parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

News and Events


The Statistics Canada Choir will hold a benefit concert on Saturday June 17, at 1:30 pm at Parkdale United Church for Odawa's 510 Drop-in Centre. Parkdale's Mission, Outreach and Justice Committee supports this Indigenous drop-in centre for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. The concert program will feature popular Canadian songs from songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot and Gilles Vigneault. Come celebrate Canada in song while supporting the Indigenous community. Tickets are $10 in advance ($15 at the door) and free for ages 12 and under; available after Sunday service in Memorial Hallway or by contacting the church office or Elise Mennie.



There is an opportunity as a congregation to assist a family that is facing some rebuilding due to the recent flooding. If you wish to participate you may use your envelopes with the designation "Flood Relief" and they will go to our Benevolent Fund.



Please note that the Knights of Columbus hall has been sold and they have informed us that as of May 31 we are no longer able to use their parking on Sundays or for special occasions.



For any of you who have recently requested a box of weekly offering envelopes, they can be picked up from the table just outside the sanctuary door nearest to the grand piano.



Rev. Bailey began his 3-month sabbatical on May 1. With two weeks’ vacation added to the end of the sabbatical, he will be back on August 15.


SUNDAY SCHOOL SIGN- IN & OUT:  Parents are reminded that we need them to sign their children into Sunday school before church starts.  There is a large red display in the Memorial Hallway (leading towards the gym) where the sheets are ready for signing. This system enables Sunday school teachers to then take the sheets to the classroom and know who is supposed to be present.  This is especially important if we need to evacuate the building in the case of an emergency.  The same parent who signed the child in, should sign them out at the end of class.  In the event of a fire, please do not go to the classroom area.  Sunday school teachers will evacuate the children to the Gladstone parking lot and check their sign-in sheets to make sure all are accounted for.    



GRACEFIELD FAMILY CAMP: Everyone, families, singles, couples, youth, are welcome to join us at Gracefield Camp on the weekend of June 23-25.  There are a variety of styles of accommodation available from the lodge rooms to cabins to pitching a tent.  Please pick up a registration form from the table in the coffee hall after church today and/or sign the "interest" sheet on the bulletin board outside the sanctuary.  


MESSENGER NEWSLETTER Please pick up a copy of the May edition of the Messenger at any of the Sanctuary entrances. Deadline for the June issue was May 19, 2017.



Last Sunday, May 14, members and friends of Parkdale joined hearts and hands to bring a lot of healthy non-perishable food, fruits and vegetables to support the Inter-Faith Food Drive. We are very grateful to everyone who gave so generously. As well, many thanks to Ed Brado, Elaine West, & J Bailey for transporting the food packages from Parkdale to the Food Bank trucks waiting at the Ottawa Mosque on Northwestern Avenue. (MO&J Committee)


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