Parkside began in the garage of Rudy and Ann Volz as a community church for the newly developed suburb (Land Park) of Sacramento in 1957. It was formed as a progressive church before we started calling churches progressive! The visionaries of Parkside wanted a church in which anyone could attend regardless of their religious background or ethnic heritage. Founded as a multi-racial congregation in the late 50's, Parksiders have remained diverse, welcoming, and committed to social justice issues of equality.
At approximately the same time, a new denomination was forming called the United Church of Christ. The early church leaders wanted the congregation to be part of a denomination and found in the UCC shared values and vision of continuing God's work in our world. So, the newly formed little church in South Land Park and the new denomination, the United Church of Christ, "grew up together". We have enjoyed the last 50+ years of mutual support and working side-by-side to accomplish God's mission of justice for all people.
Who knows what the next 50 years will hold for Parkside Community Church, but you can come and help make history with us!
July 23, 2014
Meet the Staff
Come to the About Us section to meet Reverend Elizabeth, and find out what we're all about!
If you're curious about what a truly nurturing community of believers is like, then you should come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.
Come to the photo gallery to check out our most recent pictures.
What's Happening at Parkside?
Find out about the many activities, study groups and workshops being offered at Parkside by clicking the Events page. There's always something going on!
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If you want to stay informed and involved with Parkside Community Church, you can obtain a copy of our current monthly Newsletter here.