We are intentional at Parkdale United Church about creating opportunities for building connections with each other. Often, we connect with each other through meaningful conversations and socializing with one another. We also reach out to each other, offering care, concern, prayer, and assistance when others are going through difficult times. Through building connections at Parkdale United Church, we show we love each other when we walk together in our joys and sorrows.
Building Connections through Care
At Parkdale United Church, we show care for each other when we walk together in challenging times. Sometimes, care is expressed with a phone call, card or email to show concern and offer encouragement. Care can be shown with an informal chat on a Sunday morning. At Parkdale United Church, we also have more intentional ways of showing care for friends and members of the congregation. We express care and build connections by sending anniversary cards to couples who have been married in the church, sending birthday cards to children who have been baptised, preparing and delivering cookie plates at Christmas, sending cards to and visiting homebound members of the church, blessing prayer stones, arranging for prayer candles at the front of the sanctuary and making Care Notes available. We also express care for each other through our Knitting Ministry, Prayer Circle and Healing Pathway.
The knitting ministry at Parkdale is dedicated to knitting Prayer Shawls for people who are ill or in need of comfort as well as baby blankets for the newest members of our congregation. The knitting group also knits “prayer squares” to leave at the front of the sanctuary so people who come to church can have a little reminder of God’s comforting presence.