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Thursday, August 15, 2019


Sunday's Service - August 18, 2019

We welcome David Kohout to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured Scripture verses are: 1 Chronicles 29:11
for David's message: You are SITPOG!

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



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Bible Studies

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

Monday Morning Ladies Study: 9:30am
Best Friends with God: Falling in Love with the God Who Loves You by Christy Bower.

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

Special Music

Audrey Shannon will be performing a flute solo this Sunday for Special Music. She has volunteered to provide our Special Music, monthly on the third Sunday. Thanks, Audrey! If anyone else has an interest in being a musical volunteer, just let us know!

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.

Youth Group

All youth who will be entering 5th grade and up this fall
are invited to join in the fun!

▪ End of Summer Party at the Vignon's ~ TOMORROW at 6pm! Bonfire, games, s'mores, and hot dogs to get ready to head back to school! Wear your sneakers and grab some bug spray. Bring a snack, side dish, or dessert to share. Do you need Rachel's address? Let us know! Please let Jen Lynch know today if your child is attending.
End of Summer Party at the Vignon's ~ TOMORROW at 6pm! Bonfire, games, s'mores, and hot dogs to get ready to head back to school! Wear your sneakers and grab some bug spray. Bring a snack, side dish, or dessert to share. Do you need Rachel's address? Let us know! Please let Jen Lynch know today if your child is attending.





August Speakers

25 - Phil Bartholomew ~ Communion Sunday

Spaghetti Sauce Canning Class

Class cancelled...for now. We hope to host this some time in the future!

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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

Summer is drawing to a close and we are beginning to move into the routine of fall. We resumed our Whispering Pines volunteer day on Monday and enjoyed seeing our friends there! We have our first classroom on the calendar, with Leetonia jumping back into Tuesday visits in less than three weeks! Where has summer gone?

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On Tuesday, Sue and the crew made buffalo chicken dip, even cooking their own chicken for it! They also treated us to fresh veggies, chips & salsa, fresh fruit salad, and ice cream with homemade chocolate sauce. (Thanks, Sue!!) Can't wait to see what they make next week!

Tuesday was also exciting because it brought us a very special visit from Miss Kelly Shannon as well as her friendly boyfriend, Josh! You can imagine all the smiles when Kelly walked in!!

We have been busy this week caring for our crops in the front raised bed gardens, the front greenhouse - where we have some new beds, and all the beds and gardens outback. We have also been making jam like crazy, as we sold out of several flavors last week at the two big shows we had. That is definitely a great problem to have!

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Eggnog & Sara Visited!

Last Friday we were so lucky to welcome Sara Coinin and her bunny, Princess Eggnog, from the wonderful non-profit F5RS - Frisky Ferrets Fuzzies Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary. Eggnog is in training to be a therapy bunny...and she sure provided therapy to us! Therapy bunnies get to visit nursing homes, the Ronald McDonald House, and even libraries for the "Read to Some Bunny" program. We are collecting and drying weeds and produce to help provide the bunnies with tasty food and treats. If you want to learn about bunny diets, check out the info sheet on the bulletin board. To learn more about this rescue, click: BUNNIES. To learn about adopting their rabbits, click ADOPT.

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Bags for Sale

Have you seen our newest project? Our clients, staff, and a mission group worked together on these gorgeous tie-dyed bags. We are selling them for $6 each and all proceeds will go right back into our mission.

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Butterfly Time

August means it is time for one of our favorite things ~ butterflies! Our folks have been collecting and caring for caterpillars for weeks now. (For a while, we were afraid we wouldn't have many this year. But we actually have a "bumper crop" of the little crawlers!) Now they are starting to form their chrysalises and hatch as butterflies. We have already enjoyed a couple butterfly releases. So much fun!

On the GG Schedule

Saturday, August 17 ~ The Youngstown Flea
A “Market For Makers” held once per month, right in the heart of the Downtown Youngstown area. 9am-3pm - Aug 17, Sept 7, Oct 5 - Fun for the whole family with vendors, food, music, and more. Come check it out and say hello! We'll be there with jam, bags, and birdhouse gourds.




Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity
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!

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Food for the Rescue Mission

Last Friday, a community member and former Columbiana store owner stopped by with a mountain of boxes full of scrambled eggs and hashbrowns. She and her mom had rescued the food from a refrigerated truck driver after his delivery was refused at a local restaurant because they were overstocked. The driver was going to have to throw all this food away in order to pick up his next shipment! Luckily, the lady thought we might know where it could be put to good use. On Tuesday, we delivered it to the Rescue Mission to be enjoyed by their clients and residents. We are thankful that this community member stepped in and that we were able to help move this food to where it will do some good.


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!

First Annual Clipper Band Showcase

TONIGHT, 7pm at Firestone Park Stadium
The show will feature the Southern Local Mighty Indian Marching Band, the East Palestine Bulldog Band, the Beaver Local Red Pride Marching Band, and the pride of Columbiana, the Columbiana Clipper Marching Band. Admission is $5 at the gate, and concessions will be available throughout the night.

Friday Flicks at Firestone Farms

August 16th: -- 7pm ONLY!! -- Avengers: Endgame (PG13)
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.

Family Night in Boardman Park

August 17, 6:30-10:30pm at Maag Outdoor Arts Theatre
Music: Rudy and the Professionals, 6:30 pm
Entertainment: Porgie the Clown, 8:15
Movie: Moana, 9pm
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join in these fun-filled free events.

1st Annual Car & Bike Show

August 17, 5-8pm at Columbiana Ford
More event info HERE.
Bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots!

1st Annual Jeep Show and Shine

August 18, 12-5pm
Presented by the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce.
Location: 105 South Market Street, Lisbon, OH 44432
Live Music, Food Trucks, Jeep sponsors, 12 classes to win trophy's, giveaways, 50/50 raffle, Chinese Auction, and a Little Jeepers section. Raffle proceeds will benefit Lisbon's historical downtown district. More event info HERE.

Canfield Community Concert Band at Austintown Farmers' Market ~ August 19

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! - Marc Centofanti
August 16 - National Roller Coaster Day
August 17 - National Black Cat Appreciation Day
August 18 - Carl & Janine Landis
August 19 - International Homeless Animals Day & World Humanitarian Day
August 20 - Maci Vignon (13!)
August 20 - Brianna Windon
August 21 - National Senior Citizens Day
August - National Immunization Awareness Month
(So much to celebrate in August!)

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


August 15-21. . .
Today, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-up
Friday, 6pm - YG End of Summer Party
Saturday, 9am-3pm - GG at Ytown Flea
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Monday, 9:30am - Ladies Bible Study
Monday, 5-8pm - GG at Austintown Farmers Market

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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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