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Thursday, July 8, 2021

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Sunday's Service - July 11, 2021

The featured Scripture is: 2 Timothy 2; Galatians 5:22-23
for Mike's message: The Fruit of the Spirit Part 7: Faithfulness.

Join us Sunday ~ In-Person & Online
Worship at 11am

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Worshiping Together

Spend Sunday morning with us ~ in-person or online at 11:00am.
Use the Facebook link Connecting Life and let's grow together through
Worship, Praise, and Prayer, in the Sanctuary and on Facebook.
Check out the Media Library on the CLC website to watch recent sermons.

Please send your prayer requests in for our Joys & Concerns email that goes out on
Monday morning! The CGCC website has a Contact/Prayer Request page, you can
email Jen Lynch directly, or use

Following the current health guidelines, mask are now optional here at the church.
We ask that you use your own discretion about what you feel is best
for you and your family regarding masks and social distancing.


Bible Studies & Ministries

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Sunday Morning Bible Study ~ 9:30am
Studying Psalms.

*Class will not meet next Sunday, July 18, or on August 8 & 15.


Wednesday Morning Prayer Group ~ 10am
At Rick & Joyce Jackson's house and on Zoom
Zoom Personal Meeting ID: 6936117456, Password: prayer
You are welcome to join us in-person or online!



Designed to help adults grow as Christ followers:
* Weimer LifeGroup: Tuesday, 10am in the pastor's office & on Zoom

CGCC/CLC Children's Ministry

Check out these Christian Education opportunities for kids of all ages! Everyone welcome.

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Collide Kids Sundays ~ During Worship at 11am
* Nursery Care (Newborn-3 in Nursery)
* Collide Kids Jr. (Ages 3-6 in Sprouts Room)
* Collide Kids Church ~ (Grades 1-4 in Activity Room)

Collide Kids Wednesdays ~ On Summer Break - watch for some summer activities!

Youth Group

Grades 5-12

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Swim Night at the Snyder’s
This Monday, July 12, at 6pm
(Rain Date - Wednesday, July 14)
Pizza, drinks, & s’mores provided. Thank you to our friend who donated pizza money!
Bring a snack to share as well as a beach towel. All youth from 5th-12th grade are welcome!
Youth - have you signed up on the bulletin board or RSVP'd to Jen L? We need you to do this by Sunday, July 11 so we can have plenty of yummy food. Hope to see you all there!

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Work Days With GG
This Tuesday, July 13, 9am-12pm
We have two work days set with Goodness Grows this summer. In past years we have worked on many projects...painting gourd birdhouses, repairing the butterfly garden sign, reshaping the butterfly garden and adding a pathway, harvesting produce, weeding, and more. This summer we will be helping to make some of the paths in the woods better for hikes and nature walks. Youth need to bring boots, water, and a lunch. Dress for working in the woods!

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Rocky Railway VBS

Enormous thanks go out to all who helped in any way
to make VBS 2021 a special and faith-filled experience
for children and adults alike!

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For whom are you praying today?
How can we pray for you?

We are here to pray with and for you, anytime! Prayer needs sent by early Monday morning will be included in the weekly Joys & Concerns email. We are also glad to send out prayer requests and praise reports anytime throughout the week!

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Thank you to Marcia Kreps for sharing and Darla Smith for writing these weekly bits of encouragement.

"I pray you all had a blessed and safe July 4th weekend. I am so thankful God gave us everlasting freedom in Him. Also, I'm thankful for those that gave their lives so we can be free along with all those currently serving or who have served. We are so blessed here in the USA. God Bless America and forgive us our trespasses."

The Word God gave for us this week is “TRANSPORT.” “Transport” is a way to move us, products, or even our mindset from one place to another. I dispatch trucks every day and, for them to get the product from one place to another, I need to let them know where they are picking up and delivering. They need complete instructions to “transport” safely and accurately. When we ride or drive a car, we need to follow signs and signals to ensure our safe “transport." We may even hear a song or phrase and that will “transport” our minds to another place and time, whether it be happy or sad. Sometimes someone will say something, and I immediately think of a song with that word in the lyrics to “transport” my thoughts somewhere else. My prayer this week is that the Holy Spirit will “transport” us to get saturated in His presence. “Transport” our thinking Lord, to your will and your way. Get us out of the way so it is a sweet “transport” of love and peace that we will experience that only comes from the Father. “Transport” us Lord I pray, to a place that we can be a witness and testimony of your great Love! Have a super blessed week in your “transport” with the Holy Spirit!"

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
~ Philippians 4:8-9 (NKJV)



July Worship ~ Online & In-Person

Pastor Mike Hileman ~ Sundays at 11:00am
Join us at church or online via Facebook Live: Connecting Life
We're excited to welcome you to Worship, in church and online!

Youth Group Work Day at GG

August 10, 9am-12pm
Youth will need to bring boots, water, and a lunch.
Mark your calendars so you don't miss this day of service and fun!

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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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News of the Week

GG was closed on Monday, which always makes the week feel a bit weird. We were happy to get back together a day late and dive right into our work!

