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
Office phone: (570) 587-3206
14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Pastor Mark's email: email@example.com
Karen Rickaby's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Church Ministries and Activities Report
If you would like a PDF copy of our 2016 Report,
please click on the email address below.
The report will be sent to you as an email attachment.
Hug Day, Sunday, October 1
Please help us brighten the day for a homebound member on Sunday October 1. Following the Hospitality Lunch we will be traveling in groups to hug, sing, pray, serve communion and give presents and cards to our homebound members. The presents are being made by our Youth Group and the cards are from our younger members. Hug Day is sponsored by our Member Care Team and Youth Group, but we would like to invite members of all ages to join us because we have many homebound members.
Susquehanna Conference requires that we have photo copies of driver’s licenses and proof of car insurance. They should be given to Alfredo Chavez or Lois or Bob Doble. Lois will be collecting permission slips for children and Youth Group members. The sign up sheet is in the lobby. Volunteers are also needed to assist in meal preparation and clean-up.
Please help us to show God’s love to our homebound members by giving them a Hug October 1. For more information call Lois Doble at 570-587-3452.
The Family Ministries team is looking for individuals/families willing to host our monthly Movie or Family Game Nights. Your commitment could be for as little as one month/one event and would still have a tremendous impact. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact any Family Ministries' team member for more details
SHARE A MEAL A MONTH
WHOA! School has begun. Soon we are going to see some colored leaves fall and feel some pretty crisp nights. Let us help the Dalton Food panty fill some shelves for a nourishing dinner this month. Please assist the Food Pantry with “fixin’s for a good meal which will “stick to some ribs” and keep little minds in top working order. Dalton Food Pantry is a local project which lovingly distributes food at no cost to those who could use a bit of help. Please take a green bag from the narthex and while you shop this month, fill it with September’s menu. Just return the bag to Countryside Community Church and we will see that it gets to the Food Pantry. Let us Share A Meal A Month.
Bag of noodles
Large can of Chicken or Tuna
Can of condensed cream soup
Can of vegetables (any kind)
Can of fruit (any kind)
Box of biscuit mix
Please take the month’s menu and a green bag for shopping and bring it to church any time during the month of Septmeber. 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.
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:
o Vitalizer daily multi-vitamin strip
o Life Shake protein
o Incredivites kids multi-vitamin
o Optiflora Probiotic pearl
o Enfuselle AM repair moisturizer
o Enfuselle hydrating moisturizer
o Multifpurpose cream
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, email@example.com
Products are plant-based. Safe, Proven, 100% Guaranteed. Trusted by astronauts, Olympians & nutritionists.
2-min video on the Shaklee Difference http://shaklee.tv/the-shaklee-difference
20-question Healthprint customized questionnaire https://countryside.myshaklee.com/us/en/healthprint
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 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, Septmeber 12th @ 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.
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
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 ASAP!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 587-3206
to give us your information.
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Countryside Church's email list?
Click on the following church office email address email@example.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.
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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