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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sunday's Service - January 13, 2019

We welcome Emaline Smith, director of the Needle’s Eye Christian
Life Center in Youngstown, this week.

The featured scripture verses are: Genesis 1:26-31 and Ephesians 1:4
for Emaline's message: Who Are You?

Join us this Sunday for Worship!

Click Here to learn more about this amazing local mission.



Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: 9:30am - Philippians study

Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: 9am - Study on the book of Jude ~ Starts January 23rd

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

Garden & Nursery News

Jennifer Shannon will be in the Garden this Sunday with a lesson titled "God Gives Us Hope Through Jesus' Resurrection." Activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors. Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time.

An email has gone out regarding the Nursery and the Garden. Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of our ministry to children.

Youth Group

Art with Adam will be right after Worship this Sunday.
Youth need to bring their lunch!

One space left on the current snack sign up sheet.

Dates & Times may change due to weather & special events.

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Guest Speakers for January

20 - Greg Bowman

27 - AJ Platt



Sip & Paint ~ February 1, 7pm

Adam Pratt will be leading a "Sip & Paint" event here for adults to get in on the fun that the youth have had with him! In order to cover the cost of the supplies, there is a fee of $15, due on of before February 1st. We will sip on coffee, cocoa, or tea while getting creative. Light snacks, like cookies and chips, will also be provided. Feel free to bring a snack to share, if desired. Invite a friend to join us in this new CG experience! Sign up on the bulletin board.

Outreach Potluck Soup Luncheon ~ February 3

Stay after Worship to enjoy lunch and fellowship as we say a big thank you to Adam Shank (and his family!) for spending so much time with us over the past year. We'll provide tomato soup, bread, salad, and drinks. Please sign up to bring a pot of soup and/or a dessert.

Ladies Valentine Tea ~ February 9, 1-3pm

Mark your calendars for our annual tea party! Ladies of all ages invited to bring your favorite teatime treat to share. Invite a friend to join the fun.

Afternoon Tea Facts

The History of Afternoon Tea credits Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. Dinner was served around 9 pm which left the Duchess hungry and to stave this, she would order tea, bread, and cakes in her room. The habit caught on and afternoon tea was born.

A traditional tea starts with finger sandwiches, followed by scones with butter, jam and/or cream, then cakes and, of course, tea.

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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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Keeping Busy

It's been a busy new year already at CG/GG. We've tended our parsley that is growing upstairs, made jam, gone grocery shopping, worked in the warehouse, raised a new flag, headed into the woods to cut up a downed tree, found antlers from a deer (now in Maintenance Room), cooked lunch, and more. Stop in any day during the week and see how you can be a part of Goodness Grows!


Jungle Jam

Jam is always available and is a great way to brighten a gloomy winter day! Check out the display on the GG table in the Great Room. Our current flavors of Jungle Jam are Cranberry Jalapeno, Berrylicious, Hot, and Cherry Habanero. We also have one flavor of our pepper-free Juicy Jam, Cranberry Orange.



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Rachel & Jill already sorting donations!

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.

Planning Ahead!

Looking for a way to invite a friend or family member to come to church? A special guest speaker, like Emaline Smith, can be a great way to introduce the topic of a church visit! Nevertheless, not everyone is comfortable with their first visit to a church occurring for Sunday Worship. Sometimes a special event is what opens that door. (Note: Did you know that, on average, people need to receive six invitations before attending church or events? Don't be disheartened, just keep inviting!) Now is a great time to reach out and invite folks to our February events ~ Sip & Paint, Soup Luncheon, and Ladies Tea ~ or even to look toward Outreach's March and April plans. We have a Family Movie Night on March 1st (*Please vote for your movie choice on the bulletin board.), Family Game Night on March 16th, and a Crochet Class on April 6th. Check out the bulletin board for more details.


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?



Blood Drives by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross

Proudly serving the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. Taking blood donations to help our community. For appointments call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit
Poland Library - Jan. 11 from 10am-3pm
Boardman Library - Jan. 12 from 10am-3pm

The Journey to Today

Saturday, Jan. 26, 10am - 9pm
Join the Columbiana Chamber's First Committee, the Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township, and the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau for the unveiling of the anticipated project "Journey to Today," a visual tour of downtown Columbiana business sites from 1806 to the present. From 10am to 5pm, visit local establishments to view video frames featuring fascinating photos and information on the past of each storefront. At 7pm, head to Main Street Theater to enjoy the short film "Harvey's Legacy: The Story of Columbiana, Ohio" and hear speaker Jay Groner.

2019 Dinner Benefit for the Rescue Mission

Friday, Feb. 15th at Mr. Anthony’s
An evening of music, inspiring testimonies and a great buffet meal in support of the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley! Call for $50 reservations during regular business hours. 330-744-5485

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



January - National Soup Month
January 12 - National Pharmacist Day
January 13 - National Gluten-Free Day
January 16 - Rachel Vignon

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


January 10 - 16 . . .
Sunday, 9:30am - Philippians Class
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 12pm - Youth Group - Lunch & Art with Adam
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines

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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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