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Worship Services

In Person Worship Services are held each Sunday at 10:30 am.  Please wear a mask inside the church and sign in to register when you arrive.  We look forward to worshipping together!

November 28th, First Sunday in Advent – Our scripture text for this week is Luke 21:25-36.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in our November 28th Worship Service.

November 21st, Christ the King Sunday and Convenanting Ceremony – Our scripture texts for this week are Psalm 93 and John 18:33-37.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in our November 21st Worship Service.  You can listen to the Covenanting Ceremony and Worship Service on YouTube.

November 14th – Our scripture texts for this week are Luke 1:46-55, Mary’s Song of Praise and 1 Samuel 2:1-10, Hannah Gives Thanks.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in our November 14th Worship Service.  You can listen to Kim’s November 14th Message on YouTube.

November 7th – Our scripture texts for this week are Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and Romans 8:31-39.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in our November 7th Worship Service.  You can listen to Kim’s November 7th Message on You Tube.

You can listen to Kim’s Archived Messages on YouTube.

Weekly Announcements

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Coming Events

Responding to Covid-19 — Sunday morning in-person worship are held each Sunday at 10:30 am, following current Provincial health protocols.   Please wear a mask inside the church.   

Zoom Coffee Dates with Kim — These are an opportunity for all of us to connect with each other and get to know each other better.  Check out the poster, Zoom Coffee Dates with Kim, for the dates, times and Zoom link.  We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Advent and Christmas at Parkdale United Church — The season of Advent begins on Sunday, November 28th and continues to Christmas Day.  In this Advent season, we let scripture and Mary Oliver’s poetry be our guides — a perfect way to prepare for the hope, peace, joy, and love of Christmas Day.  We will have three services on Christmas Eve, December 24th.  Read more about Advent and Christmas Eve Services.

Meditation Mondays will begin on Monday, November 29th, between 10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m. This is a self-led drop-in program that will run throughout Advent in the labyrinth room.  Drop by anytime, and there will be instructions posted.

Stock up on your Christmas baking!  The Parkdale UCW is hosting a Bake Sale after the worship service on Sunday, December 5th.  Read more about the UCW Bake Sale.

You’re invited to our 2nd Annual Zoom Gingerbread House Decorating and Christmas Trivia Event on Sunday, December 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Read more about Gingerbread House Decorating.

Please join us to kick off the Christmas season with an Adult In-Person Craft Event on Thursday, December 9th at 1:30 pm.  RSVP before December 2nd by phoning or emailing Colin at the church office — 403-283-3301, parkdaleuc@telus.net.  Read more about the Advent Craft Event.

Our next Zoom Book Club is on Saturday, December 11th from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Our December book is Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear.  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 December 11th Parkdale Zoom Book Club.  Read about our November discussion in our Parkdale Book Club November Newsletter.

Sunday Zoom Movie Night, December 12th at 6:30 pm – Please join us for our next Movie Night.  This month’s movie is A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers.  Read A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood for more information about the movie and the Zoom link to join the evening.  All are welcome!

Welcome to Sunday School!  During Sunday worship services, we have nursery care for babies to pre-school aged children, and Sunday School classes for kindergarten to grade 6.  We continue to have the kids wear masks indoors at this time. We hope to see more kids join us!

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 November 28th Spiritual Reflection.  We invite you to view a gallery of some of our past Spiritual Reflections.