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Thursday, October 10, 2019


Sunday's Service - October 13, 2019

We welcome back Phil Bartholomew
to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured Scripture comes from: John 11:45-12:11
for Phil's message: Brace for Impact.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



Saturday is the Big Day!

Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and everyone you meet!

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Last Sunday's Musical Moments

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Thank you!

Last Sunday was a fabulous day of Worship through song and dance.
Thank you to Jack and Janine for sharing your musical gifts and leading us in song.
Thank you to the Youngstown Christian School Dance Team for joyfully performing
for Special Music and to Brianna Windon for leading them.

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Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: Romans, 9:30a.m.

Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: 9:30am
Best Friends with God: Falling in Love with the God Who Loves You by Christy Bower.

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

Garden & Nursery News

Jen Lynch will be in the Garden this Sunday. Activity pages for kids on the table by Sanctuary doors. Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time.

Want to volunteer in the Garden and/or with the Sprouts and Nursery age kids?
We would love to have you jump on board! Talk to Jen L. for more information.

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Youth Group

For youth in 5th grade & up

Last Sunday we had an evening of service. We worked on cards for some special ladies and then we dove into Giveaway prep. Thanks to all the youth for their hard work!

No Youth Group this Sunday. Come out and volunteer some time on Saturday, anytime between 9:30am & 1:30pm instead to help at the Coat & Clothing (& More!) Giveaway! No YG the following Sunday either. You are invited instead to come out that Saturday (October 19th) for our Fall Harvest/Birthday Celebration from 2-4pm!

We invite all the youth to join us for fun, fellowship, and learning this year,
most Sunday evenings from 6-7:30pm.

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October Speakers

20th - Adam Shank - Communion Sunday
27th - John Muckridge

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YG Service Opportunity at Our Giveaway

Saturday, October 12 from 9:30am – 1:30pm
Many hands make light work! We can use all hands on deck during and after our Coat & Clothing Giveaway.

Youth Group will not meet on Sunday evening, so youth are encouraged to spend some time with us on Saturday, helping to serve the community.

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.”
Proverbs 11:25

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Fall Harvest & CG Birthday Celebration

Saturday, October 19 from 2-4pm

Are you ready to gather and celebrate the fall harvest, like we do each October? This year we are adding a little twist! On this exact date in 2008 (11 years ago!), CGCC held our first service in our building! Since it is our 11th "birthday" we felt it would be a great time to celebrate. So, we will continue our annual fall tradition and add in some birthday fun!


What will you carve?

We will be having our very first Pumpkin Carving Contest! All ages are invited to carve a jack o'lantern (or two) at home and bring them here for judging and fun.

We are keeping refreshments simple this year, with birthday cake and drinks. Easy and delicious! (Don't want to fuss with dinner after? Get tickets for the New Waterford Lions Roast Beef Dinner from Frank and head there after our party!)

SO, what do you need to bring this year?
* Family & Friends
* Costume (if you're dressing up)
* Candy (to pass out)
* Jack o'lanterns (if you're participating in the contest)
* Readiness to play & have fun!

Flu Shots

A great big thanks to our own Dr. Pat for once again providing flu shots to our church family. He is hoping his shot order will arrive next week, which would mean flu shots here on Sunday, October 20! We will keep you posted for sure as the date draws closer. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board. Jot your name on there, then head to the Cafe before or after Worship on flu shot Sunday. While not perfect, the seasonal flu shot protects against the three or four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season and can reduce the severity of a bout of the flu. Get protected this season!

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Our Mission Statement: To cultivate personal, social, and community growth through gardening, education, and opportunity for people of all abilities.



Fall at GG

Lots of prep work done this week for Saturday's Giveaway. We have stayed busy carrying, sorting, folding, and stacking as well as moving tables and even building clothing racks. Our school friends have helped with this as well as with outside tasks like weeding and decorating.

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Tuesday's lunch was lemon balm chicken with noodles, homemade French bread, and salad with some of our own peppers. Sue was back to man the kitchen with Dustin and Tori and they all did a fantastic job! We even had a special guest for lunch. Thanks for stopping by with donations, Nancy Snyder, and staying to enjoy lunch with us!

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Decorative Pumpkin!

