Monday - Friday
9 AM - 2 PM
Office phone: (570) 587-3206
14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
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Thought(s) to Ponder...
Women need wills too.
Who needs a will?
Is God's will in yours?
Play Ball !
Join us at PNC field on Sunday, August 23 @ 1:05 pm when the RailRiders play the Red Wings. It is Sunday Family FUNday, and the first 1,000 children will receive a Back to School Pack! Tickets are $9 each (includes parking). A sign- up sheet is available in the lobby and ticket money is due by August 9th to Karen Rickaby or Sal Sollami.
Thank you to the 25+ people who came on July 23rd to help prepare the hill above the church for grass seeding!
Pizza was delicious, project went smoothly, and we all enjoyed working together !
Our second annual Chicken BBQ is back by popular demand! Dinner pickup will be at the lower entrance of the church from 3-6 PM on Saturday, August 29th.
Chicken BBQ Takeout Dinner set for Saturday, August 29th
Adult - 1/2 chicken Child 1/4 chicken
Baked potato, cole slaw,
corn on the cob, roll with butter,
and brownie without nuts
Advance Sale tickets ONLY will be sold
until Sunday, August 23rd or when sold out.
Adults - $10 Child 10 & under - $8
Tickets are available at our church office from 9 AM - 2 PM weekdays and from church memers.
New member exploration classes will be held the first 4 Sundays of August (2, 9, 16, 23) from 11:15 am until 12:45 pm in the Meeting Room. Even if you are already a member and would like to sit in on the classes, all are welcome! Baptismal vows and membership vows are one and the same, so this is a good orientation for baptism as well. There will be no pressure on anyone to join! Please tell Pastor Mark either in person or by calling 570-587-3206 during normal church office hours if you are interested.
The mission baskets for July will go to the Dalton Food Pantry.
Pergola and Garden Help Needed
The Spiritual Nurture Team needs help maintaining the pergola and garden on the prayer site. If you are interested in lending a hand, please contact Helen Herne (570-479-1133) or Cindy Brady (570-335-1316).
Let’s SAMAM or
"Share A Meal A Month"
It’s a new month and a new menu. Countryside Community Church is ready to Share A Meal A Month. Let us remember the Dalton Food Pantry as we grocery shop this month.
The Food Pantry is a mission is that is able to offer food at no cost those families who need a little help. Take July’s menu and a green tote bag. Return them to the church any Sunday during the month. The food will be lovingly taken to the Dalton Food Pantry. Countryside people can help a family enjoy a nourishing meal at home this month
SAMAM July Menu
Can of Minestrone Soup
Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
Box of Pasta
Can of Peaches or Pears
Peanut Butter, or a roll of toilet paper, or canned tuna,
or canned chicken are always appreciated.
IMAGINE THE EFFECT!
Green bags are available in the lobby to use as grocery bags for your purchases for the Dalton Food Pantry.
Please use the bags, then return them to the container for others to use.
New Youth Group Site
A new site with youth group information can be accessed by clicking on the following link
Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation
Faith Formation for adults is being offered for adults at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Douglas Griffing is facilitating the Bible study in the Meeting Room, currently focusing on Luke's gospel.
Volunteers Needed for Mailing
Volunteers are needed on Thursday, August 6th at 1 pm to
hand-address envelopes for a mass mailing. Please see Donna Urbaniak if you have questions or would like to help!
Service at Ransom Ball Field
on August 30th
The regular 10 AM worship service will be held at the Ransom Ball Field on Sunday, August 30th.
A covered dish lunch will follow the service.
Meat, paper products and beverage will be provided.
Please feel free to bring a lawn chair for your use, seating also available at tables in pavilion.
Join in the fun... bring baseball gloves, volleyball, etc.
On Sunday, September 13th following our hospitality hour, Sunday School students 4th grade and up will be baking cookies for our upcoming "Hug Day". Please bring an electric griddle without sides if possible.
Church "Hug Day"
On Sunday, September 20th following our hospitality hour, children of all ages, Youth Group, and adults are invited to join us as we caravan to our homebound members. Sign up to go on the sheet in the lobby. We will be divided into groups with each group will visit three members, give them cookies, a song, a Son Catcher, and a hug.
Time Capsule Suggestions
The Heritage Team would like your suggestions for what you would like to see included in the time capsule that was made for the church. If you have a suggestion, please email Sue Schaffer firstname.lastname@example.org or place the suggestion in the offering plate.
Countryside’s “Annie’s Country Kitchen” Fundraiser
All items are homemade here at the church by Lee Jamison and his family. Orders will be taken thru August 2nd. Choose from green tomato relish, bread & butter pickles, chunky chili sauce, mild baby bear salsa, or hot papa bear salsa.
All items are in 16 oz. jars and the cost is $5. Order forms are located on the table in the lobby and they can be called in to Donna at 570-955-9381.
Safe Sanctuaries Online Training
Employees and volunteers may go to the Conference Website www.susumc.org and take the Safe Sanctuaries Online Training. It can be found on the Safe Sanctuaries page of the website. The process will take you through Trak-1, using the Susquehanna Conference Training. If you have questions, please contact Anne Horton, email@example.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
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.
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.
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.
If you shop online, you 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.
Would you like to be on Countryside'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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