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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sunday's Service - October 21, 2018

Featured scripture verses are: 1 Corinthians 14:1-25
for Adam's message: Edify with Your Words.

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion this week.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!

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Happy Birthday, Common Ground Church!

Our first service in this building was on October 19, 2008.

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CG NEWS & EVENTS

Fall Bible School Wrap Up & Fall Fest Saturday!

All ages invited to join in our FBS Wrap Up in the Orchard this Saturday from 3-5pm, Fall Fest included. We will look back over our FBS experience, play some games, sing songs, and then have time for a costume parade and trick-or-treating. Invite your friends and family, grab your costumes and treats to hand out and come enjoy this festive time of year! Our hoped for dinner with hot dogs and s'mores around the fire pit after 5:00 may or may not come to pass, due to the predicted rain and cold. We will decide tomorrow and keep you posted.

This past Sunday, our third day, was a celebration of welcome and hospitality freely given. We were reminded of 1 Corinthians 10:31, "Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God." Everyone enjoyed apple treats, games, music, and time together. A big thank you goes to everyone who helped us have a successful Fall Bible School. Whether you donated, volunteered, participated, or prayed - you are appreciated!

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'Yes' Group

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Get Down!

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'No' Group

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FBS News

▪ God Sightings ~ Keep watching for God at work this week. Look for a spectacular sunset, say a prayer for someone, help a friend...all signs of God at work. Saturday is our last chance to hang apples on our God Sighting trees.
God Sightings ~ Keep watching for God at work this week. Look for a spectacular sunset, say a prayer for someone, help a friend...all signs of God at work. Saturday is our last chance to hang apples on our God Sighting trees.
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▪ Our Mission Project ~ Help us help those in our valley who are experiencing food insecurity. We are collecting money and non-perishable food items through Sunday to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. So far, we have collected $154.50 and 24 nonperishable food items! Bring your donations on Saturday or Sunday this week. The donated food items that are most requested are cereal, peanut butter, canned veggies, fruits & soups, tuna fish, dry pasta, and macaroni & cheese. For more info about Second Harvest, click HERE
Our Mission Project ~ Help us help those in our valley who are experiencing food insecurity. We are collecting money and non-perishable food items through Sunday to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. So far, we have collected $154.50 and 24 nonperishable food items! Bring your donations on Saturday or Sunday this week. The donated food items that are most requested are cereal, peanut butter, canned veggies, fruits & soups, tuna fish, dry pasta, and macaroni & cheese. For more info about Second Harvest, click HERE
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Celebration!

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Apple Science

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Apple "Cookies"

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This is the Day

Bible Studies

Sunday Morning: 9:30am - The book of Ecclesiastes (Meets 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 kids will remain in Worship Sunday to take part in the celebration of Communion.
As always, activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors for kids who remain in Worship. Nursery kids (age 3 & younger) are invited to the Nursery for a Bible story time.

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Youth Group

Our youth have been having fun at Fall Bible School!
Next weekend, we will be heading to The Music Man in Columbiana on October 28. Then in November, we will get back to a normal Sunday evening schedule.

FBS Music in Worship Last Sunday

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UPCOMING AT CG

The Music Man

Sunday, October 28
Youth Group members who are participating need to bring a lunch next Sunday, the 28th. We will eat and enjoy time together, then carpool to the special needs production of The Music Man (featuring Tori Snyder as Marian the Librarian and Dustin Snyder as the farmer) at Main Street Theater in Columbiana. Can't stay for lunch? Meet us at the theater at 1:45pm.

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Advent Celebration

Seems hard to believe, but it is time to start thinking about the holiday season! Check your calendars and make sure our December 2nd Advent Celebration is on yours. We will gather at 3pm to kick off the Advent season with our annual tradition.

