Weekly News

Worship and Sunday School Online Only!

9:00 am – Online Sunday School for all children
10:00 am – Livestreamed Service here.  Notes here
12:30 pm – Online Sunday School for grades 4-5

Sunday, May 16
Stop ‘Dressing’ Like Pagans
Livestreamed Sunday at 10 am

The pagan city of Ephesus, with its temple to the goddess Artemis, was filled with sin and sexuality.  Paul insists that believers there no longer live like the pagans.  In verses 25-32 he identifies five things pagans do that Christians should “put off” and five things that Christ-followers should “put on” their lives.

• View or print Sunday’s sermon outline here.  All outlines here.
• Livestream the service at 10 am hereJoin the chat!
This video goes with our “Stop It!” series. (It’s just for fun.)


Two Online Sunday Schools!

9 am – Sunday School for all children JK to Grade 5 – click here!
12:30 pm – Sunday School for children Grades 4-5 – click here!
(Start chatting with your friends 10 minutes ahead)
The 1pm Sunday School for older children will be based on the Bibleman animated series.

M.C. LIVE!   THURSDAY @ 8:30 pm
MC Live returns on Thursdays at 8:30pm on Facebook Live.  Stop by our Church Facebook page here and watch Pastors Mike and Cheyenne with a special guest from our church family.  Tune in every Thursday night at 8:30 for a fun time to hear from different members of our church and be encouraged.

Former Parkwood Gardens Church pastor Wayne Goldsmith has passed away.  His obituary and picture are here.

Just 12 spots left.
Registration form is here:
VBS General Registration Form 2021This year’s VBS dates are July 5-9, mornings 9-12.  We are planning on having it live, in-person, with a maximum of 50 children.
We still need the following:
Station leaders
Snacks –  more helpers needed
Cinema – ?
Photography (Spotlight Drama) – ?
Sound booth – ?
Crew Leaders
At least one more needed
Crew Helpers

At least two more needed

Email Pastor Catherine (catherine@parkwoodgardens.ca) for more information or to volunteer.


Kids’ Church At Home:

My Friend Jesus, Week 5:  Toddlers.  Early ChildhoodElementary.  Disabilities.
My Friend Jesus
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My Friend Jesus
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My Friend Jesus
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My Friend Jesus
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Daily devotional thoughts are here or here.


Young Adult Community: If you’re 18-30 join a new study called “Awake, My Soul!” from the Psalms. Starts Monday May 10th at 8pm on Zoom. Contact Pastor Mike for the link: mikem@parkwoodgardens.ca
New YouVersion devotional reading group starts Monday May 10th. This 5-day devotional is called “Let Hope Rise.” Add Mike Mackneer as a friend on your YouVersion Bible app and he’ll invite you to join.


M.C. LIVE!   THURSDAYS @ 8:30 pm
MC Live returns on Thursdays at 8:30pm on Facebook Live.  Stop by our Church Facebook page here and watch Pastors Mike and Cheyenne with a special guest from our church family.  Tune in every Thursday night at 8:30 for a fun time to hear from different members of our church and be encouraged.


Precept study Loving God and Others: The Heart of True Faith starts Thursday, April 22nd at 7pm on Zoom. Contact Patty Zieske (vpzieske@rogers.com) for more information.
Women’s Fitness on Zoom with Amy Jennison:
Mondays, Fridays and Sundays @ 7:30 PM. Sunday session is especially good for those looking to get started (or any post partum moms looking to build back core strength). Contact Amy if you’re interested in joining: Amy13jennison@gmail.com.
Circle of Friends: Ladies Study & Fellowship Group:
Join the Circle of Friends ladies group on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am.  Contact the office or Pastor Lynette for the Zoom link.  Studying “The Gospel of Mark“.
Parents/Young Families Groups: Join a group for connection, community, and prayer after putting the kids to bed.
• Sundays @ 8:30 pm
• Tuesdays @ 8:30 pm

YouVersion: If you’re interested in joining a future YouVersion daily devotional Bible Reading group contact Mikem@parkwoodgardens.ca.

News Updates

  • There are no meetings at the church during the Stay-At-Home order.  Most have moved online.
  • The church office is closed.  You may still call and leave messages or send emails to <office@parkwoodgardens.ca>.
  • Finances:  The church mailbox, which is locked and secure and located on the outside wall by the main front door, is checked daily. Feel free to mail or drop off your tithes and offerings there. You can also donate electronically. Go here for instructions or call the office and you will be called back.
  • Hearing God Seminar. The Hearing God seminar will occur later this fall.  Watch for more info.
  • The Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group is looking for new members. A Parkwood Gardens Church representative has often held this position as we have several joint initiatives throughout the year.  Interested?  Comment on your communications card or contact Ramona Maynard <ramona.maynard@gmail.com>
  • The Parkwood Gardens Playgroup on Thursdays will hopefully resume this summer.
  • Co-ed Volleyball for ages 18+ on Tuesdays will hopefully resume soon.
  • Our Five-Year Vision was presented last year. If you missed it, you can watch it here and download the Vision document here.
    Previous sermons are here and sermon notes are here.
    We’re on FACEBOOK here and INSTAGRAM here.

