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Worship Services

During July and August, in-person Worship Services are held each Sunday at 9:00 am in the garden, weather permitting, and in the sanctuary if the weather isn’t good.  We look forward to worshipping together!

June 26th — Fourth Sunday of Pentecost.  The scripture reading is 2 Kings 2:1-2 and 6-14, the story of Elijah and Elisha crossing the Jordan.  The worship service will be held in the garden at the church, weather permitting.  Please bring your own lawn chairs.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in June 26th Worship Service.  Read Kim’s June 26th Letter.

June 19th — Third Sunday of Pentecost.  The scripture reading is 1 Kings 19:1-15a, the story of Elijah running into the wilderness.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in June 19th Worship Service.  Read Kim’s June 19th Letter.

June 12th — Second Sunday of Pentecost.  The scripture reading is Romans 5:1-5.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in June 12th Worship Service.  Read Kim’s June 12th Letter.

June 5th — Pentecost Sunday.  The scripture reading is Acts 2:1-21.  See the worship service with prayers and hymns in June 5th Worship Service.  Read Kim’s June 5th Letter.

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During July and August, Sunday morning in-person worship services are held each Sunday at 9:00 am in the garden, weather permitting, and in the sanctuary if the weather isn’t good.  Please bring a lawn chair if you are able.

Summer Express Services will run July 3rd to August 28th from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. What does this mean? It means we are switching the start of worship from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and shortening the length to provide people a whole day to spend outside enjoying summer. Services will be held in the garden, weather permitting.  Please bring a lawn chair if you are able.

Children’s Ministry Coordinator Position — Parkdale United Church is seeking a Children’s Ministry Coordinator.  Duties include planning and delivering programming that contributes to the spiritual development and faith formation of the children and youth at Parkdale United Church.  Please email sbrodrick@shaw.ca with your resume or if you have any questions regarding the position.  Read more about the Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

Our next Zoom Book Club is on Saturday, September 10th from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Our September book is Cool Water by Dianne Warren.  You are welcome to join us for the discussion, whether or not you have read the book.  Click on this link for information on the book and how to join our September Zoom Book Club.  Read about our June discussion and the selections for next season in our Parkdale Book Club June Newsletter.

Save the date!  Our Fall Garage Sale will be Saturday, September 24th.  Read more about our PUC Fall Garage Sale.

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 June 26th Spiritual Reflection.  We invite you to view a gallery of some of our past Spiritual Reflections.