Welcome to Parkway United Church of Christ
Join us to Listen Deeply – to sacred revelation in all things, to self, to one another, to the hopes and cries of the world. Join us to Build Community – in worship, learning, spiritual support, and hope for transformative experiences. Join us to Act for Justice – in contemplative practice, in local, regional, and global organizing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the church office hours?
The office is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What’s the Sunday morning schedule?
We have two adult Sunday school classes: a Bible study class beginning at 9:45 a.m., which meets in the right side of the fellowship hall, and a discussion class called God is Still Speaking, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the left side. The fellowship hall is at the far end of the hallway. Everyone is welcome to attend either class.
Childcare is available from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for children through 5th Grade. All children are attended by the nursery staff from 9:30-10:45 a.m. During the worship service, the nursery is open to children through 4 years old.
The worship service begins at 11:00 a.m. Children are welcome in the service. After the Story for All Ages, children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade may leave to attend Sunday school.
After worship, there is fellowship time with coffee and snacks.
What is Parkway’s worship service style?
In worship we blend traditional liturgical elements with unique appeals to the senses. We blend classical choral anthems with special musicians sharing folk, classical and gospel. Congregational singing blends classic hymns with spirituals, Taizé chant and folk tunes. We are a church which honors the contemplative traditions and silence, but also knows how to raise a joyful noise! We use inclusive language, strive to use language honoring other faith traditions, and use common ecumenical cycle for scripture readings.
We celebrate Communion on the last Sunday of the month, either by forming a circle around the perimeter of the sanctuary and passing the bread and cup or by coming forward to the front and receiving the bread and cup from the pastor and lay assistants. All are welcome to share in Communion.
What’s the dress code?
Parkway doesn’t have a dress code. Many people wear business casual, but there are some who wear jeans and t-shirts. There are even a few men who wear ties.
Is the church accessible?
There are several marked parking spaces close to the entrance for those with a handicap placard. There is one small step up to the front door with a small ramp on the right the side.
What does ONA mean?
ONA stands for Open and Affirming, a United Church of Christ phrase meaning that we welcome all people to attend and participate in the life of the church. Parkway has been an Open and Affirming congregation since 1998 and we profess this through our ONA statement.
Is the worship service held if there is snow or ice?
In the event of inclement weather, Parkway’s policy is to hold the worship service. Sunday school classes will be cancelled. The parking lot may not be cleared of snow and ice by the start of the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Please carefully assess weather and travel conditions and use your judgment whether or not to attend the service.
Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!