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.
All in-person events at Parkway UCC have started gathering again. You may also join us online for worship and other events. See information on the homepage on how to access events.
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?
The worship service begins at 11:00 a.m. Please wear facial masks for continued safety in gathering. Children are welcome in the service.
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.
What does ONA mean?
ONA stands for Open and Affirming, the United Church of Christ’s designation for congregations that welcome persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions 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!
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