parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

News and Events




Join us for our annual church gathering and summer barbecue.  Donations will be accepted towards cost recovery, with any additional funds going to support Parkdale’s Ministry to children.



The Presbytery of Ottawa's Pastoral Care and Oversight Committee periodically meets with each congregation in the presbytery, and this year it is the turn of Parkdale to be visited.

The committee will be attending our Council's next regularly scheduled meeting on June 19 to assess the health of our pastoral charge. Members of the congregation are invited to attend between the hours of 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Ladies Parlour on June 19 to dialogue with members of the Oversight Committee.



The deadline to register was last week, but if you are just hearing about it or have just cleared your schedule, you may still register today as final numbers go in on Monday!   Please contact Camille Beaufort or Melodee Lovering ( today!   We have a “No Barriers Policy”.  If the cost of registration is a barrier to you or your family, simply contact Melodee Lovering in order to arrange registrations.

Note to the Congregation:  Donations to support others attending camp may be placed in the offering plate clearly marked "Gracefield camp".  We are really thankful for the generous support so far!


OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY IN 2020 – (BAVARIA, GERMANY) This trip is now fully subscribed but we will happily put your name on the waiting list.  As the trip is in 2020, there is a good chance that a space will open up for you. 



On Monday evening, October 1, 2018, the Honourable Frank Iacobucci, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and Parkdale member, will be speaking on the theme “Canada and Indigenous People: Toward a Better Relationship”. The event is jointly organized by the Parkdale Men’s Group and the Mission, Outreach and Justice Committee and its Living Into Right Relations Group. All are welcome! For more information, contact John Butcher.


SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL:  June 17 the summer programme begins.  Thank you to all volunteers  who have completely filled the schedule!  There will be a single sign-up sheet for the summer so please continue to sign your children in each week.  There will be no program on June 24 when so many families and volunteers are at camp but we resume on July 1 and continue with the summer schedule till September 2.



On June 22, we will walk with Algonquin Elders from Victoria Island to Parliament Hill. Come and walk with us.

10:00am: Gather on Victoria Island, at the Booth Street entrance. Prayers and ceremonies.

10:30am: Walk to Parliament Hill.

11:45am (approximately): Reach Parliament Hill, gather for speakers.

1:00pm: Option to walk to NCC office



 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”. We need egg cartons (dozen size) milk bags, pasta & sauce, canned beans, cereal, biscuits, rice, jams, and peanut butter. Thank you to all who have been donating to our grocery cart-it is much appreciated. Dian


MESSENGER NEWSLETTER Please pick up a copy of the June edition of the Messenger at any of the Sanctuary entrances. Deadline for the September issue is August 19th.


ANNOUNCEMENT LENGTH:  As we rely more on the screens for liturgy, we are moving towards a streamlined order of worship and would like to be able to fit all of our announcements onto a single sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 paper.  This requires that wording of announcements be kept to about 75 words, especially for second and third time appearances of the same information. 


FINANCIAL GENEROSITY –We here at Parkdale United believe that who we are and what we do really matters, first to God, and to the people and community we are called to serve and bless.

Ours is a wonderful congregation, resourced with much love, gifts, humour, faith, joy, generosity and commitment. We believe in the ministry to which God has called us in service to God’s mission in this neighbourhood and beyond. We yearn to be faithful in living this out. An important way for us to be able to do that involves not only how we deploy our faith and various spirit-given gifts, but also how committedly we give financially. As a congregation we can do better in this regard. We would welcome those of you not on PAR (pre-arranged remittance) to consider signing up.  Send an email request to   More information can be found on our website at:

To the Glory of God, and in support of  PUC’s Ministries -Even as we grow in faith, we are encouraged to grow in our percentage of giving to the work of God undertaken by Parkdale United.



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.



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