In partnership with Scranton Road Bible Church (SRBC), we are collecting non-perishable food items and new or gently used children's books for families in the Cleveland area. Each year, families who attend Parkside's Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) support a similar effort for SRBC through the canned food donations that are collected during VBC week. Over the years, we have collected thousands of cans! Even though VBC has been canceled for 2020, our effort to support those in need through SRBC continues. We invite you to partner with us either by donating food or books, or giving financially. Learn More>
Four Thousand Orchids
On Wednesday morning, a white semi-truck backed into the Parkside Church parking lot and dropped off pallets containing over 4,000 full-size potted orchid plants. This was one of many trucks sent out by Green Circle Growers to drop off donations of over 50,000 orchids to cities across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Tampa, and Cleveland. “We realized our nation's healthcare workers have been experiencing some of the darkest days of our lifetimes. If our orchids can provide a bit of joy and color for these very deserving individuals, we felt it was the least we could do during this difficult time." Scott Giesbrecht, Co-CEO of Just Add Ice and Green Circle Growers said in a statement. Four local churches volunteered to help the company disperse the flowers in Cleveland.
Location: Online only
Start Time: Fri 8, May 2020, 6 a.m.
End Time: Fri 22, May 2020, 6 p.m.
Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount, describes the believer as both salt: a preserving influence in the world against the corruption of sin, and light: offering the hope of Christ to a world shuttered by darkness and unbelief.
Believers may see this description as a task to be undertaken each day, a burdensome responsibility—just one more thing for the Christian to do. However, once we understand that this is who Christ has declared us to be, it reorients our perspective. We are salt; we are light. This isn't another work. It is who we are in Christ.
Join us for this three-week study as we examine how we should think about our witness to the world, especially in this time when many around us are questioning and searching for truth.
2-1-1 HelpLink is available 24/7 for assistance connecting with local health and human care services. For local resources related to COVID-19 in Geauga County, dial 2-1-1 or visit 211oh.org. Please be aware that hold times may be longer due to the increased number of calls.
More information about Coronavirus can be found at CORONAVIRUS.OHIO.GOV Individuals can also get information about the virus when calling 211. (Information provided by Cuyahoga County Public Health).
The United Way Aging and Disability Resource Center can assist with rent, gas, utilities, and Geauga Transit passes and can assist those not over 60 or disabled in conjunction with the Salvation Army.
The Geauga Hunger Task Force pantries are still open providing food with drive up, curbside service. Call 2-1-1 for pantry locations and hours of operation or go to: https://www.geaugahungertaskforce.org/how-to-find-help
The Geauga County Department on Aging is asking for help with the collection of shelf stable / non-perishable items that they can distribute to home bound seniors in need.
Please drop the following items in the drop off box in the lobby at the Department on Aging, 470 Center St., Bldg #2, Chardon (Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm.)
Bread, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Oatmeal, Box Cereal, Box Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Canned Soup, Crackers, Canned Tuna/ Chicken, Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Rice/Noodles Packet/Meal, Canned/Plastic Bottled Juice, Granola Bars, Powdered Drink Mix.
Please check here for a complete listing of cancellations or postponements due to the Coronavirus.
Start Time: Sat 21, March 2020, 9 a.m.
End Time: Sat 21, March 2020, 11:30 a.m.
Part 3 of The 21st Century Woman series: Then How Should I Live? Over the past two sessions, we've learned that we have been made in God's image for the purpose of knowing and loving Him, and now we are called to live it out in our daily lives. But what does this practically look like? How should we apply this in our homes, schools, or workplaces? In light of everything we've learned, how then should we live?
Start Time: Sat 1, Feb. 2020, 9 a.m.
End Time: Sat 1, Feb. 2020, 11:30 a.m.
Part 2 of The 21st Century Woman Series will be held February 1, 2020, from 9am-11am. All women, aged 15 and older, are invited to attend this second of a three-part series about being a woman who honors God and follows Christ.
Start Time: Mon 13, Jan. 2020, 7 p.m.
End Time: Thu 16, April 2020, 7:30 a.m.
All men and women are invited to join our weekly Bible Studies for 2020. We meet in The Venue at various times during the week, and this Winter/Spring we will continue studying Matthew.
All groups, except for the men's Thursday morning study, will meet for a large group teaching time and then break into small groups for discussion, prayer, and fellowship. You can register online or the first morning you attend study. Cost is $10 for the study and an additional $5 if you would like a notebook.
During this hectic holiday season, we would like to recommend three books to help you pause, reflect, and focus on the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.