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Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Sunday's Service - February 23, 2020

We welcome Martin Dunham to lead us in Worship.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!

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CG NEWS & EVENTS

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Thank You, Jess!

This Sunday is Jessica Deeter's last Sunday with us as our Music Leader. Please stay after Worship to celebrate Jess and enjoy some cake. All of us at Common Ground are grateful
for all the time she has given us and we wish her the best in whatever comes next.

This is my command - be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged.
For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. ~ Joshua 1:9

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Lenten Devotional

Stop by the round table in the Great Room and pick up a new devotional booklet for Lent, starting next week on February 26. This devotional is provided free of charge by the Society of St. Andrew. Take one to enjoy at home and consider taking one to share with a friend!

Last Sunday's Meeting

Thank you for a great meeting last week! It was wonderful to gather and share freely as a
church family. Session deeply appreciates your engagement, enthusiasm, and heart for
the church. We look forward to working, growing, and praying together as we seek to follow
God's plan for the future of Common Ground Church Community.

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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 (We will be starting Chapter 5 next week.)
NOTE: Schedule change for next week - we will meet on Monday at 9:30am.

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 Sunday with our final lesson in the Fruits of the Spirit series, about self-control.
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.

Sights Last Sunday

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Youth Group

For youth in 5th grade & up
Hope to see you all on Sunday from 6-7:30pm.
We had a great time last Sunday at the Chip Richter concert at the Upper Room. Big thanks to Treasel and Athena for inviting us!

Please check out the snack sign up sheet on the bulletin board. There are two dates left on this schedule that runs through March.
Snack this week: Chris Lynch

YG at the Concert & Ice Cream Social

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Socks still needed.

We will be working on a special project this Sunday for the bunnies at the Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary. We have enough toilet paper and paper towel tubes now. THANK YOU!

We're still in need of more small, clean socks for another upcoming project. If you can donate these, or any other craft-type supplies you want to clear out of your collection, it would be much appreciated! Thank you and thanks to all who have already donated!

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UPCOMING AT CG

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March Speakers

1 - John Muckridge
8 - Phil Bartholomew - Communion Sunday
15 - Bill Henry

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www.goodnessgrows4all.org

Our Mission Statement: To cultivate personal, social, and community growth through gardening, education, and opportunity for people of all abilities.

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NEWS & EVENTS

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We ended last week by playing in the snow. You're never too old to enjoy some good old fashioned outside play! Do you want to build a snowman? We sure do!

Another highlight from last week was celebrating the birthdays of Tori and Tucker. Tori brought in pizza and a cookie cake. Tucker and Morgan baked gluten free cookies. It was a tasty celebration. We love being able to mark our birthdays together!

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Tuesday was our first day this week, after being off for President's Day. Lunch with Sue was pancakes, bacon, hash browns, and applesauce. These were amazingly fluffy pancakes that were certainly enjoyed by all! When our crew wasn't cooking, they were working hard building shelves and organizing in the Green Room as well as out in the greenhouse. Things are starting to become ship-shape all over, as everyone works to get ready for the busy growing season to come.
The rest of the week was full of many other tasks like Jungle Jam making, cleaning, sanitizing toys, and getting outside to enjoy some winter sunshine. We also found a new salamander friend and built a terrarium for him, using moss and sticks from our property. We even hunted outside for insects for his dinner. Feel free to stop in whenever we are here to see what we are busy with and to join in the fun.

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OUTREACH and MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

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Getting Organized!

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity

Coat & Clothing & More Drive ~ 2nd Saturday in October
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. Bags and boxes for people to carry their "new" items home with them are also needed! Drop items off in the collection barrel or take them up to the Green Room.

After sorting mountains of clothes last year, just days before the Giveaway, we knew we needed a new system. Thanks go to Goodness Grows for building shelves and sorting clothing and items this week. Now we have "a place for everything and everything it its place!" We are so very ready for donations to come rolling in!

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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

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

Winter at Mill Creek

Nature Photography Exhibit
Every Day Except Mondays, Thru April 12 - 10am-5pm
Meet the Photographers: This Sunday from 1-3 pm
The annual Nature Photography Exhibit returns to the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Enjoy the beauty and color of nature – indoors! The skills of amateur photographers are featured in this popular exhibit. View landscapes, wild animals, Mill Creek MetroParks scenes and more through the lens of talented photographers.

Swing Dance Class
February 25, 7-8pm at the MetroParks Farm (Every Tuesday until March 17)
Learn this fast paced dance form. No partner? No problem! It’s a paired dance, but everyone learns together. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Led by dance expert Lynda McPhail. Call Wick Recreation Area, 330.740.7114 x282, for details. $8/class at the door.

Fun at the Library

Canfield Schools Art Fair
Canfield Library
Enjoy art work by students from the Canfield Schools at this very special art show. Reception from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20th. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public. Artwork will be on display during these Library hours: Thurs., Feb. 20th– Sun., Feb. 23rd: Thurs., 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9:00-5:30 p.m., and Sun. 1-5 p.m.

PLYMC's American Sign Language Club (ASL)
Poland Library, February 20, 6-7pm
The purpose of the ASL club is to teach attendees of any age about American Sign Language. During our meetings, we will practice and learn the various aspects of the language and culture of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Our goal is to bring awareness of and instill the love of ASL. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Refreshments will be provided.

Art with Andrea
Austintown Library, February 25, 6:30-8pm
Have you always wanted to create your very own painting? Join us and we'll take you step by step to create your very own work of art. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. For adults and teens.

Music for the Masses: Music Club
Main Library, February 25, 6:30-8pm
What? No surf in Ohio in February! Well, we are featuring the Beach Boys in February. Come down to Main Library to listen and watch historical performances of the Beach Boys and others to warm our hearts and souls this winter. For adults and teens. Snacks provided.

Check out the full calendar or activities and take advantage of our fantastic library system:
Visit the library!

Fundraiser for Animal Charity of Ohio ~ This Weekend

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Shrove Tuesday Supper ~ February 25

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Mission Fundraiser at North Lima Mennonite ~ February 29

Feb.-Breakfast

This all-you-can-eat breakfast is available for a donation. Food items include sausage, eggs, potatoes, peppers & mushrooms, sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes, French toast, pastries, and beverages. Proceeds help to support various mission projects.

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CELEBRATE!

TODAY! - Jack & Nancy Snyder
February 24 - National Tortilla Chip Day
February 25 - Shrove Tuesday
February 26 - Ash Wednesday
February 26 - Chris Lynch

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

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ON THE CG CALENDAR

February 20-26, 2020 . . .
Tonight, 6pm - GG Board Meeting
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, After Worship - Cake in the Cafe for Jess
Sunday, 6-7:30pm - Youth Group
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Monday, 9:30am - Ladies Bible Study (Day change just for this week.)
Monday, 6pm - Session Meeting

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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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