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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sunday's Service - June 17, 2018

Featured scripture verses are: 1 Corinthians 9:15-27
for Adam's message: True Freedom

This week we will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!


Garden News

The Garden age kids are on summer break and will remain in Worship. Activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors. Nursery is available for little ones through three years old. If you would like to spend some time playing in the nursery with our littlest church family members, please let Jen Lynch know.

Youth Group News

Swim Party at the Snyder's, Wednesday, June 20, 6-8pm This event will be the first to welcome new members, our youth entering 5th grade and up! Please let Jill Snyder or Jen Lynch know if your child will be attending. Wear your swimsuit, bring a towel and a snack to share. (Date subject to change due to weather and baseball playoffs. We'll keep you posted!)

Our youth also play important roles each year for VBS. Please mark your calendars for the VBS Decoration Making on June 27, VBS set up after church on July 8, VBS week July 9-13, Family Fun Fest July 14, and VBS Worship Celebration July 15. Each of these events are made better by our youth, and their service at as many as possible is deeply appreciated!

More Summer Youth Group Plans

We try to get together for some fun throughout the summer, and plans are coming together. Thank you for the responses about when your kids are busy! That helps in planning, though we know that it is impossible for any schedule to work for all. So far, in addition to the events mentioned above, this is what we have on our calendar:
* Friday, June 22 - YG Day of Service with GG, 9am-12pm
* Sunday, July 22 - Kids vs. Adults Nerf Battle - Come play with your kids after Worship! Younger siblings welcome.
* Tuesday, July 31 - YG Bowling, Camelot Lanes, 1-3pm
* Sunday, Aug. 5 - Swim Party at the Snyder's
* Friday, Aug. 17 - Saturday, Aug. 18 - YG Lock-In (Just like last year, this event is for YG members who already completed 5th grade.)
Keep an eye here for a few more activities that are still in the works!

Annual VBS Decoration Making Day!

Wednesday, June 27th @ 10am
Come one, come all for a morning of orchard themed skills required. Even if art is not really your "thing," we guarantee you will be able to enjoy and succeed with our projects. Everyone welcome for this event that is sure to be fruitful and a-peel to all ages!


Bible Studies

Sunday Morning: Pat Shannon leads a class on the book of Matthew; 9:30 - 10:30am.

Wednesday Morning: Ladies Study - Dwelling in God's Peace from the Jesus Calling Bible Study Series by Sarah Young; 9am. (If you would like to join us, it is a good idea to call to make sure our schedule hasn't changed. As you know, summer can be unpredictable! We will not meet on June 27, July 4, and July 11.)

You are welcome to join in a study at any time!


Basketballs Wanted!

Do you have an unwanted basketball hanging out at your house? If so, it can have a new home right here at CG! Trevor and Keegan from Goodness Grows "planted" a basketball hoop for all to enjoy. Now we just need a ball to sink in the net!


Old Fashioned Work Day @ CG/GG - June 23

All volunteers greatly appreciated!

Abundance Orchard VBS

July 9 - 13 from 10:00 to 12:30

Registration forms are starting to come in! Pick yours up ASAP! Spread the word - ages 4 and up are invited. Kids who have finished 5th and 6th grade may choose to remain a "Kid" or serve as "Staff." Donation board for needed items will go up soon.

GG Family Fun Fest - July 14

Help us celebrate Goodness Grows AND wrap up VBS with this annual special event! Fun for the whole family! Come meet some dogs from Angels for Animals, therapy rabbits from the Bunnies in Baskets program, have fun with the Green Team, watch Magic by Devin, sample some Funky Punky Cotton Candy, and more! Tell your friends!

Can you help with our ever popular BAKE WALK? Sign up sheet on the bulletin board to donate any type of baked good...pies, cookies, bread, or even things like no-bake cookies, candy, caramel corn...the sky's the limit! Items can be homemade or store bought, all donations are appreciated! Thank you to the folks who have already signed up!

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Strawberry Picking!

We took a field trip this week to Catalpa Grove Farm to pick 38 quarts of strawberries. These will become our seasonal favorites - Strawberry Jalapeno Jungle Jam and Strawberry Lemonade Juicy Jam! Get yours here at Common Ground or visit us at one of the markets. Limited time only!

Growing Goodness

Take a walk around and enjoy the property. From the raised beds and garden areas out front to the fields out much is sprouting and blooming!

Austintown Farmers Market

Monday evenings from 5 - 8, at Austintown Township Park. We had a great first week with jam, early radishes, and hanging baskets! It's strawberry season, so come see us and sample our fresh made strawberry Jungle Jam and Juicy Jam, as well as all our other delicious flavors.

GG in the Community

Summer is our busiest time. Here on the property, we are working hard growing produce, cleaning, making jam, and so much more. We also spend time out and about at markets and other community locations.

In addition to our weekly booth at the Austintown Farmers Market, there are other places you can find us:

Austintown Community Day ~ A free event at First American Loans on Raccoon Rd. in Austintown TOMORROW, June 15th, 2pm-6pm

Youngstown Flea ~ Come experience the Flea! June 16/July 14/Aug 18/Sept 8 from 10:00 - 4:00

Columbiana 1st Friday ~ Rain or shine 5pm - 8pm, the first Friday of July & August

Mission Night Market ~ July 13/Aug 10/Sept 14 from 6 to 10 at Huntington Place plaza in Boardman (The first evening was a smashing success!)

Whispering Pines ~ Every other Thursday we will be volunteering & visiting. Plus, on June 21st, we are taking part in their Longest Day Celebration to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.


Volunteer at Our Mission - Goodness Grows

Mission Groups will be on the property again this summer! We are looking forward to a day with a group on June 25 for our first mission experience of Summer 2018! In July we will have a group for the week of July 14th - an entire week of work and play! Stop by and pitch in...volunteers are always welcome.

Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Mission Opportunity
Drop off clothing and outerwear here, any time throughout the year. Take them to the storage room by the Cafe or up to the Green Room. Collection will continue right up until our October 13th Giveaway Day!

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?



Crown Theater Productions June Events

June 15, 16, 17 ~ Signin' In the Rain
Friday & Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm
The reviews are in and this production gets five stars! This is the last weekend to see some fantastic dance numbers and enjoy the live performance of this classic show!

June 23rd & 24th ~ Legally Blonde Jr. presented by the Summer Drama Camp - Showtime at 2pm both days.

Watch for some faces you may recognize - Our own Jack Snyder! Three of Maryalice & Ethan Surgenavic's kids: Mia! Cameron! Keaton! Frank & Jill's niece, Helena Snyder! Common Ground says, "Break a leg!" to all involved!

For more information about Crown Theater, or to purchase tickets, click Here.

Community Opioid Epidemic: Solutions to Recovery

The Columbiana County Area Chambers of Commerce invite you to join them on June 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., to hear from community leaders on solutions to the opioid crisis. In addition to the slate of speakers, there will be several organizations offering information on the expo floor. This free event, open to anyone wishing to attend, is being held at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center.


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



World Blood Donor Day - Today
National Fudge Day - June 16
Father's Day - June 17 (Celebrate all the dads who have touched your life!)


June 14 - June 20. . .
Today, 8am-2pm - CCESC Class
Today, 9:30-11:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Friday, 2-6pm - GG at Austintown Community Day
Saturday, 10am-4pm - GG at the Flea
Sunday, 9:30am - Adult Class
Sunday, 11am - Worship Service with Communion
Monday, 5-8pm - GG at Austintown Market
Wednesday, 9am - Ladies' Bible Study
Wednesday, 6-8pm - YG Swim Party

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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
2310 West South Range Road
North Lima, Ohio 44452


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