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Thursday, August 22, 2019


Sunday's Service - August 25, 2019

We welcome Phil Bartholomew to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured Scripture is: John 10:1-21
for Phil's message: Own It.

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



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Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: Romans, 9:30a.m.

Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: 9:30am
Best Friends with God: Falling in Love with the God Who Loves You by Christy Bower.
(Note: Now on fall schedule, we are meeting on Wednesdays instead of Mondays, at Jen Shannon's house.)

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 in 5th grade & up are invited to
be part of Youth Group!

Thanks for a fun end of summer gathering!
Big thanks to the Vignon's for hosting us!

Fall schedule will be posted soon.

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September Speakers

1st - Mick Naples
8th - John Muckridge
15th - Pastor in Training from Old North
22nd - Pastor in Training from Old North
29th - 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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Summer at GG

This is our first week back to our regular crew, so Rachel, Trevor, Dustin, Tori, Keegan, Shawn, and Ethan spent the week getting used to fewer helping hands. We are lucky, though, that Tucker and Morgan will continue volunteering a couple days a week and we still have our Tuesdays with Sue!

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Sue and the folks absolutely outdid themselves on lunch this week. We feasted on fresh tomato basil soup and grilled cheese made on homemade herb bread (Thanks, Rachel!) featuring Gouda cheese. It's like a five-star restaurant around here!!

On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of a visit with the Peacock girls and Grandma Jill. They got to touch caterpillars and participate in a butterfly release. Talk about excitement!

Today is the Weekly CSA Day and we are picking a bountiful harvest this week. It is always exciting to harvest new crops, like our corn and some beautiful purple basil. Our client, Ethan, also brought in apples grown on his farm as a special treat for our subscribers.

Next week we are looking forward to welcoming back the Transition Class for a visit. Before we know it, all our classroom friends will return and it will be fall! We encourage you to come out, take a walk, and see all the growing happening here during this beautiful end of summer season.

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Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity
Now that it is back to school time, check those closets and drawers for last year's outgrown items. Always good to make room for the new and share the old!
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!

Music in the Park

TONIGHT, 6pm at Maag Outdoor Arts Theatre, Boardman Park
Community Swing Time Band
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of music in the great outdoors.

Movie Night on the Village Green

TONIGHT, 6:30pm on the Canfield Green
Enjoy an outdoor movie on the Village Green with free popcorn and lemonade. Oven Fresh Pizza and Chief’s pretzels available for purchase

Friday Flicks at Firestone Farms

August 23rd: -- 1:00, 4:00, & 7:00 pm -- Moana (PG)
Free family-friendly movies on the big screen. Lots of seating in the courtyard or bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Movies may be cancelled or changed at any time due to weather or movie studio changes.

Byrider for Autism

Saturday, August 24, 11am-2pm
Hosted by Byrider Boardman, located at 7871 Market St.
Let's show the valley our local autism families need more resources and programs! Byrider of Boardman and the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley are partnering for "Byrider for Autism" in the month of August. All ages of individuals on the autism spectrum are invited to come out to put their handprints on the "Byrider for Autism" car on Saturday, August 24th at 11am at the Byrider dealership at 7871 Market St, Boardman. This car will then be used in the Demolition Derby at the Canfield Fair on August 30th at 8pm. Free hotdogs and burgers for families affected by autism and anyone who wants to stop by and donate to the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley.

A few free tickets to the Demolition Derby will be given out to local autism families, please let us know if your family would be interested in attending on behalf of Byrider by emailing Donations can be dropped off by check, payable to: Autism Society of Mahoning Valley to Byrider in Boardman all August. Lets support the great work that the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley does to support local families affected by autism.

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Corn Roast

Benefits Hope for Renewal, a non-profit religious organization in Youngstown.

The Columbiana Street Fair Amateur Photography Contest

The American Legion Street Fair will be held September 5-7 and all photographs are to be submitted at the Columbiana Public Library, August 19 - September 3 from 9am-8pm.
Categories are:
Adults, 15 & older: Open, Animals, People, I Love This Town (photos of Columbiana), and Landscape
Children, 14 & younger: Open
Entry fee: $5 per photo.
Photographs are on display in the Big Tent during the Street Fair and available for pickup September 7 from 8-9pm at the photo display in the Big Tent, or by September 14 at the Library.
Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in all categories. Winning photos will be on display for public viewing in the Columbiana Public Library through Saturday, September 21 and must be picked up from the Library by September 27.
For entry forms please visit the Chamber of Commerce website at or stop into the Columbiana Public Library. For more details call Jean at 330-271-1575 or Monica at 330-853-6958.



Today! - Trey Snyder (12!)
August 24 - National Waffle Day
August 26 - National Dog Day
August 28 - Kelly Shannon

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


August 22-28. . .
Today, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-up
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Monday, 5-8pm - GG at Austintown Farmers Market
Wednesday, 9:30am - Ladies Bible Study
Wednesday, 6:30pm - Session Meeting

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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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