Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Community Involvement is Parkside’s effort to go outside the walls of the church building and into the community. We desire to see the people who make up Parkside Church mobilized and involved in their communities for the sake of the gospel. Therefore, we want to hold or participate in events and make strategic partnerships in the communities where Parkside Church is represented by her members and attenders. These events and partnerships will provide opportunities to engage with individuals and the community at large in ways that promote the gospel.

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  • Outreach Opportunity with International Friendships, Inc.

    Dinner party, anyone? International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is a ministry devoted to welcoming international students to Cleveland with the love of Christ. Many internationals studying at Cleveland area universities are never invited into an American home. IFI is organizing a progressive dinner event on Saturday, October 21st to offer a taste of local hospitality.


    Hosting involves welcoming one or two carloads of students to your home for a portion of their evening (i.e. appetizer/salad or entree/dessert). Students are accompanied by an IFI volunteer who functions as their driver and guide throughout the experience.


    If you are interested in making space at your dinner table on October 21 to welcome students, please contact Jonathan at or use this form.

  • Sep

    The City Mission Running with A Mission 2023

    The City Mission’s 12th annual 5K run, 1-mile walk, and Kids Fun Run will take place Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Edgewater Park in Cleveland. This special event will welcome over 500 participants, and, best of all, event proceeds benefit the men, women, and children working to interrupt the cycle of poverty through our programs and services.


    Our family friendly fun includes special prizes for games, mascots from all over the city, face painting and temporary tattoos, a caricature artist and so much more!



    7:30 am – Registration Open and Fun Begins

    8:45am – Welcome Ceremony

    8:50am – Kids Fun Run

    9:00am – 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk Begin


    We look forward to seeing you at Running with a Mission 2023!



    Edgewater Beach Lower Area

    6500 Cleveland Memorial Parkway

    Cleveland, OH 44102

  • Opportunity to Give to Human Coalition (Health for Her) Cleveland

    Health for Her pregnancy center is in need of several items for their Blessings Boutique: newborn and size 3 diapers, wipes, detergent, lotion, soap, bibs, and 0-3 month boys' and girls' clothing. New items only please. Donations can be dropped off at the center M-TH (9-4) and F (9-3). Call 216-371-4848 for more information.

    Health for Her Cleveland
    14077 Cedar Rd Ste 100, Cleveland, OH 44118

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    You may also shop for needed items on and have them shipped directly to the center. See their Wish List here:


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