Countryside Community Church’s Mission Team is comprised of people whose focus is outreach to those who need help and support, both on a temporary and long term basis, and is funded through the church budget. The Team also chooses a monthly designee for the Mission basket, a collection taken separate from the regular plate offering. All monies collected for the month go to that organization or group. The Team sponsors various drives and item collections throughout the year for those in need of basic supplies, such as flood buckets, homeless shelter items, as well as shoes, coats and winter accessories, monthly food pantry menu suggestions and an angel tree at Christmas. We attempt to bring awareness of the plight and injustice in the world to our congregation and surrounding area. The Mission Team is an “open” team, with no minimum or maximum number of members, and we welcome anyone interested to bring new enthusiasm and ideas to our meetings. We meet in the second Tuesday of every other month at 6:30 PM in the meeting room. The Mission Team is chaired by Karen Rickaby.