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Upcoming Events:

Monday, September 28:
  6:30 pm - Re-opening Task Force Meeting

Thursday, October 1:
   All Day - Recording for Sunday’s worship video

Friday, October 2:
  7:00 pm - Family Movie Night
  8:00 pm - Youth Movie Night

Sunday, October 4:
10:00 am - Drive-In Worship in the Parking Lot
10:00 am - Online Worship -

Thursday, October 8:
   All Day - Recording for Sunday’s worship video
  6:30 pm - Mission Team Meeting

Sunday, October 11:
10:00 am - Drive-In Worship in the Parking Lot
10:00 am - Online Worship -

Monday, October 12:
  6:30 pm - Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, October 13:
  9:00 am - Warm Hugs

Thursday, October 8:
   All Day - Recording for Sunday’s worship video
  6:30 pm - Mission Team Meeting

Saturday, October 31:
  6:00 pm - Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Sunday, November 22:
  2:30 pm - Church Conference


Prayers for Nick and Family

14-year-old Nicholas Vasicak-Doran was reported missing from his home on Cherry Hill Road in Newton Township on September 22, 2020. Nick has brown eyes and blonde hair, and wears glasses . He is listed as 4 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 85 pounds. He has been spotted in the areas of Red Barn Village, Marley's Mission, How Kola Campground, and Summit Hills Golf Course. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact South Abington Township Police at 570-342-9111.
I want to do a Drive thru Trunk or treat this year on October 31 at the church from 6 – 7:30 pm. I wanted to see how many would be willing to decorate a trunk, table or a space. My thought is to have the cars 6 feet apart and I would collect the candy or treats the week before and put bags together that would be handed out, by one person, at the end as they are leaving. Masks would need to be worn by those doing cars or spaces. I 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 me (, message me on Facebook, or text me (570-947-4951), as soon as possible
Thank you and God Bless,
Wendy Molitoris

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!

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.)

Mission Team Update - We will be collecting NEW socks, hats and gloves for adults and children throughout the month of October. The mission basket for October will benefit Community Outreach programs with a focus on Homeless Ministries.

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.

ATTENTION RANSOM TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS: If you have been notified by the township that your mailing address will be changing soon, please email or call the church office at (570) 587-3206 to update your contact information in our Member Directory. Thanks!

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:

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 (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.