Countryside Church Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9 AM - 2 PM

Office phone: 570-587-3206 

Pastor Mark's email: mterwilliger@susumc.org
Karen Rickaby's email: countrysideoffice@yahoo.com

The Cookbooks Are In !
Cookbooks are $16 each and available in the cafe.

The Susan Duncan Book Club
The Susan Duncan Book Club will convene on September 15th at 7:00 pm at Anne Mecca's home, 1680 Forest Acres Drive, Clarks Summit. The book being discussed is, Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs.
Ms. Higgs gives an insightful and sometimes humorous look at some "bad girls" in the Bible from Eve to Jezebel, etc. to
understand and learn from their issues and mistakes.
Everyone is invited to come and join the conversation and snacks!
Any questions, please contact Anne Mecca
at 570-586-0512 or 570-862-7174.

Turkey Supper Date Set

Dear Members and Friends of Countryside,
Our Turkey Supper is scheduled for Saturday, October 18th with take-outs from the lower entrance of the church from 2:30 PM - 4 PM ONLY, followed by our family-style dinner at 4 PM.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for childen 4-12.
Children under 4 are free at our family style dinner.
Advance Sale Tickets will be available in our church office 
from 9 AM- 2 PM Monday - Friday, starting Monday, September 22nd.
Tickets will also be sold for both the day of the supper.

We look forward to the fellowship and shared effort that has made our annual supper an important source of funding to support our church’s ministry in our community and the world.

We are asking you to check your calendars and consider volunteering your time as we prepare for this large undertaking.  Many hands make light work and more fun!  Please remember we provide free on the-job-training for new recruits and invite everyone to share in this very special event.

Many individuals have been scheduled for various tasks related to the supper but more volunteers will be needed to fill in work teams to keep everything running smoothly.  To help fill our work teams, we are asking anyone willing to volunteer but who is not yet on a team, to use the volunteer list below to join a pool of volunteers we can use to fill needed positions.  If you are planning on helping the day of the supper & have not yet signed on, please sign up so we can use all of our help efficiently.

Turkey Supper Volunteer Opportunities
... Roast a turkey (turkey, bag, and instructions provided)
... Donate homemade baked goods for bake sale
... Monetary Donation to defray costs
... Cleanup Crew (eat dinner at 6 PM, start cleanup when done)
... take-out prep and packing
... wherever needed

Click on the following email address to let us know of your interest to help

General help days...  All are invited, no sign up needed
Monday, October 6th    9 AM to make Welsh cookies
(bring a griddle if you have one)
Tuesday, October 14th    6 PM        Squash Peeling
Thursday, October 16th     6 PM        Potato Peeling
Friday, October 17th    8 AM         Kitchen and turkey prep
Saturday, October 18th    8 AM        Kitchen, turkey cutters, dessert cutters, and take-out

Share Your Harvest
If you have extra produce from your garden that you would like to share, bring it to church on Sundays.  We'll have a table set up in the social hall where you can place your surplus for others to enjoy and appreciate.

Equal Exchange Project
Countryside will be begin an exciting ongoing mission through UMCOR called the "Equal Exchange Coffee Project".  This will not be a fundraiser, rather a mission to support Fair Trade.  Phyllis Fayocavitz will be spearheading and will have coffee available for sale in the café after church if anyone is interested.

Here is a link for more details:


Started in 2002, the UMCOR Coffee Project is a collaboration between Equal Exchange and the United Methodist Committee on Relief to involve more Methodist communities and individuals in supporting small farmers around the world.
For each pound of fairly traded coffee, chocolate, tea, and foods Methodists purchase through the UMCOR Coffee Project, 15 cents per pound goes to UMCOR's Small Farmer Fund, helping to increase the capacity of two coffee co-ops, Sopacdi and Muungano in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The projects improve quality management processes and strengthen their commercial relationships in the international market. That Fund amounted to $19,604.17 in 2012 alone!

ShursSave Community Rewards Program
Countryside Community Church is now participating in the ShurSave Community Rewards Program where we will earn $.03 for every Shurfine and/or Western Family item purchased by registered Gold Card members. To register your card, click on the following web address www.shursavemarkets.com  then click on ‘Register’ in the upper right corner of the shursave website.  Select the store where you most often shop (Gerrity’s, Ray’s, Brick’s, etc.).  Choose and enter your own user name and password, then enter your Gold Card number.  Once you are registered, click on ‘My Community Rewards’, choose ‘Countryside Community Church’ in the drop box, then click ‘donate’!  You’re all done!  If you have any problems registering, please see Karen Rickaby or Ron Imdorf.

Be still and know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10

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