Parkside News

Parkside News

Recent Blogposts

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • An Update from E & J


    So much has happened since our last letter. We were commissioned and sent out by you in August 2020. However, because of border closures due to the pandemic, we could not go to our country of service. So, we spent a year learning our specific dialect of Arabic in Kansas with some teammates. At last, we were able to come to our country of service where we have been for about seven months now.

  • Prayer and Support for Ukraine

    Our prayers are with the people of Ukraine and Russia. We encourage you to be in prayer for them and for this situation.

    Many have been asking how they can help during this time. If you would like to support the Ukrainian people in addition to your regular giving, you can designate your gift by selecting “Ukraine Relief Fund,” online, or by writing “Ukraine Relief” on the memo line of your check. Parkside will direct those funds toward a gospel relief ministry which is working right now within Ukraine to deploy field hospitals and distribute food, and in neighboring countries to assist refugees.

  • Basics Conference Volunteers

    When asked what draws the men to this specific conference, they list three things: 1. the solid biblical preaching; 2. the camaraderie of other men in ministry; and 3. the hospitality they receive from the Parkside Church family.

  • Can You Make and Share a Meal?

    "What a low-key but very impactful way of serving and ministering in the church body, you were truly a blessing to me." —A meals receipient

  • Student Winter Retreats

    Students, are you eager for some winter fun? Time away with friends? Focused time in God's Word? Then join us for our Winter Retreats!

  • Weather Cancellations

    Due to the winter storm, the following events are cancelled this week:

    • Monday, January 17, 2022: Men's Evening Bible Study
    • Tuesday, January 18, 2022: Women's Evening Bible Study
    • Thursday, January 20, 2022: Women's Morning Bible Study


  • A Call to Belong

    When a local family hosted a game night in Aurora last August, no one anticipated what would develop from the evening. Less than 24 hours after Anthony and Kayleigh Finelli received an unexpected diagnosis about their son, they attended the game night and shared the news. The response was overwhelming, with the group turning to prayer on behalf of the Finelli family. After that night, the group decided that they should study the Bible together and Joshua Wallace reached out to Dan Larison to become a Community Group leader.

    For the Finellis, the Community Group has opened their eyes to what it means to belong to the church. “We have a large Christian family who live locally and we tend to lean on them for prayer, encouragement, and spiritual guidance. But the support we have received from this group has shown us that also being a part of the body of Christ is important. It feels like an extension of the family.” Read More >

  • Read Through the New Testament in a Year

    The Daily Devotional New Testament provides insights into the biblical text and encouragement for godly living alongside daily readings from the New Testament.