Please join us for Sunday worship services at 9:45am, 11:15am, and 6pm. Our morning services are identical to one another, but our evening service is different.
Indoor Gathering Guidelines Update
On April 16, 2021, we updated our guidelines regarding social distancing at Parkside services and indoor events.
Read the update and view the video from Pastor Begg here >
What to Expect
In compliance with the governor’s current order, attendance at services in the Auditorium include:
- wearing masks, ages 10 and over* Proper wearing of masks, over the nose and chin, is expected.
- being symptom free
*If Ohio’s mask requirements change in the future, we will make adjustments accordingly.
While we are taking serious measures to ensure that our building is a safe environment for our guests, please understand that attending services in-person comes with inherent risks. If you consider yourself to be high-risk, please do not attend a service in-person.
Please note that while this is our current understanding and plan, the situation continues to be dynamic. We anticipate that this plan will have adjustments, and we're grateful for your patience, understanding, and flexibility.
I have a medical exemption for wearing a mask. What should I do?
We ask those who are unable to wear a mask due to a medical exemption to worship in the Commons or via the livestream. This step will allow us to keep the Auditorium as safe as possible as we add people back into this space on Sundays.
Are face shields an acceptable alternative to masks?
Yes, at this time. If Ohio's mask orders change in the future, we will make adjustments accordingly.
What about social distancing requirements?
On April 8, 2021, the state of Ohio amended the health orders to clarify that religious observances were exempt from the social distancing, congregating, and capacity requirements. As a result, we have lifted our social distancing guideline in the Auditorium and at other indoor events at Parkside. We ask that you please continue to be considerate of your neighbor when choosing how closely you sit to others.
Will there be congregational singing?
Yes. We ask you to use discretion in evaluating your comfort level in attending a public gathering that will include group singing with masks.
What safety protocols does Parkside have in place?
We will do our best to provide a “contactless” worship experience. Practically, this means that our church bulletins will have a digital option on the Parkside app in addition to a printed one. We will not pass an offering plate, but have offering boxes at the end of every row. Coffee and food will not be served at this time. The bookstore is open, with masks required, but the cafe is not.
Hand sanitizer stations are available at every entrance into the building. Please be sure to wash hands, and make use of those stations as you enter. The Parkside building will be cleaned and high-touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly.
What facility guidelines should I be aware of?
- Please remember that no beverages other than water should be brought into the Auditorium. Water fountains will be open for your use throughout the building.
- Restrooms will be cleaned regularly before, during, and after services.
You won't be passing an offering plate. Are there other ways to give?
Yes. You can give online through the Parkside app, website, or by mailing a check to Parkside Church, ATTN: Christine Riegler. Additionally, you can give by placing your giving in the offering boxes located at the end of each Auditorium aisle.
Will there be communion or baptism?
Yes. Our communion services are listed on our church calendar. Baptism classes and services are back in a monthly rotation as well.
Will you have nursery or Sunday school?
- At 9:45am, we offer nursery and classes for children birth to grade 8.
- At 11:15am, we offer nursery for children birth to 30 months and preschool classes for ages 2.5 - 5. Learn More >