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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sunday's Service - November 4, 2018

Featured scripture verses are: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
for Adam's message: The Gospel of Christ.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!


Daylight saving time ends Saturday!



Bible Studies

Sunday Morning: This class is on hiatus, as we have finished the book of Ecclesiastes. Planning has begun for the next class, which will be announced soon.

Wednesday Morning: Ladies Study - 9am - The book of Job (Meets some weeks at church and some at Jen Shannon's.)

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

Garden & Nursery News

The Garden will be led by Frank Snyder this Sunday. His lesson will focus on the fact that, no matter what the situation, God understands. As always, activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors for kids who remain in Worship.

Nursery kids (age 3 & younger) are invited to the Nursery for a Bible story time. Would YOU like to spend some time in the Nursery and get some quality time with our youngest churchgoers? Volunteers needed and greatly appreciated! Talk to Jen Lynch!

Youth Group

Our field trip to see The Music Man was a success! We also had lots of fun eating lunch together and playing a new board game. Time spent with these kids is always worth it! This week we are back to a normal schedule. Hope to see everyone from 6-7:30pm on Sunday!
Snack this week provided by: Audrey & Nathan Shannon.

Are You Missing...

Pink sunglasses, apple baskets, a nice wooden crate, and more all are here waiting for their owners to claim them. If you donated items to decorate for FBS, they are under the library tables near the front doors. (And, thank you for helping our Abundance Orchard come to life!) If you have been missing your sparkly pink shades every time you head outside, they are at the front desk.



November & December Youth Group Schedule

November 4: Back to normal!
November 11
November 18
December 9
December 16: Christmas Party
Dates & Times may change due to weather & special events.

Christmas Decorating

Our annual day of decking of our halls for Christmas is almost here! We hope you can join in the fun on Saturday, November 24th at 10am. Come work off your turkey and pumpkin pie and help us make Common Ground festive for the season!

Advent Celebration

Seems hard to believe, but it is time to start thinking about the holiday season! Check your calendars and make sure our December 2nd Advent Celebration is on yours. We will gather at 3pm to kick off the Advent season with our annual tradition.

Christmas Play ~ December 23

Join the fun on the Sunday before Christmas and accept the invitation of the Shank children
to enjoy their play at North Lima Mennonite.

Christmas Eve Service

Thank you for responding to our service time email. Based on your responses, we are keeping up our tradition of a late afternoon Christmas Eve service. We will gather at 3:30 to celebrate the Savior's birth with a candlelight service that will include special music.

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Goodness Grows News

Read all about our October adventures and the upcoming events for November and December. Click the link to get to our October Newsletter.

Fundraiser at Orange Leaf This Tuesday!

Come help the mission of Goodness Grows by just eating a sweet frozen treat! On November 6, head to Firestone Farms in Columbiana and enjoy some delicious frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf. From 11am to 10pm, for every cup of froyo sold, 20% of the cost will be donated to Goodness Grows. This is a win-win for for Goodness Grows to help fund our programs of gardening, education, and opportunity for people of all abilities and a tasty snack for you! Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and plan a trip to Orange Leaf!!!

Grab a flyer from the round table in the Great Room and help us spread the word!

Friendsgiving Fundraiser

Join Goodness Grows at Diletto Winery for a Friendsgiving Wine & Wings fundraiser taking place from 6-9pm on Wednesday, November 21, featuring:
• Live music by The Black Wolf and the Thief
• Wings and wine by Diletto Winery
• Jams, wine charms, and other Goodness Grows products for purchase

No cover. Wine and beer available for purchase; Wine & Wing Sampler $15. One night only. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Kitty Kromer at 330-727-5900.

In addition to proceeds from the Wine & Wings event, Goodness Grows will also benefit from wine sales at Diletto Winery on Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24.

On the Goodness Grows Schedule

Health Fair ~ Tomorrow, 10am-4pm in Salem
Orange Leaf Fundraiser ~ Nov 6, 11am-10pm
Namaste in the Yo ~ Nov 11, 5-9pm at YSU
Friendsgiving Fundraiser ~ Nov 21, 6-9pm
Holiday Flea ~ Nov 30, 4-8pm & Dec 1, 9am-1pm
Canfield High Craft Show ~ Dec 1, 10am-4pm
Austintown Winter Market ~ Dec 14, 5-9pm
Whispering Pines ~ Every other Monday, including this coming Monday

Happenings Here

It was jam making time over the last several days, as we get ready for all the shows to come. Wednesday was our final autumn day with Mohawk, and they worked as hard as ever! We also accomplished much outside this week, getting things ready for winter, including trying out salt water as our new weed killer. As you can see from the picture, Keegan had a great time wearing the backpack and spraying everything! (Who ya gonna call?) If you would like to join in on our jam making, winterizing, and more - you are always welcome! Stop in and spend time with us most any day of the week.

Our Last Visit of the Season with Mohawk High School



Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity
Keep saving all your clothing and outerwear items because we will host a giveaway again next fall. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers that we accept donations all year! Clothes for all ages and sizes needed, along with coats, bags, purses, shoes...whatever you think might help someone in need. Drop items off in the collection barrel or take them up to the 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?



Crown Theater's Music Man

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Music Man. You all did a fabulous job! We can't wait to see your next production, Annie, in May!

We have been invited to attend a "Dinner & a Movie Event" at the Upper Room in Columbiana on Saturday, November 3 from 5:30-9:30pm.
As their site says, "You bring the dinner, we’ll supply the movie. And the popcorn! Join in this great family time! Bring a dish to share with everyone for dinner at 5:30 pm. At 6:30, we will watch the compelling story behind the song I Can Only Imagine. Younger children will have their own movie and activities." This event is being hosted by the Upper Room Church at 500 Sponseller Rd.
Check out their website here: Dinner and a Movie to register.

Stambaugh Auditorium Concerts

Stambaugh Youth Concert Band ~ November 6 at 7:30pm
SYCB is comprised of the top high school band musicians from Northeast OH and Western PA, chosen through an audition process. The Fall concert’s repertoire salutes Leonard Bernstein, with works including Slava, highlights from West Side Story, Russian Christmas Music and more! Audrey Shannon and Darius Surgenavic are among the talented young musicians you will enjoy!
(A perfect evening to stop at Orange Leaf in Columbiana to support Goodness Grows, then drive to Youngstown to enjoy this special concert!)

OMEA Honors Band ~ November 10 at 1:30pm
The Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) presents the District 5 Honors Band Concert. The concert features the District 5 Middle School Honors Band as well as the District 5 High School Honors Band. OMEA is comprised of outstanding band students in grades 7-12 from Ashtabula, Mahoning, and Trumbull Counties. OMEA is the principal organization in Ohio promoting music education in elementary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities.

Learn more about these concerts or purchase tickets here: Stambaugh Events.


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



National Author's Day - Today! ~ Curl up with a good book!
Barry Lynch - November 2
Josiah Shank - November 4 ~ (10!)
Daphne Snyder - November 4 ~ (4!)
Daylight Savings Day - November 4 ~ You get a bonus hour of sleep!
Frank & Jill Snyder - November 6

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


November 1 - 7 . . .
Friday, 10am-4pm - GG items at Salem Health Fair
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 6-7:30pm - Youth Group
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Tuesday, 11am-10pm - GG Fundraiser at Orange Leaf
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.


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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