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Thursday, September 26, 2019


Sunday's Service - September 29, 2019

We welcome back Adam Shank to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured Scripture comes from: 1 Peter 2:4-8
for Adam's message: A House of Stones.

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



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Special Happenings ~ Next Sunday

We are pretty excited about worshiping with you on Sunday, October 6th. We will have a brand new musical pair leading us in singing that day ~ Janine Landis and Jack Snyder! Janine will be on the keyboard and the younger Jack Snyder will provide lead vocals to guide us through all the worship songs. (Thanks Janine and Jack!) Additionally, Special Music will also be something new. Brianna Windon will be bringing her dance team from Youngstown Christian School, including Isabella Henceroth, to perform for us! (Thanks Brianna and Izzy!) We hope everyone will join us in this special day of praising the Lord.


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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

This Sunday we will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion and Garden kids will remain in Worship. 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 discussed feeling "not good enough" and enjoyed playing Hot Potato Selfie and Box of Lies. We also worked hard moving all the donated items out of the Green Room down to the Cafe to begin Giveaway prep. This Sunday we will meet at 4:00pm at the Maze Craze.

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

Snack this week: On your own at Maze Craze, if desired!

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Youth Group Maze Craze Visit ~ THIS SUNDAY!

It's time for our annual autumn adventure in the corn...and you are invited! The Youth Group, and anyone else who wants to participate, will meet in New Springfield at the Maze Craze at 4pm on Sunday, September 29. We'll assemble for our traditional group photo and then the explorers will head into the maze while the rest of us wait and watch from a nice bench or picnic table. The ending time is up to you and your kids. Admission for ages 5 & over - $10. Click here for more Maze Craze info: Fall Fun at the Corn Maze!

Maze Craze
14070 Woodworth Rd (ST Rte 165)
New Springfield, OH 44443

Please text, call, email, or Facebook message Jen L. to let us know you are coming so we know to wait for you before getting our evening started! Thank you!




October Speakers

6th - David Brown
13th - Phil Bartholomew
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 before, during, and after our Coat & Clothing Giveaway. Youth Group will not meet on Sunday evening the weekend of the Giveaway, so youth are encouraged to spend some time with us on that 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

Save the Date ~ Saturday, October 19

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 tradition of costumes and candy and add in some birthday fun! Keep an eye out for further details and times to be announced soon.

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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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September at GG

We spent the first morning of autumn working outside at Whispering Pines. We trimmed, weeded, and began preparing for winter. It was a beautiful day for it...until the rain came. After that, we headed to the grocery store to shop for our amazing Tuesday lunches.

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We had another successful butterfly release this week, with three butterflies at once. Dustin even enjoyed holding one!

Tuesday's lunch was a special fried chicken accented with our own fresh lavender, fresh green beans, and homemade mashed potatoes. Delicious. We have our Tuesday cooking projects planned through the first Tuesday in January already. There will be a lot more deliciousness to come before 2019 ends!

Today is CSA day. Only two more weeks after this. Before too long, we will be planning for CSA 2020.

Our classrooms helped us dive into sorting to start prepping for the big Coat & Clothing Giveaway. We are so glad to have so many willing and hard-working helpers!

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This week's butterfly release.

Come see us at the Festival!




Coat & Clothing Giveaway

Saturday, October 12, 10am-1pm
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. No need to even carry donations upstairs now. Please leave items in the donation barrel in the Great Room or bring them to the front desk.

Let your friends and family know that we are accepting donations and that anyone is free to come "shop" with us on October 12th! Help us spread the word!

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!

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 have begun the process of getting ready for the third annual Coat & Clothing Giveaway. There is much to be done in the way of sorting, organizing, and setting up. If you have some time to spare, let us know. All help is appreciated, whether in these set up days, the day of the event, or in the days after for cleanup.

Do you have clothing racks we could borrow? They would definitely come in handy!


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!

Friends Fall Book Sale at the Columbiana Library

Thanks to the large number of donations, a wide selection of fiction hardback and paperback books as well as non-fiction and audiovisual materials will be for sale. Adult hardback books will be $1.00 and paperbacks $0.50. Children's hardback books will be $0.50 and paperbacks $0.25. Magazines are $0.10. Audiovisual (DVDs. tapes, and CDs) are $1.00.

Friday, September 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Friends Only Preview)
Individual memberships are $5.00 and family memberships are $7.00. Memberships may be purchased any time at the library, including the day of the sale.

Saturday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Open to the Public)
Don't miss the bag of books sale from 3:00-4:30 p.m. for only $4.00. Paper sacks will be provided for you to fill as full as you can.

Benefit Car Show for the Rescue Mission

Villa Maria Farm Harvest Day 2019

Saturday, September 28, 11am-5pm
This is the 20th Annual Harvest Day celebration presented by The Sisters of the Humility of Mary. Experience the best of fall and the beauty and reverence of the land at Villa Maria. There will be music, hay rides, children's activities & games, face painting, delicious farm fresh food, and our famous butternut squash soup. The Villa Market Barn, The Villa Shoppe, and other vendors will offer a variety of items for purchase. Pick up some sweet treats from The Bountiful Bakery, and try your luck at The Gift Basket Bonanza. Admission, parking and most all children's activities are free - so come join us for some good, old-fashioned, family fun on the farm!
Villa Maria Farm is located at 288 Villa Drive, Pulaski, PA 16155.

Urban Community Supported Agriculture Farm Tour with Sophia Buggs

Saturday, September 28, 1-3pm
Lady Buggs Farm, 536 Carroll St, Youngstown, Ohio 44502
Once upon a time, Sophia Buggs worked here with Goodness Grows and she remains a friend to GG still. Now Sophia works on her own urban farm, sharing her knowledge, skill, and passion for doing good. Her stated mission for Lady Buggs Farm is "to restore, revamp, and revitalize the neighborhood community by providing fresh foods, gardening, cooking education, and wellness products that are affordable and accessible, while creating a loving urban homestead. Farmer Sophia Buggs believes that reclaiming the sacred roots of farming through sustainable living is vital to the sustainability of urban America. She believes that strengthening families and beautifying communities is not an option; it’s what’s required as a full participant in creating vibrant communities." Join Sophia on her farm to learn about the role of farming in the city and how you could help.

For questions or to learn more, contact Sophia Buggs at (330) 406-9961 or by email at

This event is presented by OEFFA as part of the 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted in the tour brochure. For more information about all events in the series, go to

Haus Orchard and Cider Mill 20th Annual Kraut Fest

Sunday,September 29, 11am - 5pm
Polka music by Joe Godina and Del Sinchak.
Pumpkin Train rides, face painting, balloons, delicious food, cabbage bowl, shred-a-head contest, and fun for all ages. Watch apples being crushed into apple cider.
Fall Decorations, Gifts, Apples, Cider and Haus Sauerkraut available.
A fun seasonal tradition that supports a wonderful local farm!
Haus Apple Orchards



September 26 - National Family Day
September 28 - National Bunny Day
September 28 - National Neighbor Day
October 2 - Pat Shannon
October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month & National Book Month

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


September 26-October 2 . . .
Today - Transition Class
Today, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-up
Friday, 5-8pm - GG at Austintown Market Apple Fest
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 4pm - YG at Maze Craze
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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