Weekly News

We continue our Summer Sermon Series, “Songs of the Summer“.  Join us this Sunday as we explore “A Song for Endurance!” from Psalm 37.

Worship and Sunday School IN-PERSON & Online!

We can have up to 75 people in each of our 9:30 & 11 am services this Sunday.  Sign up for a seat here.  We’ll also livestream the 9:30 am service.
• View or print Sunday’s sermon outline here.
• Fill out the Connection Card each Sunday here.
• NO Sunday School this week.  Sorry!

Sunday, August 1
“A Song for Endurance!”
In-Person Sunday, 9:30 am & 11 am

Livestreamed Sunday at 9:30 am

A Song for Endurance. Trusting in the Lord and moving forward in faith. A call to remain committed to the Lord and grow in perseverance. Read Psalm 37:1-7 to prepare. Please fill out our Connection Card here: https://pgcchurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/264029.

• View or print Sunday’s sermon outline here.  All outlines here.
• Livestream the service at 9:30 am hereJoin the chat!
• Sunday School online and in person.  See below.


In-Person and Online Sunday Schools!

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


Camp Day will be on Saturday, August 7th from 9 am to 5 pm at PGC.
Missed overnight Church Camp?  Then don’t miss Camp Day!
Register your child here.
Volunteer to help here.

Junior Youth Events:
July 7 – Youth pizza lunch and games
July 21 – Bike ride and ice cream
August 7 – UB Camp Day
August 18 – Pool party

September 15 – Kickoff Event

Junior Youth Sunday School
11 am each Sunday – Register here

Senior Youth Events:
July 7 – Youth pizza lunch and games
July 21 – Bike ride and ice cream
August 7 – UB Camp Day
August 18 – Pool party
September 16  – The Gathering & Kickoff Event (We’ll try to have a BBQ!)
Senior Youth Bible Study Hangouts:
Bible Study Series – The God of Second Chances: The Story of Jonah
July 14:  Jonah 1 – Running From God  (2-3:30 pm)
July 28:  Jonah 2 – Distractions and Calling
August 11:  Jonah 3 – God’s Not Pushing You
August 25:  Jonah 4 – Progression Over Perfection

Our office hours going forward will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm.  With vacations happening this summer, please call to make an appointment with with a pastor or ministry leader.

Summer Sports Camps at PGC!

We are once again partnering with Onside Athletics to host 2 weeks of day camp (Basketball) at Parkwood Gardens this Summer:
August 9-13 – Grades 5-8
August 16-20 – Grades 2-4
For more info or to register go to www.onsideathletics.ca

A giant THANK YOU to Pastor Catherine Masi and all who contributed to make last week’s Vacation Bible School a great success.  Because of Covid-19 restrictions we had 50 children, but we also had 40 staff to help the kids experience the joy of the Lord.  Pray for a lasting spiritual impact on each one.

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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


Women’s Fitness on Zoom with Amy Jennison:
Mondays and Fridays @ 7:30 PM.  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.
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

  • In-Person Services Sundays!  However, most small groups have moved online.
  • The church office is open 9-4 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  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. DO NOT  PUT CASH IN THE CHURCH MAILBOX.  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.

July Memory Verse:
Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
– Ephesians 6:11

Weekly Events

Mondays – Women’s Fitness Class, Mondays & Fridays
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.  7-8:30 pm here
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, June 17th
* 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 Ricki Lee Bristow 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

This Sunday, August 1st
9:30 & 11 am

With Covid-19 restrictions we can accommodate up to 75 people per service on Sundays.  You can sign up to attend a service hereUnfortunately, we will not have Sunday School on August 1st or 8th.

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 need to keep 2 meter distancing between households (about 75 people per service).  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 Sunday school 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:
Please check out this government website.

* 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.