parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

News and Events

MESSENGER NEWSLETTER Please pick up a copy of the October edition of the Messenger at any of the Sanctuary entrances. Deadline for the November issue is October 23.


No Tuesday Morning Bible Study this week


The Fall Adult Faith Formation Series runs Wednesday evenings, until November 2nd, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

Join group leader Julee Pauling, being supported by Reverend Bailey, in the exploration of two contemporary icons of Christian theology: Rowan Williams and N. T. Wright.


Scripture Readers

If you would like to take a turn reading scripture lessons during worship on Sunday mornings please contact Don in the church office.



If you plan to participate in celebrating Khan’s retirement by attending the potluck luncheon immediately following the worship service on Sunday, October 30, please bring your serving dish to the kitchen in Memorial Hall prior to the service.

Dishes should be in “ready-to-serve” format, and those requiring no heating or minimal warming are preferred. Attach an identifying label, to assist in returning your container/platter to you. Also, please indicate the ingredients of your dish, in consideration of individuals with allergies.


IMAGES & STORIES – Friday October 28, 2016@7:00pm - We are off to see the "Cities of the Baltic" with Hazel Bowen & Jim McFarlane. "Please come and enjoy"this exciting trip followed by fellowship and tasty refreshments.

Baptismal Seminar
The next Baptismal Seminar will be conducted by Dr. Bailey on Monday November 7, @ 7pm in the Ladies' Parlour. Our congregational Baptismal policy requires parents/guardians who are offering children for baptism to attend. As a congregation, we delight in being able to support parents and baptisands in their faith and life. The next baptismal service will take place on November 27, 2016. Please contact Dr. Bailey if you would like more information.

Parkdale Anniversary items-There were a few items that were not picked up and identified. Please contact the church office if you did not receive your collectables back.



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.


Help Support Camp Kalalla with the 44th Annual Honeython

Camp Kalalla is a non-profit, charitable overnight camp for girls, owned and operated by the Ottawa Canadian Girls in Training Committee, providing Christian camping for over 65 years.  You can help support Camp Kalalla and receive local Crerar honey.  Parkdale has supported the Kalalla Honeython for many years.  This year, you can order online by going to  Orders are due by November 1, 2016.  If you have questions, see the website or email   Thank you for your support.  Judy Hamley.

  Celebrating Parkdale's Culture - Oct. 15, 2016 - Our MO&J committee members wish to thank everyone who helped in so many ways that made this event rather special. And what a spread of sumptuous food! All will agree that special mention must go to the Baird family, Ellen Andrews, Zaya Kuyena & Alison Gomes who provided such amusement and information on Parkdale's past, present and our future. Thanks to all, we were able to donate proceeds of $845 to Urban Christian Outreach (Ottawa).


Parkdale’s Yuletide Bazaar—Donations Welcome Now!

It’s time to prepare for our Christmas Bazaar!  This is our major fundraiser of the year and we need your help.

Can you help by contributing your time and/or the following?

-Baking and preserves are always in high demand

-Jewellery, scarves, linens, china & antiques sell extremely well

-That one of a kind thing for Attic Treasurers

-Books & plants are always needed

-Help before and on the day of the Bazaar is most appreciated


Why not help by advertising this event to your friends, families and neighbours by posting a flyer.  Flyers can be picked up from the tables in the Sanctuary or from the church office (613-728-8656).

Donations can be dropped off at the church or call the office (613-728-8656) if you need help getting donations to the church.

Thank you for your help!  We look forward to another successful Bazaar on November 5th.


Bazaar Update: Baking and Art

The Coffee Shop is operating at the Bazaar again this year offering shoppers sweets to go with their tea and coffee.  Thus, they would appreciate your donations of finger-food type baked goods such as muffins, sweet loaves, cookies, etc. These can be clearly marked "Cafe" and placed on the bench outside the Café on Friday November 4th.  Thank you! 

The bake table is also very popular with our Bazaar shoppers.  This table is often the first to sell out.  All kinds of baking are welcome, including pies, loaves, cookies, bars, fudge and other sweets.  Baking for the bake table can be dropped off on Friday November 4th

Thanks very much!  

This year, for one time only, original art by a congregation member, Barbara Hill-Holland, will be available.  Come see and buy great Christmas gifts – from $70 to $500.



In order to make parking spaces around the church building available for use by shoppers at our annual bazaar on Saturday, November 5, it would be greatly appreciated if volunteers/workers could park elsewhere in the neighborhood that morning. (There is free parking at Connaught School at the corner of Gladstone and Rosemount Avenue.)


Calling all Junior singers!

Who: children ages 7 & up
Where: Ladies Parlour
When: Sundays at 12:15 For more information contact the office or contact Carol Diamond


"Steeped in God's Love" women's retreat will be held January 7 & 8, 2017.  All women are invited to join with us at the beautiful Galilee Centre in Arnprior.  More details will be coming soon.  Please send Melodee an email if you would like to be part of the planning team (




We are gearing up for our fifteenth season of IFTC which will begin November 12th and conclude March 25th, 2017.   For those of you who have volunteered before, we welcome you back.  For those of you who are new to volunteering with IFTC, we would love to hear from you and welcome you to be part of the team.

New volunteers are asked to complete a yellow New Volunteer Sign Up Sheet which can be found at all four Sanctuary doors or on the web site.  Please return it to the office or put it on the collection plate.  High School Students may count hours towards their volunteer requirement.

This Ministry is important to our church and community and all volunteers are welcome – bring your friends!  CiCi Waugh or Mark Nixon will be in touch with you soon to check on your availability and preference to begin to set the schedule.

If you have any questions, please send CiCi and Mark an email at:


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