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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sunday's Service - September 30, 2018

Featured scripture verses are: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 & 27-31
for Adam's message: Gifts of the Spirit.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!

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CG NEWS & EVENTS

Fall Bible School Starts on Sunday!

You are invited to join us this Sunday as we embark on our adventure through Abundance Orchard! We will delve into Bible stories with Miss Jen, play games with Mr. Frank, sing songs with Miss Rachel, and more! This journey through the orchard is for the whole church family (and their friends and extended family, too, of course!) together. Kids, bring your parents!

Everyone is asked to bring their lunch this Sunday and the other two Sundays of FBS. We will eat a quick meal together right after Worship and then embark on our adventure from 12:30ish to 2:00ish. Please Note ~ Some of our games will involve movement, so please wear safe and appropriate footwear for active games.

September 30, October 7, and October 14 after Worship until 2:00ish
October 20 from 3-5pm, Fall Fest included, with bonfire dinner after 5:00

FBS News

At Common Ground, we do a lot of things during Bible School. Two of the big things we highlight are God Sightings and a mission project:

▪ God Sightings, as you might know, are signs of God at work all around us. You might see God in a spectacular sunset, hear Him in a baby's laugh, or feel His touch in a hug from a friend. Keep an eye out for these occasions when you notice the hand of God in your life. We will have special times at FBS to share them, during which we will display them by adding apples to an apple tree.
▪ The Mission Project for Abundance Orchard will be collecting donations for Second Harvest Food Bank. The Food Bank is able to make donated dollars really stretch. For every $1 given, they distribute $11 worth of food, or approximately 5 meals! We will take offering each day of FBS and those funds will be sent to Second Harvest. We will also have a place set up in the Sanctuary to collect needed food items. They appreciate all items, but the most requested ones are cereal, peanut butter, canned veggies, fruits & soups, tuna fish, dry pasta, and macaroni & cheese. For more info about Second Harvest, click HERE
God Sightings, as you might know, are signs of God at work all around us. You might see God in a spectacular sunset, hear Him in a baby's laugh, or feel His touch in a hug from a friend. Keep an eye out for these occasions when you notice the hand of God in your life. We will have special times at FBS to share them, during which we will display them by adding apples to an apple tree.
The Mission Project for Abundance Orchard will be collecting donations for Second Harvest Food Bank. The Food Bank is able to make donated dollars really stretch. For every $1 given, they distribute $11 worth of food, or approximately 5 meals! We will take offering each day of FBS and those funds will be sent to Second Harvest. We will also have a place set up in the Sanctuary to collect needed food items. They appreciate all items, but the most requested ones 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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Bible Studies

Sunday Morning: 9:30am - The book of Ecclesiastes (Meets in the pastor's office.)
Schedule change: We will not be having class this Sunday.

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!

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Garden & Nursery News

The Garden meets this Sunday, with Frank Snyder leading a lesson about being God’s representative. Kids, bring your Bibles!
As always, activity pages are on the table by the Sanctuary doors for kids who remain in Worship. Nursery kids (age 3 and younger) are invited to the Nursery for a Bible story time.

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Happy they conquered the maze!

Youth Group

We had a terrific time at our Maze Craze visit, one of our favorite traditions here at Common Ground! The Youth Group won't officially meet again until October 28, when we go to The Music Man in Columbiana. All youth are invited to be a part of FBS during the next four weeks!

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Putting on wristbands.

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Group photo!

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Into the maze.

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UPCOMING AT CG

Coat & Clothing Giveaway

October 13 from 10-2

Word of our giveaway is spreading! We have had three community members call this week, wanting to donate to help out! If you still have coats and clothing to donate, bring them in whenever you can.Tell your family and friends that they are welcome to donate and to come on October 13th and choose some items for their family. We hope to help out as many people as possible!

Let us know if you'd like to volunteer to help at the event or bake cookies for it. Sign up sheet on the bulletin board! Thank you to all who have already signed up!

The Music Man

Sunday, October 28
Youth Group members and interested adults are invited to bring their lunches and stay after Worship for an afternoon meeting. We will eat, have some activities, and 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 after church? Meet us at the theater at 1:45pm. Tickets are $13.

Please sign up by October 14 so we can order the tickets.

Fall Fest ~ October 20 ~ 3-5pm

This year we're trying something new, so Fall Fest will be a part of our FBS wrap-up! On Saturday, October 20, we will gather at 3pm. We will conclude our fun in Abundance Orchard and we will celebrate fall with games, costumes, and trick-or-treating. Bring your costumes with you and we will have time to change into them before having a costume parade and collecting treats. Weather permitting, stay after 5 for a special dinner of hot dogs and s'mores up at our fire pit! Don't miss this new twist on an old tradition!

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NEWS & EVENTS

On the Goodness Grows Schedule

Final CSA Pick-Up ~ Today, 4-7pm
Fall Fest - Summit Co. Fairgrounds ~ Oct 6, 10am-4pm
Mission Night Market ~ Oct 12, 6-10pm
Youngstown Flea ~ Oct 13, 10am-4pm
Namaste in the Yo ~ Nov 11, 5-9pm at YSU
Canfield High Craft Show ~ Dec 1, 10am-4pm
Austintown Winter Market ~ Dec 14, 5-9pm
Whispering Pines ~ Every other Monday

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CSA 2018

Today is our final CSA day for this season, from 4-7pm. If you need to make arrangements to pick up tomorrow, just give us a call. Our fall hours are 8:30 to 2:30.

This week's share is a very special one to wrap up a great season with wonderful subscribers! We hope you enjoy the farm fresh goodies from Goodness Grows, Huffman Fruit Farm, and Baker's Golden Dairy! Don't forget to grab your recipes!

