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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  • Jun

    Stand In for Homeless Children

    SEE: There are about 3,000 school-age children experiencing homelessness so far this year in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. They're threatened by a cycle of poverty that leaves them stigmatized and struggling for normalcy – with little hope of escape. Right now, it’s imperative that the Church has eyes to see this crisis.

    STAND: Members from every church in greater Cleveland are invited to stand in Public Square on Saturday June 29th to represent each homeless student in our city. And we won’t simply be raising awareness – we’ll be transforming awareness into action.

    SERVE: Join The City Mission and serve your young, hurting neighbors by participating on June 29th and in the days to follow. This event will include live worship, prayer, food trucks, activities for families, and more! There is no cost to attend.

    Schedule of Events:

    4-5:30 Family Friendly Activities, Engagement with Community Partners, Food Trucks, Entertainment

    5:30-6 Guest Speakers

    6-6:30 Gather for Stand In & Stand In Moment

    6:30-7 Devotional Message & Worship

    Pastor Jawanza Colvin of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church & Pastor Jonathan Schaeffer of Grace Church Middleburg Heights will be sharing a pastoral challenge about joining God in His pursuit of these nearly 3,000 children.

    Find out more information about The City Mission and the Stand In event and register as a family, individual, or small group today:

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  • Cleveland Clinic Hospice Volunteer Opportunity

    Let Your Light Shine- Be a Cleveland Clinic Hospice Volunteer

    One hour a week can change two lives; a person facing a life-limiting illness and yours.

    Considered the model of quality, compassionat care for people facing life-limiting illness, hospice focuses on caring, not curing, and involves a team approach that includes volunteers.

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  • Jun

    Direction Up 5K Run and Walk

    My name is Tahja Lauderdale from Direction Up Foundation and Direction Up Basketball Camp.

    On Saturday, June 22 Direction Up will host our first annual race, a family and youth-friendly fitness experience designed to promote healthy living, fitness and wellness for all ages in the Solon/Cleveland community.

    With 33% of children in Ohio diagnosed as overweight or obese, and more than 60% of adolescents suffering from low self-esteem, at Direction Up, our goal is simple — to empower and inspire youth to live their best and happiest lives through fitness and positivity. Through the 5k Run and Walk, youth and families will have the opportunity to bond, get fit, enjoy the beautiful Solon scenery and make new friends, all while having fun.

    Download the informational flyer here!



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