May Memory Verse:
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
– Ephesians 4:32

Weekly Events

Mondays – Women’s Fitness Class, Mondays, Fridays, Sundays
Tuesdays – Circle of Friends – 9:30 am, Online
Tuesdays – Friendship Club, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 pm
Tuesdays – Co-Ed Volleyball – returning soon
Wednesdays – Mamas & Chicks, 9:15 am, every other week
Wednesdays – Jr Youth Cell Groups, Online 7 to 8:30 pm, Gr. 6-9
Wednesdays – GROW in God’s Word – 7 pm Online & in-person
Wednesdays – GROW in Your Walk – New Group in September
Wednesdays – Ball Hockey, 8 pm, Ages 15+
Thursdays – Parkwood Gardens Playgroup, returning soon
Fridays  – Basketball, 8 pm.  Ages 16 and up.  returning soon
Saturdays – Family Fun in the Gym, 4 to 6 pm. returning soon
Sundays – Worship Celebrations – 9:30 & 11 am @ PGC
Sundays –
Sunday School – 9 am & 12:30 online.
Sundays – Vietnamese Worship Celebration, 2 pm
Sundays – Hearing God Seminar  – 7 pm, coming soon


Youth Stuff: – Currently ONLINE ONLY

(Best to check out your Youth Schedule for full information)

Jr. Youth:
Youth in Grades 6,7,8
Sundays – Jr Youth Sunday School – coming soon
Wednesdays – Jr Youth Cell Groups.  6:30-8:30 pm
Saturdays – Family Fun in the Gym – coming soon
* Junior Youth Cell Groups are Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
* Jr Youth Sunday School is Sundays at 11:15 am.

Sr. Youth:
High School Youth
Weekly  – Sr Youth D-Teams ONLINE and in-person
Sundays – Sr Youth Sunday School – coming soon
1st Sunday – Resonate Worship, 7 pm, coming soon
3rd Thursday – “The Gathering” – 7 pm
* Senior Youth d-teams (Discipleship groups) meet on various nights in various homes around the city.
* Sr Youth Sunday School is Sundays at 11:15 except for the first Sunday of each month.


Did you know that you can watch or listen to Sunday’s sermons online? Click here for the previous week’s service.

Prayer Requests

If you would like to receive a list of weekly prayer requests, please e-mail Elizabeth Kraemer to have your e-mail address added to the weekly email newsletter. If you have prayer requests to be included on the list, please call the office (519-836-0180), or e-mail Elizabeth.

In-Person Worship Services
Parkwood Gardens Church

Resuming Sunday, June 6th
9:30 & 11 am

The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit has mandated the wearing of masks in churches.  Please wear a mask throughout your time in church if you are able.

The decision to attend the in-person service at Parkwood Gardens Church on Sunday morning is solely your personal decision to make.  It is equally acceptable to attend a service in person on Sunday or to watch it at home.

However, we recommend the following with regard to your decision:
(1) If you’re in a high-risk demographic, we would strongly encourage you to not physically attend at this time.  Watch the online service.
(a) More vulnerable individuals include those who are in assisted living and nursing home facilities.
(b) More vulnerable individuals also include those with underlying health conditions … such as diabetes, heart/lung disease, or other respiratory illnesses.
(c) The service will be “live-streamed” at 9:30 am through our YouTube Live page and later uploaded to the church’s webpage and YouTube channel.

(2) When you return to the PGC services you’ll find that things are not the same as before. The staff and leadership of our Church are attempting to make the best decisions for everyone from both a health and spiritual standpoint, according to God’s Word … while maintaining the freedom of personal responsibility and diversity of conclusions around the recommendations regarding COVID 19… which continue to change.

For Everyone Coming to PGC’s Services:
(1) Complete a self-assessment prior to attending (see below) and please stay home if you have any symptoms, suspect you could be ill, or have been recently exposed to someone who has been unwell.

(2) The PGC facility will be sanitized. High traffic areas, including restroom facilities, will be disinfected prior to each service. [However, we request that everyone use the restroom at home prior to coming to limit usage of the church’s facilities.]

(3) Please enter the main front doors only.
(a) A sermon outline will be available on your seat, or you may print off your own at home and bring it.  Bring your own pen or pencil.  You may bring a quiet activity for your children to do.
(b) We will not offer coffee and water stations at this time. We will have hand sanitizing stations near the front doors.
(c)  We will not be passing offering plates.  You may drop your offering envelope into the offering box in the lobby on your way in.

(4) We can only fill the sanctuary to 15% of its full capacity (45 people at a time).  We ask that you leave 3 chairs between each household/family bubble or individual attending.  Everyone must register online (or call the office) to reserve your seat until the service is full.
(a) Parents, we ask that you keep children who are not in Children’s Church with you at all times.

(5) There will be no nursery at this time.  However, the changing table that is just off the main lobby in the nursery lobby is available for use. The Nursing Moms’ room in the Nursery is also available to nurse babies (not for toddlers to play).

(6) We will aim to keep our services around one hour, and we will not have our usual “greeting time”. We ask that you not shake hands or give hugs to those outside your family … even if the other person gives you permission to do so.

(7) You may hum along with the music or sing behind your mask.  At this time our worship music is prerecorded.  The speakers are live.  The front row will be empty.

(8) Masks are now mandatory. Please wear a mask throughout your time in church if you are able.  Please bring your own face covering when you come to the church.


* Self-Assessment Questions:
* Are you feeling fevered/chills
* Do you have a new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, new loss of taste/smell, conjunctivitis (pink eye)
* If yes to any of the above, Do not come to church, Call COVID Call-in Centre  or contact your healthcare provider.