We had plenty of weeding and watering to do on Tuesday, after having three days off. While taking care of the plants, we did inventory to plan this week's CSA. It is so exciting to see what is ready for harvest each week! We also had to do some hose repair and we made time for a walk in the woods, where it feels somewhat cooler than out in the gardens. On Wednesday, we planted habaneros and radishes and, of course, we weeded! Today, everyone is out in the gardens, harvesting for CSA and hoping to beat the rain. This week's share includes farm fresh eggs from Mike Ashby's mom, Rachel. We love to be able to include goodies from other people and places! These eggs are gorgeous.

Saturday is the Youngstown Flea. Take a trip downtown and check it out. Kitty will be there with plenty of fresh jam to spice up (or sweeten) your summer! If you need more info about the Flea, click the photo to follow the link to their page.

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Jungle Jam & Juicy Jam

Goodness Grows Jungle Jam and Juicy Jam are available in several flavors at
Reach for the STARS in Salem. Or, check them out online: Shop Local.
We are also glad to arrange a jam pick up at GG.

Currently we have:
Jungle Jam: Blueberry Jalapeno, Strawberry Jalapeno, Hot, Cherry Habanero
Juicy Jam: Strawberry Lemonade, Blueberry Lemonade



Goodness Grows

The non-profit ministry of Common Ground Church Community, Goodness Grows is always busy on our property. GG works with students and adults with disabilities, providing vocational habilitation training in a fun, hands-on way. The GG crew maintains the grounds and cleans the building.

Coming out to weed the flower beds and gardens is a huge way to help and volunteer here at GG!

There are many ways to support GG, including:
Online Shopping through Amazon Smile ~ Volunteering ~ Donating Items
Purchasing Our Products ~ Charitable Giving ~ Telling Others


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Rock Kidz Uganda, Inc.

To Advocate, Advise, Advance the ministries of Divine Soccer in Masaka, Uganda for the benefit of the children of the community.

Sponsorships and donations can be made to:
Rock Kidz Uganda, Inc., 1814 E. 3rd St., Salem, OH 44460
or via Pay Pal at
Learn more at: Rock Kidz Uganda and on:

Check out the Rock Kidz table in the Great Room to see the many kids who are in
need of sponsors! Help Rock Kidz spread the word about them!

Update from Masaka: Medical Camp started on Wednesday at Divine Junior School. This is a program where medical professionals come to the school and provide medical services to people from the surrounding area. COVID-19 has ravaged Masaka and the area is also dealing with malaria. We pray that the camp will be a help to this community. Please pray for all the workers
and that God brings the people to receive the medical help needed.

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Sponsors needed.

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Orientation meeting for medical camp.

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Medical supplies ready at the school.

Coat & Clothing & More Giveaway 2021

Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers that we collect items year-round! We are happy to take clothes for all ages and sizes, along with coats, hats, bags, purses, shoes, housewares, books, school supplies, stuffed animals, puzzles, toys... anything clean and useful.

Please drop your items off in the barrel by the GG table in the Great Room
or pop them into the Green Room upstairs. Thank you!


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?

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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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Outdoor Movies 2021

Fridays at Firestone Farms in Columbiana, 1pm & 7pm
Free family-friendly movies on the big screens. Lots of seating in the courtyard, or bring your own lawn chair. This year, there will also be a couple Double Feature nights! Some Double Feature late night movies may be rated R; please plan accordingly.
July 9th: Despicable Me (PG)
July 16th: 6pm DOUBLE FEATURE: Groundhog Day (PG) and Caddyshack (R)
July 23rd: A Christmas Story (PG) It's Christmas in July at TownCenter!
July 30th: Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)
August 6th: Shrek (PG)
August 13th: Monsters, Inc. (G)

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Movies may be cancelled/delayed/changed due to movie studio changes, weather, or other circumstances.

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Greenway Trail Benefit

Saturday, July 10, 8am-3pm
Event by Columbiana County Park District
Come out and support the Greenway Trail at the Annual Walk/Ride Benefit. T-shirts will be available for $20 apiece at the Lisbon, Leetonia, Franklin Square, and Eagleton Rd. trailheads, with proceeds going for trail maintenance.

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Teacher Appreciation Day at Southern Park Mall

Saturday, July 10, 11am-1pm
Time to thank teachers for all they do. Southern Park Mall invites teachers to enjoy pampering at The Salon & Spa at Macy's and pretzels from Auntie Anne's. Event on second floor of Macy's. Registration & Teacher ID required. Register here.

Salem Second Saturday

Special events going on all day in Salem this Saturday, July 10, including the two below.
More info here.

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Fairfield Ruritan Club Annual Car Show in Columbiana

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Today! - Danielle Young
Today! - National Freezer Pop Day
July 9 - Don Fisher
July 9 - Sam & Danielle Hartley
July 10 - National Kitten Day
July 13 - Denise Stewart
July 13 - Cow Appreciation Day
July is National Blueberry Month

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



July 8-14, 2021 . . .
Weekdays, 9am-2pm - GG at Work
Tonight, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-Up ~ Weekly
Tonight, 6:30pm - Praise Team
Saturday, 9am-3pm - GG at the Flea
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - In-Person & Online Worship & Collide Sunday Ministries
Monday, 6pm - YG Swim Party at the Snyder's
Tuesday, 9am-12pm - YG Work Day with GG
Tuesday, 10am - Weimer LifeGroup
Wednesday, 10am - Prayer Group

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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
Connecting Life Church
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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