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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Sunday's Service - December 30, 2018

The featured scripture verse is: 1 Corinthians 16
for Adam's message: Church Life ~ Part 2.

Join us on Sunday for Worship!



Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: January 6, 9:30am - Philippians study begins.
Wednesday Morning: Ladies Study - New study to begin in January. Details coming soon.

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!


Garden & Nursery News

Jennifer Lynch will be in the Garden this week, with a lesson about God's promise of heaven. As always, activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors for children who choose to remain in Worship.

Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time. Would you like to spend time in our Nursery and get some quality time with our youngest church family members?

Youth Group

YG gets back on schedule January 6, 2019.
Snack sign up sheet on the bulletin board.

Our Art with Adam is now on the calendar, right after Worship on January 13. Youth need to bring their lunch that day.

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

2018 Year-End Contributions

The Finance Committee would like to remind you that to be included in 2018, your contributions need to be received by or postmarked by December 31st. Thank you!



Guest Speakers for January

6 - Phil Bartholomew
13 - Emaline Smith (Director of the Needle's Eye)
20 - Greg Bowman

Sip & Paint ~ February 1, 7pm

Adam Pratt will lead a "Sip & Paint" event here for the grown-ups of Common Ground! Ladies and gentleman are all invited to attend. We will sip on coffee, cocoa, or tea while exploring our artistic side. Think you aren't artistic? Adam will prove differently to you! Reserve the date.

Ladies Valentine Tea

Mark your calendars for February 9th, for our annual tea party!
Details coming in the new year.

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




Christmas Break

Goodness Grows is on Christmas Break until January 2nd. If you want to see what we are all about, you are welcome to visit us any week day once we are back to our regular schedule!

Ways to Support Goodness Grows

1. Online Shopping! ~ If you shop Amazon, anytime during the year, you can support GG for free at the same time! Just use Amazon Smile and choose Goodness Grows as your charity of choice. Then, you get your items and we get 0.5% of the purchase price through this program! Check it out online at
2. Volunteering! ~ Give of your time and get back lots of love and smiles! We enjoy having people pitch in and help with jam making, crafting, gardening...whatever we are working on. Maybe you even have a skill you could teach us!
3. Donating Items! ~ We are always in need of basic jam making supplies such as regular 8oz. canning jars, lids, sugar, and white vinegar.
4. Year-end Giving! ~ If you are still looking for a year-end giving opportunity, we greatly appreciate the support! Your giving helps us continue our mission working with people of all abilities. Donations are tax deductible, to the extent allowed by law.

There is good work being done right here and we would love for you to be a part of it!

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Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity
Did you get a new coat...gloves...sweater for Christmas? Need to make room in a closet? We'd love to help you out! Drop un-needed 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?



Annie Special Needs Informational Meeting

December 27, 6pm
Main Street Theater, Columbiana
This meeting is also for anyone that would like to volunteer to help with
this production.

Season of Lights at Boardman Park

Through January 6
Enjoy a Holiday drive through the park to marvel at the beautiful light displays. It’s free and open from 6-10pm each night. Tune into 88.9FM to enjoy the music with the light show.

Winter Celebration at Fellows Riverside Gardens

Through December 30, 5:00 pm
Winter Celebration: Frozen in Time, a sparkling winter wonderland brought indoors to celebrate the Garden’s Diamond Anniversary! Plus, enjoy the annual holiday tree walk, scavenger hunt, and the seasonal blooms. Accepting donations of non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.

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



New Year's Eve - December 31
New Year's Day - January 1 ~ Welcome 2019!
January - National Hobby Month ~ A great time to share your hobbies!

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


December 27 - January 2 . . .
Tonight, 5:00pm - Session Meeting
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Wednesday - GG returns

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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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