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Thursday, June 27, 2019


Sunday's Service - June 30, 2019

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

The featured Scripture verses are: 1 Peter 1:13-21
for Adam's message: Holy Father, Holy Children - Part 2.

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



Summer Potluck Fun

Thanks to all who helped make our Welcome Summer celebration a success of food and fellowship!

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Devotionals Aimed at Moms

Designed for moms of all ages, this special edition Our Daily Bread will strengthen the sense of God doing something new and refreshing through the everyday details of motherhood. Pick up a copy for yourself or for any moms that you would like to encourage! Look for them in the Great Room.

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Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: Romans, 9:30a.m.
NOTE: This class will not meet again until July 14.

Monday Morning Ladies Study: Hosea, 9:30am at the church
NOTE: We will not meet on Monday, July 1.

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

Garden & Nursery News

The Garden is on Summer Break until September 8th. 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

All youth who will be entering 5th grade and up this fall are invited to join in the fun this summer!

Swimming at the Snyder's ~ Next Friday, July 5 from 6-9pm
Bring a towel and a snack to share.




July Speakers

July 7 - Reverend Bruce Irwin
July 14 - Phil Bartholomew
July 21 - Reverend Bruce Irwin
July 28 - Adam Shank - Communion Sunday

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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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Checking out the warehouse.

Summer at GG

Today is CSA pick up for the Weekly Share folks. The extremely rainy weather has been making for slow growth, but the nice days this week helped. We are hopeful that hot days will be coming and we will soon be swimming in produce.

We received a wonderful gift from just up the road in Greenford, from an amazing place called Redefine the Vine. This operation is known for their heirloom plants. They donated tomato plants, a pepper plant, and strawberry plants to us! We thank them for their generosity!! Look for their booth at area farmers markets and check them out on Facebook HERE. They have beautiful plants and produce.

Work is going on up at the warehouse. When you are here, you might even notice large machinery or workers. Pretty soon it will be spruced up and non-leaky. We won't know what to do when we don't have to empty buckets of rain water anymore!


5 star dining at GG!

Sue, Shawn, and Dustin grilled chicken for lunch this week and made a Caprese salad to top it. It was a perfect summer meal!

We had a change of plans on Tuesday, and Jen and Jill were the GG folks who led a station at Canfield Presbyterian's VBS. We enjoyed our time teaching about veggies and fruits and planting peppers. The theme of the day, "Jesus takes care of me!" fit right in with planting and talking about healthy food. We also learned some great jokes like, "What does a dog get when he eats a clock?...............TICKS!"

Next week will start out with our Whispering Pines visit on Monday morning. Then, with next Thursday being the 4th of July, we will have a day off to spend celebrating with our families.

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By the warehouse.

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Planting out front.

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Bunny in the garden.




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. We are happy to take coats, clothes, shoes, purses and bags, jewelry, hats, gloves and mittens, scarves, and even small household items. Anything that is clean and in good repair that you think someone else might be able to use!

Date for Giveaway Set ~ Saturday, October 12th, 10am-1pm!


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?



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

Salem Community Theatre

Our friends at Salem Community Theatre will be putting on their production of Singing in the Rain - August 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25. They still have a few roles to fill and are looking for folks of all ages, especially a few more males. We have a contact number if you'd like more info, just let us know.
To the cast and crew, we say "Break a leg!"

Mill Creek Park Events

MetroMutts: Hike at Sunset
June 28, 7:30pm at the Newport Wetlands
Let’s hike past the wetlands and along the West Newport Trail while enjoying the Summer sunset. Moderate, Moderate, 2mi.
We’ll also have a special guest from the Mahoning County Dog Pound: their adoptable dog of the month!

Summer Sebring Hike
June 30,11am-12pm at Sebring Woods on Johnson Road in Sebring
Join Naturalist Arika Preas for a quick jaunt around the rural Sebring Woods as we look for beauties such as the regal Cardinal Flower! Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for details, 330.740.7116. Moderate, 0.7 mi.

Find more fun at the park for all ages this summer right here: Things To Do.

Benefit Car Show at Firestone Farms

June 29, 4-7pm
All proceeds will benefit SRMC Foundation - A non-profit organization that supports Salem Regional Medical Center's mission to provide the best possible health care in our region for every patient. All contributions to the SRMC Foundation are used locally to provide enhanced facilities, advanced technology and needed programs, services, and education.

Come see a unique display of vehicles while enjoying the specialty shops and restaurants at Firestone Farms. Visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in free health screenings, a 50/50 raffle, and a Chinese Auction. Stay after the show from 7-9pm for live music by The John Reese Project.

The car show is open to the public and free for all spectators. The cost to register a vehicle in the show is $5, with all makes and models of cars, trucks, jeeps, semis, motorcycles, and tractors welcome. Trophies will be awarded in various categories.

Summer Fun at the Columbiana Library

Cookies & Books Book Discussion
July 3, 12-1pm for kids in Grades 3-4
Read a good book, eat sweet treats, and do fun activities! Students are invited to bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the program; the library will provide drink and dessert. Books will be available in the Youth Services Department.
Registration is requested. Call 330-482-5509 for more info and to register.

Crown Theater Productions

Summer Drama Camp - July 8-26
James & The Giant Peach Jr. - July 27 & 28 at 2pm
This camp is for campers that are 5 years old through 6th grade. The campers will join CTP for three weeks from 9am to noon. They will learn different aspects of a theater production from acting, singing, dancing to set design and technical aspects of a show. After completing the camp, the students will perform James & The Giant Peach Jr. for a live audience.

Information, registration, and tickets all available HERE.



June 30 - International Asteroid Day
July 1-8 - Clean Beaches Week
July - National Ice Cream Month

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


June 27 - July 3. . .
Today, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-up
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Monday, 5-8pm - GG at Austintown Farmers Market
Wednesday, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-up

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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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