Ministry

As followers of Christ, we strive to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.  We believe that one of Jesus’ roles on earth was to teach us how to love and accept each other just as we are.  Worship is a practice, a time to focus on The Divine.  We try to put the emphasis on just being in the here and now so we may feel energized and renewed as we leave worship, ready to take on the world once again with the help of our faith, God, and each other.

Worship is just one part of our faith journey.  Fellowship, building relationships and thinking beyond our individual selves, education, spiritual practices and outreach all help us to experience and develop our faith.

  • Worship: Focusing on the Divine
  • Community Life: Building Connections
  • Education: Developing and Living Faith
  • Outreach and Service: Acting for Justice

Worship: Focusing on the Divine

Sunday Morning Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. We can encounter the Divine at any time.   When we pay attention to the world we encounter each and every day, we have the opportunity to see God in everything.  This can be an act of worship, a spiritual practice that brings joy and hope to our lives and allows us to experience God's presence. In addition to the encounters we have with God each and every day, we at Parkdale United Church gather together on Sunday mornings at 10:30 to be intentional about worship.  We pause to be still, listen, hear God's Word, sing praise, offer prayers of thanksgiving and concern, participate in sacraments of communion and baptism, and r Read More

Community Life: Building Connections

We are intentional at Parkdale United Church about creating opportunities for building connections with each other.  Often, we connect with each other through meaningful conversations and socializing with one another.  We also reach out to each other, offering care, concern, prayer, and assistance when others are going through difficult times.  Through building connections at Parkdale United Church, we show we love each other when we walk together in our joys and sorrows.   Building Connections through Care Read More

Education: Developing and Living Faith

Parkdale United Church is a centre for spiritual growth. We believe in lifelong learning, and we offer learning opportunities for children and adults. We have regular Sunday morning programming for children as part of our worship hour, and other learning opportunities for adults and families throughout the year.   Nursery Care We have Nursery staff who are available to care for the youngest among us (infants and pre-school children), on Sunday mornings during the worship service.  Infants and toddlers are welcome to remain in church with their parents or they can go to the nursery when the children leave for Sunday School. Read More

Outreach and Service: Acting for Justice

“And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 Parkdale United Church is a centre for social justice where we embrace God’s vision of equity, justice and well-being for all. This vision can be fulfilled by identifying social justice concerns and examining them from a faith perspective; by raising awareness of important justice issues; by providing advocacy on justice issues; by encouraging effective outreach programs; by taking action to correct injustices; and by participating in alliances with other like-minded organizations to make changes within our church, in the wider community, and Read More