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

Countryside Hymn Sing
Sunday, August 24th @ 6:30 PM
Ice cream social to follow !
Please join us for this amazing night of music
and fellowship.

The Susan Duncan Book Club
The Susan Duncan Book Club will convene on September 15th at 7:00 pm at Anne Mecca's home, 1680 Forest Acres Drive, Clarks Summit. The book being discussed is, Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs.
Ms. Higgs gives an insightful and sometimes humorous look at some "bad girls" in the Bible from Eve to Jezebel, etc. to
understand and learn from their issues and mistakes.
Everyone is invited to come and join the conversation and snacks!
Any questions, please contact Anne Mecca
at 570-586-0512 or 570-862-7174.

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.  The next meeting to make the “hugs” will be Tuesday, September 9th at 9 am.  No experience is necessary.
Come and enjoy the fellowship.  We are in need of lip balms, tissues, and hard candy for this project.
If you would like to donate these items, please see Donna Urbaniak.

Turkey Supper Date Set
Our annual Turkey supper will be held on Saturday, October 18th.
Take out dinners will be available from 2:30-4 PM ONLY
at the lower entrance of the church.
Our Sit down family style dinner will be from 4 PM until closing
with entry through our main entrance under the canopy.
Handicapped and valet parking will be available.
Tickets are $12 for Adults and $6 for children ages 4-12.
Advance tickets are not yet printed but will be available for both take out and sit down dinners.
Prep days for our dinner are listed on the church calendar found on the Events/Calendar page. A volunteer form will be distributed in September to invite anyone who would like to join in the fun.
Any Questions? Click on the following email address


Cookbook Orders
Advance Sales Cookbook forms are available on the table in the lobby.  Cookbooks are $16 each and delivery is expected by September 21st.  Forms and payments can be deposited in the ‘completed forms’ box in the lobby.

Special Church Conference Meeting
A church conference for members will be held immediately following worship on Sunday, August 31st to vote on a finance team recommendation.  The recommendation is to establish an endowment fund and an investment fund with our Susquehanna Conference to provide long term financial support for our church and its mission.  Church Council members should attend.  All church members are invited to attend.

Covered Dish Luncheon - August 31st
A covered dish luncheon will be held on Sunday, August 31st during hospitality time.  Please bring your favorite covered dish to share!

Church Members at Harford Fair !
Our own Ron Jackson performed with "Stan Kalafut and the Brass Majors" at the Harford Fair on Monday, August 18th in the Shade pavilion.  Ron played his sax in the band's rendition of songs
made famous by Herb Alpert of the Tijuana Brass!  He did a great job singing a solo called "This Guy's in Love With You", the only vocal song Herb Alpert recorded.  Ron is on the left in the photo!

Another member of our church, Amanda Gawel, will be showing animals she raised as part of her 4-H project.  She has raised Westin, a market beef steer who is close to 1400 pounds.
She also raised two market goats, Levi and Remi.  They are approximately 80 pounds each.

Amanda and her family
will be there every day of the fair, usually in the beef or goat barn... stop in and lend your support !

Congratulations Amanda !

For information/directions for the Harford Fair, click on

Countryside's "Old Forge Style"
Pizza Sale Sept. 6th

Choices are plain - $10, pepperoni - $12, with or without onion. We feature Agostini's shells and your pizza will be ready to bake (directions included) or freeze. Now's the time to stock your freezer for the winter. Call Jill (570) 586-9092 by 8 PM on Sunday, August 31st or click on the following email address to order.    rj.imdorf@gmail.com

2nd Annual Fall Mum Fundraiser Sept. 6th
9-inch pots - $7 each for 1-2 plants, $6.50 each for 3 or more.
Pick up Saturday, September 6th between 11 am and 1 pm.
Questions?  Call Sue at (570) 947-2474 by 8 PM on Sunday, August 31st
or click on the following email address to order.


Mission Basket News
The missions baskets for August will go to Give Ye Them To Eat (GYTTE).  GYTTE provides training and
workshops in eco-friendly, low cost, low technology
solutions that enhance life for many of Mexico’s hard working families.

Coming in September´╗┐
Join us for a Special Worship Service where we honor our “Community Heroes” – our local Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue Personnel, and First Responders – for their dedication, sacrifice, and commitment to keeping our communities safe.
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM (Praise and Worship begins at 9:45 AM) at Countryside Community Church 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit