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Thursday, May 9, 2019


Sunday's Service - May 12, 2019

We welcome our own Pat Shannon to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured Scripture verses are: Proverbs 31
for Pat's message: A Mother’s Advice.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



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Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: Romans, 9:30a.m.
Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: Hosea, 9:30am at Jen Shannon's

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

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Garden & Nursery News

Frank Snyder will be in the Garden this week, with a lesson about sharing our faith. Activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors. Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time.

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Youth Group

Last Sunday we talked about sacrifice and read the story of the widow's offering. After our discussion, the kids had a Bible verse challenge that required them to "illustrate" a Bible verse by drawing or using any materials they could think of to build a representation of their verse. It was a tricky task but our youth more than met the challenge!
We will not meet this Sunday and we hope everyone has a good time celebrating Moms! Our final school year meeting will be on May 19th at 6pm. Hope to see all the youth ~ grades 5-12 ~ there!!

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Special Music Service ~ May 19, 11am

Everyone enjoyed our musical Worship service in March so much that we decided to have another! On May 19th, we will welcome back Denise Gane and Lynn Deeter ~ also known as Tried & True. This father and daughter duo was here with us in August 2014 and we are delighted to have them return! Brad Weber will be preaching that Sunday, Tried & True will perform their gospel songs, and we hope you will all be here! It's also a great opportunity to invite your friends and family to church. We will have the "love offering" container available in the Great Room if you wish to express your thanks to the musicians.


May & June Speakers

May 19 - Brad Weber with Tried & True
May 26 - Adam Shank - Communion Sunday
June 2 - Phil Bartholomew
June 9 - Phil Bartholomew
June 16 - John Muckridge
June 23 - Brad Weber
June 30 - Brad Weber

Mark Your Calendars

June 23 ~ Welcome Summer Potluck, After Worship
August 24 ~ Canning Class: Spaghetti Sauce, Time TBD
October 12 ~ Outreach Coat & Clothing Giveaway, 10am-1pm

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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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Fern Sale

Boston ferns available! Limited supply, $18 + tax. Buy some beauty for your home, porch, or yard while raising money to support the work of Goodness Grows. Ferns make great Mother's Day gifts! Check them out in the greenhouse on Sunday or stop by Monday-Friday from 8:30am-2:30pm, though you may want to call to make sure we are available and not on a field trip. A great big thank you to everyone who has already purchased a fern! (Note: People that bought these last year said they stayed lovely well into the fall. One lady even mentioned that she managed to over-winter a few.)

Youngstown Flea This Saturday

May 11, 9am-3pm ~ Youngstown Flea Mother's Day Market
Celebrate Mother's Day at the Flea. Bring Mom out for a fun day of food and shopping. Find her the perfect gift from one of the amazing vendors. GG will be there with ferns and jam!

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May Happenings

We started off the week weeding at Whispering Pines, and it was a gorgeous day to be outside! On Tuesday, Sue Weaver and half of our crew made some out of this world chicken teriyaki. Tuesdays just might be our favorite day! The rest of the week found us involved in raking...lots and lots of well as cleaning, weeding, weed whacking, planting, and enjoying being outside. Rex Long also came out this week to get our fields plowed and ready for planting out back. Thanks Rex! Now we are looking forward to tomorrow and our visit to Camp Frederick.




Cards for Heroes

Thanks to all who took a minute to write a card for a hero!
These little notes mean more than you know!


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. We are happy to take coats, clothes, shoes, purses and bags, jewelry, hats, gloves and mittens, scarves, and even small household items. Anything that is clean and in good repair that you think someone else might be able to use!

Date for Giveaway Set ~ Saturday, October 12th, 10am-1pm!


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!

Crown Theater Productions

Congratulations to all involved with last week's amazing production of Annie Jr. in Columbiana. These actors just blow the audience away with their dedication, effort, and talent! We are so proud of everyone involved! Check out the picture below to see if you spot any familiar faces. Next up for this fabulous group is Shrek Jr. in the fall.

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Cast & Crew of Annie

Teacher Appreciation at Orange Leaf in Columbiana

May 10, 11am-10pm
This is for all our favorite teachers out there, like Sarah Bendersmith! Head to Firestone Farms to enjoy a free cup of frozen yogurt tomorrow (Friday) because you deserve a treat for all you do! (Moms also get this special treatment on Mother's Day and Mom must be present to enjoy it.)

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Adams

Mission Night Market in Boardman

May 10, 6-10pm at 1393 Boardman-Canfield Rd. in Boardman
Friday is the first market of the season! Get your last minute Mother’s Day shopping in while supporting local vendors. Don’t forget, this market is family friendly and pet friendly. Look for fun family games provided by the Mahoning Valley Family Center. Donations will be accepted for the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. Goodness Grows won't be there this month but will join in the fun starting in June.

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Columbiana Destination Imagination Fundraisers

The Mission of Destination Imagination (DI)
is to engage participants in project-based
challenges that are designed to build confidence
and develop creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills.


May 18, 10am-12pm
On-site Registration: Opens at 10:00 am
Start Time: 11:00 am
Registration Fee: non-refundable $20
Location (Start/Finish): Firestone Park Shelter #4 (by the football field) in Columbiana.
The route is approximately 1 mile and is not timed. Participants will receive a color pack, t-shirt, and sunglasses. Additional color items will be available for purchase. Participants wear white at the starting line. At various locations throughout the Park, Color Runners are doused from head-to-toe in different-colored powders. Color is eco-friendly and safe. This is a family-friendly event open to everyone! Walkers are welcome. Online Registration: Color Run


May 17, 7pm (doors open at 6pm) at Main Street Theater in Columbiana
Tickets are $5 for kids under 18, $10 for adults.
Comic genius and creativity experts combine forces to bring you an evening filled with fun, laughter, interaction, and creativity! Michael Dustman's face-paced and highly-entertaining blend of magic and comedy will be partnered-up with Columbiana’s Destination Imagination Teams! This evening will leave you in awe... you’ll laugh ‘til it hurts and question reality! You’ll be impressed by Columbiana DI’s teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Concession stand will be open. A 50/50 raffle and silent auction will be available the evening of the event. Truly fun for all ages!
Tickets available on Brown Paper tickets HERE or talk to Jill Snyder.

All proceeds from these events will help pay for registration fees for three of Columbiana's DI Teams (CMS Improv, CMS/CHS Mechanical, and CHS Engineering) to compete on a world stage at Global Finals in Kansas City, MO this month.



May 11 - Judi Bender
May 11 - World Migratory Bird Day
May 12 - Brandon & Emily Fisher
May 12 - Mother's Day
May 13 - National Apple Pie Day
May 15 - International Day of Families

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


May 9-15. . .
Friday, 9am-1pm - GG at Camp Frederick
Saturday, 9am-3pm - GG at the Flea
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
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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