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Thursday, February 27, 2020


Sunday's Service - March 1, 2020

We welcome back John Muckridge to lead us in Worship.

The featured Scripture will be: John 3:22-36
for John's message: Joy, Humility and Receiving Jesus’ Testimony.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



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Celebrating Jess

Thank you for joining us in thanking Jess for her time here and reminding her that she will always have a church family at CGCC. Let's keep Jess in our prayers as she embarks on her new adventures.

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March/April/May Our Daily Bread

March begins on Sunday and so does the new daily devotional from Our Daily Bread. These booklets are all around the Great Room, waiting for you to take a copy home and enjoy daily readings.

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Lenten Devotional

Lent began yesterday, but it isn't too late to start reading this devotional. Stop by the round table in the Great Room to take one home and consider taking a second to share with a friend!

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Easter Reflections

Another new booklet just arrived this week - "In Pursuit of Jesus." These 15 reflections from Our Daily Bread explore Christ's life, death, and resurrection. Available at the front desk.


Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: 9:30am
Study of Psalms

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Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: 9:30am
Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told by John MacArthur

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

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Garden & Nursery News

Jen Shannon will be in the Garden this Sunday.
Activity pages for kids 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

For youth in 5th grade & up
Hope to see you all on Sunday from 6-7:30pm.

Please check out the snack sign up sheet on the bulletin board. There are two dates left in March.
Snack this week: Colin Snyder

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Timothy Hay Tubes

We worked on treats for the bunnies at the Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary last Sunday. This Sunday we will be making some catnip toys (with Goodness Grows catnip) for Angels for Animals.
Thank you for all the socks and cardboard tubes!




March Speakers

8 - Phil Bartholomew - Communion Sunday
15 - Bill Henry
22 - Pastor Mike Hileman

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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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Monday began with our bi-weekly visit to Whispering Pines. While there we spent time putting away Valentine's Day decorations as well as excersing with the residents.
This week's weather gave us the chance to get out and walk the property. We hung up some birdhouse gourds, found a salamander family, and scoped out summer mission group projects. In the greenhouse we found a new praying mantis for our nature collection. We also spent a bit of time filling holes out front. There is always something that needs worked on here to keep everything running smoothly.

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Our Star Garlic Presser!

Tuesday's lunch was a fantastic chicken broccoli Alfredo, served with cinnamon applesauce. Everyone agreed it was delicious. Tuesdays may be our favorite day of the week at GG! We know we are so lucky to have Sue and her team of chefs cooking for us all.
Additional adventures this week included cleaning out the Green Room closet, shopping, making catnip treats, and working on puzzles. Now we are excitedly looking forward to next week and the very beginning of planting time, when we will be starting some seeds inside. Before we know it, the growing season will be upon us and we will be crazy busy!



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Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity

Coat & Clothing & More Drive ~ 2nd Saturday in October
Keep saving all your clothing and outerwear items for our fall giveaway. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers that we will accept donations all year! Clothes for all ages and sizes needed, along with coats, bags, purses, shoes, housewares, books, toys...whatever you think might help someone in need. Bags and boxes for people to carry their "new" items home with them are also needed! Drop items off in the collection barrel or take them up to the Green Room.


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!

Winter at Mill Creek

Owl Hike
February 28, 6-8pm
Adults and ages 12+. Owls are most active during this season and many are in the process of courting mates or even already sitting on nests. Join Naturalist Emily Greve on an adventure into Vickers Nature Preserve at night in search of barred, great horned, and screech owls. We’ll call out and listen for a response from these mysterious, beautiful nocturnal birds.This is a moderate, 2.5 mile hike in the dark with weather dependent conditions: please dress accordingly. Boots are required. Headlamps may be available. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for details, 330.740.7116. Moderate 2.5 mi.

Mission Fundraiser at North Lima Mennonite ~ February 29


This all-you-can-eat breakfast is available for a donation. Food items include sausage, eggs, potatoes, peppers & mushrooms, sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes, French toast, pastries, and beverages. Proceeds help to support various mission projects.

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"St. Catrick's Day" Open House at Angels for Animals

Saturday, February 29 from 4-8pm
Featuring County Mayo Irish Band, 50/50 and other raffles plus guided Angel Wing tours.

Admission Cost:
$15 Per Single - Sponsors half a cat
$30 Per Couple - Sponsors a whole cat

Food Menu: Bangers & Mash, Corned Beef & Cabbage Mini Soft Tacos, Guiness Beef Stew, Irish Nachos, Emerald Eggs

Animal Charity Fundraiser

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Today - National Chili Day
March 1 - Lee & Judi Bender
March 1 - Jonathan Shank
March 2 - Barb Doran
March 2 - Dr. Seuss's Birthday & Read Across America Day
March 3 - World Wildlife Day

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

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February 27 - March 4, 2020 . . .
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 6-7:30pm - Youth Group
Wednesday, 9:30am - 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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