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Confidential Phone Counselling –  Contact information:  

Rev. Dr. Bailey   

About Becoming a Member

at Parkdale United Church

All are welcome here at Parkdale United Church. A number of you who have been coming to Parkdale, have reached out to inquire about becoming a formal member of the congregation. We are thrilled with your interest to do so. In the United Church a full member is one who has been baptized, either as infant, child, youth or adult, and has made a public profession of faith before the congregation. It is also possible to become a full member by transferring your membership from another Church to Parkdale United. If you do not hold membership in any Church/Congregation, membership orientation sessions would be required. Please note that formal membership is not required in order to worship at Parkdale or participate in the life of the congregation. There are many who regularly attend worship as what is called, adherents. According to the United Church Manual, adherents are welcome to participate in all aspects of congregational life, except for voting as full members do.

If you would like to become a full member of Parkdale United Church, there are two preparatory sessions you must attend. Dates: June 21 and June 28 at 7:00 pm, in the Ladies’ Parlour at the Church.

Rev. Dr. Bailey

NEW DATE – Global 6k for Clean Water – World Vision

SPECIAL NOTICE – The Annual 6k walk/run will take place next Saturday, June 3, instead of the originally scheduled date of May 27. We will be meeting at the church at 9am.

The date of this walk has been changed to Saturday, June 3rd to avoid any conflicts with Race Weekend.  Parkdale United Church will again walk or run 6 km to raise funds for World Vision’s Water Initiatives. This year’s event will all be done in person at the church or virtually. Why 6K? 6 Kilometers is the average distance people in the developing world walk for water – water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. $50 provides safe water for one person through World Vision. In 2022, through the global 6K fundraising efforts, World Vision Canada will again fund clean water projects in the countries that need it most.  Last year, Team Parkdale raised over $10,000 … that’s clean water for over 200 people! Let’s do it again this year!

To register, simply click on the link below or insert it in your browser and follow the directions

2) Select “join our team”

3) Fill out the information

4) Once complete, share personal page with your friends and family!

Hope you will be part of our awesome team! Together we can make a difference. For more information, you may contact the Team Captain, Roxanne Akhtar at

We would like to thank all those who supported this year’s Global 6K event by running/walking and/or sponsoring and donating.
We give God thanks for the opportunities to come alongside our overseas neighbours in prayer and tangible ways. I would like to once again thank Roxanne Akhtar for spearheading this annual initiative with World Vision, and for encouraging us to participate and to donate.                        


Music for a Summer’s Eve

Friday, June 16th  – 7:30 PM

‘s  of Faith

Question 4: Is the pursuit of science incompatible with faith in God?

Question 4 answer: No. We believe that God created a universe with its own order which we can explore by scientific investigation. Yet scientific investigation and the Christian faith differ in their goals and approaches. While science proceeds by theorizing about and testing the universe, the Christian faith is primarily concerned with knowing God who exists above and beyond the creation. The Christian faith values all efforts to understand the universe that God has made. We are guided by the conviction that all truth comes from God.

Question 5: What, as Christians, are we to believe?

The answer will be in our next Sunday’s bulletin. Here are some clues: Mk 1:14; Rom 10:9; 2 Cor 4:13; See also: Jn 20:31; 1 Tim 1:19, 3:19; 2 Tim 4:7; 1Pet 3:15: Jude 3


Parkdale Nursery: is staffed today with sister Joan and a youth volunteer. Please make sure to leave your phone number with them so they can text you if needed. 

Sunday School: Children are invited to Sunday School today. Teaching today is Emilia in the blue room and Julie in the Orange room.

Youth groups: The Senior youth group is invited to the upstairs parlor with Ellen, and the Junior youth group will be with Camille in the friendship lounge.

Youth Bowling: Bowling: is postponed to after church on June 25th from 12-2 PM.  Families are invited to West Park Bowling on Wellington Street. Please register with Huda.


VBS Children’s Summer Camp:

join us for this summer’s biggest party! Children are invited to a week of fun and learning. Using Matthew 6:11; “Give us this day our daily bread”, children will learn to pray as Jesus teaches. These words serve as a reminder that everything we have comes from God – and our daily needs are met by God. Through stories in both the Old and New Testaments, this VBS opens kids’ eyes to the countless ways God provides, loves, and cares for everyone while inviting them to join God in providing, loving, and caring for others. 

Days: Aug. 21-25

Age: Children 5-12

Time: 9AM-2PM

Suggested registration fee is $50/child.

Registration forms for volunteers and campers are available at church entrances and at the links below.

Volunteers are needed. Please speak with Huda if you would like to be part of the fun! VOLUNTEERS MEETING is JUNE 4 from 12-2 PM.

Download Registration forms in WORD format:

Registration:  for Volunteers

Click here: VBS volunteers form 2023

Registration:  for campers

 Click here:   Summer Camp Registration 2023

Please speak to Huda if you have a financial difficulty. We have a no barrier policy and want every kid to have an opportunity to go to camp so finances should not be an obstacle. Registration fees can be dropped off at or mailed to the church. Registration has been extended to June 11. Fees can also be paid via eTransfer to

Quilting Art class for Youth:

Youth Ages 12 – 20, who are interested in learning the art of quilting, are invited to stay from 2 – 4 PM on Aug. 22 and 23 in the friendship lounge. Bev Buckingham will be leading them to make the VBS 2023 quilt. Please speak with Huda to register.


Aug 14-18,  2023

For more information or to register visit


Camper Registration is open! There are still spots available for overnight Camp (July 23-30). For girls aged 7-15 looking for a fun camp experience in a nurturing and empowering environment, or girls 16 (or 15 and done Grade 10) wanting to develop leadership skills. Email for more info or visit to register. Come join us!

Summer Retreat Days at Camp Kalalla! Come to Kalalla for a Gong/Sound Bath and some time for reflection (either facilitated or on your own). Full Day option (July 15) and Half Day Options (July 16). Visit for more information.


Your PRAYER REQUESTS are always welcome. Please send them to   or you can use the prayer box at the back of the sanctuary. If you want to be contacted please leave your name and number. We want you to know that we are here for you and that we stand together under God’s Grace.

Donations to Parkdale

There are several ways to make a donation to Parkdale

  1. Cash or cheques can be added to the offering plate that is circulated each Sunday. To receive a tax receipt, you can use a blue envelope (supplies are in the pews) and provide your name and address
  2. Personal boxes of envelopes are provided on request. You can place cash or a cheque in your uniquely numbered envelope and add it to the offering plate that is circulated each Sunday.  Tax receipts will be provided at the end of each calendar year.
  3. Donations can also be made directly through your bank account or credit card using Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR).  Givings are deducted automatically from your bank account or charged to your credit card once a month.  PAR forms and information can be printed from the church website;
  4. E-transfer: donations can be made by sending an e-transfer to Make sure you note what the donation is for and provide your name and address information for a tax receipt.
  5. Canada Helps is an agency that accepts donations for Canadian charities for a small fee, and then forwards the donation to the church. Canada Helps issues the tax receipt.  There is a link to Canada Helps on the Parkdale website. 

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