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Thursday, August 8, 2019


Sunday's Service - August 11, 2019

We welcome back Steve Scott, from Canfield's On Target Outfitters,
to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured Scripture verses are: Psalm 8
for Steve's message: Stop and Smell the Roses.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



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Bible Studies

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

Monday Morning Ladies Study: 9:30am
New study - Best Friends with God: Falling in Love with the God Who Loves You by Christy Bower.

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.

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Youth Group

All youth who will be entering 5th grade and up this fall
are invited to join in the fun this summer!

▪ End of Summer Party at the Vignon's ~ Friday, August 16, 6pm Bonfire, games, s'mores, and hot dogs to get ready to head back to school! Wear your sneakers and grab some bug spray. Bring a snack, side dish, or dessert to share. Sign up on bulletin board!
End of Summer Party at the Vignon's ~ Friday, August 16, 6pm Bonfire, games, s'mores, and hot dogs to get ready to head back to school! Wear your sneakers and grab some bug spray. Bring a snack, side dish, or dessert to share. Sign up on bulletin board!



August Speakers

18 - David Kohout
25 - Phil Bartholomew

Spaghetti Sauce Canning Class

Saturday, August 24, 10am-2pm (or until we're done)
LAST CHANCE to sign up on the bulletin board to join us for this tomato extravaganza with Rachel Vignon! She is willing to share her family recipe and teach us all how to make a truly delicious spaghetti sauce. Jars will be provided. There will be a small fee to cover ingredients. (Fee - around $5 or less - to be determined when we have a total count of participants.) The ending time of 2pm is really just a guess. We could be done much faster or a little later...depending on our kitchen skills and number of participants. Rachel's sauce is worth any amount of time...guaranteed!

Fall Harvest & Birthday Celebration

Saturday, October 19
This date marks the 11th "birthday" of our church building! Our first service in this building was on October 19, 2008. So, instead of our annual Fall Fest/Trunk-or-Treat, we are going to celebrate the fall season and have a birthday party for CGCC. More details to come as the event approaches, but save the date on your calendar now!

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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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Summer at GG

This week we say goodbye to our intern, Darius Surgenavic, as he embarks on his next adventure at Trine University in Indiana. We were so lucky to have him be part of our GG family for two years! The university is going to be blessed by having such a hard working, caring young man. We celebrated him on Wednesday with homemade cherry ice cream and homemade cherry soda.

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Tuesday's lunchtime feast was lasagna (with Rachel's own spaghetti sauce), homemade bread, and mixed veggies. Tuesday just might be the best day to be at Goodness Grows!

Jam was a major part of the work this week. We have two big shows this weekend and one next weekend, so our folks were jamming like crazy! They also experimented with a special onion jam for our CSA subscribers. If it can be made into a jam, we will try it!

We'll kick off next week by getting back to a normal visiting schedule at Whispering Pines. With mission groups here, we had to take July off from our volunteering. We are looking forward to Monday morning and seeing what we can do to help the staff and residents.

On the GG Schedule

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

Saturday ~ Heart & Home Marketplace + Sunflower Fest
At Maize Valley Winery, 6193 Edison St NE, Hartville, Ohio 44632 from 10am-4pm
Maize Valley Winery's Sunflower Festival will feature 2+ acres of beautiful sunflowers where you will be able to take wagon rides to the field and access Sunflower paths. You will be able to pick your own sunflowers or pre-picked fresh sunflowers will be available to purchase, as long as the sunflower crop cooperates. Food trucks, Maize Valley's own wine+craft beer, live music, outdoor games in the grass, and over 100 local makers! This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine. Free parking and admission.

August 17 ~ The Youngstown Flea
A “Market For Makers” held once per month, right in the heart of the Downtown Youngstown area. 9am-3pm - Aug 17, Sept 7, Oct 5 - Fun for the whole family with vendors, food, music, and more.




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!

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Give Blood and Save Up To Three Lives!

Today, 10am-3pm
South Range High School

August 9, 10am-3pm
Poland Library

August 14, 1:30-6:30pm
North Lima Calvary United Methodist Church

Walk-ins are welcome or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for availability.
To find more drives and get information, click here: Give Blood. Find a Drive.


Mill Creek Park Events

Yellow Creek Concert Series
Tonight, 7pm at Yellow Creek Park, 17 Lowellville Rd., Struthers, OH
Enjoy an evening with local musician Terry Hitchcock. Lawn seating.

Ford Butterfly Hunt
August 9 & 10, 10am-5pm and August 11, 12-5pm
Bring the family to Ford Nature Center and look for the 20 hidden butterflies. Then go for a hike to look for these beautiful, amazing insects. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens, 330.740.7116, for details.

Family Fun Friday
August 9, 11am-1pm at Fellows Riverside Gardens
Take part in fun drop-in activities in the Family Garden, where families can learn and explore together. Special guests visit different days with activities like yoga, the pop-up library, crafts, storytelling, and more. Drop-in.

Traveling Naturalist
August 10, 3pm-5pm
While visiting historic Lanterman’s Mill and Mill Creek Gorge stop by to chat with Naturalist Marilyn Williams about the wildlife that call this area home. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for details, 330.740.7116.

Naturalist Series: Katydids & Crickets
August 10, 7:30-9:30pm
Bird song is the first music we hear each year, and frogs and toads join them throughout spring and into the summer. But late summer and early autumn? Crickets and katydids take the stage for nature’s final performances of the year! We’ve found katydids and crickets right at the MetroParks Farm, so we will likely see them as well as hear them. Dr. Lisa Rainsong of the Cleveland Institute of Music will introduce you to the members of this delightful ensemble and explain how to identify who’s doing all that singing! Registration requested, not required. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116. (The Naturalist Series is a collaboration between the OSU Extension – Mahoning County Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program and Mill Creek MetroParks. The next program will be 9/11 Growing Caterpillars: A Tale of Birds, Plants, and Conservation at Fellows Riverside Gardens.)

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

Summer Fun at the Skate Zone



Today! - International Cat Day
August 9 - National Book Lovers Day
August 12 - International Youth Day
August - National Eye Exam Month

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


August 8-14. . .
Today, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-up
Friday, 6-10pm - GG at Mission Night Market
Saturday, 10am-4pm - GG at Maize Valley Sunflower Fest
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Monday, 9:30am - Ladies Bible Study
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Monday, 5-8pm - GG at Austintown Farmers Market

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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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