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Quick Updates:

  • The January/February 2021 issue of The Upper Room daily devotional guide are now available and can be picked up at the church during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm). We can also mail copies to you if needed.
  • The January 12 meeting of Warm Hugs has been cancelled.

 

 

** Masks will be worn and social distancing will be observed for all group gatherings and meetings.

Sunday, January 10:
10:00 am - Online Worship at countryside-church.org/live

Monday, January 11:
  6:30 pm - Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, January 12:
Warm Hugs CANCELLED

Thursday, January 14:
  6:30 pm - Mission Team Meeting

Sunday, January 17:
10:00 am - Online Worship at countryside-church.org/live

Monday, January 18:
  6:30 pm - Worship Team Meeting

Tuesday, January 19:
  7:00 pm - Half Truths Bible Study - click here for information

Wednesday, January 20:
  9:30 am - Half Truths Bible Study - click here for information
  6:30 pm - SPRC Meeting

Thursday, January 21:
  6:30 pm - Finance Team Meeting

Saturday, January 23:
Countryside Leadership Retreat

Sunday, January 24:
10:00 am - Online Worship at countryside-church.org/live

Tuesday, January 26:
  7:00 pm - Half Truths Bible Study - click here for information

Wednesday, January 27:
  9:30 am - Half Truths Bible Study - click here for information

Thursday, January 28:
  6:30 pm - Church Council Meeting

Sunday, January 31:
10:00 am - Online Worship at countryside-church.org/live

 

 

Half Truths Worship Series

True or false:

  1. Everything happens for a reason.
  2. God helps those who help themselves.
  3. God won't give you more than you can handle.
  4. God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
  5. Love the sinner, hate the sin.

All true? Not so fast.

They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.

Join us along with Adam Hamilton in searching for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus.

Beginning Sunday, January 17, 2021, we will look at these commonly used expressions and explore what may be a more Biblically-inspired substitute for each.

You can also join us for our video Bible study every week beginning January 19. We will meet by Zoom on Tuesdays at 7 pm and Wednesdays at 9:30 am.

Click here for more information.

 

Mission Team Update

During the month of January, the Mission Team will collect items for UMCOR Cleaning Buckets. The list of items needed can be found hereItems can be dropped off at the church during office hours.
January's basket offering will go to St. Anthony's Haven. View the January Moment for Mission video here.
December's basket offering raised $576.15 for St. Francis Common.

 

Announcement Deadline

Please submit any bulletin announcements or Prayer List updates before 12 pm on Thursday to be included in the following Sunday’s bulletin or in the 10 am video service. Please email announcements to office@countryside-church.org or call the office at (570) 587-3206.

 

 

Contact Information

Church Office
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 2 pm
Phone: 570-587-3206
Email: office@countryside-church.org

Pastor Jim Hollister
Email: jhhollister@outlook.com

Holidays may affect office hours.

After Hours Emergency Phone Numbers:
Pastor Jim: (814) 496-5223
Parsonage: (570) 388-6303