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Focus is the monthly newsletter of Countryside Church and is available in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF). Click on the date below of the issue you wish to download.

Focus February 7, 2018  Bulletin Boards
Focus January 10, 2018  Happy New Year
Focus December 6, 2017  Meaningful Holidays
Focus November 2, 2017  When the Going Gets Tough
Focus October 4, 2017
Focus September 7, 2017  The Wendigo & Spiritual Nourishment
Focus August 2, 2017
Focus July 6, 2017
Focus June 1, 2017 Amen
Focus May 3, 2017 Memphis: King & Elvis
Focus April 5, 2017 Spring Crocus
Focus March 8, 2017 Love Your Neighbor Vigil
Focus February 8, 2017 March and Hope
Focus January 11, 2017 When to Call the Minister
Focus December 7, 2016 Maladjusted
Focus November 3, 2016 Not a Social Club
Focus October 5, 2016 Depression
Focus September 8, 2016 The Value of Participation
Focus August 10, 2016 Cute Animal Videos
Focus June 1, 2016  Right on Time
Focus April 27, 2016 Safety
Focus March 30, 2016 Service and Ministry
Focus February 24, 2016
Focus January 27, 2016
Focus December 30, 2015 Learnings from the Christmas Pageant
Focus November 24, 2015 Welcoming the Stranger
Focus October 28, 2015 Langar – Hospitality as Spiritual Practice
Focus September 30, 2015 Muse on the Pope
Focus August 26, 2015 Panta Rhei – Everything Changes
Focus July 29, 2015 Muse on Mourning

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Save the Date. Mark your calendar for the 2010 Time and Talent Auction on Saturday, November 13. Donation forms will be available soon; it’s not too early to start thinking about your donations for the silent or live auction!

Lights, Camera——Sound!!!! SOUND is the key word here – we really need more people to monitor the sound system during Sunday worship services, starting NOW. We also need someone to coordinate the sound schedule. Instructions and cheat sheets provided. If you have a talent/interest/curiosity about how our sound system works and feel this is a way you can contribute to the worship service in a very meaningful way, please call Lisa Christensen, 847-808-1615, or the church office.

Childcare Position Available. Countryside Church is seeking a second childcare provider for Sunday services (40 Sundays/year) and 3-4 weeknights/month, starting in September. Ideal candidate will possess experience with children ages birth-10 (especially infants and toddlers), CPR and/or babysitting certification, and own means of transportation. Eventual hiring will be based on successful background check. We are seeking a non-Countryside member for this position. If you know of people who might be interested, please refer them to Jenny Tanquary at Countryside Church, 847-359-8440, ext.1 or email, attention Jenny Tanquary. Application deadline is August 20.

To apply for this position, applicants should send complete contact information and responses to the following:

Describe briefly your experience providing childcare

Describe any childcare classes and/or CPR training you’ve received

Please explain why you are interested in this position

Please provide names and contact information of at least two references.

St Hubert Job and Networking Ministry. Events are non-denominational, free and open to all occupations. For more info or questions regarding the St. Hubert Job Ministry Events, call Bob Podgorski at 847-925-6005.

§ Developing Your Network: August 21, 9am to Noon, Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 432 W. Park Street, Arlington Hts. Beth Coddington, President of NuVenture Search Partners Inc., will help us better understand how to create an active and dedicated network of key career enhancing contacts. She’ll cover: Building a dynamic network, how to move from contacts to relationships, overcoming shyness, reaching and connecting with search people and more.

§ Strategies in Building Optimism: August 23, 7 to 9:15 pm, St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates. Debra Desmond, Certified Executive Career Coach, will provide us an opportunity to better understand how to build on our strengths and increase our optimism persona.