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

Building Community - April 1, 2020

As I was preparing to leave to officiate at a funeral on Saturday I took my coffee cup over to…

BuildingCommunity - March 31, 2020

In Hebrew there is a word which in our script is ruach.  It means wind or breeze and is used…

Building Community - March 30, 2020

 A friend sent me the above cartoon.  It is by Charles Schulz, of course, a Lutheran from Minnesota who wrote…

Building Community - March 29, 2020

I experienced a particular effect of COVID-19 on Saturday.  I officiated at a funeral.  In “normal” days one would have…

Sermon, December 2019    “Off on a tear!”   Mark 1 vs. 1-20

If you are anything like me you may have found it difficult to remember which day of the week it…

Sermon, December 22, 2019 “First there is John…”  Luke 1 vs. 5-25 & 57-89

Children, especially little children, seem to bring an inordinate amount of pleasure into our lives.  As much younger grandparents, Loreen…

Sermon, December 8th, 2019   “Herald of Good Tidings” Isaiah 40 vs. 1-11

After the very difficult readings taken from the books of the Kings this autumn, today’s reading feels like a moment…

Sermon, December 1, 2019   “Speaking God’s truth to power”    Jeremiah 33 vs. 14-18

Being a prophet, in any age, is seldom a welcome role.   Most prophets resist until they reach that point where…

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.