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  • Transit Summer Series

    If you’re between the ages of 18-35, home from college for the summer, or new to Parkside and looking for a place to connect with others, meet new friends, and grow in your faith, there’s no better time to get plugged in to Transit, our ministry to young adults. 

    In a calendar year, Transit will reach anywhere from 150-200 people, some single, some married, and most of whom will have significant life questions arise during their years participating in this ministry: Should I go to college? Go to graduate school? Should I date this person? Get married? Take this job? 

  • Thank you for a great VBC week!

    Space Probe 2022 flew by at lightning speed, and we cannot believe our week has come to an end! We experienced so many fun moments with our Astronauts and Squadron Leaders. A highlight for everyone was when our Space Probe Assistant Zero SP2022 (SPAZ) was fully repaired and functioned at 100% capacity in time for our shuttle crew launch on Friday. We are thankful for the clear Bible truths about our Creator, our sin, and our Savior that were proclaimed to the children throughout the week.

  • Membership Course Summer Break

    Membership Course will not be offered during the months of July and August but will resume September 11th, 18th and 25th for the next series.

  • Baptism 101 Course - July

    The baptism course usually meets the first two Sundays of most months (except for certain holiday weekends or breaks). The next series of our baptism classes will begin July 10th in Room B208 at 9:00am. The second class will take place on July 17th at the same time and location. You must take the classes in order. There is no need to sign-up in advance or pre-register.

  • Summer at Parkside

    Summer is a special time of year at Parkside–a time to connect with others, serve our community, and grow in your faith, all while enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. With the return of our outdoor evening services, Vacation Bible Camp, cookouts, camping, and more, there will be fun and meaningful events for all ages.  

  • An Update from Kep James - May 2022

    What God Has Done

    Aren’t you amazed at the way God works? Often it seems to me that life is like a giant jigsaw puzzle, with God putting each piece in the perfect place of his choice, at the perfect time of his choosing. I think about the Bible stories of Joseph and Moses, and they clearly testify to God working in the lives of his children, bringing them into a relationship with himself and a place of usefulness in his hands. We can thank him that he still works in our lives today. God is constantly working to accomplish his purposes, directing every one of our steps for his glory and for our good.


    A Heart For Missions & Help From Near and Distant Places

    Debbie and I met at Wheaton College in 1979, both believers from our teen years, and were married in 1981, the same year that Parkside Church (then The Chapel) invited me to come on staff as the youth pastor. I had always felt a call to missions, but it was when Alistair and I went to the Urbana missions conference in the mid-eighties that I sensed that God was moving us to finally go.

     

  • PKS Membership Course - June

    The Parkside Membership Course is a three-week series that gives an overview of who we are and what we believe as a church. The course meets on the first three Sundays of each month, except for certain holiday Sundays. The classes do not need to be completed sequentially and you do not need to pre-register to attend. This is a great course for those looking to become members as well as those interested in finding out more about Parkside Church. The next series of classes begins Sunday, June 5th, at 10:30am in Room B208. 

  • Baptism 101 Course - June

    The baptism course usually meets the first two Sundays of most months (except for certain holiday weekends or breaks). The next series of our baptism classes will begin June 5th in Room B208 at 9:00am. The second class will take place on June 12th at the same time and location. You must take the classes in order. There is no need to sign-up in advance or pre-register.

  • Basics Conference: Pray and Watch Live

    Two Ways to Take Part in Basics 2022

    We are looking forward to welcoming pastors from all over the country for our Basics Conference next week! Alistair Begg will be joined by special guests Tony Merida, from Imago Dei Church in North Carolina, and John Woodhouse, the former principal of Moore Theological College in Australia. Back to Basics, our conference theme for 2022, is fitting after a two-year hiatus, and we are grateful to be able to meet once again.

  • PKS Membership Course - May

    The Parkside Membership Course is a three-week series that gives an overview of who we are and what we believe as a church. The course meets on the first three Sundays of each month, except for certain holiday Sundays. The classes do not need to be completed sequentially and you do not need to pre-register to attend. This is a great course for those looking to become members as well as those interested in finding out more about Parkside Church. The next series of classes begins Sunday, May 1st, at 10:30am in Room B208.