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Worship at Countryside

affirmative Worship

Worship is job one for a Christian. Countryside is known for inspiring music in worship, and our clergy are committed to bringing positive messages that apply scriptures to life in a relevant, life-affirming way. Our congregation at worship seeks to extend a spirit of welcome.

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3221 S.W. Burlingame Rd.- Topeka, KS

Service Times

Sundays - 8:30am

Service with traditional feel & laid-back atmosphere held in our Sanctuary

Sundays - 9:45am

Contemporary service gathers in our Celebration Center

Sundays - 11:00am

Traditional service held in our Sanctuary includes music from piano, pipe organ, Sanctuary Choir, bell choirs and instrumental ensembles

Taking the Next Step

Giving is not our way of raising a budget. It is God's way of raising disciples. Discover the joy of growing in your relationship with God as you consider how you can take the next step in your faith journey and live generously. You may make a one-time gift or set up recurring automatic giving online. Give now.

Thank you for supporting our ministries!

For those with different needs

Countryside offers assistance for those with different needs. Large print bulletins, hearing assistance devices, wheelchairs and wheelchair accessible seating, elevators & ramps for ease of mobility. Please ask an usher and they'll happily help!

LOST? Navigating Countryside's facilities can be confusing - Here's a map of our church  & facilities.

Sundays at Countryside

Church can be an intimidating place to visit — especially if you don’t know what to expect. We invite you to experience what the gospel means both intellectually and relationally at one of our Sunday worship services. You can engage with others and find places for your whole family to connect. We hope that through visiting with us, you will experience the hope, love and joy that comes from a community of people who love Jesus.

Feel free to call (785-266-7541) or email us us in advance of your first visit. We will be happy to give a tour & share more information with you.

You ARE Welcome Here!

Our church recognizes all children of God and their sacred worth. In a world full of much pain & anguish, we want everyone to know a place that is loving, welcoming and affirming. We are in mission and ministry to the gospel of Jesus Christ to "make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."

  • Baptism

    In baptism, we acknowledge and celebrate the grace of God, freely offered to us before we were even aware of it. We confess our sin, accept membership in the family of Christ, and vow to trust in and serve Jesus Christ as our Lord. Baptism is the outward and visible sign of our covenant (holy agreement) with God to accept God's gifts of freedom and power and to grow in faith through the constant efforts of the Holy Spirit and the lifelong practice of prayer, study, service, witness and worship. Baptism is a communal celebration; the congregation vows to nurture and support those being baptized - adults or infants.

    More information from The United Methodist Church.

    Please contact us for more information on baptism at Countryside!

  • Confirmation

    We recognize children are members of their human families, but no one expects them to clean their rooms or empty the dishwasher until much later. In the same way, “baptized infants are members of the Church—the family of faith—but are not yet capable of sharing everything involved in membership,” By Water and the Spirit, The United Methodist Church’s official statement on baptism, teaches.

    Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. “What God offers us must be accepted in repentance and faith,” This Is Your Baptismal Liturgy states. “Confirmation and reaffirmation are our responses of commitment, profession of faith, and rededication.”

    More information from The United Methodist Church.

    If your child is entering 7th grade, please contact Pastor Christine for more information regarding our Confirmation Classes this fall beginning August 11.

  • Membership

    Discover Countryside is an informational gathering about how to become involved in the various ministries and activities offered at Countryside. A light lunch, facilities tour, and Q & A are included. Child care is available by prior arrangement. Our next Discover Countryside session will be at noon in the dining room on Sept. 8 

    For details about our Discover class, contact Brenda Bauman Swank. 

    Explore Your Faith is a big-picture overview of the important tenets and history of our faith, where we came from as United Methodists, and what makes us unique in our theology.

    Our next Explore Your Faith session is Sept. 15 at 9:45am in the parlor.

    For details about our Explore Class,

    contact Rev. Nancy Gammill. 

    NEW  Member Sunday

    Join Countryside! Our next opportunity to become a member is  Sept. 15.

    If you are interested in joining, please contact brenda@countrysideumc.org.



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