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Upcoming Events:

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


Monday, September 28:

  6:30 pm - Re-opening Task Force Meeting


Tuesday, October 6:

  6:30 pm - Mission Team Meeting (note date change)


Thursday, October 8:

   All Day - Recording for Sunday’s worship video


Sunday, October 11:

10:00 am - Drive-In Worship in the Parking Lot

10:00 am - Online Worship -

11:00 am - Service of the Word (in the Sanctuary)


Monday, October 12:

  6:30 pm - Trustees Meeting


Tuesday, October 13:

  9:00 am - Warm Hugs


Thursday, October 15:

   All Day - Recording for Sunday’s worship video

  6:30 pm - Finance Team Meeting


Sunday, October 18:

10:00 am - Drive-In Worship in the Parking Lot

10:00 am - Online Worship -

11:00 am - Service of the Word (in the Sanctuary)


Saturday, October 31:

  6:00 pm - Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat


Sunday, November 22:

  2:30 pm - Church Conference



Mission Team Update:

1.  We will be collecting NEW socks, hats and gloves for adults and children throughout the month of October. 

2.  The mission basket for October will benefit Community Outreach programs with a focus on Homeless Ministries.


Warm Hugs - Warm Hugs will meet on Tuesday, October 13, at 9:00 am. Even if you can’t attend, you can still participate - we need pocket sized tissue packs and hand sanitizer to put in the pockets of the hugs. (* Masks will be worn and social distancing will be observed.)


Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat - October 31, 6-7:30 pm.

We want to see how many people would be willing to decorate a trunk, table or a space. Cars will be spaced 6 feet apart and candy or treats will be collected the week before and put in bags that would be handed out, by one person, at the end as folks are leaving. Protective face masks would need to be worn by those doing cars or spaces. We feel this is a safe way of doing it and still being able to reach out to our community. If you are interested in doing this, please email Wendy Molitoris (, message her on Facebook or text her, (570-947-4951), as soon as possible.


TREX Recycling Program - We are continuing our TREX soft plastic recycling program. Plastic can be dropped off at the church during office hours or after Sunday morning worship. Any questions, contact Phyllis Fayocavitz, or 570-587-5677.


Equal Exchange - Feel free to stop by the church Monday-Friday 9am-2pm to pick up tea, coffee, chocolate, nuts, cocoa, olive oil, and other fairly traded items. Cash, checks, credit/debit cards, Apple Pay, or Google Pay can be used to purchase. See Jeff in the office for details.


There are several ways you can worship with us at Countryside:

Worship Videos - New videos are posted on our website every Sunday morning at 10 am and are available to view at any time during the week.

Telephone Worship - Join us for Sunday Morning Worship at Countryside from your home telephone! Call us toll-free at (888) 832-3818 to listen in on our weekly worship services. No internet connection or computer skills required! If you can dial a telephone, you can join us. Services will be available every Sunday at 10:00 am. And because they are recorded, you can call in at any time during the week to listen. Questions? Call the Church Office at (570) 587-3206.

Podcast - You can now hear both parts of Pastor Jim’s weekly sermons in a podcast format! Listen on our website or on our church app. You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, TuneIn Radio, and SoundCloud - search for “Countryside Worship”. 

NEW! Service of the Word - Beginning October 11, you can join us for worship in our Sanctuary at 11 am on Sunday mornings. Due to state and federal health and safety guidelines, face masks will be worn by all attending, social distancing will be observed, and attendance will be limited to 25 people per service. Call the church office at (570) 587-3206 to reserve your spot. Reservations will be taken by telephone only.


Attention Ransom Township Residents: If you have been notified by the township that your mailing address will be changing at the end of November, please email or call the church office at (570) 587-3206 to update your contact information in our Member Directory. Thanks!


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 or call the office at (570) 587-3206.


Friends Helping Friends! Such an easy fundraiser. Support Countryside Community Church on Oct 14 & 15 from 9 am- 9 pm on line or in the store by shopping at Boscov's. At the Scranton Store, mention "Countryside Community Church" at the register or select the church from pre-registered list during check out on line. Shoppers get an extra 20% off almost everything and Boscov's will donate 5% back to Countryside!


Countryside Church App - Stay connected to Countryside from anywhere with our smartphone app! Thanks to our partners at, you can now keep up to date with announcements and events, submit prayer requests, watch online worship videos, give to Countryside’s ministries, and more! Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for “ Church App” or use the URL below to download:


Church Office Hours (Phone: 570-587-3206)

Pastor Jim: Tuesday & Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm

(other times available by appointment)

Jeff: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 2 pm

Holidays may affect office hours.

In case of an emergency, call (814) 496-5223 to reach Pastor Jim outside of office hours.