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Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Sunday's Service - February 2, 2020

We welcome back Pastor David Hill to lead us in Worship this week.
The featured Scripture will be: 2 Kings 3:9-20
for Pastor Hill's message: Digging Ditches.

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!





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

Garden kids remain in Worship this week for Communion 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

No YG February 2 or 9. We will meet again on February 16.

Last Sunday we enjoyed having a new friend visit! We took
some time to look up encouraging Bible passages then played some
board games and one round of The Game. Audrey defeated us all
again with her hiding ability. It was definitely an evening of fun!

Please check out the snack sign up sheet on the bulletin board!

YG parents, watch for texts and/or emails to alert you if we cancel or change our schedule.

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We will be working on a special project for the bunnies at the Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary. Toilet paper/paper towel tubes are needed for this project, as soon as possible. We're also in need of small, clean socks and craft stuffing (poly-fil) for another upcoming project. If you can donate these, or any other craft-type supplies you want to clear out of your collection, it would be much appreciated! Thank you!

Annual YG Service Project

Souper Bowl of Caring this Sunday!

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Look for a youth group member holding a soup pot on Sunday! Each $1.00 can provide 6 meals to hungry seniors, children, and families. Thank you for your donations to help folks in our community!

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February Speakers

9 - Pastor Mike Hileman & Connecting Life Church
16 - Bill Coler
23 - Martin Dunham

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Ladies' Valentine Tea

February 8, 2020 from 1-3pm
Ladies of all ages are invited to join us for this annual event. Sign up on the bulletin board. Bring your favorite teatime treat to share and plan to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of hot tea, good conversation, and delicious food! Please sign up this Sunday so we can prepare.


Special Worship Service & Potluck Luncheon

February 9
On the second Sunday in February, we will have some special guests joining us. Pastor Mike Hileman will preach, his praise team will provide the music, and congregation members from Connecting Life Church will be worshiping with us. This service will combine elements of Worship from both churches. Afterward, we will gather for fellowship and food to enjoy a potluck meal together. We hope everyone can attend this special combined day of Worship and community! Please sign up on the bulletin board this Sunday to let us know if you will be able to stay for the luncheon and think about what dish you want to bring to share.

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another
with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God
with gratitude in your hearts. ~ Colossians 3:16

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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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Last Friday we headed out to Salem to do some shelf shopping and look who we found! Miss Andrea Andrusewicz, wearing the orange apron, was a highlight of our day. And, now we have some spiffy new shelves in the front greenhouse to help us be more organized.

Monday was our day to volunteer at Whispering Pines. We decorated for Valentine's Day and exercised with the residents. Then we made another trip to Salem, this time to WalMart to do our monthly shopping for our cooking projects. This week's cooking project, in progress below, was homemade meatloaf, creamed corn made from Rachel's home-frozen fresh corn, and a garden salad. We are so lucky to have such talented chefs on our crew! The rest of the week was filled up with various organizing and cleaning projects, some puzzles, time with our friends Morgan and Tucker, and more. Feel free to drop in and see what we are up to and lend a hand. We love visitors and volunteers!

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Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity

Coat & Clothing & More Drive
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. January is a perfect time to do some closet and drawer organizing!

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Donations for the 3C's

Donate through February 2 to raise money for our local, North Lima food bank - the 3C's. We have a donation jug all ready for you at the front desk. Our youth will also be manning our trusty soup pots on the day of the big game to collect donations!

According to a Feeding America study, 16% of residents of the Mahoning Valley struggle with hunger. Learn more here:


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 Skywatch – Ward Beecher Planetarium

The night sky changes with the seasons and so does the Skywatch program. This LIVE traditional star talk covers the current night sky, constellation lore, and current astronomical events.

Shows are Friday, January 31 at 8:00pm, and Saturday, February 1 at 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). No reservations are needed – doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated! More information Here.

Winter Fun in Mill Creek Park

Hand Feed A Chickadee
February 1, 9-11am
Black-capped chickadees are inquisitive birds that can be coaxed into landing on your hand – especially if you tempt them with food. Join Naturalist Marilyn Williams in this unique wildlife program. We’ll provide the birdseed, if you provide the hands. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for details, 330.740.7116.

Who’s Clues?
February 2, 1-3pm
All are welcome, recommended for ages 9-12; must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Adventure through the snow seeking animal tracks and signs at McGuffey Wildlife Preserve with Naturalist Emily Greve. We will learn to identify tracks, calls, and other clues left behind by wildlife with a few surprises in store. Adventurers will reward themselves with hot cocoa at the end of our journey. Boots and weather appropriate attire required. Register at Fellows Riverside Gardens by 2/1, 330.740.7116. Easy to moderate depending on weather conditions, 1 mi.

Men’s Garden Club Talk
February 5, 7-8:30pm
The Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown invites you to attend their general meeting which includes topics by local and regional speakers on horticulture and nature. Drop-in.

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Custom Art & Parts

Event at Adam Pratt's business, Youngstown Cycle and Speed, on February 8 from 10am-5pm. Check out this showcase of local artisans that work in the automotive and motorcycle medium including pin striping, renderings, metal art, and more. See more details, including the artists, Here.



January 31 - National Hot Chocolate Day
February 1 - Audrey Shannon
February 2 - Groundhog Day
February 2 - Souper Bowl & Super Bowl Sunday
February 4 - World Cancer Day
February 5 - Manny Shank

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



January 30-February 5, 2020 . . .
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday - Souper Bowl of Caring
Sunday, 11am - Worship
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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