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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


How many we could feed if we only ShareAMealAMonth!

Still dark, cold, maybe wet and snowy but February is the month we are reminded of love.  Let's show our love for God's people with a bag of food for the Pantry.  And perhaps sneak in a piece of candy to celebrate Valentine's Day.  

February Menu:

2 boxes Mac and Cheese

Can of Spam or Vienna Sausages

Can of Baked Beans

Can of Fruit (any kind)

Box of Cocoa Mix

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.

Welsh Cookie Sale

Countryside's Welsh cookies will be available Sunday, Feb 14 after

church.  Price is $4.50 a dozen.  To order, please call Joyce at

570-586-8657 by Feb 7th.  

Surplus Family Benefit Dinner and Bake Sale


Saturday, Feb 6, A dinner is being held for the benefit of the Surplus family who recently lost their home to a fire.  The Newton/Ransom Fire Dept is hosting the event and the Countryside Community Church is coordinating a bake sale.  Doors at the Fire station open at 4 pm.  Those wishing to donate baked goods may contact Karen Davis Rickaby by calling the church office @ 570-587-3206.  

Superbowl Sunday

On Sunday, February 7th following the worship service, our Countryside youth is hosting it's 3d annual chili and soup cook off.  Cooks are invited to enter their favorite recipe (no copies necessary).  Salad, drinks and table service are provided.  Ballots for best entry are cast by purchasing a sample for one quarter.  A freewill offering will also be taken.  A sign up sheet is on the table in the foyer for those wishing to enter.  Please direct all questions to Pastor Scott.

Family Game Night, Decks, Dice &Dominoes

Friday, Feb 12th 6:30-8:30 

We'll have plenty of games on hand and age appropriate fun for even our youngest guests. Feel free to bring a game or a snack to share. A sign up sheet is on the table in the church hallway or call the office to RSVP.  587-3206

Closed Sidewalks

During freezing temperatures, the front sidewalks will be closed for safety reasons.  When walking into the front      
entrance, please walk on the driveway instead of the sidewalks.  Thank you!
Homemade Candy Fundraiser
We have milk chocolate mixed clusters (peanut and raisin mixed) available for sale.  The price is $9.50 per pound.  They make “sweet” gifts and are a great way to thank someone or to tell them that you’re thinking of them.

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!

Youth Group News
Countryside Youth Group information can be accessed by clicking on the following link 

Red Bird Mission
Several churches in Eastern New York and Northeast Pennsylvania have helped support the Red Bird Mission each year with the Adult Shoe Box Mission at Christmas time. 
Last year this group of churches contributed and transported 739 adult shoe boxes filled with necessary personal items.  For a complete list of requested items and how to go about
contributing, please see the bulletin board
outside of Karen’s office. 

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 Job and the Thursday morning group has begun The Book of Acts.  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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