March 12, 2021

The Parkside Insider: March 12, 2021
Kay Carter, on her last day in the office before retiring on March 5. 

Saying Goodbye and Hello

Happy Retirement to Kay Carter!

Beginning a career after raising children wasn’t something that Kay had anticipated, but in the summer of 1992, she learned about job opening at Parkside and a friend encouraged her to apply. “You can see God’s hand looking back,” she recalled. "My youngest was off to college, and I was looking for a new start." In the old Parkside offices on Route 91 in Solon, Kay began her new career as the main receptionist. 

After two and a half years of being the first voice callers would hear, Kay was approached to fill another vacancy: assistant to Alistair Begg. For nearly twenty-five years—with a break in the middle due to a relocation to St. Louis and then Pittsburgh—Kay has helped Alistair with the many details of his schedule and days. She has counted it a privilege to serve him and Parkside in this way. “I have benefited so much in so many ways and I certainly have gained more than I have given!" Kay said. "I am so grateful that God directed my steps to Parkside many years ago, and I’m confident that He will continue to guide me as I look forward to this new chapter of life.”

Join with us in thanking God for Kay's faithful service these many years.  

Welcome to Joy Harabedian!

Parkside welcomes Joy Harabedian, who will once again serve as Alistair’s assistant. Joy and her husband, John, have been at Parkside for twenty-five years. Joy worked for Alistair for a few years (when Kay was residing out of state), and John serves on our Elder team.

Last Week's Sermon From
2 Samuel 7:18-22

God promised to establish His kingdom forever through David’s seed. In response, David humbly sat before the Lord to offer a prayer marked by exclamation, observation, explanation, and declaration. By faith, he acknowledged that all mankind would be blessed, not because of his own importance or abilities but because of God’s greatness. Alistair Begg points out that hearing God’s word enables us to see life and history from a new perspective and to confidently stand on His promises.
Coming Up at Parkside
Children's Ministry Class for Pre-K, Ages 4-5
March 14
11:15am  |  C109
At the 11:15am service, we will now be extending our care to include a pre-Kindergarten class for ages 4 and 5. This class is being offered in addition to nursery (birth to 30 months) and preschool (ages 2.5 & 3).

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Student Large Groups
MS: March 16
HS: March 18
7pm  |  Commons
Students will gather as a large group for teaching on James 5:7-12.

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March 17
7:30pm  |  The Loft
If you are between the ages 22-35 and are looking for a place to get connected at Parkside, we invite you to attend our weekly young adult gatherings. 

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Widows Coffee Connection
March 21
1pm  |  Online
All widows are invited to attend our Coffee Connection for a time of fellowship and a brief study from God’s Word from Matt Ross. Email Gail in advance to receive an invite.
Evening Prayer Service
March 21
6pm  |  Commons
We invite you to join us for a time of worship and prayer.
College-Age Group
March 25
7pm  |  The Warehouse
Students between the ages of 18-23 are invited to a time of teaching, discussion, prayer, and fellowship.

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Families Facing Addiction Group
March 28
12:30pm  |  B211 & Online
This is a monthly support group for those who have loved ones struggling with substance, drug, or alcohol abuse. Join us as we seek to be encouraged by the hope and the power of the gospel. Email Jacque for an invitation to join online.
Single Moms Care Group
Begins April 8
6:30pm  |  Online
All single moms of any age or circumstance are invited to join our online spring care group. The group will meet for four weeks and study In His Image by Jen Wilkin. There is no cost, but registration is required so that an email invitation and materials may be sent to you.

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IT Assistant Needed
We are looking for tech-savvy individuals who can troubleshoot IT needs on Sunday mornings. Individuals would work on a rotating basis. Please email Addam if you would like to learn more.
Homeless Meal Ministry
Volunteer Opportunity
The Homeless Ministry is looking for volunteers to be the lead cook once every three months to plan menus, purchase groceries, and guide the kitchen prep volunteers. We also need volunteers to serve meals at Crossroads and Laura’s Home. The ministry cooks and serves on the fourth Thursday of each month. For more details, email Zoe.

Join us on Sundays
9:45am, 11:15am, 6pm
Livestream at 9:45am