parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

News and Events

Summer Sunday School:  Some of our older students are used to being dismissed to find their way to their parents following Sunday school.  During the summer, with kids of all ages in the same classroom, we have the same rules for all children therefore students will not be released until a parent comes to pick them up. Thanks for your co-operation. Sunday School will meet in the orange classroom, closest to the gym.  If your children have allergies, please accompany them to Sunday School and let our staff know.  We usually have a snack.


THANK YOU to all who are helping out with the Summer Video Program, the Nursery and with music throughout the summer.


Let’s Keep In Touch! As summer approaches we would like to keep you up to date on upcoming events.  Please send your name and email ID to




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.



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


SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILY - THANK YOU. The Saleh family arrived Wednesday the 22nd of June. They are now relatively settled in terms of enough beds, bedding, towels, and food.  Thanks again to our Parkdale family. We asked and they received more kitchen utensils than they needed. We have received enough bikes and soccer balls. Your generosity is very much appreciated.  We won't hesitate to ask if we need your help again.

Dr. Bailey on Vacation:

Anthony will be away on vacation from July 18 until August 8. We wish him a restful and restorative time.

For pastoral care and emergencies, please contact Rev. Debbie Roi.


Gratitude – We would like to express the gratitude of the congregation to Faye Beaufort and her devoted team who provided the luncheon on July 10th after worship, to welcome the Saleh Family. Also, many thanks to Wally Prater for all of the transportation he has provided for the family. We are happy to report that the two youngest boys are now registered for school in the fall, and the other four members of the family have had their English language assessment and will be commencing English classes soon.


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