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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sunday's Service - September 23, 2018

Steve Scott, from On Target Outfitters, will lead us in Worship this Sunday.

Featured scripture verses are:Galatians 5:16-25
for Steve's message: Keep the Wind in Your Face.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



Bible Studies

Sunday Morning: 9:30am - The book of Ecclesiastes (Meeting in the pastor's office.)

Wednesday Morning: Ladies Study - 9am - The book of Job (Currently meeting at Jen Shannon's house. Give us a call for directions.)

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!


Garden & Nursery News

The Garden meets this Sunday, with Jen Shannon leading a lesson about turning to God with our doubts. Kids, bring your Bibles!
As always, activity pages are on the table by the Sanctuary doors for kids who remain in Worship. Nursery kids (age 3 and younger) are invited to the Nursery for a Bible story time.

Youth Group

Our first meeting of the school year brought eight youth together for our Black Letters of Jesus curriculum, conversation, and fun. We discussed the idols of our culture, played games, and had root beer floats. We were very happy to welcome Caitlin, our new 5th grade member, and Alexis, a friend of Audrey's! Fall schedules were sent home with everyone. All youth in 5th grade and up are welcome to attend!
(We won't meet during the weeks of Fall Bible School. We hope you'll attend FBS instead!)

Crochet Class: Magic Circles with Jess

This Saturday at 1pm

Time has changed to 1:00 instead of 2:00!

Come be a part of the laughter and fun as Jess teaches us a new stitch. Don't know how to crochet? No problem. Everyone is welcome! Bring your crochet hook and a willingness to learn, Jess will provide the yarn and the know-how.

Maze Craze Visit

This Sunday at 4pm
The Youth Group invites you to join us at the Maze Craze, 14070 State Route 165 in New Springfield. We'll meet there at 4:00, take a group photo, then head into the maze. Younger siblings welcome to stay and participate with parents. The more, the merrier! Tickets cost $10. If weather forces us to cancel, texts will be sent to inform everyone of the change in plans.



Fall Bible School

Ten days until September 30 & FBS begins! (Dates: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14 after Worship until 2:00ish & 10/20 from 3-5pm, Fall Fest included, with bonfire dinner after 5:00.)
This journey through the orchard is for the whole church family (and friends and extended family, too, of course!) together...not just kids and volunteers. We will stay together as a group to hear the Bible story, play some games, do crafts, and more! Everyone is asked to bring their lunch for the three Sundays of FBS. We will eat a quick meal together right after Worship and then embark on our adventure from 12:30ish to 2:00ish. Please sign up on the bulletin board or call Jen L. to RSVP so we are sure to have enough supplies.

Coat & Clothing Giveaway

October 13 from 10-2

Drop your donations of clothes and outerwear off in the barrel in the Great Room, in the closet by the Cafe, or up in the Green Room. Tell your family and friends that they are welcome to donate or to come on October 13th and choose some items for their family. Spread the word!

Let us know if you'd like to volunteer or bake cookies for this event. Sign up sheet on the bulletin board! Thank you to all who have already signed up!

The Music Man

Sunday, October 28
Youth Group members and interested adults are invited to bring their lunches and stay after Worship for an afternoon meeting. We will eat, have some activities, and then carpool to the special needs production of The Music Man at Main Street Theater in Columbiana. Can't stay after church? Meet us at the theater at 1:45pm. Tickets are $13.

Please sign up by October 14 so we can order the tickets.

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On the Goodness Grows Schedule

CSA Pick-Up ~ Today, 4-7pm
Fall Craft Show at Whistle & Keg ~ Saturday, 12-6pm
Austintown Farmers Market ~ Monday, 5-8pm (This is the final one of the season. Come check it out!)
Fall Fest - Summit Co. Fairgrounds ~ Oct 6, 10am-4pm
Mission Night Market ~ Oct 12, 6-10pm
Youngstown Flea ~ Oct 13, 10am-4pm
Namaste in the Yo ~ Nov 11, 5-9pm at YSU
Canfield High Craft Show ~ Dec 1, 10am-4pm
Austintown Winter Market ~ Dec 14, 5-9pm
Whispering Pines ~ Now every other Monday

CSA 2018

Today is CSA day, from 4-7pm. After this, there is only one more CSA day left. Soon we will be planning for CSA 2019!

