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Worship Services

In Person Worship Services resumed on Sunday, June 6 at 10:30 am.  Please call the church office ahead of time to register: 403-283-3301.

July 25th – Our scripture text for this week is John 6:1-21.  See the worship service with prayers, hymns and a reflection on the scripture in our July 25th Worship Service.

July 18th – Our scripture text for this week is Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.  See the worship service with prayers, hymns and a reflection on the scripture in our July 18th Worship Service.

July 11th – Our scripture text for this week is Mark 6:14-29.  See the worship service with prayers, hymns and a reflection on the scripture in our July 11th Worship Service.

July 4th – Our scripture text for this week is Mark 6:1-13.  See the worship service with prayers, hymns and a reflection on the scripture in our July 4th Worship Service.

Weekly Announcements

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You are invited to apply for the Ministry Position at Parkdale United Church — Parkdale United Church is an inclusive Christian community with a deep yearning for God and God’s vision of equity, justice and well-being for all.  We are an Affirming Ministry.  We are preparing to call a new minister who will be able to lead, inspire and work with our congregation to fulfill our mission and vision. The minister and the congregation will work together to create a welcoming community that celebrates diversity.  Please email your cover letter, resume and faith statement to Members of the Search Committee at kenny.eleanor@gmail.com.  Read more about the Ministry Position Description.

Director of Music Position — Music is an expression of our faith, an outlet for praise which connects us with each other and with musical traditions.  Music is integral to worship; it is inspirational, participatory and beautifully celebratory.  Parkdale United Church is seeking a Director of Music for a part-time position.  Read more about the Director of Music Position.

Parkdale United Church Administrator – As a member of the ministry team, the Administrator is a primary face of Parkdale United Church, providing an essential link with the church community, for newcomers and others in the wider community, and interacting with members of the congregation.  The Administrator is responsible for the organization and operation of the church office.  Parkdale United Church is seeking a Church Administrator for a part-time position.  Read more about the Church Administrator Position.

Coming Events

Responding to Covid-19 — Sunday morning in-person worship resumed on Sunday, June 6 at 10:30 am in adherence to current Provincial health protocols.  Pre-registration is required.  Most other in-person activities continue to be suspended until further notice.   

Please read more about latest news from Parkdale United Church in our April 14th Letter to the Congregation.  We are not alone; we live in God’s presence. May you experience God’s guidance, love and strength.

Summer Zoom Bible Study with Rev. Danah Cox — Gather with minister Danah Cox on Zoom each Tuesday at 4:30 pm for Bible study.  Read more about the July 20th Bible Study and click here for the Zoom Link.

Parkdale Walks – The sky is blue, the grass is green and the trees are showing the promise of new beginnings.  Let’s enjoy the season with a new program called Parkdale Walks.  Every other Monday morning, we’ll gather at the church at 10:00 am for a neighbourhood walk.  The next walk is Monday, August 2nd at 10:00 am.  Pre-registration is required.  Read more about how to register in Summer Parkdale Walks.

Our next Zoom Book Club is on Saturday, September 11th from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Our September book is The Air We Breathe by Andrea Barrett.  You are welcome to join us for the discussion, whether or not you have read the book.  Click on this link for information on how to join our September 11th Zoom Book Club.  Read about our June discussion, some suggestions for summer reading and the reading list for 2021-2022 reading in our Parkdale Book Club June Newsletter.

Parkdale United Church is part of the Chinook Winds Region of the United Church of Canada.  This region includes United Churches in central and southern Alberta.  Read more about Chinook Winds Region and learn about news and events in the wider church.

Solar Panels and High-Efficiency Boilers:  Nobody Need Wait to Improve the World!

Parkdale United Church is committed to protecting God’s wonderful creation and ensuring that we have a “green” facility.  In March 2020, we installed 99 solar panels on the roof of our sanctuary.  This exciting project is the culmination of a year of planning, working with Sky Fire Energy who designed our solar energy system.  There are 45 panels on the west-facing roof of our sanctuary and 54 panels on the east-facing roof.  Each panel is capable of generating 395 watts of solar energy.  The combined capacity of all the panels is 39.105 kilowatts.  The solar panels allow us to generate electricity for our own use as well as contribute some back to the grid.  See photos of Parkdale United Church New Solar Panels.  View the Historic and Current Power Generation of our new solar panels! In 2018, we replaced our 63-year-old boilers that were 55% efficient with new boilers that are 85% efficient.  Hank’s Plumbing & Gasfitting Ltd. installed our new boilers that save 30 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.  See a photo of our New Boilers.

Weekly Spiritual Reflection

Each week, we send out a “Spiritual Reflection” to individuals who are on our email mailing list.  We send a blessing along with these reflections, hoping that the quotes and photographs will bring you peace, joy or encouragement for the week. If you would like to receive our weekly Spiritual Reflections, please contact the church to have your name added to our mailing list.   Click here for the July 25th Spiritual Reflection  We invite you to view a gallery of some of our past Spiritual Reflections.