Welcome to Countryside United Methodist Church


Saturday, December 9, 2017 at  7 pm



Welcome to Countryside United Methodist Church. We invite you to join us throughout the week as we join together to worship, to study, to celebrate our faith, and to fellowship with one another.

Open Hearts. Open Doors. Open Minds.

Countryside is a congregation of about 200 members. In addition to worship, we have several study groups and fellowship groups. We work especially hard at being an inclusive faith community where persons from all walks of life feel comfortable worshipping and working together. Our commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ continues to connect us to the past and catapults us into the future. In Christ, all things are possible.

Although the history of Countryside United Methodist Church spans roughly 40 years, Countryside evolved from a desire for a bridge between the peoples of Sidney and Philo. Methodist ministry began in the 1830’s when Andrew Jackson was President of the United States. The legacy of Countryside includes former churches like Alice Chapel, Lost Grove, Pleasant Hill and the Methodist Churches of Philo and Sidney. Throughout the years the names and faces have changed. Yet the commitment of Countryside is based upon the love of God and our mission is to reach out and make disciples for Jesus Christ.

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Countryside has been hustling all month preparing our celebration for the birth of Christ. The kids started us out the first weekend of December and we have had something every weekend since. The choir has been practicing, and by God's grace we don't sound to bad. This Sunday evening we will have Christmas Around the Fireplace. Please come and join us, we eat, sing, read poems, tell jokes and have a great time. Would love for you to join us! Next Sunday Christmas Eve is what we have been preparing for. Services are carefully prepared to welcome our Savior into the world. Jesus is the reason for the Season! Please find a place to worship this Christmas and then continue throughout the year.

Countryside up coming service opportunities are:

12/17 - 9 am Worship/Sunday School and coffee time.
6 pm Christmas Around the Fireplace.
12/24 - 9 am Worship/Sunday School and coffee time. The
Choir has and awesome musical to share.
5 pm Christmas Eve Service, will be a little different this
year: The choir will share their musical and Patty and Rj
will have the service.
11 pm Christmas Eve Service, here is your chance to
bring in Christmas Day singing and praising God.
Pastor Al will have this service you will not want to miss!
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You are all welcome, the tables are set, the kitchen is in order please follow the star to Countryside tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

Mark your calendars, our Annual Christmas Brunch is quickly approaching. It is a great way to kick off your Christmas Season! Our program this year will be performances by Elizabeth and Patty Metzler. Hope to see you there!

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This Saturday we have a very special Christmas At The Cross service planned. Live performances and readings and plenty of Christmas cheer! Join us at 7pm! Countryside friends please share this post to get the word out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Service Times

Sunday morning opportunities
9 a.m. — Worship Service
8:30 – 9 a.m. — Countryside Coffee Bar Open
10:00 – 10:10 a.m. — Countryside Coffee Bar Open
10:15 a.m. — Sunday school for all ages.

AT THE CROSS – second Saturday of the month

7:00 p.m. — Contemporary Worship


Contact Us

Countryside United Methodist Church
1807 County Rd 1000 N
Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 688-2422
A member of the IGRC
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