News & Events
Confidential Phone Counselling – Contact information:
Rev. Dr. Bailey email@example.com
Rev. Limongi firstname.lastname@example.org
613 728-8656 x 224
Virtual Tuesday Noontime Bible Study
– “Exploring the Life and Witness of the Apostles”
Our Bible Study session will return this coming Tuesday. It will be virtual for now as we assess things going forward.
Through the lenses of scripture and history, we will explore the life, characteristics, and witness of the Apostles; formerly named disciples. Jesus chose them and ‘sent’ them. They had different personalities and were as human in their perspectives and behaviour as we are. In addition to studying them, we will have the opportunity to reflect on our own life, faith and witness. Welcome!
We will begin on September 27. If you are interested, please register (name and email) with Jo-Anne in the Church office (613-728-8656 or email@example.com). The zoom link will be sent out to you on Tuesday mornings. Looking forward to this journey together.
Farewell Potluck Lunch For Alcris
will be held in Memorial Hall after church on September 25.
You can consider sending a personal note or card to the church office (Attention: Chair of Council) or an email to Chair@parkdaleunitedchurch.ca to express your appreciation, thoughts and well wishes. These expressions will be collected and presented together to Alcris upon her leaving.
In keeping with tradition, if you wish to make a financial gift to Alcris, as we bless this next chapter in her career, there are many ways to do so:
– mailing/delivering a cheque to the church office, attn: Chair of Council. Make it payable to “Parkdale United Church” and note “Alcris gift” in the memo line.
– e-transfer an amount to Bazaar@parkdaleunitedchurch.ca, again noting “Alcris gift” in the comments.
– give through your church envelope, specifying the amount for Alcris.
All funds collected will be presented to Alcris (please note that a charitable donation receipt is not applicable and will not be issued).
HOW DID I GET TO BE 70 WHEN I AM 35 INSIDE?
Spiritual Surprises of Later Life by Linda Douty
Have the courage and curiosity to face the inner changes of aging.
Continuing very Thursday, at 6:30 pm online and over the phone. Please send Jo-Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org a note to register.
Note: you do not have to be exactly 70… you get the idea
GRIEVING IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC
will meet Sunday Sept. 25 at 5 pm on Zoom. If you would like to join for the first time, contact Rev. Alcris for the link. email@example.com
“IMAGES & STORIES” THIS FRIDAY SEPT. 30 @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Don’t miss Images & Stories this coming Friday when Rev. Alcris Limongi, our Pastoral Care Minister, says “ADIOS” to Parkdale United Church before taking up her new job in Winnipeg.
We are continuing with our Zoom presentations this year. Those who attended our Zoom sessions last year need not register again. However, if you have changed your e-mail address, or if you wish to remove your name from our list, please inform Jo-Anne in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. New members and adherents are most welcome to register through the office.
The Parkdale Book Club
is resuming its monthly meetings in person in the Ladies’ Parlour after the Church service on Sunday, October 2. The book we have chosen is Home for Unwanted Girls by JoAnna Goodman , a story situated in the Duplessis era in Quebec. We would be pleased to welcome new members.
Your Prayer Requests
We are a congregation that cares and prays for one another in love and compassion. Now you can send a confidential prayer request to the new email address email@example.com or continue to send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the prayer box at the back of the sanctuary if you want to be contacted. We want you to know that we are here for you and that we stand together under God’s Grace.
CANCER PRAY-ERS to join the Cancer Prayer Team once a week on Fridays at 3:30pm by phone. No experience necessary.
FRIENDLY VISITORS to visit with people who cannot come to the church, shut-ins, seniors. No experience necessary, however, a guideline will be provided.
GRIEVING GROUP will meet on Sunday 25 of September at 5:00 pm online. Notice the change of time.
PRAY-ERS NEEDED In order to strengthen and continue the ministry of intersession. Please contact Rev. Alcris for more information. No experience necessary. It is over the phone.
If you have any questions concerning any of the items above, please contact email@example.com
FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND YOUNG FAMILIES
Nursery: Parents are welcome to use the nursery for their babies and toddlers every Sunday during the service. The nursery is still not staffed. Please speak with Huda if you can volunteer.
