If you’ve never been to Parkside, expect a warm welcome and the delight of meeting with God, worshiping Him and hearing from His word the Bible.
On a typical busy Sunday morning service you will be surrounded by about 100 people, including families, children and young adults, working people, retired people, together with internationals from places as diverse as Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Jamaica, and the Philippines.
We love to worship God by singing praise songs and learning new ones, as well as singing good, lively hymns. Our worship group consists of singers, guitarists (when available) and piano/electric keyboard. After a short children’s talk, children and young people leave for their groups. We pray, we read from the Bible and preach a sermon that faithfully explains a passage from the Bible and applies it to our lives in a relevant way. Normally, we preach our way through books of the Bible. We celebrate the Lord's Supper on the second Sunday of the month.
After the service we serve tea, coffee and biscuits in the back hall, Its a great opportunity to develop friendships and get to know new people.
Our evening services are smaller, often around 30 or 40 people, quieter and simpler. We tend to sing hymns, psalms to hymn tunes, along with more familiar praise songs, accompanied by a piano. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper / Communion most Sunday evenings. We pray, we read from the Bible and preach a sermon that faithfully explains a passage from the Bible and applies it in a way that is relevant to our lives. Normally, we preach through books of the Bible. We celebrate the Lord's Supper every week except the on the second Sunday of the month.
Feel free to drop your young children off in our creche, either before the service begins or after the children’s talk.
After the children’s talk, children are encouraged to go out out to Sunday School to learn more about Jesus in a way that they will find fun and engaging.
Young people of secondary school age are also welcome to go out to learn more about Jesus, watch a DVD and have a discussion in a way that will be relevant to them.