Explore the opportunities for outreach currently available at Countryside Christian Church to see how we can unleash compassion on our community and our world
Our annual Unleashing Compassion event is on Halloween Night. This year is our 12th Trunk or Treat and we look forward to serving 1300+ people in our community. We do this with a TON of candy and lots of oohs and aaaahs over kids dressed in costumes. We bring out our best trunk (or boat or alternative) and pass out candy to the community. We provide a soup bar for everyone serving on that night. Lots to do including set-up, trunk hosts, clean up, greeters, security, popcorn servers and more!
Our event runs from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Set up begins at 3:00pm. We need all of our trunk hosts to be in place by 4:30 (earlier is better!).
CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer!
Each year we partner with Dayspring Fellowship to provide the makings of a complete Thanksgiving meal to around 200 families identified through the Salem Keizer School District.
Our food collection runs October 24 - November 21 and we collect the following items:
- Gravy Packets
- Roasting Pans
- Cans of Corn
- Cans of Green Beans
- Cranberry Sauce
- 5 lbs. bags of Potatoes
- Frozen Turkeys (on November 21st only)
Frozen turkeys are collected on Sunday, November 21st only. Bring your donations on any Sunday or to the church office during the week. You can sign up to help delivery these food boxes to families. Delivery happens on Sunday, November 21st between 2pm - 4pm.
CLICK HERE to sign up to provide a turkey or to volunteer for delivery.
We partner with Samaritan's Purse to help provide the Gospel through Christmas gifts to disadvantaged children around the world.
3 Ways to Get Involved:
1.Take a box and fill it with gift items and return it to Countryside on Sunday, November 14th. Boxes and information will be available on October 17th.
2.Help cover the cost of shipping the boxes with a financial gift of $9 (please specify Operation Christmas Child).
3. Donate kids socks, underwear and t-shirts to go in boxes the Boot Camp kids will be filling as an unleashing compassion project. We will collect donations in our OCC Box beginning October 24th.
If you would like to be part of a planning team that works on Operation Christmas Child throughout the year, please contact Jolene Christensen.