Programs and Ministries Informational Sessions March 8-28 About
March 28
11:15 AM
Pastoral Care

We reach out to those in our congregation with prayers and visits and help during life’s challenging times. There is a weekly prayer chain and a strong Stephen Ministry program. Jan Brown – Pastoral Care Coordinator.  Click HERE for more information.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/5934076712 

March 18
7:00 PM
Children’s Ministry

Our mission is to create a safe environment for Countryside children to explore their faith in the light of God’s love through Sunday School, Family Worship, Children’s Church, Vacation Bible School, Core 56 and Wednesday night programming. We support families as they teach their children about Jesus’ ministry, the history and rituals of the church (such as baptism, communion and confirmation), and the responsibilities of being a Christian in an increasingly globalized world. Click HERE for more information.

Youth Ministry

Countryside Youth (CoYo) serves students in grades 7-12. Junior and senior high school students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of activities that build community and support our youth as they grow spiritually, socially, and emotionally in a safe and secure environment. Youth at Countryside have opportunities for service, worship, education, and fellowship in a community of peers, adult leaders, and the larger church. Click HERE for more information.

Come learn more about Countryside’s Youth and Family Ministries. Rebecca Morello – Director of Youth and Family Ministries.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/4143770321


Engagement Monday
March 8
7:00 PM
Small Groups and Connections

Justice groups, prayer groups, book and bible study groups, Journey Groups and volunteer opportunities are all ways to make connections with Countryside.
Come learn more about small groups ministry and ways to connect. Diane Scott is Countryside’s Community Engagement coordinator.

Christian Partner Tuesday
March 9
7:00 PM
Tri-Faith Initiative

Countryside is the Christian partner of the Tri-Faith Initiative.  After a a time for discernment, a capital campaign and two years of construction, the church and the congregation moved on April 4, 2019, to join Temple Israel, the American Muslim Institute and the Tri-Faith building at 132 and Pacific. The vision of the Tri-Faith Initiative is: “to build bridges of respect, acceptance, and trust.

Come learn more about Countryside’s journey from 8787 Pacific Street to becoming the Christian Partner of the Tri-Faith Initiative on the Tri-Faith Commons.

UCC Thursday
March 11
7:00 PM
United Church of Christ (UCC)

Countryside is a member church of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and was formed in 1949. The church’s mission: We are an inclusive, open and affirming family of faith, welcoming all to God’s table of love and acceptance. We are diverse, yet united by Christ’s example. We care for one another, support one another and challenge one another to become all that God creates us to be. We work together to nurture our community and to promote peace and justice in our conflicted world. We strive to challenge stereotypes, to learn from each other, and to counter the influence of fear and misunderstanding.” The United Church of Christ has Congregationalist roots that date back to the Pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620. The UCC also led the way in climate justice, race and gender justice, and LGBTQIA+ Equality.

Come learn more about Countryside’s rich history and more about the United Church of Christ.

Arts Thursday March 25 7:00 PM
Arts Ministry

Perhaps one of the most exciting things to happen at Countryside this year was the acquisition of the John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Opus 47. This is the first new pipe organ in Omaha in nearly 20 years and one of the best in the region. In addition, there are adult and children’s choirs and many other musical opportunities available. Faith Singers (high school) have an annual tour. Alex Ritter – Countryside’s artistic director. Click HERE for more information.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/6174592400