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Thursday, June 24, 2021

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Sunday's Service - June 27, 2021

The featured Scripture is: Galatians 5:16-26; Philippians 2:1-4
for Mike's message: Fruit of the Spirit - Kindness.

Join us Sunday ~ In-Person & Online
Worship at 11am

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Come Grow With Us!


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Worshiping Together

Spend Sunday morning with us ~ online or in-person at 11:00am.
Use the Facebook link Connecting Life and let's grow together! We continue to join
together in Worship, Praise, and Prayer, whether in the Sanctuary or on Facebook.
Check out the Media Library on the CLC website to watch recent sermons.

Please send your prayer requests in for our Joys & Concerns email that will go out on
Monday morning! The CGCC website has a Contact/Prayer Request page, you can
email Jen Lynch directly, or use

Following the guidelines of the CDC, the ODH, and the Governor, mask wearing is now
optional here at the church. We ask that you use your own discretion about what you
feel is best for you and your family regarding masks and social distancing.


Bible Studies & Ministries

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Sunday Morning Bible Study ~ 9:30am
Studying Psalms.
Class will not meet on July 18, August 8, and August 15.


Wednesday Morning Prayer Group ~ 10am
At Rick & Joyce Jackson's house and on Zoom
Zoom Personal Meeting ID: 6936117456, Password: prayer
You are welcome to join us in-person or online!


Designed to help adults grow as Christ followers:
* Taylor LifeGroup: On Summer Break for the month of June
* Weimer LifeGroup: Tuesday, 10am in the pastor's office & on Zoom
* Hileman LifeGroup: On Summer Break
* Bartholomew LifeGroup: Special meetings through June then on Summer Break until August 13.

CGCC/CLC Children's Ministry

Check out these Christian Education opportunities for kids of all ages! Everyone welcome.

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Collide Kids Sundays ~ During Worship at 11am
* Nursery Care (Newborn-3 in Nursery)
* Collide Kids Jr. (Ages 3-6 in Sprouts Room)
* Collide Kids Church ~ (Grades 1-4 in Activity Room)

Collide Kids Wednesdays ~ On Summer Break - watch for some summer activities!

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Youth Group

Grades 5-12
Swim Night at the Snyder’s
Monday, July 12 at 6pm (Rain Date - July 14)
Pizza, drinks, & s’mores provided.
Bring a snack to share as well as a beach towel.
Sign up on the bulletin board or RSVP to Jen L. by July 11.

Work Days With GG
July 13 & August 10, 9am-12pm
Need boots, water, and a lunch. Dress for working in woods.


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Rocky Railroad VBS ~ June 28-July 2

FOUR days until the journey begins!

Partnering with Zion Hill to bring a faith filled week to kids Pre-K - 6th Grade.
Zion Hill Church of the Brethren, 14550 New Buffalo Rd, Columbiana, OH 44408

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure,
discover that trusting Jesus pulls you through life’s ups and downs. Details here: VBS.


Summer Fun With Kids

The long days of summer present so many opportunities for fun. Check out this list of ideas and
see how many your family can check off this season! The Best Ideas for Kids has crafts
and activities to help jump-start your creativity and lead to plenty of family fun.

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For whom are you praying today?
How can we pray for you?

We are here to pray with and for you, anytime! Prayer needs sent by early Monday morning will be included in the weekly Joys & Concerns email. We are also glad to send out prayer requests and praise reports anytime throughout the week!

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Thank you to Marcia Kreps for sharing and Darla Smith for writing these weekly bits of encouragement.

"Bless the Lord! He is so good to us. I am excited about what God is doing in our lives. His mercies are new every morning, no matter if we are deserving of it or not. He Loves Us!"

"The Word God gave me this week is “RESTORE.” I was curious so I looked it up and “restore” appears 136 times in the Bible. Sounds like it is an important word to share! “Restore” is to return to former condition. If your computer is not working properly, you can do a “restore” on your computer and it will go back to a previous date that it was working. If you have an old car, you can “restore” it to new condition for some $$$$. What is in our lives today that needs a “restore?” I prayed that God would show me anything that I need to do a “restore” on. Search my heart, God, and if there is anything that I need to “restore,” please show me by the Holy Spirit. Possibly we have a relationship with a loved one or friend that would need a “restore?” Maybe our relationship with God needs a “restore?” Our mindset may need a “restore” as well. Clear our minds with a good “restore.” Sometimes we may get clouded in our thinking with things that really do not matter. We need to clear out the junk and do a “restore.” Let us “restore” our love for God that, no matter what comes our way, we show love, speak love, live love. I pray we all do a “restore” this week and be renewed from on high with God’s love. Be blessed!"

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God in Christ forgave you.
~ Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)



June Worship ~ Online & In-Person

Pastor Mike Hileman ~ Sundays at 11:00am
Join us at church or online via Facebook Live: Connecting Life

We're excited to welcome you to Worship, in church and online!

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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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Chatting with Cathy and Phil.

News of the Week

Saturday at Columbiana's Block Party was a lot of fun. We talked about Goodness Grows, visited with friends, petted some amazing dogs, and enjoyed dancing with Dustin. It was a nice small town summer day!

