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Faith, Fellowship, Family

We are a vibrant and diverse church, part of the United Church of Canada, dedicated to building a community of faith that fosters spiritual growth, loving relationships, welcome, diversity, and inclusivity.  By who we are and what we do, we seek to serve God, community and each other.  Palgrave United Church asks important questions of faith in an open and dynamic environment where people are encouraged to explore deepening relationship with God.  The United Church Song of Faith from 2006 provides language that helps frame these questions:  “God is Holy Mystery, beyond complete knowledge, above perfect description… Nothing exists that does not find its source in God.” 

In all we do at Palgrave United Church we are guided by the biblical directive of Micah 6:8. What does God require of us? To seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly. We believe that living this mission leads us to speak up, speak out, and act, both individually and collectively. In order to better appreciate what we believe you can link to the United Church of Canada Faith Statements page at https://www.united-church.ca.

We look forward to seeing you!

Our Minister

Pastor Dyanne Marlok, is a student in Diaconal Ministry at Centre for Christian Studies (CCS). Dyanne is working on a Masters of Theology at St. Andrew’s College- University of Saskatchewan. Dyanne has been married to Glen since 1995 and they have two adult-aged children. Dyanne also lives with: a turtle, four dogs- including a blind dog and his companion, and birds including budgies and cockatiels.

Faith Formation

A woman with blond hair and glasses.Sunday School: We welcome children of all ages to engage in learning.  In a safe and caring environment, we base our learning on progressive values of radical hospitality grounded in the message of love for others that informs our understanding of Jesus. While in-person gatherings are difficult, our Sunday School Teacher Solveig will provide an activity sheet based on the lectionary readings. To receive the activity sheet with the weekly newsletter, please email Pastor Dyanne at dyannenospammar@yahoo.ca.

Solveig started at Palgrave United Church in September 2020. She works in audiological research and has been involved in youth and children’s ministry in Germany, China and Canada for several years.

A bible with a magnifying glassLectionary Reading Discussion: Dig deeper into the understanding of the Holy Word of God: Every Thursday at 4.30 PM we gather to discuss the weekly bible readings. Please find the United Church of Canada’s lectionary reading plan here: www.united-church.ca. For Zoom details, please email Pastor Dyanne at dyannenospammar@yahoo.ca.

Spiritual Practices

Hands holding a candlePrayer Circle: Coming together in prayer is more important than ever. Join our weekly Zoom prayer circle on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM to offer prayers of gratitude and intercession. For Zoom details, please email Pastor Dyanne at dyannenospammar@yahoo.ca.

Outreach

Palgrave Community Kitchen: As part of our commitment to community, Palgrave United Church founded the Palgrave United Community Kitchen; the first certified community kitchen in Peel Region.  It’s mission is to educate people on the importance of local sustainable healthy food opportunities in Peel through providing space, services, resources, and events. More information can be found under Kitchen.
Woman on telephoneFriend to Friend Chat: The pandemic is making it challenging for us all to keep in touch with one another like we used to before church and after church, at coffee time, and during events. If you feel lonely, you might be interested in a weekly or bi-weekly chat – a friendly “virtual coffee/tea get-together”, especially as we head into the dark days of winter. Let us know through the contact form and leave your name, phone number and a good time to call, and someone will be in touch soon.