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NEWS & EVENTS

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On the Goodness Grows Schedule

Health Fair ~ Nov 2, 10am-4pm in Salem
Namaste in the Yo ~ Nov 11, 5-9pm at YSU
Holiday Flea ~ Nov 30, 4-8pm & Dec 1, 9am-1pm
Canfield High Craft Show ~ Dec 1, 10am-4pm
Austintown Winter Market ~ Dec 14, 5-9pm
Whispering Pines ~ Every other Monday

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Happenings Here

Our clients, staff, and classrooms have been busy this week. They packed up the Coat & Clothing Giveaway leftovers, made jam, winterized fields and raised beds, harvested produce, and more. We were even able to send a load of peppers, tomatillos, and sweet potatoes to the food bank.

Our GG Crew Together at the H&H Ball

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OUTREACH and MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

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Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity

The Giveaway was a tremendous success! We had so many wonderful folks come through our doors. It was certainly a day full of one God Sighting after another! There truly is a significant need in our community for events like this. Keep saving all your clothing and outerwear items because we will definitely do this again next fall. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers that we will accept donations all year! Requested items that we did not have included baby and toddler clothing. Our table of random items like a cheese grater, pans, doll clothes, and purses was a surprising hit. People also appreciated the cookies, drinks, and crafts. Thank you to all who helped make this such a special day!

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Second Harvest Food Bank

Can't make it to FBS but would still like to help with our mission project? Monetary donations and canned/boxed food items will be accepted through October 21st to help Second Harvest feed hungry local families.
Why are we collecting for the Food Bank this year? Because hunger is a serious problem in our country and our community. In the Mahoning Valley more than 86,000 people struggle with hunger and may not know where they’ll find their next meal. That number includes one in four kids who may not have enough to eat. Our donations will make it into the hands of kids and families right here to help them have a little less to worry about!

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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
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What can YOU do?
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LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWS/EVENTS

The Great Pumpkin Carve Out

Bring your family, friends, and your carving tools for a fun time at Boardman Park creating a Spooktacular Jack-o-Lantern! There is a small fee for the various sizes of pumpkins. Prizes will be awarded to winners in various age categories.

Friday, October 19, 6:00-9:00pm; Saturday, October 20, 12:00-9:00pm; and Sunday, October 21, 12:00-5:00pm in the Ex-Servicemen’s Pavilion. Enjoy other fun, seasonal activities including roasting marshmallows by the bonfire.

New Waterford Lions Roast Beef Dinner

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Crestview High School from 4-7pm
Tickets for adults are $11 and children are $6 at the door and pre-sale tickets are $10 and $5 respectively. The menu consists of roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, bread & butter, dessert, and beverage served family style with carry-out available. Talk to Frank Snyder if you have questions or would like to order tickets.

October Guided Labyrinth Walk

Sunday, October 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Participants prayerfully walk the outdoor, grass path after receiving instructions from the presenter. The Labyrinth at Villa Maria is a replica of the one found in Chartres Cathedral in France. Guided Labyrinth Walks are offered at no charge. Free will offerings are accepted to help continue services that VMESC offers such as Labyrinth Walks and other programs.
In the event of questionable weather conditions, please call 724-964-8886 or visit our website for program status: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center (VMESC) is located between New Castle, Pennsylvania and Youngstown, Ohio on the picturesque grounds of Villa Maria Community Center, home of the Sisters of the Humility of Mary.

Crown Theater October Events

The Music Man, with our own Dustin Snyder, Tori Snyder, and many other friends of Goodness Grows, will be performed on October 27 & 28.

Get more information or purchase tickets Here.

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

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CELEBRATE!

National Chocolate Cupcake Day - Today! The first recorded mention of cupcakes was in 1796!
Adam & Bonnie Shank - October 19
National Day on Writing - October 20
National Apple Day - October 21 A great day to visit a local farm market!

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

ON THE CG CALENDAR

October 18 - 24. . .
Today, 10:00am - Salem Class
Friday, 9:30am - Crestview Class
Saturday, 3-5pm - FBS & Fall Fest
Sunday, 9:30am - Adult Class
Sunday, 11am - Worship with Communion
Sunday, 12pm - Worship Committee Meeting
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Wednesday, 9am - Ladies Bible Study
Wednesday, 9:30am - 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.

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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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For more information, call 330-549-9408 or contact us by email at commonground.secretary@gmail.com.

 
 
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