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Upcoming Events:

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

Sunday, September 13:
10:00 am - Drive-In Worship in the Parking Lot
10:00 am - Online Worship -

Monday, September 14:
  6:30 pm - Trustees Meeting at the pavilion

Tuesday, September 15:
  6:00 pm - Mission Team Meeting (pavilion)

Thursday, September 17:
   All Day - Recording for Sunday’s worship video
  6:30 pm - Finance Team Meeting (Zoom)

Sunday, September 20:
10:00 am - Drive-In Worship in the Parking Lot
10:00 am - Online Worship -

Monday, September 21:
  6:30 pm - Worship Team Meeting

Thursday, September 24:
   All Day - Recording for Sunday’s worship video0
  6:30 pm - Church Council Meeting (Zoom)

Sunday, September 27:
10:00 am - Drive-In Worship in the Parking Lot
10:00 am - Online Worship -

Attention Ransom Township Residents:

If you have been notified by the township that your mailing address will be changing soon, please email to update your contact information in our Member Directory. Thanks!

Mission Basket Update - Thanks to your generous support, we collected $855.85 in August for the Newton Ransom Volunteer Fire Company. September’s basket offering will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. 

TREX Recycling Program - We have reached our 500 pound goal! Our next collection period will begin September 15. Any questions, contact Phyllis Fayocavitz, or 570-587-5677.


Mission Team Collection - The Mission Team is initiating a collection of non-perishable items for distribution to local food banks and shelters.  Different items will be collected each month and announced on the last Sunday. September’s collection will be canned goods of all types. (pop tops preferred if available) Collection bins will be located behind the church each Sunday after our drive-in service and volunteers will accept your donations as you exit in your vehicle.  Please help our neighbors in need as we continue to struggle through trying times.


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.


Fall Mum Sale - Saturday, Sept. 19 (orders due today). Pick up at the lower level of the church between 8:30-10:00 am. $10 each - 9” size in color choice of red, orange, purple, white, or yellow. To order, contact Sue Youtz at or call 570-947-2474.

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:


Warm Hugs - Warm Hugs will meet on Tuesday, October 13, at 9:00 am. We need pocket-sized hand sanitizer and tissue packs to put in the pockets of the Hugs. (* Masks will be worn and social distancing will be observed.)


Hug Day, With a Twist - Everyone is invited to visit our homebound members, who will be on their porches, Sunday Sept 27th. We will be presenting them with a gift made by our Youth Group and a “warm hug” made by our Warm Hugs Group. We will be praying with our member, singing hymns if you want to, and giving them an “Air Hug” as we leave.  Please view corona virus rules put in place by Our Member Care Committee on our website.  If you would like to be part of this ministry, call Lois Doble 570-587-3452 or e-mail* Masks will be worn and social distancing will be observed.)

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.


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.

Weekly 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”. 


Weekly Video Services - You can still worship with us online at our website
New videos are streamed every Sunday at 10 am and are available for viewing at any time during the week.


Church Office Hours
    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.