The Box, The Basket and The Journey are three ways that Countryside shares our gifts with one another and with our community.
The Box is a way to share our material possessions with one another and is located in the Foyer. Each month the box contains something different: from backpacks full of school supplies to bus passes to jars of peanut butter, to paper products, but it is always brimming with the gift of love that we share with people and organizations in need.
The Box for October – Believe it or not, the lack of reliable access to sanitary menstrual items keeps many women from going to work and/or school every month. Because we recognize the impact of providing this need, the Board of Christian Outreach is launching a call for large donations of this kind that we will distribute locally through Youth Emergency Services (YES!), Together Inc., and directly to ANPO WICAHPI, the Pine Ridge Girls’ School near Porcupine, SD. We intend to amass a sizable amount of these items during October so that we can make a noticeable difference at all three organizations. Please bring some to Countryside this month if you can afford it.
The Basket is Countryside’s way of sharing financial offerings with our community for the support of our ongoing program ministries. The baskets are located at the back of the Sanctuary.
The Journey is the way we share our time and talent with one another and is printed in the Order of Worship.