parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3







Faith Formation and Fellowship Ministry

Parkdale’s Faith Formation and Fellowship Ministry encourages and supports learning programs and fellowship groups for people of all ages in order to help all persons in the congregation to know God's love as it is revealed in Jesus Christ, to grow in their understanding of the Christian faith, and to be involved in the Mission of the Church.


Faith Formation - Adults

Tuesday Morning Bible Study:


The Tuesday Morning Bible Study takes place each Tuesday morning at 9:30am in the Ladies’ Parlour. The winter 2016 session will be exploring the themes and teaching found in the 3 Epistles of John. Among other things, the letters attempt to distinguish between false teaching and true teaching with faithful practice. The love of God, the ministry and special importance of Jesus, as well as the manner in which the Christian community ought to live and witness together are all important themes in these epistles. All of these themes have present-day implications for the Church and for the practice of the Christian faith. For more information please feel free to contact Anthony (

Refreshments and fellowship follow. Everyone is welcome!


Sunday Morning Small Group: 

Join us on Sunday Mornings between 9:15 and 10:15, in the Ladies’ Parlour, as we journey in deepening our faith. We use the book, “Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups", edited by Richard J Foster & James Bryan Smith, to “meet” Christian saints, mystics, and thinkers of old and new, by reading, discussing and reflecting on, their writings, and trying to do the exercises suggested, during the week. 


College and Career Bible Study:


If you are in college, university or starting out in your career, please come join us. We

meet every 2nd and 4th Monday night at 7:15 PM in the Friendship Lounge.



Lenten Faith Formation Series

“The God We Can Know: Exploring the ‘I AM’ Sayings of Jesus” Led by Rev. Bailey.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus utters a number of ‘I am’ announcements such as: “I am the Bread of Life”;“I am the Light of the World”; “I am the Vine”, “I am the Good Shepherd”, etc. For six weeks during Lent, beginning on February 10 (Feb 17, 24, Mar 2, 9, 16) right after the Ash Wednesday service in the chapel, we will be exploring these sayings. What more might we learn and experience of God as we reflect on these sayings? What more might they reveal about the God “I AM” whom Moses encountered. How might we be more equipped to understand and speak about how these sayings relate to the society and world in which we live. How might we become more useful to God.

Participant books are being ordered. A sign-up sheet is located in the Gladstone Hallway on the bulletin board.

For more information contact Dr. Bailey (; 613 728-8656)

Time/Duration: 7:00 -8:30pm (except Feb 10 – 7:30 -9:00pm)       Location: Ladies Parlour

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Fellowship – Adults

Book Club:

Everyone welcome—come join us after church as we discuss the book that has been chosen for that month. We meet in the Ladies’ Parlour after the church service (bring a lunch) for approximately 1 ½ hours. Hope to see you there!

Click here to see the latest news on the Book Club
Click here to see the List of Books already Read by the Club


Friends of Parkdale Adventure Group:

A group of "Parkdalers" and others walk/ hike/ snowshoe regularly on weekends in the Gatineaus and elsewhere. It provides healthy fun and camaraderie. We want to share this experience with other who may be interested in joining us. If you want to be put on the mailing list send an email to the church office at

There is a separate website which is used to share images of our adventures and encourage others to come out for some fresh air, exercise and fellowship.
Click here to see the webpage:
Friends of Parkdale Adventure Group


Images and Stories:

On the last Friday of the month, from September to November and January to March, we meet in the Ladies’ Parlour at 7:00pm for a presentation about someone’s travels. So far, we have seen Australia, China, Scandinavia, India and many other exciting countries. You are welcome to join us for these causal, fun, informative evenings. 

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Faith Formation – Children, Youth, Families


Children’s spiritual development is as crucial to their health and happiness as their physical, mental, and emotional growth. At Parkdale, your child can find church-friends who share and develop their values together, adding breadth, balance, and depth to their experiences at school and in the community.

Parkdale offers a Nursery for infants and toddlers, a Pre-school class for children aged 3-5 years old, Sunday school classes for children in grades 1-6 and Faith Formation for youths in grades 7-12.  [More ...]

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Fellowship – Children, Youth, Families

We believe that we are called to live and love God together, supporting one another in faith and discipleship, regardless of age differences. At certain points in the year, we have intergenerational worship and fellowship opportunities so our whole family of faith can celebrate God's presence among us together!

Look for events like these through the year:

·         Intergenerational Worship Services

·         After-church meals, such as Rally Sunday, Bar-B-Q Sunday, Advent Luncheon  

·         Celebrating Our Cultures: International Supper

·         Weekend Summer Camp

·         Second Blessing Coffee Shop


Parents and Tots:  

A group of parents and grandparents who are at home during the day with preschoolers and babies, meets every Wednesday morning in the church nursery between 10 am and noon for fellowship and play.  You are welcome to join us.   Contact Melodee Lovering ( if you would like further information.

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Overseeing Committee


The Faith Formation and Christian Enrichment Committee oversees the Faith Formation and Fellowship Ministry. It encourages and supports learning programs for people of all ages. [More ...]

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How You Can Help

If you would like to know more about Parkdale’s Faith Formation and Fellowship Ministry or would like to help, contact the Chair of the Faith Formation and Christian Enrichment Committee: