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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  • Host International Students for Thanksgiving

    Parkside families are invited to minister to international students from Case and CSU by welcoming them to share in your Thanksgiving celebrations. Many international students have never set foot in an American home and this is a practical way to show them the love of Christ. If you can host 2 or more students, please contact Dan Larison at and he will connect you with a local campus ministry.

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    Thanksgiving Box Project 2023

    Every fall for the past 37 years, Parkside Church has helped provide complete Thanksgiving dinners to families in the Cleveland area. Boxes filled with non-perishable food and a whole roasting turkey are hand-delivered to those who might otherwise be unable to enjoy the holiday with a traditional meal.

    We invite you and your family to join us as we partner with Scranton Road Bible Church to make this Thanksgiving Day brighter for more than 250 families.


  • 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.


Jacque Platek