaraderie. We want to share this experience with other who may be interested in joining us. If you want to be put on the mailing list send an email to the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Images and Stories
On the last Friday of the month, from September to November and January to March, we meet in the Ladies’ Parlour at 7:00pm for a presentation about someone’s travels. So far, we have seen Australia, China, Scandinavia, India and many other exciting countries. You are welcome to join us for these causal, fun, informative evenings.
Betty Hope Gittens talking about her near 800 km walk on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. She raised almost $200k for seniors centres across Ottawa and in her native Barbados. To learn more about her walk Click here.
Faith Formation – Children, Youth, Families
Children’s spiritual development is as crucial to their health and happiness as their physical, mental, and emotional growth. At Parkdale, your child can find church-friends who share and develop their values together, adding breadth, balance, and depth to their experiences at school and in the community.
Parkdale offers a Nursery for infants and toddlers, a Pre-school class for children aged 3-5 years old, Sunday school classes for children in grades 1-6 and Faith Formation for youths in grades 7-12. (Read More)
Fellowship – Children, Youth, Families
We believe that we are called to live and love God together, supporting one another in faith and discipleship, regardless of age differences. At certain points in the year, we have intergenerational worship and fellowship opportunities so our whole family of faith can celebrate God’s presence among us together!
Look for events like these through the year:
- Intergenerational Worship Services
- After-church meals, such as Rally Sunday, Bar-B-Q Sunday, Advent Luncheon
- Celebrating Our Cultures: International Supper
- Weekend Summer Camp
- Second Blessing Coffee Shop
Parents and Tots:
A group of parents and grandparents who are at home during the day with preschoolers and babies, meets every Wednesday morning in the church nursery between 10 am and noon for fellowship and play. You are welcome to join us.
How You Can Help
If you would like to know more about Parkdale’s Faith Formation and Fellowship Ministry or would like to help, contact the Chair of the Faith Formation and Christian Enrichment Committee: