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


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 22.


85th Anniversary Mugs

Throughout the month of May, you can purchase a little piece of history with a limited edition Parkdale 85th Anniversary mug. The mugs will be on sale in Memorial Hallway after the service every Sunday. They also make a great gift. Pick one up while they last. 


Membership Preparation Conversations: Dr. Bailey is continuing this four-session membership exploration series – May 25, June 1. These required sessions are taking place in the Ladies’ Parlour from 7 – 8:45pm. The United Church receives members by baptism and affirmation of faith, re-affirmation of faith, and transfer of membership. For more information please contact Dr. Bailey ( Anticipated Membership Sunday is June 12.


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.


SPECIAL THANKS to each person who volunteered to help keep our Memorial Garden and other beds and grounds around the church looking well cared for.  Your help is appreciated.   A few more people who could volunteer to be on call if another volunteer was on vacation would be helpful.  Sign up sheet outside the Chapel door.


COMPLIMENTARY 8 x 10 PHOTO – Pick up in Sanctuary

Everyone who had his or her picture taken will receive a complimentary 8 X 10 portrait.

If you DID NOT order additional photographs, you may pick up your 8 X 10 complimentary photograph today. They are here in the Sanctuary, in alphabetical order, at each of the 4 exits.

However, if you ORDERED additional photographs, your free 8 X 10 photograph will be mailed directly to your home along with the purchase you made. I understand that some have already been received.



"Our organist, Jono Hamer-Wilson, will be absent next Sunday as he is participating in the Ottawa Race Weekend. To support his fundraising efforts for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, and/or to learn more about the Foundation, please visit


Saturday, June 18, 2016
Parkdale United Church - Camp Day

Where: Lac Philippe - Gatineau Park.    Meet up and set up will be on the beach. 

Time:  Come and play anytime! 
4:00 pm:  Pot luck BBQ, followed by camp songs and marshmallows (hopefully roasted)

What do you need?  Please bring:

·        Your own beverages and meat for the BBQ.

·        A salad or dessert to share

·        Items for playing with your friends! - soccer balls, Frisbee’s, cards

·        Beach “stuff” – water, sun hats, sun tan lotion, bathing suit, towel, pails & shovels, shade “tent” or parasol, toys, books etc.


Carpooling:   If you are able to drive someone or need a ride, please do not hesitate to contact Camille, or Reverend Bailey.

Do you have any suggestions for activities or group games?  Potato sack races, relay races bring back memories?  Please let Camille know...

There is a sign-up sheet in Gladstone Hallway.  If you are able to sign up in advance to let us know you plan to attend, that will be most helpful in our planning. 

Camille Beaufort

Reverend Bailey or Debbie Roi
@ the church office: 613-728-8656


Sabbatical-Melodee Lovering

From April 30 to August 16 inclusive, I will be away on sabbatical and vacation.  I will not be responding to work-related emails and only sporadically to personal emails.  Thanks for your patience.

Please contact Johanna Lace at if you have a query related to Christian Enrichment, DaleSong, or youth and children's matters.  

For general enquiries about Parkdale United please contact:




One of the best resources available when living with Special Needs individuals is a support group with peers.  Under the spiritual direction of Rev. Debbie Roi, we would like to start one or more groups where either parents, care givers or grandparents can meet in a safe, caring, confidential, Christ-based environment.

Together we can share our experiences and tips for handling behaviours, negotiating the school system, RDSPs, ODSP, trust funds, employment and housing.  Guest speakers can be invited to offer further insight if that is what the group would like.

Once we determine the profile of those of you interested, we can discuss suitable meeting dates, times and objectives.  If you are interested in joining such a group, please contact Chris King.

Sharing and Caring Together!




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