CSA 2019 information will be posted on our website, Facebook page, and here in the Scoop as soon as we have it. Keep an eye out in the new year. We look forward to continuing to provide easy access to fresh, local produce and value added items, while giving our clients and students opportunities to learn about sustainable farming.

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Community Support

We wanted to send out a big thank you to a wonderful local business, Baker's Golden Dairy in New Waterford. If you have never been there, or haven't bought their products at local farm markets, you are missing out! Their milk is, "milk like it used to be." They are helping us to wrap up our CSA in a big way by donating milk for our shares. The good folks there gave us two of their amazing flavors, in pints and mini moos! We are so appreciative of their generosity and support. We hope our subscribers enjoy this delicious product! Learn more about the dairy here: Baker's Golden Dairy

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Thursday Visitors

Look who came to see us today! Rachel was lucky enough to have a short visit with Lynn and Bob Yoder. They stopped to buy a wooden fall pumpkin made by our clients and to restock their Jungle Jam supply. Thanks, Lynn & Bob!

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Huffman Fruit Farm

Happenings Here

Monday was a busy day, as we headed to Whispering Pines for our morning of volunteering. Then we went apple picking at Huffman Fruit Farm, which really was a lot of fun! We recommend you check them out! Tuesday saw Leetonia in a frenzy of FBS decorating and sorting coats and clothes for our October Giveaway. Today, Salem was hard at work picking produce for the last day of our CSA. Tomorrow, Crestview will be here, jumping into whatever we ask of them. What a huge help the students and staff are to us!

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Decorating with Leetonia.

 
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Lunch with Salem.

OUTREACH and MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity
Our Coat & Clothing Giveaway is rapidly approaching! Drop off clothing and outerwear any time, in the barrel in the Great Room, in the storage room by the Cafe, or up in 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!

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 20th to help Second Harvest feed hungry local families.

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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

2018 Benefit Car Show

This Saturday, September 29, at Canfield Presbyterian Church
Car registration: 11am-12 pm ~ Show Time: 11am-3pm
Fee: $5.00 per entry (spectators - free will offering)
Benefit for the Wittman Family to help offset care expenses for their two sons with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

On Target Outfitters Events

Fishing Derby ~ Saturday, September 29
Registration begins at 8am, Derby from 9-11am. Fee: $20 per two person team (1 adult $ 1 student). Prizes for first fish caught, most fish caught, and more.

Annual Benefit Dinner ~ Saturday, September 29
Doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm, program at 7pm. Tickets: $50 for adults and $35 for youth under 12. Learn about the good things that are happening at On Target Outfitters and celebrate the 10 year anniversary! Special guest speakers and dinner catered by Jeffrey Chrystal.

Family Open House ~ Sunday, September 30
12-5pm with raffles, food for purchase, as well as free games and activities like archery, riflery, fishing and more.

St. Paul Lutheran Fall Corn Roast

Enjoy an evening of fun on Saturday from 4-7pm in the back parking lot of St. Paul's on Spruce St. in Leetonia. Menu consists of pulled pork, hot dogs, coleslaw, dessert, beverage, and...of course...corn! Entertainment includes the 1921 Port Huron Traction Engine used to steam the corn and music provided by the Donegal Dogs. Cost: Freewill donation.

Aspire Tour - Hermitage, PA

Sunday at Grace Chapel Community Church
Doors open at 4:30pm.
Purchase tickets at 480-812-1100 or online at Aspire.

An Evening of Prayer at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center

Taizé Prayer is on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Magnificat Chapel. This Christian interdenominational prayer form includes music, scripture, and silence. Light refreshments and an opportunity for fellowship follow the prayer service. This event's theme is "Ordinary Time," with music director Brenda Kostial. Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center is located at 2067 Evergreen Rd, Villa Maria, PA 16155.
Future program dates:
December 6, 2018 - Advent
March 21, 2019 - Lent
May 16, 2019 - Easter

Crown Theater October Events

The Addams Family, with our own Isabella Henceroth, Jack Snyder, and Trey Snyder ~ October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

The Music Man, with our own Dustin Snyder and Tori Snyder, as well as many other friends of Goodness Grows ~ October 27 & 28

Get more information or purchase tickets Here.

Free Circus Tickets

The Garden Bros Circus is coming to Girard on Monday, October 8. There are tickets at the front desk that admit one child free (2-13) with one paid adult. Help yourself to one or more tickets, while supplies last.

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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 Neighbor Day - September 28 ~ “Please won’t you be…my neighbor?" ~ Mr. Rogers
▪ World Heart Day - September 29
▪ Bible Translation Day - September 30 ~ Did you know there’s a day set apart worldwide to honor the work of Bible translation??? Learn all about it here: Wycliffe
▪ National Homemade Cookies Day - October 1
▪ Pat Shannon - October 2
National Neighbor Day - September 28 ~ “Please won’t you be…my neighbor?" ~ Mr. Rogers
World Heart Day - September 29
Bible Translation Day - September 30 ~ Did you know there’s a day set apart worldwide to honor the work of Bible translation??? Learn all about it here: Wycliffe
National Homemade Cookies Day - October 1
Pat Shannon - October 2

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

ON THE CG CALENDAR

September 27 - October 3. . .
Today, 10:00am - Salem Class
This Evening, 4-7pm - Final CSA Pick-Up
Friday, 9:30am - Crestview Class
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 12-2pm - Lunch & FBS
Tuesday, 9:30am - Leetonia Class
Wednesday, 9am - Ladies Bible Study at the Shannon's

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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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