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!

May 15th — Fifth Sunday of Easter.  The scripture reading is Revelation 21:1-6.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in May 15th Worship Service.  Read Kim’s May 15th Letter.  You are welcome to attend the service in person or on Zoom at 10:30 am.  Click here for the May 15th Zoom Worship Service.  Passcode is 621179.

May 8th — Fourth Sunday of Easter.  Kim’s Ordination Service 
was held on Sunday, May 8th at 10:00 am in Red Deer.  It was a joyous event, acknowledging Kim’s years of study and service to God in the United Church.  You may watch Kim’s Ordination Service on YouTube (the ordination ceremony is from 52:00 to 56:25 and from 1:00:31 to 1:03:50).   Read Kim’s May 8th Letter.

May 1st – Third Sunday of Easter.  The scripture reading is Acts 9:1-20, the conversion of Saul on the road to Damascus.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in our May 1st Worship Service.   Read Kim’s May 1st Letter.  You can listen to Kim’s May 1st Message on YouTube.

April 24th – Second Sunday of Easter.  The scripture readings are Psalm 150 and John 20:19-31.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in our April 24th Worship Service.   This service will not be available on Zoom.

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

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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 each Sunday. The Passcode is 621179.

Our next Zoom Book Club is on Saturday, May 14th from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Our May book is American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.  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 May Zoom Book Club.  Read about our April discussion, the books remaining in this season, and some previews of nominations for next season in our Parkdale Book Club April Newsletter.

Sunday, May 15th — 2:00 pm.  Covenanting Service between Kim Holmes-Younger and Parkdale United Church.  The service will be held in person in the sanctuary at Parkdale United Church.  Please join in this shared covenant and celebrate together the formal beginning of Kim’s ministry at Parkdale.  Details will follow.

You’re invited to our Virtual Movie Night on Zoom on Sunday, May 22th at 6:30 pm.  We are all disturbed by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.  This month’s movie, Civilian Resistance in Ukraine, features international experts discussing strategies for building peace. Please read Ukraine Video for information about the film and for the Zoom link to join in.  All are welcome!

Saturday, May 28  – The Faith and Justice Committee is sponsoring an amazing workshop called Bridging Poverty and Privilege: Growing Life-Changing Relationships.  Please register by May 20th.  Read more about the Bridging Poverty Workshop and how to register.

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 May 15th Spiritual Reflection.  We invite you to view a gallery of some of our past Spiritual Reflections.