News & Events

Weekly Announcements

Read about the life, worship and work of the church throughout the year in our Parkdale United Church Annual Report for 2019. Follow us on  FACEBOOK

Coming Events

Responding to Covid-19 — Please note that Sunday morning in-person worship is temporarily suspended in adherence to current Provincial health protocols.  Most other in-person activities also 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.

April 25th, Fourth Sunday of Easter  – Our scripture texts for this week are Psalm 23 and 1 John 3:16-24.  See the worship service, with prayers, hymns and a reflection on the scripture in our April 25th Worship Service

May 2nd, Fifth Sunday of Easter  – Our scripture texts for this week are Ezekiel 37:1-6 and John 1:1-5.  See the worship service, with prayers, hymns and a reflection on the scripture in our  May 2nd Worship Service

May 9th, Christian Family Sunday  – Our scripture texts for this week are Psalm 84 and Colossians 3:12–17.  See the worship service, with prayers, hymns and a reflection on the scripture in our  May 9th Worship Service

May Worship Services — The theme for our May worship services is “Living in the Light.”  Please join us for worship at the church at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings or enjoy the printed scriptures and reflections each week.  Read more about the focus of each Sunday and the selected readings in May Worship Services.

Monday Zoom Scripture Conversations – Join with others by Zoom on Mondays (except for stat holidays) at 4:30 pm for stimulating conversation and reflection on the Bible lectionary readings for the week. The atmosphere is open and encouraging; no Bible experience is needed.  All are welcome to join in the discussion any time you are able from September through June.  Please contact the church office to get the Zoom link.

Sunday, May 30th at 6:30 pm will be our next Sunday Virtual Movie Night This month’s movie is The Green Book — follow the engaging story of world-class pianist Dr. Don Shirley as he tours the deep south.  Read more about the movie and how to join Zoom Movie Night in The Green Book.

Our next Zoom Book Club is on Saturday, June 12 from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Our June book is The Secret Orphan by Glynis Peters.  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 June 12th Zoom Book Club.  Read about our May discussion and the list of nominations for 2021-2022 reading in our Parkdale Book Club May Newsletter.  Please get your votes in to sloanelm@shaw.ca by May 24th.

Parkdale United Church Online Auction — June 8th to 18th.
Instead of our normal Garage Sale, this year we’re hosting an Online Auction.  Read all about it in the PUC Online Auction poster.

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 May 9th Spiritual Reflection.  We invite you to view a gallery of some of our past Spiritual Reflections.