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.
*Children Sunday school resumes in September

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:
Karen Rickaby's email: countrysideoffice@yahoo.com


Church Men United

Annual Lenten Communion Service and Breakfast
February 18th 7:45am
Elm Park UMC - Scranton

Tickets are on sale ($9) for the breakfast to be served following the 7:30am service; special music by The Gospelaires.

Speaker: Richard Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House in Scranton and Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church.


Join us for the first movie night of 2018 on Friday, February 23rd @ 6:30pm. We will be showing WONDER, the story of a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream school for the first time.
Check out the movie trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngiK1gQKgK8

or email


Still dark, still cold, maybe wet and snowy, but February is the month we are reminded of love. Lets show our love for God’s people with a bag for the pantry. (And maybe you want to slip in a piece of candy to celebrate Valentine’s Day)

2 Boxes Mac and Cheese
Can of Spam or Vienna Sausages
Can of Baked Beans
Can of Fruit (any kind)
Box of Cocoa Mix (for those cold nights)
Bag of dried fruit

Please take the month’s menu and a green bag for shopping and bring it to church any time during the month of  February. 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.

Ongoing Shaklee Fundraiser.

All-natural nutrition, cleaning, and beauty products ordered benefit us up to 20%+ depending on total orders in a given calendar month.

Orders can be placed through our own Shaklee website here under the "Shopping" tab,
http://countryside.myshaklee.com/us/en/ by calling 1-800-SHAKLEE or by contacting Sue Youtz.

2017 Update

In our second full year with the fundraiser, many church members have already told other family members, a friend or neighbor and shared a catalog.

This is a great way to redirect dollars we are already spending to help support the church.

Some of the popular items have been:

· Nutrition
o Vitalizer daily multi-vitamin strip
o Life Shake protein
o Incredivites kids multi-vitamin
o Vita-D3
o Optiflora Probiotic pearl
o VitalMag
o CoQ10
· Beauty
o Enfuselle AM repair moisturizer
o Enfuselle hydrating moisturizer
o Multifpurpose cream
· Cleaning
o Basic H2 organic super cleaning concentrate w/ spray bottles
o Dish washer automatic powder concentrate
o Hand dish wash liquid concentrate
o Scour Off Paste
o Germ off disinfecting wipes
o Laundry liquid detergent and fabric softener

Any questions, feel free to call Sue: 570-947-2474 or email,

Products are plant-based. Safe, Proven, 100% Guaranteed. Trusted by astronauts, Olympians & nutritionists.
2-min video on the Shaklee Difference

20-question Healthprint customized   questionnaire 
Start your longer, healthier life with the Shaklee Healthprint digital health assessment.
Healthprint instantly connects you with the expertise of award-winning Shaklee doctors and scientists. Your answers to 20 simple questions generate over 1 trillion health and lifestyle combinations and one product recommendation that’s right for you.
Thank you again for supporting the Shaklee fundraiser!

Developing Hearts for God + Creating Healthier Lives

Donna Urbaniak and Joyce LaRue represented the Warm Hugs team when they donated 30 Warm Kid's blankets to the Children's Advocacy Center recently. This was the first visit to the center and the start of an ongoing mission that will that will impact 100's of children at a time in their lives when they need it most. Please visit http://cacnepa.org/ to learn about the center! Thank you to everyone who is a part of the Warm Hugs/Kid's Hugs program.

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, December 12 @ 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.


Countryside Exercise Program!
classes resume Sept 9, 2017
  Contact Sue Youtz at 947-2474.

Sunday Afternoon Youth Group

Youth Fellowship is the youth ministry of Countryside Community Church for teens in grades 5-12.

We meet every other Sunday from 3-5pm.

If you enjoy games, snacks, teaching times, mission work, small groups and loads more fun this is the place for you to get connected. If you haven’t had the opportunity to join us, you are missing out!

If you are not a member of Countryside, we still want you to be involved so you are able to connect with other teens and grow in your relationship with Christ.

We also have great leaders who oversee this youth-lead fellowship and would love to help you in any way.

For more information, contact Sal or Debra through the church office at 570.587.3206.

The Family Ministries team is organizing a DVD Lending Library. Movies will be available to borrow, the same way items in the Spiritual Lending Library are. Would you consider donating some of your DVD’s to create a large library? (DVD’s only! Please, no VHS tapes.) Please keep the movie rating and content in mind when you donate. We should be up and running soon. In the meantime, a box will be available in the church lobby for your DVD’s.

Safe Sanctuaries Questions
Please direct any inquiries for Safe Sancutaries training and requirements to Alfredo Chavez.  570-702-3244 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

Monday Bible Study continues in The Old Testament.  We have susupended the Thursday study until after the Summer.  Start time remains at 10 and last approx 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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