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Quick Updates:

The Warm Hugs meeting scheduled for February 9 has been cancelled.

The January/February 2021 issue of The Upper Room daily devotional guide are now available in regular and large print and can be picked up at the church during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm). We can also mail copies to you if needed.

2021 Offering Envelopes are available. If you have used envelopes in the past, or you would like to begin using envelopes, please pick them up at the church during office hours (Monday-Friday 9am-2pm).


Upcoming Events

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

Sunday, February 7:
10:00 am - Online Worship at

Monday, February 8:
  6:30 pm - Trustees Meeting - at the church OR by Zoom (click for Zoom link)

Tuesday, February 9:
  7:00 pm - Half Truths Bible Study - click here for information

Wednesday, February 10:
  7:00 pm - Reopening Task Force Meeting (click for Zoom link)

Thursday, February 11:
  6:30 pm - Mission Team Meeting (click for Zoom link)

Sunday, February 14:
10:00 am - Online Worship at

Monday, February 15:
  6:30 pm - Worship Team Meeting

Tuesday, February 16:
  7:00 pm - Half Truths Bible Study - click here for information

Wednesday, February 17:
  6:30 pm - Ash Wednesday Online Worship - click here for information

Thursday, February 18:
  6:30 pm - Finance Team Meeting

Sunday, February 21:
10:00 am - Online Worship at

Wednesday, February 22:
  6:30 pm - Lenten Midweek Online Worship - click here for information
  7:15 pm - SPRC Meeting (** Note date and time change **)

Thursday, February 25:
  6:30 pm - Church Council Meeting

Sunday, February 28:
10:00 am - Online Worship at




Half Truths Worship Series

Next week we will conclude our Worship and Bible Study series in which we look at these commonly used expressions and explore what may be a more Biblically-inspired substitute for each.

You can also join us for our video Bible study on Tuesday, February 9 and 16. We will meet by Zoom at 7 pm.

Click here for more information.



Thelma Gardner will celebrate her 94th birthday on February 21!
Cards can be sent to:
Thelma Gardner
Amos Towers, Room 207
525 Jefferson Ave.
Scranton, PA 18510



Valentine's Day is coming up!
Send a card to our homebound members to let them know how much we love them!
Click here for the mailing list.




Mission Team Update

February's basket offering will go to the Women's Resource Center. View the February Moment for Mission video here.
In January we collected $728.35 for St. Andrew’s Haven



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.




For the past several weeks the we have been experiencing issues with delays in mail delivery from the U.S. Postal Service. People have called the church office to report that checks they sent to us in the beginning of December have not not cleared their bank. A few people told us that their mail to us was returned by USPS and marked as "undeliverable."

If your check has not cleared your bank, you can call Jeff at the church office (570-587-3206) to check if it has recently been received.

You can also click here to explore other methods of financially supporting the ministries of Countryside Community Church.



Contact Information

Church Office
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 2 pm
Phone: 570-587-3206

Pastor Jim Hollister

Holidays may affect office hours.

After Hours Emergency Phone Numbers:
Pastor Jim: (814) 496-5223
Parsonage: (570) 388-6303