What to Expect

When you visit Countryside, we hope you will find a warm, welcoming environment that will help you experience the presence of God and be uplifted for the week ahead. Our three services each have a unique feel and we invite you to experience whichever seems to fit you best. Quality child care is available from our trained and certified child care providers during all Sunday morning activities and most weekday evening classes and groups. Please join us on Sunday morning for any of our inspiring services:

8:30am Sanctuary Service – this service is a traditional feel with a laid-back atmosphere. Music is provided through traditional organ and piano as well as contemporary gospel groups and other special music, including the Countryside Orchestra. Children are welcomed into worship through children’s time, and the messages for both children and adults provide thought-provoking lessons and an uplifting atmosphere for everyone.

9:45am Celebration Service – this service is a contemporary service held in our Celebration Center located on the west end of the building. It is a very upbeat atmosphere designed to help you experience the Spirit, with music provided by our lively praise band and worship team. A brief teaching message is provided to give the participants an uplifting inspiration to carry them through the week.

11:00am Traditional Sanctuary Service – this service is the most traditional service offered at Countryside, complete with beautiful music provided by our organ and piano, in conjunction with our large and diverse choirs. Children are invited to participate in children’s time, and a inspirational and challenging message is provided to help you learn about and connect with God. This is the most popular service attended by families with young children, but enjoyed by people of all ages.

For those with young children: Countryside is blessed with many young families and we thoroughly enjoy having children in our midst. You won’t find any glares when the baby cries or ushers asking you to move here! If you prefer, we offer Busy Bags and Children’s Bulletins filled with games and activities to help keep your children engaged throughout the service. Just ask an usher for assistance. For our 8:30 and 11:00 services, a Family Worship Room is provided, located in the south sanctuary hallway and complete with live-streaming of both services. A slide, chalk table, and other amenities are provided to keep the kids busy, and there are several comfortable chairs for nursing mothers and others who wish to have quiet time. Ask an usher for directions.

For those with different needs: Hearing assistance devices are available at all services for those who would like to have the sound amplified in a discreet way. Ask an usher or sound technician for help. We also offer large print bulletins for anyone who would like one, available from all ushers. Wheelchair accessible seating is available in both the Sanctuary and the Celebration Center, and an elevator is provided to enable access to all levels of the main building. Countryside is committed to having an open and welcoming environment for all people, so if you have a specific special need, please contact us to let us know how we can be of assistance to allow you to participate in worship.

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