The 65th Annual
Lenten Communion Service and Breakfast
sponsored by Church Men United, will be held this Sunday, March 9th, at Elm Park Methodist Church in Scranton. Music and preparation for worship starts at
7:30 AM with the service beginning @ 7:45 AM.
A carpool will leave our church lot at 7 AM.
Upcoming Easter Season Services
Wednesday Lenten Services
6:30 - 7 pm from March 5th to April 9th.
Theme: “Spiritual Practices”.
Palm Sunday - April 13 - 10 am
Holy Thursday - April 17 - 6:30 pm
Good Friday - April 18 - 11:00 am.
Crosswalk from Milwaukee Cemetery
to Countryside Community Church
Easter Sunday - April 20
6:00 am - Sunrise Service
10:00 am - Regular Worship Service
Susan Duncan Book Club
The next Book Club meeting will take place at the home of Elis Wetzel on Monday, March 17th at 7 pm.
All are welcome.
Finance Committee Meeting
Finance Committee will meet Monday,
March 17th at 7 pm
Pizza Orders Due By March 16th!
Our spring pizza sale will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Pickup 11 AM - 1 PM at the lower level doors.
Cost is: plain, $10, pepperoni, $12, with or without onion. Pizza is ready to be baked or frozen. Order forms are available in the Hospitality Center in the lobby or downstairs in the social hall. Larger order forms are available if you need them, and completed forms can be placed in the "completed forms" basket in the lobby or given to Jill Imdorf by Sunday, March 16.
Birthing and Layette Kits - Help Needed
The Pins & Needles group is putting together Birthing & Layette kits. If you would like to help us,
these are the items needed:
Small (1 or 2 oz.) bars of soap - Not Ivory or Jergens - hotel- sized okay, Cotton string, Single edge razor blades,
Thin fleece or flannel receiving blankets
(28” x 28” to 32” x 32”)
One gallon sealable plastic bags
Cloth diapers (pre-folded or plain) - no disposable or shaped
Infant undershirts or onesies
Diaper pins with plastic closures
This is for Mission Central UMCOR, so there cannot be any substitutions. The items can be placed in the Dalton Food Pantry basket in the lobby. Please contact Midge Dingee at (570-587-3105) if you have any questions.
"Countryside Logo" Clothing Sale
Summer Mission Trip
Our Youth are conducting a fund raising project selling clothing featuring Countryside logos. The funds raised will help defray the cost of our church-wide Missions trip to the storm devastated areas of New Jersey. Check out the selection in the fellowship hall downstairs.
This Countryside website will be used to inform our members and friends of any unexpected changes in our worship or activity schedule. Please check back often in the event of inclement weather or emergencies for the most current information.
Gertrude Hawk "SWEET SALE"
Good news: Gertrude Hawk candy bars are now available through Easter. One and two dollar bars are available after church in the CAFE and downstairs during fellowship time. Please consider taking a full box to sell to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. They practically sell themselves. Please see Midge Dingee or Donna Urbaniak (570-955-9381) firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase or with any questions.
10th Annual Moonlight Walk/Run & Family Festival
To Benefit Children’s Advocacy Center
When: Sunday, April 27th 2 - 8 pm
Family festival from 2-5:30 pm.
Run starts at 5:30 pm.
Location: Nay Aug Park (400 Arthur Ave.in Scranton)
Entry Fees: 5k walk/5 and 10k run
$20 pre-registration (prior to April 15th)
After April 15th, registration will be $25.
Children under 12 free with one paid adult.
Please contact Teri Taft (email@example.com or 570687-3010) for further details or to volunteer to help at the event.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District VIM
(Volunteers in Missions) Team
A team of volunteers is being formed to help those who have suffered physical, financial or natural disasters. Additional members are needed. At first, they will be using their own personal tools. It is the team’s intention to eventually purchase or have tools donated and possibly obtain a tool trailer.
The first mission area will be the town of Shamokin, Pa from Sunday, May 4th - Saturday, May 11th. This area was hit by Hurricane Sandy last year and is still in need of recovery. Details are listed on a flyer in the lobby.
Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Ron Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org (place ‘VIM team’ in subject line) or call his cell at 570-406-8409.
Dalton Food Pantry
The Dalton Food Pantry gives free food to those in need. Countryside Community church supports this mission and collects an average of 10 boxes of food items each month. A special thanks to Emmett Dingee who delivers the items collected to the food pantry. Green canvas bags are available for your use. They are located to the right of the Church office. If you forget to take on, just use a store plastic or paper bag. Some suggested items are: Spam, canned tuna, hash, chili, juices, evaporated milk, pancake mix, pancake syrup, cereal (low sugar), peanut butter, jelly, laundry detergent, dish detergent, canned fruits and canned vegetables. All canned and dry goods are accepted. Please remember to support this cause!
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 date to make the "hugs" will be Thursday, April 17th @ 9:00 a.m.
No experience is necessary.
Come and enjoy the fellowship.
We are in need of lip balm and small hand sanitizers
for this project.
If you would like to donate them,
please see Donna Urbaniak.
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 email@example.com or 587-3206 to give us your information. Thank you!
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!
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 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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