Community Involvement

Community Involvement

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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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  • Event

    Direction Up 5K Run and Walk

    Location: Solon Middle School – 6835 Som Center Rd, Solon, Ohio 44139
    Start Time: Sat 22, June 2019, 8 a.m.
    End Time: Sat 22, June 2019, 10 a.m.

    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!


  • Event

    Messiah Choir Returns to Benefit Food Pantries

    Location: Notre Dame Chapel, 13000 Auburn Road in Munson
    Start Time: Sun 7, April 2019, 3 p.m.
    End Time: Sun 14, April 2019, 5 p.m.

    The Good Tiding Benefit Choir invites you to listen for a cause. This all volunteer ecumenical choir formed 30 years ago to help the local food banks through the work of the Geauga Hunger Task Force (GHTF). The Choir will continue their legacy of raising spirits and funds by performing the Easter sections of GF Handel’s “Messiah.” The two performances of this timeless Oratorio will be Sundays, April 7th and April 14th at 3 pm at Notre Dame Chapel, 13000 Auburn Road in Munson. There is no charge or reservations for the performances but a goodwill offering will be taken. All attendees will also be invited to join in the Hallelujah chorus.


  • Parkside Handyman Ministry

    If you would be interested in helping families in our church and community with yard work, painting, and other small home projects, please consider joining our Handyman Ministry. Contact Ken Gawry for more information or to volunteer: or 216.392.2220.

    If you are in need of help from our Handyman Ministry, please also contact Ken and he will assess the situation to see if the ministry can be of assistance to you.

  • Event

    The City Mission: The Heart Bazaar

    Location: Eton Chagrin Boulevard, 28699 Chagrin Boulevard, Woodmere, OH 44122
    Start Time: Thu 7, Feb. 2019, 6 p.m.
    End Time: Thu 7, Feb. 2019, 8 p.m.

    You may have recently received an invitation to the Heart Bazaar event on February 7, 2019, and if not, I've included the invitation here for you!

    I really hope you’ll be able to join us on February 7th at Eton Chagrin Boulevard to enjoy delicious food, wonderful fun and fellowship, and hear about how you are reaching hearts and changing lives with The City Mission.


    Please say you'll come! RSVP by January 31st by calling 216-920-4135, or simply reply RSVP here.


    I am so looking forward to seeing you at the Heart Bazaar!

    And feel free to invite your friends to come with you as well. The more the merrier!

    His & yours,

    Billie Providen

    Donor Relations Representative (216) 920-4135


  • Event

    Christmas Benevolence Project 2018

    Start Time: Sun 25, Nov. 2018, 6 a.m.
    End Time: Mon 31, Dec. 2018, midnight

    Parkside Church desires to share the joy of Christmas with families in need, both in Cleveland through our partnership with Scranton Road Bible Church and in our surrounding community by partnering with local schools and organizations. By purchasing essentials and Christmas gifts, our goal is to offer families hope during the holiday season: the hope that comes from generosity, and the hope that comes from Jesus.

    Click here to find out more.


  • Hospice of the Western Reserve Warehouse Sale

    Donations are needed for our next sale, Friday, November 30th, 8:00 am-4:00 pm and Saturday December 1st, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. at Hospice of the Western Reserve Headquarters, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110. Proceeds support patients and families of Hospice of the Western Reserve. We are accepting jently used indoor and outdoor furniture, other household items, collectibles, framed artwork, and holiday items. To donate items please contact the Warehouse Sale Team at 216-255-9090 or email

  • Volunteer Opportunity: Red Cross

    American Red Cross volunteers turn compassion into action through diverse programs and services. Visit and click ‘VOLUNTEER’ Find the right volunteer opportunity for you and select “Get Started” to complete a volunteer application.

    Click here for more information.

  • Event

    Remembrance & Hope Service

    Location: Christ Community Chapel, located at 750 West Streetsboro Street, Hudson, OH
    Start Time: Sun 16, Dec. 2018, 3 p.m.
    End Time: Sun 16, Dec. 2018, 4 p.m.

    You are cordially invited to attend this year’s, 3rd Annual Remembrance and Hope Service Sunday, December 16 at 3:00pm at Christ Community Chapel, located at 750 West Streetsboro Street in Hudson.

    Holidays can be difficult as we remember our loved ones no longer with us. This Service is to honor them in a candle lighting ceremony with a beautiful personalized candle holder, share a time of worship and hear a message of Hope this Christmas season.

    A reception will immediately follow.

    The event is free, but registration is required for you and your guests.


  • Thanksgiving Box Project

    Serving others is an important part of Christian life, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. With so many different ways to serve, our annual Thanksgiving Box Project, in collaboration with Scranton Road Bible Church, is a simple and meaningful service opportunity that connects you to others at Parkside as well as to our friends and neighbors in the near westside of Cleveland.

    “When we serve together, life happens,” says Joe Abraham, senior pastor at Scranton Road Bible Church. “We are diverse in so many different ways, but when we worship together, we come together.”

    Click here for more information.