News & Events

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.  Services are also accessible on Zoom each Sunday morning.  We look forward to worshipping together!

January 23rd – Our scripture text for the week are 1 Corinthians 12:12-31.  The message will be on Community.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in our January 23rd Worship Service.  You can listen to Kim’s January 23rd message on YouTube.

January 16th – Our scripture texts for this week are Psalm 36:5-10 and John 2:1-11.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in our January 16th Worship Service.  You can listen to Kim’s January 16th Message on YouTube.

January 9th, Twelfth Night Service — Symons Valley United Church hosted a virtual Twelfth Night service, featuring the music of Christmas sung by the United Churches in the NW.  Click here to watch the Livestream Twelfth Night Service.

January 9th, Epiphany – Our scripture texts for this week are Psalm 29 and Isaiah 43:1-7.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in our January 9th Worship Service.  You can listen to Kim’s January 9th Message on YouTube.

January 2nd, Second Sunday after Christmas – This week, we celebrate the sacrament of baptism.  Our scripture texts for this week are Psalm 8 and John 1:1-9.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in our January 2nd Worship Service.  You can listen to Kim’s January 2nd Message on YouTube.

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

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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.   Services are also available on Zoom.

Our next Zoom Book Club is on Saturday, February 12th from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Our February book is The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel .  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 February Zoom Book Club.  Read about our January discussion and some previews of nominations for next season in our Parkdale Book Club January Newsletter.

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 January 23rd Spiritual Reflection.  We invite you to view a gallery of some of our past Spiritual Reflections.