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We invite you to join us for...
Children and Adult Christian Education
every Sunday at 9 AM
Worship at 10 AM &
light refreshments after worship.

Church Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9 AM - 2 PM

Contact Information

Office phone: (570) 587-3206
14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 

Pastor Mark's email:
Pastor Scott's email: somiller@susumc.org
en Rickaby's email: countrysideoffice@yahoo.com

Shaklee Fundraiser
Shaklee fundraiser will kick off on Sat. Apr. 23rd in honor of EARTH DAY and everyone is invited! Event will be 1-2:30 PM at Countryside. Shaklee offers all-natural nutrition (vitamins, protein shakes), cleaning, and beauty products. Products are pure, safe & green. We are also seeking 20 "Green Ambassadors" to attend on the kick off day and receive information and learn more about creating healthier lives. Promotional period will be April 23 - May 22, 2016. During that time all orders will receive free shipping and member pricing (15% off retail). Contact Sue Youtz for additional information, 570-947-2474


Spring Flower Sale!!!!!

Pick up Sat. May 7th from 9 AM- 12 noon at the church. Orders due by Sun. May 1st. 10” Hanging Baskets will be offered this year in several colors and types. Pre-orders only. $20 Remember the ladies (grandmother, mom, wife, daughter, aunt, niece, friend) in your life! Flowers make a Perfect a Mother’s Day gift. Any questions, please see     Sue Youtz or call 570-947-2474                               

How many we could feed if we only ShareAMealAMonth!

 May Menu:

1 pound canned ham (non refrigerated type only)

package of Scalloped potatoes

Can of Vegetables

Can of Fruit

Jello or pudding 


Please take the month’s menu and a green bag for shopping and bring it to church any time during the month of April... Your gift will be taken to the Dalton Food Pantry.  The menu is just a monthly suggestion.  We also put out a suggested quarterly menu for those of you who look for grocery sales.   Any donation of non-perishable food is both welcome and appreciated.

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.  

Our next Warm Hugs gathering will be held Tuesday, Apr 19th @ 9 AM.  Everyone is welcome to come and help with this very rewarding outreach.  You do not need to have any sewing skills, there are many ways to help.  We are in need of lip balm, hand sanitizer, tissues and 'crosses in pocket.' Thank you for the continued support.


Eighth Annual Dutch Auction

Our eighth annual Dutch Auction will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. We will start with a POT LUCK dinner at 5:00 p.m. and then quickly move right into the auction. If you are able, please bring a gift or two to be auctioned off that night. They can be wrapped or unwrapped gifts, baskets or gift certificates. Whether you can bring a gift or not, please come and join in the fun. We will have great food, many laughs and good fellowship! Our door prizes are three $100 dollar bills and a $50 gift certificate to Uno Chicago Grill and everyone who attends will receive a ticket for the drawing. One additional ticket will be given with each purchase made

Many thanks God and to everyone who has supported this outreach during the past year. We couldn’t have accomplished what we did without the people that make the hugs, donate the pocket items, make the crosses in the pockets or support us monetarily. Come and enjoy the night with family, friends and neighbors---everyone is invited! Any questions, please contact Donna at 570-955-9381 or urban01@epix.net or the church office at 570-587-3206 or countrysideoffice@yahoo.com

Want to Help and have fun at the same time?

If you would like to join our volunteer Grounds Maintenance Crew for the upcoming grass cutting season, please let me know as soon as you can.  You will be contacted when needed... usually 2-3 times from May through September, and will be asked to cut/weed whack an area in need of care... usually 1-2 hours of your time.  Our tractors and a new battery powered weed whacker are available for your use.  If you worked on our crew last year, but are no longer available, please let me know that as well. Thanks, Ron Imdorf  586-9092  or rj.imdorf@gmail.com 

Countryside Exercise Program!
Our Walking/stretching and Yoga class continues every Saturday.  Walking is at 9:30 AM and yoga is at 10:30 AM. Everyone is invited to attend! Classes will be held in the fellowship hall on the lower level and there are no fees to attend. Please wear appropriate, comfortable clothing /shoes and bring a yoga mat(s). Other optional items you may want to bring: yoga strap, yoga block, old tie/belt, and a small blanket. Questions?  Contact Sue Youtz at 947-2474.
Check calendar page for any schedule changes.

Sunday Afternoon Youth Group

Sunday afternoon youth group is held from 3 to 5 PM.
Youth in grades 5 to 12 are invited to join us for snacks, games, worship, lessons, and small groups. Please note the new ending time, as we are adding a half hour for small groups and fellowship.  We hope to see you there and as always, friends are welcome!

Safe Sanctuaries Questions
Please direct any inquiries for Safe Sancutaries training and requirements to Alfredo Chavez.  570-319-6966 or email Chaveza4@aol.com

Contact Information Updates
So far we have received a few address updates. The printout on the table by the main doors is what we have so far. Please check your contact information and make additions or corrections as needed. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses are very helpful for the office to have, in addition to your street and mailing addresses. If relatives or friends on the list need their information updated, you may do it as long as you have their permission. Thank you for your help with this.

Bible Study News
Our Monday morning study is currently in The Book of Pslams and the Thursday morning group has begun The Book of Romans.  Both classes begin at 10 a.m. and run appoximately one hour.  

Altar Flowers

If you are interested in ordering altar flowers in honor of or in memory of someone, please pick up an order form in the office or contact Barbara Wetzel at
(570) 388-6609.  

Equal Exchange Coffee Project
Countryside has an exciting ongoing mission project through UMCOR called the "Equal Exchange Coffee Project".  This is not a fundraiser, but rather a mission to support Fair Trade.  Phyllis Fayocavitz is spearheading the project and has coffee available for sale in the Welcome Center/cafe' after church if you are is interested.
For more details, follow this link...


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!

Do you shop at Shursave markets or 
do online shopping?

If you do, and have an active email address, your regular purchases can help support our church ministries
with a few simple steps.

Register your Shursave Gold Card @ www.shursavemarkets.com  and go to their "Community Rewards" tab so any purchase of Shursave and/or Western products you make using your card will provide a 3 cent contribution to
Countryside Community Church.

Online shoppers can register on the UMC  Market (United Methodist Church) website @  www.umcmarket.org 
that allows you to shop at many online merchants that will donate a % of your purchase to Countryside Church with no additional cost to you.
  We appreciate the community help these programs provide and hope everyone will help us benefit by registering either/both


Mailing List Addresses
If you would like to be added to our mailing list OR if you are on the list but have moved in the past 4 months, please contact the office at countrysidechurch@yahoo.com  or  587-3206
to give us your information.
Thank you!

Would you like to be on
Countryside Church's email list?

Click on the following church office email address
countrysidechurch@yahoo.com   to be added!

MaineSaver GiveBack Program
  If you are a MaineSource shopper, please stop in the church office to join the GiveBack Program.  Once you join, MaineSource will issue a Fundraising Card to you and they will give the church 5% of what you spend there when you use your Fundraising Card!

 Countryside Community Church is a member of the newly formed Susquehanna Conference of The United Methodist Church and was established on July 1, 2008 from the merger of four local churches near Clarks Summit, PA.

Our Mission...

To develop hearts for God in a spirit-filled community and to spread God's love and grace throughout the world.

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 
~ Colossians 2:2-3


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