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

Winter Clothes Drive
Please help to provide winter weight coats, hats, boots, scarves and gloves/mittens to those in need. We will be collecting these items for children and adults starting September 29th and ending November 2nd.  Items can be lightly used, but need to be in clean condition.  Items will be distributed on November 11th, 14th, & 15th at
Elm Park Church in Scranton.

Holy Yoga!
A Beginner Yoga class will start at Countryside on Saturday, October 4 at 10:30 AM and continue on October 4th, 11th, & 25th.  Class will be held in the fellowship hall on the lower level and  Sue Youtz will be using a DVD called “Holy Yoga” so there will be no fees.
 Please bring yoga mat(s).  Other optional items: yoga strap, yoga block, old tie/belt and small blanket.  Any questions, contact Sue at 947-2474.
All are welcome!


Join us for Youth Group
Every Sunday at Countryside Church

For grades 5 to 12
Sundays from 3:00 – 4:30 PM
In the Youth Room

Warm Hugs
  Warm Hug shawls are located in the meeting room which is on the left of the sanctuary. If you know anyone who could use the comfort of knowing that you and
Countryside care about them, please take one for them. They are for all of the congregation to distribute, so there is never a need to ask.  The next meeting to make the “hugs” will be Tuesday, October 7th at 9 am.
No experience is necessary.  Come and enjoy the
fellowship.  We are in need of tissues, wrapped hard candy, and small hand sanitizers for this project.
If you would like to donate these items, please leave them in the upstairs café.  Thank you!

Soup, Bread, and Pie Sale
Countryside Church will again sell Soup, Bread, and Pie at the October 11th Craft Show at the Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Company.  We are soliciting your help to bake bread at the church on October 10th or to donate homemade soup or pies.  Workers are also needed to sell the items at the craft show.
A sign-up sheet is in the lobby.

Items Needed For UMCOR Layette Kits
The mission team is planning to make Layette Kits for UMCOR sometime in the future.  There is a container in the lobby to be used for donated items.  All items must be new and unwashed.
The following items are needed:  cloth diapers,
undershirts or onesies, infant-size washcloths, gowns or sleepers, diaper pins with protective plastic closures,
hand-knitted, crocheted, or sewn sweaters or jackets that open from the front, receiving blankets (sizes may range from 26”x28” to 32”x32”).
Please contact Midge Dingee at 570-587-3105 if you should have any questions.

Boscov’s Day
We are currently selling 25% Off Shopping Passes for $5.00 each. Passes are valid Tuesday, Oct 21st at any Boscov's store. It is a great opportunity to get a jump start on Christmas Shopping! Passes are valid on sale items so it is a terrific value and the $5 goes back to our church.  Please consider buying one for yourself or a friend.  The shopping passes can also be used as a small token gift to say… thinking of you, thank you, or welcome to the neighborhood! Also, if you can volunteer to sell tickets for a 2 hour shift between the hours of 9 AM and 8 PM on Tues., Oct 21st at the Scranton Boscov's, please see Sue Youtz or contact her @  syoutz812@comcast.net   or   570-947-2474.

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

Annual 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 are available in our church office  from 9 AM- 2 PM Monday - Friday and at Alfieri's Diner on Keyser Avenue in Taylor during normal business hours.
Tickets will also be sold for both the day of the supper.

General prep 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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