We regret to announce the passing of Bill Van Noort on Friday June 29. Bill and his wife Eleanor were members of Parkwood some years ago. A Memorial Service was held in the Chapel of Capital Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00 p.m., followed by interment. For more information see Bill's obituary here. Please keep Eleanor and family in your prayers.

      Pulse... the July issue of the Pulse newsletter is now available here (as well as a one year archive). Reminder: July and August editions are available online only; these editions do not contain a message from the pastor.

Coming Events

    Upcoming concerts (see for more info and links)

        Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father Tour with worship leader/songwriter Pat Barret, Thurs. Sep. 20, 7:00 PM, Woodvale Pentecostal Church Church (205 Greenbank Rd, Nepean, ON) - MAP; tickets $39 + tax & fees (until June 11th). $49 + tax & fees AFTER June 11th (plus taxes & fees), available online here

        Tim Neufeld and the Glory Boys, Fri. Nov. 30, 7:00 PM, Cedarview Alliance Church (2784 Cedarview Rd, Nepean, ON) - MAP; tickets $12.00 - $15.00 (plus taxes & fees), available online here

    July @ Parkwood

        Canada Day @ Gracefield... plan to spend Canada Day at Gracefield. Some programs will be offereed; BBQ supper (bring salad/dessert to share); see page 8 of the June Pulse for more info.

        Summer midweek services... start on Wed. July 4 and go through to Wed. Aug. 29, with a BBQ on those dates at 6:00 PM and cold drinks on the other Wednesdays with a start time of 6:30 PM. The theme for our study this summer is "Learning to love the Psalms", based on a series of video presentations by Robert Godfrey, distinguished Bible scholar and professor at Westminster Seminary, California. See page 3 of the July Pulse for more info.

        Strawberry Social... this year will take place on Sunday July 8 after the morning service of worship.

        Visser Farewell... Sunday July 15, 2:30 PM; address: 3492 Woodroffe Ave. (MAP); see page 4 of the July Pulse for more info.

        Gracefield Summer Camps... see page 4 of the June Pulse and note particularly plans for Parkwood folk; go to Gracefield's website at for info on all camps. If anyone wishes to be involved in organizing a Gracefield Camp Day in September please speak to Don Pestaluky for the Fellowship Team or an elder. Increased costs and a lack of leadership has meant that this event may not take place.

    Next month & beyond @ Parkwood

        Summer mid-week services continue through Wed. Aug. 29 (see above for info)

        Corn boil... the annual corn boil will take place September 9 after the morning worship service.

      Please check the weekly bulletin and/or the monthly calendar for other upcoming events. Both can be found in the "news" drop-down menu.

Photo gallery

      Check out our photo gallery featuring some special events from September 2014 to a recent unveiling of a plaque highlighting Parkwood's mission statement.


      The 144th General Assembly of the PCC took place June 3-6 at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo ON. For more info see the GA2018 page. During the week the proceedings were livestreamed; recordings ae now available for viewing on the GA2018 page.

      People associated with Parkwood who have passed away within the past year include Rose O'Connor (14-Jun-2017) · Edna Alexander (16-Jun-2017) · Russ Passmore (3-Nov-2017) · Phil Campbell (13-Dec-2017) · Rob Nickerson (5-Apr-2018)

    recordings of services are made each week and are available at reasonable cost. Normally the scripture passage(s), special music and sermon are recorded. If you missed a particular week and you'd like to "catch up" please talk to Gord Walford or contact your elder or the church office ( Currently we are offering recordings in digital format, but arrangements can be made to provide them on a CD.

    Annual Report, etc:   the latest annual report (2017 - 49 p, 3.7 MB, Feb. 21/18)   ·   AR2017 with horizontal funds table (Feb. 21/18)   ·   list of team members (Apr. 3/18)


(picture @ top: Parkwood exterior, April 1984)



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last update: July 13, 2018