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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sunday's Service - May 20, 2018

Featured scripture verses are: 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
for Adam's message: Called and Content.

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion this week.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!

CG NEWS & EVENTS

Crochet Class

Saturday from 2 to 4
Our big day is almost here! We are looking forward to learning (or improving) some skills in the art of crochet from Jessica Deeter. Bring your hook (J, I, or K) and Jess will bring the yarn. All ages and abilities welcome.

Garden News

No Garden this week as we celebrate Communion. Kids Worship Pages and colored pencils will be available on the table beside the doors to the sanctuary. Next Sunday is our last class before summer break.

Outreach Potluck Luncheon ~ "Springing Into Summer"

After Worship this Sunday
Potluck lunch with an ice cream sundae bar! Bring your favorite good weather dish to share. Hot dogs will be provided to help set the mood for spring and summer grilling adventures.

Youth Group News

We hope our youth had a good time last Sunday celebrating their moms, grandmothers, and all the other important women in their lives!
This Sunday is our final Youth Group evening before summer break. We will be going on a field trip to hide the rocks that we painted at our last meeting. We ask that all the kids bring money for a snack, as we will be stopping at one of our local eateries to enjoy a treat together. We will still meet at our normal time - 6:00pm - in the Activity Room.
Keep an eye out for summer plans, including our usual trip to the Snyder's for some pool time fun!

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.

Friday Evening: Bible Study at the Shannon's house; 6pm.

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

UPCOMING AT CG

Summer Happenings

Keep watch here for soon-to-come summer information. While the Garden and Youth Group will both be taking a hiatus, we'll have some kid-centric events that will take advantage of the long, lazy days of summer. The Outreach Committee will certainly offer some summer fun. Goodness Grows will have plenty going on, which you are always invited to take part in. Plus, our favorite summer event - VBS - will take center stage in July!

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NEWS & EVENTS

Welcome to Our 1st Summer Intern!

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It is the time of year again when Goodness Grows expands, hiring new folks and welcoming back old friends. We are beyond excited to announce that our first summer intern started this week. She is from the Common Ground family, grew up on our property and now...she is working here! Goodness Grows welcomes Kelly Shannon to our team! She jumped right in this week, making Jungle Jam, (No, she won't share the secret recipe with you!) cooking lunch, building garden beds, weeding, going to camp, and more. Glad to have you on board, Kelly!

Spring Plant & Flower Sale

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Thank you to everyone who helped with our spring fundraiser. Whether you toted ferns, helped with set up somewhere, worked a sale table, came to shop, or spread the word to others...you are appreciated! We still have a nice variety of hanging baskets left. Just let us know if you would like to purchase some to brighten your porch or patio. Flowers make great teacher gifts!

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Special Needs Classes

We had a great last day with Crestview that included a special lunch of pizza and cupcakes. We appreciate all their hard work and look forward to seeing them again when it is time to harvest! Next Friday, May 24th, we will say good-bye to the Transition class. We will definitely miss their big smiles and helping hands! No classes are here with us this week, as the kids are enjoying some time at Camp Frederick. Our own GG clients will head to camp tomorrow!

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OUTREACH and MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Mission Opportunity
Any time throughout the year that you have clothing and outerwear to donate, remember that you can bring it right here. Drop items off in the storage room by the Cafe or up in the Green Room. Collection will continue right up until our October 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
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What can YOU do?
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LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWS/EVENTS

Chicken BBQ

The Calvary United Methodist Church in North Lima is having a dinner from 3-6pm on Saturday, May 19th. Meals are $9 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under, eat in or carry out. Proceeds will be used to further the ministries of Calvary and the surrounding communities.

Pop-up Library Visit

Visit the mobile library van right here in North Lima on May 21st! It will be open to all from 1-4pm at the South Range Plaza.

Crown Theater Productions Summer Drama Camps

Legally Blonde Jr. - 7th through 12th grade, June 4th to 22nd - The first week of camp is 3-6pm, as some schools will still be in session. The following two weeks are 9am-noon.

Madagascar Jr. - 5 years old through 6th grade, July 9th to 25th

Register here: Summer Drama Camps

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

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CELEBRATE!

National Endangered Species Day - May 19
Pentecost - May 20
Jenny & Tim Passmore - May 22

ON THE CG CALENDAR

May 17 - 23 . . .
Friday - GG at Camp
Saturday, 2-4 - Crochet Class
Sunday, 9:30am - Adult Class
Sunday, 11am - Worship Service With Communion
Sunday - Springing Into Summer Potluck After Worship
Sunday, 6pm - Final Youth Group of the School Year
Wednesday, 9am - 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.

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Come grow with us!
Common Ground Church Community
2310 West South Range Road
North Lima, Ohio 44452

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For more information, call 330-549-9408 or contact us by email at commonground.secretary@gmail.com.

 
 
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