cgcc masthead

Thursday, March 5, 2020


Sunday's Service - March 8, 2020

We welcome back Phil Bartholomew to lead us in Worship.

The featured Scripture will be: Philippians 1:12-2:18
for Phil's message: "Lent: To Have Loned."

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!




Devotional Booklets

We have three different devotionals available throughout the Great Room. We invite you to take them home and set aside time for reading and reflection. Please feel free to take extra copies to share the Good News with friends and family.

The Lord God gives me the right words to encourage the weary.
Each morning he awakens me eager to learn his teaching. ~ Isaiah 50:4

Bible Studies


Sunday Morning Class: 9:30am
Meeting in the pastor's office.
Study of Psalms

511OPQt8FEL. SY346

Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: 9:30am
Meeting at Jen Shannon's house.
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!


Garden & Nursery News

Garden kids will remain in Worship this 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.

88099975 504313523562575 8849937133117374464 n

Playing Charades

Youth Group

For youth in 5th grade & up
Hope to see you all on Sunday from 6-7:30pm.
Please check out the snack sign up sheet on the bulletin board - March 29 is still open.
Snack this week: Maci Vignon

88183260 969603366768793 3833474593348124672 n
89029762 1285158245003046 476805777185570816 n
88240606 489579388335512 2554341832616050688 n
88228333 990675107994550 5852508714556194816 n

Catnip Toys

We filled socks with Goodness Grows catnip last Sunday. Some are made with poly-fil for squishy toys, some contain crumpled up magazine pages to make a crinkly toy, and some have a little of both. These handmade cat toys will be delivered to Angels for Animals and West Side Cats.

Thank you to everyone who donated socks and cardboard tubes for our animal related service projects!

Warehouse Renovations

88108712 197819521533508 4562875274181476352 n



March Speakers

15 - Bill Henry
22 - Pastor Mike Hileman

78169778 1040047263012727 8010842485033009152 n

Tried & True to Return

We are excited to announce the return of our friends Denise Gane and Lynn Deeter - the father/daughter duo Tried & True! They will be with us twice in April, the 5th and the 19th, to provide their special brand of gospel music.

20190414 093842

Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast

April 5, 10am
It's just about time for our annual tradition of enjoying breakfast together! The Worship committee is starting to make their plans. If you would like to help, all hands are always appreciated! Don't miss out on this delicious opportunity for fellowship.

GG Logo

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



88072421 525950261383478 1537757102678736896 n

The beginning of the month means it is once again time for a big grocery shopping trip. We try to purchase as many Tuesday cooking ingredients as possible to be prepared for a month's worth of recipes. Then we can just dash out as needed to get the perishable ingredients. So, we had a rainy shopping trip to Salem on Monday and are now prepared for lots of good eating!

This week's cooking project was General Tso's Chicken, served with rice and carrots. Our crew did a phenomenal job. The chicken was juicy and so flavorful and the carrots were perfectly cooked, not mushy. It was like dining in a really good Chinese restaurant.

This week kicked off the spring season of classroom visits. We were very excited to welcome back our friends from Salem's Transition class! They will join us each Tuesday and will get to be involved in planting, which we started this week, for the upcoming CSA season. In April, our friends from Mohawk will be back as well. It is always a joy to have all of these fantastic folks join us! You are invited to drop in and be a part of the fun.

87900277 1094981340861038 798199305226682368 n
88118856 213594689789730 4920348666402701312 n
88321410 641682403344769 2294648404589936640 n

Check Out Our Current Newsletter

Time to Think CSA

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?
That makes it a great time to enroll in a Community Supported Agriculture program!
Limited shares are available here this year. April 30 is the last day to get the Early Bird price
on a Weekly Share. The final payment deadline to subscribe is May 29. If you have questions,
want to learn more, or want to subscribe, we'd love to talk to you about it!

CSA2 2020


86331501 1132230873788804 2771212516850663424 n

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity

Coat & Clothing & More Drive ~ 2nd Saturday in October
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, stuffed animals, toys...whatever clean and useable items 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 newly organized Green Room.


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!

Think Spring at Boardman Park

84614502 2660200307360513 2662888012806881280 o

“Greatness Of Our God” Tour Spring 2020

Newsboys with Mandisa and Adam Agee
Thursday, March 12, 7pm at Stambaugh Auditorium
One of the most influential bands in Christian music history, GRAMMY®-nominated, Platinum®-selling Newsboys have sold more than 10 million units, amassed eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. Get tickets here.

Invitation From Zion Hill

87047957 215161499603383 2302889708096585728 n

Bunny Fundraiser

87455611 1136744846678174 2978205708312379392 o

This wood project workshop is open to the public, and proceeds will benefit F5RS - Frisky Ferrets, Furries, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary. Absolutely no artistic skill or experience required. Detailed instruction provided. Therapy rabbits will be available if you're in need of a little snuggle while you create! Light refreshments included. Preregister by March 19.



March 6 - National Day of Unplugging (Take a technology break!)
March 6 - National Dentist's Day
March 9 - National Napping Day (Always the day after Daylight Savings Time starts.)
March 10 - National Pack Your Lunch Day
March - National Nutrition Month & National Music in Our Schools Month

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

unnamed 1


March 5-11, 2020 . . .
Sunday, 2am - Daylight Savings Time Begins - Spring Forward 1 Hour!
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 6-7:30pm - Youth Group
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Tuesday, 10am - Transition Class
Wednesday, 9:30am - Ladies Bible Study

CG Logo w GreenBackground

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

Powered by Mad Mimi®A GoDaddy® company