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How we are living a life of loving influence in the world

Maureen Crawford

Parkminster continues its strong history of supporting outreach projects. With the guidance of the Outreach and Inclusive Ministries committees, we strive to respond to needs in our community. We have supported projects through the United Church’s Mission and Service fund and in our local community. Social justice is an important aspect of our loving influence…

Wendy Watson

Our Outreach Committee educates the congregation about the total mission of the church. Our interests and actions as a congregation extend into our local and global communities and Outreach encourages and arranges congregational participation in local and global projects. Parkminster strives to live a life of loving influence in the world.

Liz Forde

Parkminster welcomes people of all colours, gender identities, abilities, and sexual orientations. We are an affirming congregation and proudly fly the Rainbow Flag. The purpose of Inclusive Ministries is to focus on inclusiveness in our congregation: to publicize information about relevant events and opportunities at Parkminster and in the wider community, and to encourage participation;…

Bert Blackburn

Property is responsible for the church property and supplies. This committee oversees maintenance of church buildings and property, provides supplies and equipment for the custodian, and arranges work schedules and contracts with the custodian. The Property Committee also oversees the usage of church facilities by the congregation and other parties, advises the Financial Committee on…

Nancy Dykstra/Jim Bowman

As part of our understanding of what it means to live lives of loving influence in the world, Parkminster has helped to support refugee families in various capacities over the years. Most recently, through the Resettlement Committee, we were intimately involved in helping a Syrian family find their feet here, from March 2016 to July…

Clare Klingenberg

This is a newly formed committee for 2019. Over time this group will examine large capital projects and their feasibility in terms of funding and vision. They will also examine smaller capital projects and their feasibility in terms of their impact and how they would fit into the larger vision. 

John Watson

With the Food Trucks at Parkminster on Wednesdays, there is always lots of neighbourhood fun! The trucks are here May to September, 4:30pm to 8:00pm. It’s a time when friends from near and far gather to enjoy a wide variety of sweet and savoury cuisine! At Parkminster we love that this event gives us the opportunity to…

Andrea Gaspar

There is a designated Family Worship Space at the back of the sanctuary where parents/caregivers of young children can soothe restless little ones, feed, or just connect with other parents, while being a part of the service. Each week, there will be an adult present so that the children can play and be cared for should parents wish to sit in the pews.  Parents/caregivers…