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Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Sunday's Service - January 12, 2020

We welcome back Connor Holloway to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured Scripture will be: Luke 5:1-26

Join us this Sunday for Worship!




Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: 9:30am
Study of Psalms

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Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: 9:30am
Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told by John MacArthur

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

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Garden & Nursery News

Jen Shannon will be in the Garden this week
with a lesson about Faithfulness.
(The new Garden teaching schedule is ready. Please let Jen Lynch know
if you have a Sunday in mind for leading the Garden!
Activity pages for kids will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors.
Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time.


Volunteers Make Things Happen!

Would you like to spend some time hanging out with our kids? If you enjoy learning, growing, and having fun, our Garden/Sprouts/Nursery programs are the place for you! Smiles and laughter guaranteed! If you're interested in more info, please talk to Jen Lynch to learn how you can help.

Youth Group

For youth in 5th grade & up
Youth Group this Sunday, January 12, 6-7:30pm.
A new snack sign up sheet is on the bulletin board. Please check it out!
Snack this week: Tyler Gane

YG parents, watch for texts and/or emails to alert you if we have to cancel or change
our schedule. If bad weather is forecast during YG, there is always a chance we will
cancel to keep everyone safe. See you all in the new year!!

Annual YG Service Project

It's almost time for the Souper Bowl!
Learn more below.

Souper Bowl 2020



January Speakers

1/19 - Phil Bartholomew ~ Communion Sunday
1/26 - John Muckridge

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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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5 star dining!

This week has been all about deep cleaning. We have moved out, rearranged, organized, and cleaned the Nursery, Sprout Room, and Maintenance Room. Of course, we still took time for a Tuesday with Sue cooking project. We enjoyed an amazing lunch of tamale pie stuffed peppers and winter fruit salad. Definitely a meal that will be at the top of our favorites lists!

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Winter Wine Affair at Stambaugh Auditorium

Saturday, January 18
Wineries from all regions of the state will be pouring wine samples. Bottles will also be available to purchase to take home. Enjoy relaxing live music, cheese plates, vendors, and more...a perfect way to escape the winter blues. We will be there with our Jungle Jam and Juicy Jam!
Interested in attending? Click here for your Tickets.

GG Loves Bunnies!

One of our local non-profit friends is Sara, who runs the F5RS rescue and the Therapy Bunny program. They have visited here for Family Fun Day and come to see our clients and staff on regular days as well. We have grown parsley and harvested other goodies to help out the bunnies. They are embarking on a new adventure, designed to help kids with reading. Check it out below!

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Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity

Coat & Clothing & More Drive
Keep saving all your clothing and outerwear items for our fall giveaway. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers that we will accept donations all year! Clothes for all ages and sizes needed, along with coats, bags, purses, shoes, housewares, books, toys...whatever you think might help someone in need. Drop items off in the collection barrel or take them up to the Green Room. January is a perfect time to do some closet and drawer organizing!


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!

Winter Fun in Mill Creek Park

The Snow Moon
January 10, 7-8:30pm
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to observe tonight’s lunar eclipse, but we’ll hope the full moon brightens our walk along Lake Cohasset. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens, 330.740.7116, for details. Moderate, 2 mi.

MetroMutts: Movie Night
January 11, 4:30-6:30pm
Bring your pup for a cozy, pawfect date night at Yellow Creek Lodge, in Struthers' Yellow Creek Park. Enjoy snacks and warm up with hot drinks like you would at a theater. Bring a lawn chair for yourself and a blanket for your pup, sit back, relax, and enjoy the movie! MetroMutts members free; not-yet-members $2.

Fused Dichroic Glass Pendants
January 14, 6-7:30pm
Adults & ages 14+ with paid adult. Learn how to create two fused dichroic glass pendants with Lynn Cardwell at Fellows Riverside Gardens. The pendants will be fired and ready for pick up in approximately two weeks. Register/pay by Sunday, January 12, call 330.740.7116. $28 R; $32 NR

Stay Warm at the Library

Strategy Board Games at the Library - Austintown Branch
January 11, 3-4pm
Do you like to play strategy board games? Come to the Austintown Library to play games like Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and Carcassonne. Play what's here or bring your own to share! Light refreshments will be served. For adults and teens.

Reading with Rennie - Michael Kusalaba Branch
January 13, 6-7:30pm
Rennie wants to read with you! Kids in grades K-4, sign up to read with Rennie from Go Team Therapy Dogs. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Michael Kusalaba Library to reserve your 15-minute reading slot. Parents, studies show that reading to animals helps boost kids' confidence. Space is limited and registration is required.

Tales to Tails - Canfield Branch
January 13, 6-7:30pm
Come and read to our favorite therapy dogs. Helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence, and encourages a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or we’ll find one for you. For children grades K and up. Therapy dogs provided by Pet Partners of Greater Youngstown, a local Pet Therapy group.

Scrabble at the Library - Main Branch
January 13, 6:30-8pm
Come and play Scrabble at the library and have words with real friends! For all word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults. Bring your game or use ours! This program is for teens and adults only.

Check out their calendar of events HERE.

Local Blood Drives

Give blood and save up to three lives.

Poland Library ~ January 10, 10am-3pm
Grace Church, Columbiana ~ January 10, 1-6pm
Westminster Presbyterian, Boardman ~ January 13, 1:30-7pm

Walk-ins are welcome or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for availability.
Find a Drive and schedule a time online.



Today - National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
January 13 - National Gluten-Free Day
January 13 - National Rubber Ducky Day

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



January 9-15, 2020 . . .
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 6-7:30pm - Youth Group
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Wednesday, 9:30am - 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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