parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

News and Events



TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY –We are taking a pause in our study of what Jesus’ prayer life discloses about God. We will resume on March 28 (and April 4) for two additional sessions. All are welcome.



Pilgrimage to Israel, Palestine and Jordan

On Thursday March 9, Dr. Bailey and 16 others in the Parkdale United Church group, joined with Rev. Gibson of Runnymede United Church in Toronto and 16 others from his congregation, for a two-week trip to Israel, Palestine and Jordan.


VISIT TO KUMIK LODGE- Wednesday March 22

The Right Relations Group at Parkdale is organizing a visit to Kumik Lodge on Wednesday, March 22 from 10 am to 12 noon, Room 102, Indigenous Northern Affairs, 10 Wellington Street, Gatineau. For more information contact Gloria Goodine.


COFFEE SHOP:  On March 26 the coffee shop will be open for business serving the crowd favourite, Chicken Pot pies!  We ran out last time due the success of our product but we will make more this time.  Proceeds from your donations will go to support hosting costs for the Aboriginal youth from Fort Resolution who will be part of the return side of the exchange trip three of our youth have enjoyed.  Costs such as museum entry, busing, meals etc will have to be covered.  


IMAGES & STORIES - Friday, March 31, 2017 @ 7:00 PM 

Join Judy and Richard Hamley on their tour of Scotland. Some of the highlights are: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scottish Night in Inverness, the Falkirk Wheel, West Highland Train Ride, Cruises on the Lochs, and Sunday worship. Mark your calendar for this exciting trip followed by fellowship and tasty refreshments. Images and Stories will then take a break and return on Friday, September 29, 2017.




SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2016 9AM to 12 NOON 



We are looking for:  good clean used clothing, kitchenware and household items, books, LPs, CDs, toys and games, sports equipment.  No old style TVs or obsolete computer equipment please. 

Mark items clearly “Rummage Sale” and leave them at the door to the Memorial Hall. Please drop items off by Thursday, April 27, 2016.   If you can help with setting up, selling or cleaning up afterwards, please contact Valerie Hum .


If you need help getting items to the church, please contact Don in the office at church at 613-728-8656.  





There will be a congregational meeting immediately following the service on April 2, 2017 for the purpose of seeking congregational approval of the final Joint Needs Assessment Process (JNAP) Report, as well as the composition of the Joint Search Committee (JSC) related to the hiring of a Pastoral Care Minister.   The meeting will be chaired by one of our JNAP Presbytery representatives and there will be an opportunity for questions.  All are welcome.



During the weeks of Lent we will be accepting contributions, including loose change and bills in the jars at all four doors to the Sanctuary. Money raised will support North Street United Church’s ministry with children and at-risk families in Kingston, Jamaica. Individuals wishing to obtain a receipt can do so by using a blue envelope.



Anyone wishing to place an Easter lily in the sanctuary for Easter Sunday morning, in memory of a loved one, is asked to call the church office with your request. The flowers will be delivered to home-bound persons following the Easter service. Suggested donation is $15.00.



Effective Sunday, March 26, sign-in sheets will be available on a table in Memorial Hall way prior to service.   The lists will be taken to the teachers down in the classrooms when the children go downstairs after the story.  After service, the same parent should go downstairs to sign out their child. Children in grades 6 and under will remain with their teachers in the Sunday school rooms until a parent comes to sign them out.

We appreciate your help in implementing this new procedure. 


SUNDAY SCHOOL USHERS – volunteers needed

The Sunday school program is looking for volunteers to assist in directing families and children to the Sunday school classes, as well as monitor the lower hallway during the service.    If you are available to help, please contact the office, or Melodee.



Friday June 23-Sunday June 25
Please plan to join us for a weekend of fun, family togetherness and spiritual reflection.

More information will be coming soon.  Volunteers are needed to help plan the weekend.

Please let us Camille or Melodee know if you are able to help.


MESSENGER NEWSLETTER Please pick up a copy of the March edition of the Messenger at any of the Sanctuary entrances. Deadline for the April issue is March 19th, 2017.



Some men have expressed some envy about the Women's opportunity to have a retreat.  The Women of Parkdale have really benefited from a chance to get together.  If men are interested in having the same opportunity, Melodee would be willing to facilitate a first meeting with anyone interested in organizing and planning such an event.  Men would be leading this but Melodee would be happy to help resource it.  Please email Melodee on if you are interested in organizing and planning such an event.


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