parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

News and Events


The first Sunday of each month is Food Centre Sunday.  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”. In the summer when so many are away at cottages and on holidays, we will try something different. This summer I’m asking you to wait until September to bring in milk bags and egg cartons, we have enough to do us the summer. The cart will be checked periodically during the summer by someone from the Food Centre. Please continue to donate pasta, sauce, toothbrushes, cereal, rice, canned beans, jam and peanut butter. We are also looking for some new slow cookers, to support the PFC’s nutritious food initiative. Thanks and have a great summer. Dian


Dr. Bailey is preaching on the morning of June 26th at the 190th Anniversary Service of Dominion Chalmers United Church here in Ottawa. Let us keep him in our prayers as well and the members of that congregation. (Anthony will be taking three vacation days this week; Monday Tuesday Wednesday - June 27 - 29)


Summer Sunday School

In the summer our regular teachers take a break. Supervising the summer Sunday school is a chance to get to know our great kids a bit better and to say thank you to those who do children's ministry all year.

 We need pairs of people from June 19-September 4 (12 weeks) who are willing to supervise the video time and serve the snack which will be provided.  Please contact Ellen Andrews for more information.

"Youth, grades 7 and up are invited to stay in the service". 


Daily Devotions- The Upper Room and Our Daily Bread are available at the back of the Sanctuary.


MESSENGER NEWSLETTER Please pick up a copy of the summer edition of the Messenger at any of the Sanctuary entrances. Deadline for the September issue is August 13.


Our Family, originally from Syria and seeking refuge here in Canada, has finally arrived. A few Parkdalers joined with our co-sponsors to welcome and transport the Saleh family to their new home in Orleans on Wednesday night. The family consists of: ZUHIR MUSTAFA SALEH, FTMEH AHMAD ALQUTAIFANI (husband and wife), MAHDI SALEH (son 12), MUTASSEM SALEH (son 11), MUSTAFA SALEH (son 20), TUKA SALEH (daughter 18). A home has been rented in Orleans close to where their relatives live. We are eagerly anticipating the opportunity for the congregation to greet and meet them. The projected date for the family to attend Parkdale is July 10 – the first opportunity after Ramadan and Eid. A welcome and get-to-know-you luncheon will be held following that service.  Details to follow.  Many thanks to all those who contributed, time, money, household items in preparation for their arrival.  Special thanks to Faye Beaufort, Mary Tsikouras, Anthony Bailey, and Norma McCord for shepherding the application process over these past two years. God be praised!


Financial Support, Especially over the Summer

Fellow Parkdalers, once again this year we are all being invited to ensure that arrangements are made to ensure that our regular financial offerings are maintained over the summer even when on vacation. The funding of our ministry continues over the summer and it is often a challenging time for our Finance committee due to the drop off in attendance and accompanying offering. We invite those who are not using PAR (pre-authorized remittance) to subscribe.


Employment Opportunity

Our Property Custodian, Khan Chao, will be retiring later this year after 35 years of dedicated and faithful service.

We are now seeking an individual to fill this position, commencing in September. This is a full-time position, with standard United Church of Canada employee benefits. The salary will be commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience.

Anyone who is interested/qualified, should send a resume and any related background information to:

A copy of the detailed job description is on our church website at .

Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2016


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