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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sunday's Service - February 3, 2019

We welcome back Adam Shank ​to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured scripture verses are: 1 Peter 1:1-2
for Adam's message: Three Truths of Every Believer.

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!


This Week is Souper Bowl Sunday!

Help tackle hunger in our community.
Our youth will have soup pots ready for monetary donations. Every little bit helps!


Sip & Paint ~ This Friday @ 7pm

Our first ever Adult Sip & Paint is almost here! Participants will get to spend tomorrow evening sipping on coffee, cocoa, or tea while creating artwork with Adam Pratt. Light snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorites to share. In order to cover the cost of the supplies, there is a fee of $15, due on of before February 1st.

Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: 9:30am - Philippians

Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: 9am - Jude, at Jen Shannon's

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

Garden & Nursery News

Garden children will remain in Worship this week for the celebration of Communion. Activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors. Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time.

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Youth Group

Youth Group does not meet this week. Last Sunday we spent time digging into the topic of "righteous anger" as well as creatively reenacting Bible verses. Then we enjoyed homemade pretzels with homemade cheese dip, made by Audrey and Nathan, followed by a couple rounds of "The Game." It was an evening well-spent!

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Annual Congregational Meeting ~ February 10, 12:15pm

Everyone is invited to stay after Worship to join in our yearly meeting to discuss our church home. Annual Reports for 2018 will be reviewed, and Session will share information on happenings at Common Ground. This is the perfect time to ask questions, share ideas, and spend some time thinking about who we are and where we are going. Nominations to Session will be heard from the floor, so be thinking about folks you picture serving in this way. If YOU are interested in serving, speak to any member of Session.


Upcoming Speakers

February 10 - Rev. Bruce Irwin
February 17 - Steve Scott
February 24 - John Muckridge, Rescue Mission President
March 3 - Phil Bartholomew
March 10 - Adam Shank (Communion Sunday)
March 17 - Brad Weber
March 24 - Greg Bowman
March 31 - Rev. Randy Brown



Outreach Potluck Soup Luncheon Postponed

Due to a scheduling conflict, our soup luncheon to celebrate Adam and his family has been rescheduled for March 10th. You are invited to stay after Worship that Sunday and help us thank the Shank family for all their involvement at Common Ground. Sign up sheet to come next month.

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. Sign up on Sunday on the bulletin board.

Sign Up Sheets on Bulletin Board

Have you stopped by the bulletin board in the Great Room lately? There are plenty of sign up sheets to check out. Take a look and see what you would like to be involved in here at Common Ground Church Community! We have a nice variety of upcoming events that would be perfect for inviting friends and family to attend with you.

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




Winter at GG

It was another tough winter weather week. We had to cancel our Whispering Pines visit, so we are looking forward to our next trip there in two weeks. We spent a lot of time inside this week, checking on our parsley, cooking lunch, taking time for some puzzle fun, and hanging out with our salamander! We also gave the Library a good, thorough cleaning. You are always welcome to get in out of the cold and check out what we are working on at Goodness Grows!

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Dreaming of Fresh Veggies!

CSA time is coming fast! We've made our list and checked it twice as we get ready for an even better growing season than last year. Contact us by April 30 to get the EARLY BIRD price on a Weekly Share. The final deadline to subscribe is May 27. Limited number of shares available. Talk to any GG board member if you want more information, or pick up a CSA brochure from the GG table.




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.


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?



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

New Waterford Lions Roast Beef Dinner

Saturday, March 9th at Crestview High School from 4-7pm
Served family style. Carry out available. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for kids at the door. Pre-sale tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. See Frank Snyder for tickets.
Menu: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, bread & butter, pies & cakes, iced tea, lemonade, and coffee

Winter Events at Mill Creek Park

Jewels of Winter

At Fellows Riverside Gardens through March 3
Orchids are the jewels of the plant world, full of color, let them dazzle you with their brilliance and splendor. During the heart of winter, find the spirit of the tropics here at the Davis Center as you observe these exotic beauties on display. Bring your camera, as there will be plenty of amazing flowers to photograph.

Nature Photography Exhibit

At Fellows Riverside Gardens through March 24
The annual Nature Photography Exhibit returns the Weller Gallery. 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.

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



Today - National Hot Chocolate Day
February 1 - Audrey Shannon (16!)
February 2 - Groundhog Day
February 4 - World Cancer Day
February 5 - Manny Shank (7!)

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


January 31 - February 6 . . .
Today - CG & GG Closed
Friday, 7pm - Sip & Paint
Sunday, 9:30am - Philippians Class
Sunday, 11am - Worship with Communion
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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