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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
Office phone: (570) 587-3206
14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Pastor Mark's email: email@example.com
Pastor Scott's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Rickaby's email: email@example.com
Advent Women's Bible Study Gathering
When: Sunday, December 6th, 13th, & 20th,
from 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Where: Meeting Room at Countryside Community Church
Who: Any interested Woman
What to bring: Your Bible
Why: To study and learn together as Women of God
Any questions? Contact Phyllis Terwilliger -
firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 388-6303
The hospitality team is in need of volunteers for refreshments on December 20th. A sign-up sheet is on a clipboard in the fellowship hall. 4-6 people are recommended to help with this wonderful time of fellowship.
A Dickens of a Christmas
Wally Gordon Community Singers presents “A Dickens of a Christmas” featuring an appearance by The Celestial Choir of CSUMC on Sunday, December 6th at 6 pm at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church.
Chinchilla UMC (411 Layton Road, South Abington Twp) will present a gospel concert featuring Rich Wilson on Sunday, December 6th at 7 pm. A free will offering will be taken at the conclusion. Refreshments will be served.
Annual Christmas Party
The Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary would like to invite the ladies of the community to join in the fun at their Annual Christmas Party! The party is Tuesday, December 1st at 6 pm at the Fire Company Banquet Room. Cost is $10 and reservations can be made with Joyce LaRue (570-586-8657) or Jean Richards (570-587-3694).
Cards For Soldiers and Vets
Countryside will again be collecting cards to be sent to our soldiers and vets for Christmas. A box is on the table in the foyer with extra cards and envelopes, or you can bring your own cards to be sent (handmade cards do not require an envelope). The deadline for cards is Sunday, November 29. Please see Pastor Scott with questions.
Prescription Bottles For Africa
A local church is collecting prescription bottles for Africa. If you would like to donate to this cause, please take the labels off your old prescription bottles and place the bottles in the basket in the lobby.
Countryside Community Church
Will be held on
Saturday, December 12th entitled
"A Best of Countryside Christmas"
and will feature two performances at
1:30 and 4 PM in our sanctuary.
Refreshments will be served from 3 - 4 PM between performances. Event will highlight principal musicians, soloists, and music directors who will be joined and supported by a 40 voice choir comprised of members of more than 10 local Christian faith communities.
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. Our next Warm Hugs gathering will be held on Thursday, December 3rd @ 9:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come and help with this very rewarding outreach to our community. You do not need to have any sewing skills, there are many other ways to help.
We are also in need of large safety pins for this project.
Thanks for your continuing support!
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.
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 email@example.com or place the suggestion in the offering plate.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Barbara Wetzel at
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 email@example.com or 587-3206
to give us your information.
Would you like to be on
Countryside Church's email list?
Click on the following church office email address firstname.lastname@example.org 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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