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Pray for Brazil

Pray for our contacts in the country to multiply. Pray for Pastor Gersom and his wife to have wisdom and direction in life.

VBS Family Fun Night July 11 – Volunteers Needed

VBS Family Fun Night is an event for all VBS students and their families, VBS volunteers and their families, and any church volunteers.  In 2023, we served a record number of VBS students (190) and nearly 500 people attended Family Fun Night.  Please click on the link below, review available slots, and consider signing up for one or more volunteer slots.

Please contact Donna McDaniel if you have any questions.  Thank you for serving!

Summer Adult Bible Class Modules

The following Adult Bible Class Modules will be offered for the summer quarter of 2024.

During the 9:00 hour:

  • Book Study – I & II Thessalonians – Led by Pastor Alex Lynch and Travis Jacobs will meet in the East half of the Commons.
  • Theology – Bibliology and Doctrine of God – Led by Pastor Otto Skoog and Mike Hoskins will meet in the West half of the Commons.
  • The Deaf Class – Led by Scott Plummer will continue meeting in Room #2.
  • The Newcomer’s class led by Pastor Mike Summers will meet in Room #3 from August 4th through August 18th.  

During the 10:45 hour:

  • Christian Living – Dealing with Difficult People – Led by Pastor Michael Summers will meet in Rooms #11 and 12.
  • Continuing through Revelation – Led by Pastor Bryan Neal will meet in the West half of the Commons.
  • The Ladies Class will continue to meet in the East half of the Commons. 

The Pastors encourage each adult to plan to attend one of these exciting Bible Class Modules

Bridal Celebration Date Change

Ladies, the quarterly group bridal celebration will be August 3rd (not Aug. 17th). If you are a Countryside member, engaged and entering your first marriage, and wish to be included in our quarterly group bridal celebration on August 3rd, please contact Cheryl Frisch by June 30th.

VBS Volunteers

Vacation Bible School is less than one month away and nearly 100 servants have volunteered to assist in some capacity. We are very thankful for each one who has agreed to give of their time and talents for this very important outreach ministry. We do have some very specific needs that are yet to be filled. We currently need up to 5 adult volunteers to help in the craft area as well as 4 to help in the nursery that is provided for VBS workers. Additionally we would appreciate two or three additional folks who would serve in our younger classes.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tommy Trendel and let him know. Thank you in advance for your service.

Baptism – July 14

As an act of obedience to Christ, baptism is a public profession that one is trusting in Christ alone for salvation and identifies with Him in His death, burial, and resurrection. We will be having a baptism service on Sunday morning, July 14th. If you are a follower of Christ who would like to be baptized, contact the church office (cside@cside.orgno later than June 30th. One of the pastors will then contact you to set up a meeting. 

Ladies’ Retreat – September 20-21

All women are invited to our Ladies’ Retreat September 20-21 at Rock Springs Ranch in Junction City, KS! Come be refreshed in a beautiful retreat setting and learn from God’s Word as we fellowship together around the theme “A Woman Who Fears the Lord.” Cost is $100 per woman. More details when you register July 14-28!

Fellowship Table Groups

It is time again for Fellowship Table Group sign-up. These groups are designed to foster relationships by connecting you around the dinner table with different people in the church. These groups of eight people will meet for a meal once a month for four months. Each couple (or pair of singles) will have the opportunity to host the group in their home or at a restaurant of their choice.

Registration for the summer/fall cycle (July through October) opens today and will continue through Sunday June 23. Stop by the Welcome Center in the south foyer to sign up! For questions, please contact John or Lynne Ruhl. Hope you can join us!

Breaking News: VBS is Coming Soon!

Sign up for this year’s VBS: GNN – the Good News Network. VBS dates are July 8-12, from 9-11:30 each morning. Children ages 5 through 12 will learn through lessons, games, snacks, crafts, music, and skits about the greatest news of all: the Gospel. Please register HERE for this free VBS event by July 7th, 2023.

Men’s Float Trip – July 14-15

Sign up and information sheets available in both foyers for the men’s float trip July 14-15. The last day to sign up will be July 7th. 

We will be floating the Elk River in southwestern, Missouri near Noel, Missouri. Leaving after church July 14th and returning Monday night July 15th.  Lodging accommodations will be tent, camping or cabins with AC. 

Information sheets with cost information etc. available by the sign up sheets and the foyers.

Baby Celebration Signups

Hello to our first time expectant moms! If you are a member of Countryside, expecting your first child, and wish to be included in our quarterly baby celebration in July, please contact Cheryl Frisch by June 22nd to be included.

Details for our quarterly celebration will be sent at a later date. 

Junior Camp Registration

Junior Camp Registration is currently open and we would encourage any unregistered campers to go ahead and register now.  We have space for only 11 more girl campers and 14 more boy campers.  Once these numbers are met we will no longer be able to accept more campers due to space availability issues at camp.  Any scholarship needs should be addressed with Pastor Bryan Neal.  Once again we encourage all campers to register sooner rather than later.  You may register online at

Countryside Family Float Trip

Join Countryside families July 19 -20, 2024 

for a fun adventure with Living Waters Canoe Ministry, the cost is $55 per person and includes, canoe/kayak, 1 night stay, breakfast on Saturday and a river lunch.

Flyers for sign up are available main lobby.