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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sunday's Service - February 10, 2019

We welcome back Reverend Bruce Irwin ​to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured scripture verses are: Luke 5:1-11
for Reverend Irwin's message: Because When God Calls, There is Always a Catch.

There will be a Children's Sermon at the beginning of Worship.
All children are invited to come to the front to participate.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



Ladies Valentine Tea ~ Saturday at 1-3pm

Looking forward to seeing you this Saturday for our annual Tea! Ladies of all ages invited to bring your favorite teatime treat to share. Bring your special teacup to brighten the day. Invite a friend to join the fun.

Annual Congregational Meeting ~ Sunday at 12:15pm

Everyone is invited to stay after Worship to join in our yearly meeting to discuss our church home. Annual Reports for 2018 will be available, and Session will share information on happenings at Common Ground. This is the perfect time to ask questions, share ideas, and spend some time thinking about who we are and where we are going. Nominations to Session will be heard from the floor, so be thinking about folks you picture serving in this way. If YOU are interested in serving, speak to any member of Session!

Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: 9:30am - Philippians

Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: 9am - Jude, at Jen Shannon's

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

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Sip & Paint

We had a blast last Friday at our first adult art event! Thanks to Adam and all the participants. We look forward to doing this again.

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Souper Bowl Success!

Due to your generous donations, we raised $114 to help area families who are dealing with food insecurity. Thank you!

Garden & Nursery News

Jen Shannon will be in the Garden this week, with a lesson about discovering the power of God’s grace. Activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors. Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time.

Youth Group

Youth Group meets this Sunday at our normal time, 6-7:30pm.
No one is signed up for snack, so let us know if you would like to provide some goodies.


Upcoming Speakers

February 17 - Steve Scott
February 24 - John Muckridge, Rescue Mission President
March 3 - Phil Bartholomew
March 10 - Adam Shank (Communion Sunday)
March 17 - Brad Weber
March 24 - Greg Bowman
March 31 - Rev. Randy Brown



Movie Night ~ Friday, March 1st at 6:30pm

Family Movie Night fun to welcome the month of March. Sign up on the bulletin board to vote for one of three movie selections.

Outreach Potluck Soup Luncheon Rescheduled ~ Sunday, March 10th, 12:15pm

Due to a scheduling conflict, our soup luncheon to celebrate Adam and his family has been rescheduled for March 10th. You are invited to stay after Worship that Sunday and help us thank the Shank family for all their involvement at Common Ground. Sign up sheet on bulletin board.

Game Night ~ Saturday, March 16th at 6:00pm

Join in for a fun evening for all ages. Board games and laughter for everyone! Bring a snack to share and come ready for a good time.

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



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Winter at GG

We enjoyed some puzzle making this week, in between a variety of other tasks. We shoveled snow...and even found a woolly worm caterpillar during our time outside. We spent time in the front greenhouse, getting the birdhouse gourds cleaned up and in the warehouse, emptying many buckets that were filled with ice and water. Time was also put into collecting our dried herbs into containers and making a delicious pancake breakfast for lunch. Today we are heading out to do some grocery shopping and to have lunch out in the community. Stop by anytime to be a part of all we do!

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Dreaming of Fresh Veggies!

CSA time is coming fast! We've made our list and checked it twice as we get ready for an even better growing season than last year. Contact us by April 30 to get the EARLY BIRD price on a Weekly Share. The final deadline to subscribe is May 27. Limited number of shares available. Talk to any GG board member if you want more information, or pick up a CSA brochure from the GG table. You can also help out by spreading the word to friends and family members. Tell them about Goodness Grows, our staff and clients, and all the hard work that goes into growing delicious and healthy produce!

GG Restaurant Fundraisers

Some of our area restaurants have programs that allow you to dine in and earn money for non-profit organizations. We have an event at BJ's in March and Chipotle in April. Grab a flyer (or several) from our GG table, share with your friends, and eat dinner out for a great cause to help Goodness Grows earn money for our programs. Every dollar counts!




Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity
Drop items off in the collection barrel or take them up to the Green Room, anytime throughout the year! Let your friends and family know that we accept donations year-round.


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?



Newsies at Crown Theater ~ Starts This Week!

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right! Get you tickets HERE to see Isabella Henceroth, Jack & Trey Snyder, and Darius & Keaton Surgenavic (plus paintings by Adam Pratt!)in this fun performance! February 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17 with Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.

2019 Dinner Benefit for the Rescue Mission

Friday, Feb. 15th at Mr. Anthony’s
An evening of music, inspiring testimonies and a great buffet meal in support of the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley! Call for $50 reservations during regular business hours. 330-744-5485

New Waterford Lions Roast Beef Dinner

Saturday, March 9th at Crestview High School from 4-7pm
Served family style. Carry out available. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for kids at the door. Pre-sale tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. See Frank Snyder for tickets.
Menu: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, bread & butter, pies & cakes, iced tea, lemonade, and coffee

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



Today - Townsend Bendersmith
February 9 - National Pizza Day
February 10 - Carl Landis
February 12 - Tori Snyder

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


February 7 - 13 . . .
Saturday, 1-3 - Ladies Tea
Sunday, 9:30am - Philippians Class
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 12:15pm - Congregational Meeting
Sunday, 6-7:30pm - Youth Group
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Wednesday, 9am - Ladies Bible Study

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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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