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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, August 23:
  9:30 am - Drive-In Worship in the Parking Lot
10:00 am - Online Worship -

Thursday, August 27:
  9:30 am - Music Recording for Online Service
  6:30 pm - Church Council ZOOM Meeting
    Meeting ID: 841 9975 6829
    Passcode: 947255
    Dial-In Access: (929) 436-2866

Sunday, August 30:
  9:30 am - Drive-In Worship in the Parking Lot
10:00 am - Online Worship -

Thursday, September 3:
  9:30 am - Music Recording for Online Service

Sunday, September 6:
  9:30 am - Drive-In Worship in the Parking Lot
10:00 am - Online Worship -

Monday, September 7:
Labor Day - Office Closed

Thursday, September 10:
  6:30 pm - Mission Team Meeting

Saturday, September 12:
  8:00 am - Work Day at the Church

Sunday, September 13:
  9:30 am - Drive-In Worship in the Parking Lot
10:00 am - Online Worship -

Mission Basket Update - Thanks to your generous support, we collected $596.25 in July for St. Joseph’s Center. August’s basket offering will go to the Newton Ransom Volunteer Fire Company.

TREX Recycling Program - We have resumed our soft plastic recycling program sponsored by TREX. Collection bins are located at the upper and lower levels of the church. Any questions, contact Phyllis Fayocavitz, or 570-587-5677.

Online Giving Now Available - Members and friends of Countryside can now make one-time or recurring gifts directly on our church website. Stop worrying about weekly envelopes or mailing in special donations! Instead, give a gift at any time (from any device that connects to the internet) using a current email and checking account/credit card. It’s simple and secure. You can even turn your tithe into an automatic gift that gives when and how often you’d like with your own online donor account. Visit to see how easy it is! 

Equal Exchange - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Equal Exchange sales are down 38,000 lbs worldwide. In order to support individual farmers, we have set up a table in the lobby of the church (outside café/sanctuary). 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 by Sept. 13). 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.

Warm Hugs - Warm Hugs will meet on Tuesday, September 8, at 9:00 am. A “Warm Hug” is a fleece shawl with pockets that we fill with handmade pocket crosses with a prayer note, tissues, hand sanitizers, lotion, candy, notepad and pen and a note from Countryside wishing them well. Every time someone uses this shawl we hope they feel the love with which it was made. We have given away over 3000 shawls. We meet about once a month to cut, sew and package the “hugs”. It is like an old fashioned sewing bee during which we enjoy and have fellowship with one another. No sewing experience is necessary.


PrayerWorks List - We are restarting our weekly PrayerWorks List. Because this list is intended for urgent needs, concerns will be listed only for the calendar month and will automatically be removed after the last Sunday.A new request will be needed to renew a listing for the next calendar month. Please email requests to or call the church office at (570) 587-3206, or use the form on the back of the PrayerWorks list.


Free Lunch! (and Work Day) - A church work day is scheduled for Saturday, September 12th at 8:00 a.m. There are many talents needed—weed whacking, weeding, mulching, sealing new walkway, handicap signs, organizing under steps and small shed, stabilize roof over pit and take some items for rummage sale to storage. Lunch will be served - please RSVP so we know how many to prepare for. Contact the Church Office (570-587-3206 or or Donna Urbaniak (570-955-9381 or

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.


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:


Weekly Podcast - You can now hear 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, TuneIn Radio, and SoundCloud - search for “Countryside Worship”. (Coming soon to Pandora and iHeartRadio)


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 emergancy, call 570-388-6303 to reach Pastor Jim outside of office hours.