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Thursday, July 18, 2019


Sunday's Service - July 21, 2019

We welcome back Reverend Bruce Irwin to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured Scripture verses are: Luke 10:25-42
for Bruce's message:
The Life of a Disciple Requires: "Go and Do" & "Sit and Listen"

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



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Bible Studies

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

Monday Morning Ladies Study: Hosea, 9:30am
NOTE: We will not meet this Monday.

You are welcome to join in studies at any 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!

Lock In ~ Sunday, July 28, 6pm - Monday, July 29, 8am
This year we have changed the day of the week and will start by cooking dinner together! Sign up sheet on bulletin board. Participants need to bring a snack to share, a flashlight, and whatever they need for an overnight stay. We will (hopefully) have some outside activities, so please wear sneakers - NOT flip flops. You may also want to send bug spray. Please sign up or contact Jen L.

End of Summer Party at the Vignon's ~ Friday, August 16, 6pm
Bonfire and hot dogs to get ready to head back to school!

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YG Service & Fun Day

Thanks to the youth for putting in their time and effort to accomplish work for Goodness Grows. We appreciate it! As always, time spent with our youth is full of fun and laughter.

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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.

Summer Scenes at CGCC

There is beauty all around us here in North Lima. If you haven't walked the grounds lately,
you really should!

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July Speakers

July 28 - Adam Shank - Communion Sunday

Spaghetti Sauce Canning Class

Saturday, August 24, 10am-2pm (or until we're done)
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. But, no matter how long it takes, you won't regret this "summer school" opportunity!

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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

The Mission Group from Pittsburgh's Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon joined us Monday. They jumped right in and got some very much needed tree clean-up/wood chopping done. They also painted a rock to leave as a memory in our garden. It is such a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet and work with folks from other churches!

On Tuesday, Common Ground's Youth Group returned for another day of service with us. They worked with Rachel to repair the Bloomin' Butterfly Garden sign, painted birdhouse gourds, and created a piece of rock art for our garden. We appreciate their willingness to serve!

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Tuesday's cooking project with Sue was an amazing taco bar that even included fresh corn & bean salad. This meal was a definite hit with all of us at GG as well as the CG youth. Thanks, Sue, for leading our kitchen crew into so many culinary masterpieces!

The rest of the week is being filled up by jam making, as we prep for the Fest this weekend, cleaning, and farm duties. There is always plenty to do to get ready for CSA day! Then, next week will start off with a mission group from Uniontown, PA's Trinity UPC. If you have a day where you'd like to stop by and lend a hand, we'd love to have you!

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Tree Clearing with CPCBA

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Jam Prep Tuesday

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Sunflowers Out Front

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Columbiana Wine Fest

This weekend, we will be at the festival at Firestone Farms. Friday it runs from 4-9pm and Saturday is 2-9pm. The first 150 ticket buyers will receive one of our handmade wine charms. More info and tickets available HERE.




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!

Shrek Jr. Informational Meeting ~ Crown Theater Productions

Tonight! - Thursday, July 18 - from 4:30-5:30pm
If you would like to be a part of CTP'S Special Needs Program as a cast member or attendant, please join us for an Informational Meeting at Main Street Theater in Columbiana.

7th Annual Butterfly Festival

Hosted by Southside Community Garden
Saturday, July 20 from 1-4pm
Southside Community Butterfly Garden at 88 Williamson, Youngstown, Ohio
Free event to highlight the garden and its programs. Visit the live butterfly display and learn about pollination. Enjoy a party with great food, music, and people.

Boardman Park Event

Mill Creek Park Events

Firefly Watch
Saturday, July 20, 8-9:30pm
How are these bioluminescent beetles doing here in the valley? With your help we can find out! Join Naturalist Arika Preas and participate in a nationwide survey of everybody’s favorite nocturnal performers. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for details, 330.740.7116. Moderate, 2.5 miles, meet at the Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm.

National Ice Cream Day
Sunday, July 21 from 1-4:00pm at the MetroParks Farm
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day by making ice cream in a bag. We will provide the ingredients, you provide the “muscle”. Enjoy your tasty treat on this summer day at the Farm. Barns are open. Call 330.533.7572 for details. Drop in. $1/person; additional craft fee: $1. Cash only.

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

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F5RS Bunnies in Baskets: Read To SomeBunny!

Wednesday, July 24 at 11am-12pm
East Palestine Memorial Public Library at 309 N Market Street
Welcome back the F5RS Bunnies in Baskets Therapy Rabbits as they join us for a return visit! Participants practice their reading skills by entertaining the bunnies with interesting stories.
Space is limited - call the library at 330-426-3778 to register.

Crown Theater Productions

James & The Giant Peach Jr.
July 27 & 28 at 2pm
Performed by the summer drama camp participants from age 5 through 6th grade!

Information and tickets available HERE.



July 20 - National Lollipop Day
July 21 - Lindy Tehua (4!)
July 21 - National Ice Cream Day
July 22 - Nicolette Vignon (10!)
July 24 - National Cousins Day

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


July 18-24. . .
Today, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-up
Friday, 4-9pm - GG at Columbiana Wine Fest
Saturday, 2-9pm - GG at Columbiana Wine Fest
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Monday, 9:00am - Mission Group
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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