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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sunday's Service - November 11, 2018

Featured scripture verses are: 1 Corinthians 15:12-19
for Adam's message: What if Jesus wasn't Resurrected?

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



Common Ground Church Community Anniversary

Tuesday, November 13th marks the 13th anniversary of our
official chartering service!

Bible Studies

Sunday Morning: Planning has begun for the next class, which will be announced soon.

Wednesday Morning: Ladies Study - 9am - The book of Job (Meets at Jen Shannon's.)

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

Garden & Nursery News

The Garden will be led by Jennifer Lynch this Sunday. The lesson will focus on the amazing things God does in our lives. As always, activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors for kids who remain in Worship.

Nursery kids (age 3 & younger) are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time. Would YOU like to spend some time in the Nursery and get some quality time with our youngest church family members? Volunteers needed and greatly appreciated! Talk to Jen Lynch!

Youth Group

We spent time last Sunday exploring the topic of kindness in relation to our words and actions. We pondered the questions, "Is it true? Is it loving? Is it helpful? Is it necessary?" We also had time for games, including a group favorite that the kids refer to as "The Game." Hope to see everyone this Sunday evening from 6-7:30pm!
Snack this week provided by: Maci Vignon.



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November & December Youth Group Schedule

November 11 ~ Snack: Maci Vignon
November 18 ~ Snack: Christopher Lynch
December 9 ~ Snack: Maci Vignon
December 16 (Christmas Party) ~ Snack: Audrey & Nathan Shannon
Dates & Times may change due to weather & special events.

November & December Events ~ Mark Your Calendars!

Christmas Decorating ~ Saturday, November 24th at 10am
Advent Celebration ~ Sunday, December 2nd at 3pm
Christmas Play ~ Sunday, December 23rd at 9:30am
Christmas Eve Service ~ Monday, December 24th at 3:30pm

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



On the Goodness Grows Schedule

Namaste in the Yo ~ This Sunday from 5-9pm at YSU
Friendsgiving Fundraiser ~ Nov 21, 6-9pm
Holiday Flea ~ Nov 30, 4-8pm & Dec 1, 9am-1pm
Canfield High Craft Show ~ Dec 1, 10am-4pm
Austintown Winter Market ~ Dec 14, 5-9pm
Whispering Pines ~ Every other Monday

Orange Leaf Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who came out to support GG by eating frozen yogurt! Thanks also go to everyone who helped spread the word. We appreciate all of you! We also appreciate Orange Leaf for supporting so many local organizations, like Goodness Grows, through their fundraiser program!

We hope you had a delicious time supporting GG! We sure did!

Friendsgiving Fundraiser in 13 Days

Join Goodness Grows at Diletto Winery for a Friendsgiving Wine & Wings fundraiser taking place from 6-9pm on Wednesday, November 21, featuring:
• Live music by The Black Wolf and the Thief
• Wings and wine by Diletto Winery
• Jams, wine charms, and other Goodness Grows products for purchase

No cover. Wine and beer available for purchase; Wine & Wing Sampler $15. One night only. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kitty Kromer at 330-727-5900.

In addition to proceeds from the Wine & Wings event, Goodness Grows will also benefit from wine sales at Diletto Winery on Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24.

Happenings Here

Meet Bob the Toad, one of the many animal friends we have had stay with us at Goodness Grows! You can visit him upstairs, right outside the sound room. Our staff and clients have had a ton of animal adventures this year and learned so much about nature. We are currently learning from Bob, as well as some salamanders, as we head into the cold weather. Besides toad care, we spent time this week working outside on our property, volunteering at Whispering Pines, enjoying Orange Leaf frozen yogurt, making lots of Jungle Jam, and much more! If you would like to join in the fun and work - you are always welcome! Stop in and spend time with us most any day of the week.

Watering, Weeding, and Slugs at Whispering Pines



Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity
Drop items off in the collection barrel or take them up to the Green Room.


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?



Special Programs for Veterans Day at the Library

Thank a Vet ~ Multiple Locations, Now through November 10
Brownlee Woods, Campbell, Newport, and Struthers Libraries: Library Hours Information
Write a thank you note to a Veteran or a current serving military member. Also, help create a
part of the American Flag to be put on display. These notes will be taken to a local base to be given to current or past soldiers. Materials will be provided. For the entire family.

In Honor of Veterans ~ Poland Library, November 12 at 10am
Join us as we honor our military veterans with a presentation on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Lieutenant Colonel, Rod Hosler, U.S. Army, retired, will share stories of several outstanding local veterans as well as Youngstown's Base Hospital 31 during World War I.

Stambaugh Auditorium Concert

OMEA Honors Band ~ November 10 at 1:30pm
The Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) presents the District 5 Honors Band Concert. The concert features the District 5 Middle School Honors Band as well as the District 5 High School Honors Band. OMEA is comprised of outstanding band students in grades 7-12 from Ashtabula, Mahoning, and Trumbull Counties...including Audrey Shannon! (Break a leg, Audrey!) OMEA is the principal organization in Ohio promoting music education in elementary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities. Learn more or purchase tickets here: Stambaugh Events.

Calling All Turkeys

November 10 from 2-4pm
Turkeys aren’t only found on the farm or our dinner table, some live right here in Mill Creek MetroParks! Enjoy this November afternoon hike and look for wild turkeys. Call Ford Nature Center, 330-740-7107 for details.

Holiday Fun Day at the Butler

November 11 from 12-3pm
An afternoon open house for the whole family. Activities include: holiday cookie decorating (for children 12 and younger), “Make it-Take it” art activities, face painting, selfies with Santa, Butler docent-led tours, treasure hunt activities, and more! Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown. Call 330-743-1107 for info.

Community Lecture Series: Tish Harrison Warren "Liturgy of the Ordinary"

November 16 from 7-9pm
Trinity United Methodist, 30 West Front Street, Youngstown
How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. Join Anglican priest and author Tish Harrison Warren as she explores ordinary life through the lens of liturgy. Learn how to recognize His presence while making the bed, brushing your teeth or even losing your keys. Harrison Warren will open up a practical theology of the everyday, while drawing on her unique life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife and mother. Come and discover the holiness of your every day. More info Here.

National Diabetes Awareness Month

Awareness months, weeks, and days are important. They allow people with certain health conditions - along with their loved ones, advocacy organizations, and support groups - to rally around a common cause and lend support. Education, fundraising, and support events are often held during these times. They can bring people together for a great cause. For example, February is American Heart Month, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and November is American Diabetes Month. Since it is almost World Diabetes Day, take a moment to check out this information and quiz to find out: Could you spot the warning signs?

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



Jessica Deeter - Today!
Phil & Megan McMaster - Today!
Lynn Yoder - November 9
Go to an Art Museum Day - November 9
Veterans Day - November 11 ~ This day is set aside to honor all who have served.
World Kindness Day - November 13
World Diabetes Day - November 14 ~ Do you know the warning signs?

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


November 8 - 14 . . .
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 5-9pm - GG at Namaste in the Yo
Sunday, 6-7:30pm - Youth Group
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!

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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