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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Thank you!
Thank you to the following people who helped with the
Adopt-A-Highway clean-up this past week:  Joan and Nick Degilio, Pastor Mark, Joyce LaRue, Donna and Phil Urbaniak, Karen and Carly LaCoe, Shawn and Diane Thompson, Cheryl Macheska, Amy and Shea Lewis.

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.

Bible Study News
The Spiritual Nurture team continues the Thursday Bible Study class on Thursdays from 10 - 11 am. The study focuses 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.

Annual Rummage Sale (2 days) 
Friday, May 1st & Saturday, May 2nd  9 AM - 2 PM  
Starting your Spring cleaning???  Save your good, usable clothing, household items, tools, toys, etc. (no TV's)
Don’t forget Grandma’s Attic - we need antiques, vintage items and collectibles.

Drop off times for donations:
Sunday, April 26th after hospitality time until 1 pm
Monday, April 27th, Tuesday, April 28th &
Wednesday, April 29th - 9 AM to 2 PM

Volunteers needed:
Set up tables and put chairs away -
Sunday, April 26th after hospitality time
Arranging & pricing - Tuesday, April 28th, Wednesday, April 29th, & Thursday, April 30th @ 9 AM
Friday, May 1st & Saturday, May 2nd @ 8 AM
Bake Sale Items -
Thursday, April 30th & anytime Friday, May 1st
Help should arrive on Sale Days,
May 1st and May 2nd @ 8 AM

Sale Days:
Friday, May 1st & Saturday, May 2nd 9 AM - 2 PM
Questions?  Contact Marilyn Mirabelli (570-586-0653) or Sandy LaCoe (570-587-1330) or click on
Thank you!


Pick up Saturday, May 2nd from 9 AM- 1 PM at the church. 
10” Hanging Baskets. Pre-orders only. $20
email Sue by clicking...

Vision Forward To… Workshop
An important workshop to generate input from our members and friends concerning current and future ministries at Countryside will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM in the fellowship hall. This is a crucial next step for our church now that our new facility is complete, functioning, and ready to be fully utilized.

Please attend and share your thoughts.  Since early morning donuts/beverages, lunch, and nursery care will be provided, we need those attending to register in advance.  A sign up sheet is on the table in the church lobby or you can register by clicking on the following email address...

Our 2nd Annual
Mothers & Daughters Breakfast

will be held Sunday, May 10, at 8:30 AM. The men will be hosting and all ladies are invited to attend !
Reservations are needed and can be made on the sign-up sheet in the church lobby or by clicking on
the following email address.


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.

Seventh Annual Dutch Auction
Our seventh annual Dutch Auction will be held on Saturday, May 16th at 5:00 p.m. Please set the date aside for a fun-filled evening for young and not so young alike. The proceeds from our Dutch Auction are enough to purchase all of the fleece we need for an entire year to make the Warm Hugs. Our ministry makes fleece shawls (with goodies in the pockets) for people who are going through chemotherapy or radiation, nursing home patients or any of our family, friends or neighbors who need to know we care about them. We have given away over 1600 Warm Hugs, but more importantly, have touched the lives of that many people within our community and beyond. They are available in the upstairs meeting room for anyone to take.
We will start with a POT LUCK dinner at 5:00 o’clock and then 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 a covered dish or not, please come and enjoy the fun. We will have great food, many laughs and good fellowship! Our door prizes this year are three $100 bills and everyone that attends will get one ticket. One additional ticket will be given with each purchase made. Thanks to everyone who has supported this outreach during the past year. Enjoy the night with family, friends and neighbors... everyone is invited!  Any questions, please contact Donna at 570-955-9381 or click on  urban01@epix.net

Lay Servant Training
Lay Servant Training is being offered at Trucksville UMC, Tuesdays April 14 to May 5, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm and at Fairdale UMC on Saturdays May 2 and May 16, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Those interested in learning more and registering may pick up brochures in the lobby.

Safe Sanctuaries News
Safe Sanctuaries is part of the church's comprehensive strategy against child abuse. Those in our church who are involved with any ministry where they are directly responsible for the care of a child are required to attend this training. Upcoming training events:
Saturday May 2, Lakeville UMC
registration deadline is April 27.

You can register online at www.susumc.org under the Safe Sanctuaries banner or you can find registration forms on the bulletin board. Please direct any questions to
Alfredo Chavez 570-388-3159.