Welcome to
Parkwoods United Church

There is always that sense of “family”, with outreach in the local community and beyond. Many of the activities and services revolve around this outreach. There is a sense that Parkwood’s people work together, each person using his or her talents to contribute to this sense of mission.

Why Parkwoods? »

Parkwoods is about many things, but essentially, it is about its people and what they do for the Glory of God.

Vision & Mission »

We Are a community of people, diverse in age and race, who believe in God as revealed in Jesus Christ.

Programs & Activities »

Learn about the programs and activities that make Parkwoods a special place.

Pastor's Blog, Sermons & Events

Season of Creation:  “God’s garden”   Friday, September 25, 2020

With our church building being locked up tight due to the COVID-19 virus since mid-March, and with me working from…

Season of Creation- “Why we worry” September 23, 2020

I worry sometimes about the amount of “American content” in this blog.  Is it too much?  Is it my only…

Season of Creation:  September 21, 2020 "Not very tall"

At just five feet tall and 100 pounds it could never be said that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a big…

Season of Creation - Leadership - Sept. 18, 2020

Here's an interesting reflection on honesty in leadership.  Fred Buechner is one of the most prominent American writers of the…

Sermon, Sept. 20, 2020    “Abram and Sara, a Promise Delayed”  Genesis 15 vs. 1-6

Kathryn Schifferdecker is an Old Testament Professor at St Paul Lutheran Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She has a quite…

Sermon, September 13, 2020   “The problem of overreach” Genesis 2vs.4b-7, 15-17, and 3 vs. 1-8

I had dinner with a friend this week.  It was the first time I had eaten in a restaurant since…

Sermon, September 6, 2020   “They are just everyday songs…praise God!”

In his wonderful book, Theology of the Old Testament, Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann writes of this psalm 146:  “…Yahweh, the…

Sermon, August 30, 2020    “I have a dream”  Psalm 27

It was 57 years ago this week that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a March on Washington,…

Exercise Classes

Exercise classes for Seniors are held every Tuesday and Thursday morning. No cost for seniors 65 and over with an OHIP card. Come and join us!

Art Classes

Watercolour Art Classes are held on Wednesday mornings in the lower church hall at 10 o’clock under the instruction of professional artist Melinda Calway.

Young at Heart

The Young at Heart group meet Fridays from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. If you would like to meet new friends, young and old, come and join us for a fun game of Bridge and/or Euchre.

Sunday School

Our nursery is staffed every Sunday morning with an experienced, CPR-certified caregiver. Infants to children up to 4 years old are welcome to enjoy this space!



We have been advised by the Toronto Fire Department that the four parking spaces in front of the church have been designated as a ‘FIRE ROUTE’. This means that effective immediately, there is to be NO PARKING in these spaces. If you choose to do so, you could be subject to a $250.00 fine under the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 880. The two handicap parking spaces at the end of the fire route are not affected.