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Thursday, June 13, 2019


Sunday's Service - June 16, 2019

We welcome back John Muckridge, President & CEO of the
Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured Scripture verses are: Matthew 24:42-25:46
for John's message: Are you ready?

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



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Bible Studies

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

MONDAY Morning Ladies Study: Hosea, 9:30am at the church ~ We have had another scheduling change and will actually be meeting on Mondays! Next meeting will be June 17.

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

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 this summer!

Service Day at Goodness Grows ~ Next Wednesday, June 19 from 9:30am-1pm
Bring a lunch and come out for a day of fun and service work. We will paint birdhouse gourds, have lunch with the GG crew, fit in a game...and do whatever tasks Rachel needs done. Come prepared to work and get messy.

Swimming at the Snyder's ~ Friday, July 5 from 6-9pm
Bring a towel and a snack to share.

YG Parents ~ More dates will be going on the calendar, so if you haven't responded to the scheduling email, please take a moment today to do so. Thank you!




June Speakers

June 23 - Brad Weber
June 30 - Adam Shank - Communion Sunday


Last summer's sundae bar.

Welcome Summer Potluck

June 23 After Worship
Hot dogs with all the fixin's and an ice cream sundae bar provided. Dust off your favorite summer recipes and bring a dish to share. Please sign up this Sunday so we can get a count for hot dog and ice cream supplies. Thanks!

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


Happenings This Weekend

Mission Night Market ~ June 14
Held the 2nd Friday of each month, May-October, from 6-10pm at 1393 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman. A Night Market with a Mission, showcasing local makers, vendors, entertainment, food, and drink. All ages welcome; family and pet friendly. Donations will be accepted for the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley.

The Youngstown Flea ~ June 15
A “Market For Makers,” held once per month, right in the heart of the Downtown Youngstown area. 9am-3pm - June 15, July 13, Aug 17, Sept 7, Oct 5


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Hard at work with Canfield Pres!

Summer at GG

Today is the big day ~ first Weekly Share Pick-up Day! We are so excited to kick off our 2019 season.

On Monday we had our first mission group of the summer. Canfield Presbyterian spent the day with us and weeded, planted, mulched, painted, and more. It was a fun and productive day. Big thanks to Pastor Larry, Lisa, Don, and all the youth for their effort and enthusiasm!

Sue Weaver, Tori, Shawn, and Dustin were in the kitchen on Tuesday, making an out-of-this-world chicken parmigiana. We all appreciate having Sue here as a volunteer each week, helping the young adults create wonderful dishes. Thanks, Sue!

The extremely rainy spring has made planting a definite challenge this year, as you can imagine. Just like a majority of the farmers in NE Ohio...and all across the Midwest...we have been struggling to get the seeds and sprouts in the gardens and fields. Now we are anxiously waiting and watching to see how the crops will do this year. Please keep us and all the farmers in your prayers throughout this entire growing season.

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Painting a rock for new garden.

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Tuesday's amazing lunch.


A tiny friend!

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Birdfish Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who stopped by on Wednesday night to help raise money for Goodness Grows! Another big thank you to the fellas of Birdfish for hosting this event! We appreciate their community spirit and involvement. We all had a great time chatting, playing games, eating jam, and enjoying this fun local business.

Check out this month's newsletter!




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!


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!

Summer at the Columbiana Library

Introduction to Genealogy and Local History
Tonight - June 13, 6-7pm
This program is a basic introduction to genealogical research and will highlight methods and resources offered at your public library and beyond. This is geared toward the beginner, but all are welcome. Presented by Tim Seman from Mahoning County Libraries. Registration requested.

Food Recycling with Columbiana County Master Gardeners
Friday, June 14, 4-5pm
4-H Educator Audrey Dimmerling will present a program about food recycling. You will learn about the importance of food recycling, how to build your own worm composting bin, and the best ways to use compost. Registration requested.

Call 330-482-5509 to register for programs or for more information.

Trinity Fellowship in Boardman Invites You to Attend:

"A Night of Surrender"

Friday, June 14, 7:30pm

First annual Worship concert at Trinity Fellowship (Pastor AJ Platt's church) partnering with Beatitude House.

Crown Theater Productions

My Fair Lady - June 14, 15, 16 - Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
Into The Woods presented by the Jr/Sr High Summer Drama Camp - June 22 & 23 at 2pm

Information, registration, and tickets all available HERE.

Mill Creek Park Events

Garden Forum
June 15 & 16, 10am-5pm at Fellows Riverside Gardens
A summer Garden flower show presented by Garden Forum of Greater Youngstown.

Find more fun at the park for all ages this summer right here: Things To Do.



June 14 - Emily Landis
June 14 - World Blood Donor Day
June 16 - Father's Day
June 17 - National Eat Your Vegetables Day
June 17 - National Take Your Cat to Work Day!

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


June 13-19. . .
Today, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-up
Friday, 6-10pm - GG at Mission Night Market
Saturday, 9am-3pm - GG at the Flea
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Monday, 9am - New Wilmington Pres Mission Group
Monday, 9:30am - Ladies Bible Study
Monday, 5-8pm - GG at Austintown Farmers Market
Wednesday, 9:30am-1pm - YG Service at GG

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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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