Parkside Community Church (formerly known as the Westwood Reformed Church) has been an integral part of the Westwood community since first opening its doors in 1868. We are a member of the Reformed Church in America (http://rca.org) which is the oldest protestant denomination in the United States. As old as our roots may be, however, Parkside Community Church is anything but old fashioned! We are a small but tight-knit community of believers who are committed to a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, studying his powerful word and enjoying the fellowship of coming together in dynamic worship each week. Our services are meant to inspire, comfort, challenge and awaken us to the many possibilities that exist when we make God the center of our lives.
What We Believe
At Parkside Community Church we believe that all people -- body and soul -- are created in the image of God; that all people are valued and called to participate in God's mission in the world. We believe firmly that Parkside Community Church is a place where YOU belong. Therefore we embrace people with a Christ-like love free from predjudice, shame, ignorance and fear; and we commit to learn, educate and advocate until all people experience the justice of God, the peace of Christ and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, Parkside Community Church is a place where YOU belong.
“There is one Body and one Spirit – just as you were called on to hope when you were called – one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and one Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” -Ephesians 4:4-6
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.” - Romans 14:1
“So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.” - Romans 14:12
“We who are strong ought to bear the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.” -Romans 15:1-2
“If I speak in the tongues of people and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith hat can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.” -1 Corinthians 13:1-3