Sunday School for ages 4-10 during the service. We are excited to have dedicated team of teachers and a new curriculum DWELL. Please register your children by filling the form and handing it to Huda
Confirmation class: for youth ages 12+
Confirmation class is an opportunity to explore our faith together. It will take place every Sunday starting January 15 with confirmation taking place on Easter Sunday. Youth will meet with their mentors over a period of 12 weeks and we will conclude our time with a retreat and welcoming into the church family on Easter Sunday. Please be in touch with Huda to register and for more info.
Junior Youth Group (ages 10-12)
Junior youth meetings will take place during the service in the Ladies Parlor. Youth leaders are Camille and Rhonda.
Senior Youth Group (ages 12- 17)
will be meeting with Ellen in the coffee shop every Sunday during the service.
College students Luncheon (ages 17-21)
Lunch and gathering is on Sunday Oct. 16 @ 12:00 PM after the service in the Ladies Parlor. Please invite your friends. RSVP by Oct. 9 to Huda@parkdaleunitedchurch.ca
IGNITE Gatherings will be on Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 10.
WHY? is the title of the book we will be studying. It looks at questions such as: Why do the innocent suffer? Why do my prayers go unanswered? Why can’t I see God’s will for my life? Why God’s love prevails?
Parenting Children Course is a DVD based course by Nicky and Sila Lee. It is for parents and guardians of children ages 0-10 years old. It will be offered on Tuesday mornings starting Oct. 11 from 9:30-11:30 (baby sitting provided), and on Tuesday evenings Online from 6:30-8:30 PM. The sessions include themes like:
- Building Strong Foundations
- Meeting our Children’s Needs
- Setting Boundaries
- Teaching Healthy Relationships
- Our Long-Term Aim.
Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org to register by Oct. 2nd.
Sunday School Teachers conference: is on Saturday Oct. 22. All teachers are invited to participate. RSVP to Huda by Sept. 29.
School Supplies Needed:
Lauren, a member of our congregation, and a teacher at Pierre Elliot Trudeau school in Hull, would be grateful to receive school supplies donations for children in need in her class. She and other teachers at the school have several children in need of supplies. A box for SCHOOL SUPPLIES DONATIONS will be set up near the name tags in the coffee shop hallway. If you have any extra of these supplies or if you are able to provide these supplies, please leave them in the marked box. Thank you
Supplies needed: Pencil crayons, markers, paint brushes, dry erase markers and Hilroy notebooks.
PRAYERS AT PARKDALE
Your PRAYER REQUESTS are always welcome. Please send them to Rev. Alcris at email@example.com
- THE PRAYER GROUP will resume Wednesday, October 5 at 10am.
- THE PRAYER SHAWL GROUP will meet Wednesday, September 28 at 10am.
- CANCER PRAYER GROUP meets on Fridays at 3:30 pm.
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE PHONE
FOR THOSE WITH NO INTERNET – think of someone who would like to join the service this way and invite them…SPREAD THE WORD… Every Sunday morning at 10:30 am. Dial, this number 343 882 1920 and then enter 343 882 6443 plus #. They can listen to the service, no need to speak. (If you need more info, contact Alcris)
MORE WAYS TO CONNECT AND TO CARE
FOR ONE ANOTHER
EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF COVID-19. Let us continue caring for one another. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
PRAYER SHAWLS. If you have someone who is ill or suffering the impact of COVID, and you would like to give a shawl from the congregation, please speak with Rev. Alcris
PRAYER BUDDY. If you would like to join someone for prayer on a regular basis, we would be delighted to find a prayer buddy for you. You two will decide how and when to pray. Let Rev. Alcris know.
MEALS. There are always opportunities to cook a fresh meal for someone else going through a difficult time. If you would like to be in our list of Care Kitchens cooks, please email us.
CARING KITCHENS. If you know of someone from the congregation that would be encouraged or supported with a meal, please let us know.
PARKDALE BUDDIES. In this time of social isolation it is so important to have someone to check with on a regular basis. If you would like to have a buddy, let Alcris know.
EARS ARE OPEN. It is normal that this new reality starts to impact our mental/emotional health. If you are feeling troubled, need to talk with someone, or in need of prayers, we are here for you. Please send Alcris an email or call the office for us to call you right back. We can meet on Skype, Zoom, and phone or have an email chat. You are not alone; we are all together in this