Today is the final CSA day of the 2019 season. Our subscribers are getting all sorts of fun things this week, like decorative Indian corn, pie pumpkins, popcorn balls, and more. Info about our 2020 season will be out in late winter/early spring.



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Coat & Clothing Giveaway

Saturday, October 12, 10am-1pm

Let your friends and family know that anyone is free to come "shop" with us on October 12th! No residency or proof of income requirements. Clothing and more for all ages. Help us spread the word!!!

Getting down to the wire here for donations! If you have anything you want to clear out to pass onto other folks, now is the time! We are happy to take coats, clothes, shoes, purses and bags, jewelry, hats, gloves and mittens, scarves, and even small household items. We will accept anything that is clean and in good repair that you think someone else might be able to use! Last year, items like purses, shoes, and baby clothes were in high demand. Folks also enjoyed the random item table that had pictures, blankets, glasses, etc. You never know what might make someone's day. One man's trash is another man's treasure! Thank you to everyone who has donated, recently and throughout the year. It is much appreciated!

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need,
yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

1 John 3:17

Here is the link on Facebook:
Giveaway Event

Here is the link on website:
Coat & Clothing Giveaway

Please share this event with everyone you know. Some folks may have items to donate,
some folks may want to attend, some may want to do both, and we would love to reach them
all! Text, call, or email all your friends and family

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Giveaway Volunteers Appreciated!

We are ready for the third annual Coat & Clothing Giveaway. All we have left to do is bake cookies and then set out the refreshments! Thank you so much to all who were able to/offered to help with set up! Help will still be needed on the day of the event and in the days after for cleanup.

We borrowed two clothing racks and that worked out perfectly. Thanks, Maryalice, for loaning them to us!

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For I was hungry and you gave me food;
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink;
I was a stranger and you took me in;
I was naked and you clothed me;
I was sick and you visited me.
I was in prison and you came to me.

.....When you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,
you were doing it to me.

Matthew 25: 35-36, 40


What can YOU do?



If you know of any interesting news or events,
please let us know, so that we can pass it on to others!

Local Fall Fun

Coutryside Farm

Harvest Weekends
Every weekend now through October 31 - great family fun, shopping, and more! Countryside Harvest Weekends offer: Pony Rides, Hayrides, Cornfield Walk-through, Hot Apple Cider, Pumpkins, Mums, Live DJ, and Much More! The hours for the activities are from 12-5 on Saturdays and Sundays. Start a family tradition with Countryside Harvest Weekends! Call (330) 536-2178 for details. Their address is 4684 Center Rd (Rt. 224), Lowellville, OH 44436.

Mill Creek Park

Pumpkin Carving
October 10, 11, & 12 from 9am-3pm
Have fun helping to carve pumpkins for display at the Pumpkin Walk at Twilight on Sunday, October 13th. Carving area is in the Service Building which may be chilly, so dress in warm layers. Carving tools will be available. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116 for details. While pumpkin supplies last.

Pumpkin Walk at Twilight
October 13, 5:30-8pm
Experience the magic of the fall season during Pumpkin Walk at Twilight! Take a stroll along the Gardens’ pumpkin-lined paths as day turns to night. Enjoy live entertainment and family-friendly activities. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116 for details. Free and open to the public.

Celebrations in Salem

See Frank Snyder for tickets for the Roast Beef Dinner!



October 12 - Coat & Clothing Giveaway!
October 13 - Birthday of the Navy
October 14 - Frank Snyder
October 14 - Columbus Day
October 16 - Global Cat Day
October 16 - World Food Day (Perfect day to donate to a food bank!)

If we don't have your special days, please let us know!


October 10-16 . . .
Today - Transition Class
Today, 4-7pm - Final CSA Pick-up
Saturday, 9:30am-1:30pm - Volunteers Needed
Saturday, 10am-1pm - Giveaway Time!
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Tuesday - Leetonia Class
Wednesday, 9:30am - Ladies Bible Study
Wednesday - Mohawk Class

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Seeking to reflect the unconditional love of God,
our mission is to help people connect -
to God, to one another,
and to God's purpose for the world.


Come grow with us!

Service Time: Sunday @ 11:00am
Common Ground Church Community
2310 West South Range Road
North Lima, Ohio 44452


For more information, call 330-549-9408 or contact us by email at

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