This week's goodies will include fresh made spaghetti sauce, lemon verbena, decorative gourds, and more. Don't forget to grab your recipes!

If you need to make arrangements to pick up tomorrow, just give us a call. Our fall hours are 8:30 to 2:30.

Happenings Here

So much going on here each week! We have Leetonia on Tuesdays, Salem High School on Thursdays, and Crestview on Fridays. This week, we had some bonus visits - our friend, and former GG Director, Greg Bowman stopped by on Tuesday and Mohawk High School visited on Wednesday! You are always invited to stop in to see all we can accomplish together.

Wooden Pumpkins

Don cut up two trees for us, a pine and a locust. (Thanks Don!) Our clients, staff, and students have been working to turn those tree slices into beautiful autumn pumpkins. These handmade works of art sold out at the Mission Night Market and we had to disappoint folks that came to Canfield's Market on the Green looking for them. Since then, we've been working on making more. They will be available for $6, while supplies last. We think our folks are pretty talented!

Check out our September Newsletter!

Follow this link: Goodness Grows News, to see what is happening at our mission!


Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity
Our Coat & Clothing Giveaway is rapidly approaching! We are happy to accept all donations. Drop off clothing and outerwear any time, in the barrel in the Great Room, in the storage room by the Cafe, or up in the Green Room. Please help us spread the word. Let people know we are accepting donations and tell people who might need a little helping hand to come see us on October 13th!


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?



Fall Fun at 4WD Hardware This Weekend

Jeep & Greet - Friday, September 21st from 4-8pm
Fall Bash - Saturday, September 22nd from 9am-5pm, with obstacle course and RTI ramp, free food and drinks from 11am-2pm (while it lasts), contests, raffles, and trivia.

McMaster Farms Anniversary Celebration This Saturday!

Music at Noon at the Butler

YSU’s Dana School of Music adds live music to the experience of a visit to the Butler’s Beecher Court. Wednesdays during YSU’s Fall and Spring semesters, the Dana School brings recitals and performances from various ensembles and soloists. Art and music all in one place, always free! Music begins at 12:15 pm. The first event of the fall is on September 26 with a Voice Department Recital.

St. Paul Lutheran Fall Corn Roast

Enjoy an evening of fun, September 29 from 4-7pm in the back parking lot of St. Paul's on Spruce St. in Leetonia. Menu consists of pulled pork, hot dogs, coleslaw, dessert, beverage, and...of course...corn! Entertainment includes the 1921 Port Huron Traction Engine used to steam the corn and music provided by the Donegal Dogs.
Cost: Freewill donation.

Aspire Tour - Hermitage, PA

An evening of laughter, learning, stories, and music for women.
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Grace Chapel Community Church.
Doors open at 4:30pm.
Purchase tickets at 480-812-1100 or online at Aspire.

Crown Theater October Events

The Addams Family, with our own Isabella Henceroth, Jack Snyder, and Trey Snyder ~ October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

The Music Man, with our own Dustin Snyder and Tori Snyder, as well as many other friends of Goodness Grows ~ October 27 & 28

Get more information or purchase tickets Here.


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



National Pepperoni Pizza Day - Today! ~ Time to celebrate pizza!
Phil McMaster - September 22
First Day of Fall - September 22
Lily Shank - September 23
Johnny Appleseed Day - September 26 ~ An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

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


September 20 - 26. . .
Today, 10:00am - Salem Class
This Evening, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-Up
Friday, 9:30am - Crestview Class
Saturday, 1-3pm - Magic Circles with Jess
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 4pm - Youth Group at Maze Craze
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Monday, 5pm - GG at Austintown Market
Tuesday, 9:30am - Leetonia Class
Wednesday, 9am - Ladies Bible Study at the Shannon's

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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


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