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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sunday's Service - September 2, 2018

Featured scripture verses are: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
for Adam's message: Together at the Lord's Table.

The sacrament of Communion will be celebrated during service this week.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!

It's a big day for Common Ground Church Community! Twelve years ago today - August 30, 2006 - our church purchased the former Mellinger's Nursery & Garden Center. The twelve year anniversary is traditionally marked by gifts of home decor, linen, silk, or pearls. Instead of gifts, we ask for your prayers of thanksgiving and perseverance on behalf of our wonderful church home and family.
We wouldn't be here without you, so...thank you and happy anniversary!


Bible Studies

Sunday Morning: 9:30am - The book of Ecclesiastes
Wednesday Morning: Ladies Study - 9am - The book of Job

You are welcome to join in a study at any time!

Garden & Nursery News

The Garden (1st grade & up) is on summer break for one more week. It will resume after Labor Day, on September 9th! Activity pages are on the table by the Sanctuary doors. On Communion Sundays, the Garden kids will remain in Worship and activity pages will be available. Our Nursery is available for little ones through three years old.

When the Garden class returns, we will also start having Bible Story Time for our 3's and under in the Nursery. While the "big kids" get a lesson, the littlest ones will have the opportunity to hear God's Word through short stories geared to their age group. If you stop in the Nursery at that time, it may not look like they are learning but kids have an amazing capacity to take in more than we give them credit for. You might be surprised one day at all that these young ones will gain from a story time!

Back to School Potluck

September 9th, After Worship
Our back to school potluck is approaching fast! Have you thought of your favorite fall dish? Maybe something with apples???
Sign up Sunday...for real this time!


Salsa Making with Rachel

Many jars of salsa were canned and fun was had by all here on Saturday! Thank you to Rachel for sharing your delicious salsa recipe and your canning skills with us. If you have any skills or talents you want to share, we are open to and excited about more opportunities!


Youth Group

Painting with Adam

Painting was a great success! Thank you to Adam Pratt for spending the afternoon teaching us some very cool techniques. All the youth and parents enjoyed this entire process. We cannot wait to hear your plans for a Christmas themed event!

Regular Meetings Starting September 16th!

Watch the Scoop and your email for Youth Group plans and events. Youth Group (grades 5 and up) meets most Sunday evenings of the school year, from 6:00-7:30. The fall schedule will begin on September 16th. We will not meet during the four weeks of Fall Bible School (explained below), so everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in that special event!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our summer events fantastic this year.
We think you all rock!



Crochet Class: Magic Circles with Jess

September 22nd at 2pm
Come learn, or review, this fun crochet technique. Sign up sheet coming soon!

Big Announcements - Grab Your Calendars!

Fall Bible School Scheduled!

Abundance Orchard is on for four autumn weekends. What better time to visit the orchard than September & October?!? We are still ironing out details, but we nailed down dates and times. Mark your calendars for after Worship on Sunday September 30, October 7, and October 14 as well as Saturday, October 20 at 3:00. More info will be sent out in the Scoop, by email, our website, and Facebook as soon as we have it. We hope everyone is eager to join us on this new adventure!

Fall Fest - October 20th

This year's October event will be part of our Fall Bible School. We will end with costumes and trick-or-treating, and before that we will enjoy some final time in Abundance Orchard. If the weather cooperates, we will wrap up the night with hot dogs and marshmallows at our fire pit.

Advent Celebration

Help us kick off the Advent season on the first Sunday of Advent, December 2nd. We will gather at 3:00 for activities, with dinner to follow at 5:00. Reserve that date on your calendar today!

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CSA 2018

Today is CSA day, from 4-7pm. This week's goodies will include lettuce, carrots, zucchini muffins, and more. Don't forget to grab your recipes!

If you need to make arrangements to pick up tomorrow, give us a call so we can work out a time.

On the Goodness Grows Schedule

Austintown Farmers Market ~ No Market on September 3
CSA Pick-Up ~ Thursdays, 4-7pm
Youngstown Flea ~ Sept 8/Oct 13, 10am-4pm
Maize Valley Sunflower Fest​ ~ Sept 8, 10am-4pm
Mission Night Market ~ Sept 14, 6-10pm
Canfield Fall Market ~ Sept 15, 9am-4pm
Whispering Pines ~ Every other Thursday we have been volunteering & visiting...including today!
Canfield Fair Visit ~ Tomorrow, our clients & staff will have a day of fun at the fair!

GG at the Canfield Fair

Something to crow about! When you head to the fair this year, look for entries from Goodness Grows. We sent peppers, tomatoes, decorated pumpkins and, of course, Jungle Jam!


Coat & Clothing Drive

October 13th!
If you did a closet clean out to fit in new school clothes & fall fashions, we would love to give your old items a home right here! Drop off clothing and outerwear any time. Take items to the storage room by the Cafe or up to the Green Room. Please help us spread the word. Let people know we are accepting donations and tell people who might need a little helping hand to come see us on October 13th!

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?



"Bar-B-Que" Dinners

Fridays from 11:30am-6:00pm at 74 Kenmore Ave., Youngstown
J's & Sons Catering & BBQ is selling ribs, chicken, fish, and more to support The Needle's Eye and their new roof fund. Menu on the bulletin board - check it out on Sunday! Or, call 330-744-1582 for more information. Meals range from $5 to $15.

Crown Theater Productions Event

Auditions coming in September for A CHRISTMAS CAROL!
Cast call for men and women as well as children ages 5 and older.
Audition dates: September 17th and 18th, 7-9 pm at Crown House behind Main Street Theater in Columbiana. Script reading only.

Aspire Tour - Hermitage, PA

An evening of laughter, learning, stories, and music for women.
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Grace Chapel Community Church.
Doors open at 4:30pm.
Purchase tickets at 480-812-1100 or online at Aspire.


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



CG 12th Anniversary - Today!
VJ Day - September 2 - Marking the end of WWII
Labor Day - September 3 - Time for your last Fair visit!
Jennifer Shannon - September 4

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


August 30 - September 5. . .
Today, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
This Evening, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-Up
Friday, 9:30am - GG at Fair
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship Service with Communion
Monday - Labor Day, Office Closed, GG Closed
Wednesday, 9am - 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!
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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