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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

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Lenten Midweek Service Schedule
Each service starts at 6:30 pm
and is roughly 30 minutes in length.


Wednesday, March 4th
"Restoration"
Jeff Warren

Wednesday, March 11th
"No Condemnation"
Dana Tamberelli

Wednesday, March 18th
"Faith and Forgiveness"
Lynne Jamison-Bour

Wednesday, March 25th
"Pardon"
Ron Jackson

Thursday, April 2nd
Maundy Thursday - Seder Meal

Friday, April 3rd - Good Friday
Details TBA




Small Group Study To Begin
Monday 3/2/15

A small group study called "What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do" is going to begin meeting on Monday nights from 6:30 - 8 pm at the church.  The study will begin on Monday 3/2/15 and should last approximately 12 weeks.
If you are interested in attending the study, please see Cindy Brady or contact the  church office.




Bible Study News
Commencing Thursday March 12, 10-11 a.m The Spiritual Nurture team is starting a new Thursday morning Bible Study class. The study will focus on the New Testament beginning with Matthew's Gospel. Alfredo Chavez is leading the discussion. No materials are needed just your well worn Bible. Our Monday morning class    continues its' study in 2 Samuel at the regular 10 o'clock start time.



Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation
Faith Formation for adults is being offered for adults at 9:00 am on Sunday mornings.  Doug Griffing is facilitating Bible study in the Meeting Room, currently focusing on Luke's gospel.  The program includes a daily one-year Bible reading plan.  Mark Terwilliger is hosting, in the Chapel, readings and discussions on our United Methodist Social Principles.
 

Endowment / Investment Team
has an upcoming appointment with Rev. Phyllis Bowers on Monday, March 2nd at 1:30 p.m. Team members are invited to meet for lunch at the Old Milwaukee Cafe at Noon
prior to the meeting at the church.
Contact Donna Urbaniak if you can make it for lunch.


Shed Fund
Last year, a large tractor was donated for the church’s lawn care and it is currently being stored off-site. It would be much safer and more convenient for our volunteers if the tractor could be stored in an appropriate shed onsite.
To date, we’ve collected $4,500, but still need $2,570 to fund the complete cost of a new, larger shed (including gravel and electricity).  If you would like to contribute to this fund, please drop off your donation in the office or in the offering plate in an envelope marked "Shed Fund".
Thank you for considering this cause.




Items Needed For UMCOR Layette Kits
The mission team is planning to make Layette Kits for
UMCOR sometime in the future. The only things needed are hand-knitted, crocheted, or sewn sweaters or jackets that open from the front. Please contact Midge Dingee at 570-587-3105.




The 2015 E-Tour is coming to town !
Don't miss it.
Click on the link below to find out more about the workshops that will be available in the E-Tour at Clarks Summit, UMC on Saturday, March 28th.

 

http://www.susumc.org/index.php/ministries/connectional-ministries/2015-e-tour



Uno Pizzeria and Grill
"Dough Raiser"

On Sunday, March 8th, we'll have a "Dough Raiser" at Uno Pizzeria and Grill located at 3905 Commerce Blvd, in Dickson City, off the same exit as Kohl's, to benefit Countryside Community Church.  Simply bring the small Countryside dough raiser green tickets (in lobby) and present to server between 12:00 noon - 8:00 PM.  Uno will donate 20% of your check to the church!  Please take one for yourself and a few for friends, neighbors or co-workers. Valid on dine in or take out.  No cooking or cleaning up required!
If you are unable to make it on March 8th, please consider making a donation!




The next Warm Hugs get together to make our shawls will be March 17th (ST. Patrick's Day) at 9:00 a.m. We are in need of some small hand sanitizers. Thanks for all of your support.


Spring Pizza Sale
"Spring" is right around the corner (really!) and with it comes our annual Spring Pizza Sale. The sale will be held at the church on Saturday, March 21, with pick-up from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The pizza is un-baked and ready to bake or freeze. Cost remains at $10 for plain, $12 pepperoni, both available with or without onion. Order forms will be in the bulletin for the next few weeks. Large order forms are also available for those wishing to use them, and both can be found on the table in the vestibule. All orders should be in by 8:00 PM on Sunday, March 15. Place orders in the "Completed Forms" tray in the lobby.
(Money will be collected the day of the sale.)
You can also call orders in to Jill @
570-586-9092, the church office @ 570-587-3206,
or by clicking the following email link

imdorfj@gmail.com

 


Ayers' Country Market
Fundraiser for Countryside

Show an "Ayers Country Market" card with each purchase over $10 through Mar 30th at Ayers' Country Market and
Countryside will receive 5% of your purchases.
Cards are available in the lobby.




Annual Ham & Cabbage Dinner at VFW
Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post 7069
402 Winola Rd, Clarks Summit
Tuesday, March 17th 4 pm through 7:30 pm
$8.50 per dinner (adult) and $4.00 per dinner (child)
Includes homemade desserts.
Bagpiper to perform at 5:30 pm.
Take-outs available. Call 570-587-5663 for more information.



Scranton Wilkes Barre Railriders
"Faith Night"
vs Pawtucket Red Sox

Friday, April 24th @ 7:00 PM  
$5.00 ticket/Field Reserve (Seating Bowl)
**Fireworks After the Game**
If interested, please sign up in the vestibule.



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 Peg Davis at (570) 586-0626.
The cost is $35.


SAVE THE DATE... for our annual "Dutch Auction " on Saturday, May 16th. We'll get an early
start at 5:00 p.m. so we will be up and ready for church on Sunday.
Hope to see you there for all the fun !!!!!


Cleaning Team Help Needed
The Cleaning Teams are looking for a temporary volunteer to begin in February.  Male or female, no experience necessary, to be part of a 5 person team responsible for regular cleaning of the building once every 6 weeks.
Please see Jill Imdorf, call 570-586-9092 or click on
imdorfj@gmail.com  to let her know you're interested.




Countryside Community Church
Shrinking Mortgage !
Two years ago, our mortgage was $635,636.81.  As of this month, it is down to $498,803.36!  Since the start of the Mortgage Reduction Program (MRP) on October 6, 2013, we have been able to decrease the principal of our mortgage drastically.  Envelopes are available in the pews or at the office if you would like to contribute.  Watch the "Candle of Hope" in the lobby fall each month as the principal dwindles!
Thank you for your continued support !