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Countryside Community Church held its first Sunday service on December 5, 2004, in the home of one of our founding members.  Our first attendees shared a common desire and purpose:  to be a new church family for lower Bucks County, meeting regularly to ...

 

        • know, love and worship God, according to His Word, the Bible, and through His Son, Jesus Christ,

        • help and encourage each other as Christians, to become more like Jesus, and

        • help each other reach out with the good news about Jesus to others who are still living without Him.

 

We are similar in our teachings and practices to many good Baptist churches, but we are not denominationally affiliated.

 

Click here for a brief Summary of Our Beliefs & Practices

 

During the first six months, our new church was led by a membership-appointed council of seven of our founding men.  Then in May, 2005, Mike Otto became Countryside’s Pastor

Mike was ordained and began his pastoral ministry in 1969.  He is a graduate of Florida Bible College (B.A.) and Dallas Theological Seminary (M.A.B.S.).  Before serving at Countryside, he served on the staff of Florida Bible College, was a member of the Christian vocal band known as the Spokesmen, and was a youth pastor for some years in Florida and Pennsylvania.  In 1977, Mike initiated and led in the planting of a new local church in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he served as pastor for 27 years (until 2004).  Pastor Mike and his wife, Kaye, live in Langhorne.  Their daughter, Lauren, a graduate of Lancaster Bible College, serves vocationally as a children's ministry director on the staff of a church in Hershey, PA. 

To hear one of Pastor Mike's Sunday morning messages, Click Here.

 

Sunday Mornings at Countryside

 

Our Sunday mornings begin at 9:00, with Sunday School classes for all ages, including an Adult Bible Fellowship, a young adult fellowship class, a youth Bible class, age-appropriate children's classes, and an infant-toddler Nursery.  Before classes begin, some of our youth and adults stop by the refreshments table to pick up a cup of coffee or tea to take with them.  10:10-10:30 is a break and fellowship time, with coffee and tea still being served. 

Our Worship Service begins at 10:30, also with an infant-toddler Nursery provided.  Older children (through Grade 6) sit with their parents during the musical, first part of the Worship Service, then, before the Pastor's message, they are dismissed to go to a special Children’s Worship program.  Visiting children may either sit with their parents for the remainder of the service, or join in with others their age for a great time of making new friends and age-appropriate worship and learning from God’s Word.  Monthly, on first Sundays, before the children are dismissed, we share Communion in our morning service. 

 

Our worship through music is a blending of favorite traditional hymns and contemporary songs.  It is led by one of our men, Mark Hoeckele, who is assisted by a team of vocal and instrumental musicians.

 

 

It would be great to have you visit with us!

 

 

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