The rain on Monday kept us mostly inside, so we cleaned in the greenhouse, took care of plants, and made jam. The rest of the week we've spent the majority of our time out in the back gardens and fields, weeding and tilling. It is incredible how fast weeds grow!

Today is the first day of CSA share pick-up and we are pretty excited. We think we have an awesome share and we can't wait for everyone to come pick it up. We have fourteen families subscribing this year - eight weekly and six bi-weekly. We appreciate every one of them!! GG will be set up in the Great Room every Thursday, now through September 23, eager to pass out shares.

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Dancing with Dustin!

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Cleaning Broccoli for CSA.

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First CSA Day!

Jungle Jam & Juicy Jam

Goodness Grows Jungle Jam and Juicy Jam are available in several flavors at
Reach for the STARS in Salem. Or, check them out online: Shop Local.
We are also glad to arrange a jam pick up at GG. Currently we have:
Jungle Jam: Blueberry Jalapeno, Strawberry Jalapeno, Hot, Cherry Habanero
Juicy Jam: Strawberry Lemonade.



Goodness Grows

The non-profit ministry of Common Ground Church Community, Goodness Grows is always busy on our property. GG works with students and adults with disabilities, providing vocational habilitation training in a fun, hands-on way. The GG crew maintains the grounds and cleans the building.

There are many ways to support GG, including:
Online Shopping through Amazon Smile ~ Volunteering ~ Donating Items
Purchasing Our Products ~ Charitable Giving ~ Telling Others


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Rock Kidz Uganda, Inc.

To Advocate, Advise, Advance the ministries of Divine Soccer in Masaka, Uganda for the benefit of the children of the community.

Sponsorships can be made to:
Rock Kidz Uganda, Inc., 1814 E. 3rd St., Salem, OH 44460
or via Pay Pal at
Learn more at: Rock Kidz Uganda and on:

Check out the Rock Kidz table in the Great Room to see the many kids who are in need of sponsors! You can help them just by sharing this info with other people. We never know when God will lay it on someone's heart to become a sponsor. Spreading the word about them is vital work!

If you're interested in purchasing baskets, purses, sandals, or bracelets from Uganda to help Rock Kidz, stop by the church, give us a call, or contact Marilee through the links above.

Coat & Clothing & More Giveaway 2021

Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers that we collect items year-round! We are happy to take clothes for all ages and sizes, along with coats, hats, bags, purses, shoes, housewares, books, school supplies, stuffed animals, puzzles, toys... anything clean and useful.

Please drop your items off in the barrel by the GG table in the Great Room
or pop them into the Green Room upstairs. Thank you!


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!


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Outdoor Movies 2021

Fridays at Firestone Farms in Columbiana, 1pm & 7pm
FREE family-friendly movies on the big screens!! Lots of seating in the Courtyard, or bring your own lawn chair! A different movie every week, with a mix of old and new releases, rated G, PG, or PG-13. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for movie titles, which will be posted as they get scheduled. This year, there will also be a couple Double Feature nights! Some Double Feature late night movies may be rated R; please plan accordingly.
June 25th: Abominable (PG)
July 2nd: Apollo 13 (PG)
July 9th: Despicable Me (PG)
July 16th: 6pm DOUBLE FEATURE: Groundhog Day (PG) and Caddyshack (R)
July 23rd: A Christmas Story (PG) It's Christmas in July at TownCenter!
July 30th: TBD
August 6th: Shrek (PG)
August 13th: TBD

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Movies may be cancelled, delayed, or changed at any time
due to movie studio changes, weather, or other circumstances.

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1st Annual Antiques in the Streets

Saturday, June 26 from 10am-6pm
There will be antique, vintage, and primitive dealers and vendors from all over. Shops and restaurants will be open and there will be free appraisals of antiques, coins and jewelry from a local dealer.

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The Idora Park Experience

June 26-27 & July 1-4, 12-6pm
4450 S. Turner Road, Canfield
Advance Tickets: $6.50
At the Gate: $7.50
Children 12 and under enter free.
The Idora Park Experience is a private museum dedicated to everything Idora Park. Their mission is to find, rescue, restore, and share Idora Park artifacts and to keep alive the memories of Youngstown Ohio's Idora Park amusement park which existed from 1899-1984.

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Cruzin For A Cauze

Sunday, June 27, 2-5pm
2789 E State St, Salem
10th Annual Car show to raise money for the Christina House, the battered Women and Children Shelter of Columbiana County.
$5 car entry fee. Raffles and food. 100% of money raised will go to the Christina House. You can RSVP by calling 330-332-2311 if you're entering a car.



June 25 - International Day of the Seafarer
June 27 - Helen Keller Day
June 27 - National PTSD Awareness Day
June 30 - Gene & Kay Johnson
June 30 - Hannah Hileman
June 30 - Pablo Rocha
June is National PTSD Awareness Month.

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



June 24-30, 2021 . . .
Weekdays, 9am-2pm - GG at Work
Tonight, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-Up ~ Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Tonight, 6:30pm - Praise Team
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - In-Person & Online Worship & Collide Sunday Ministries
Sunday, After Worship - CLC Deacons Meeting
Monday-Friday, 6-8:30pm - VBS at Zion Hill
Tuesday, 10am - Weimer LifeGroup
Wednesday, 10am - Prayer Group

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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
Connecting Life Church
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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