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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sunday's Service - September 16, 2018

Featured scripture verses are: 1 Corinthians 12:12-26
for Adam's message: One Body, Many Parts.

We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Communion.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!


Bible Studies

Sunday Morning: 9:30am - The book of Ecclesiastes (Meeting in the pastor's office.)

Wednesday Morning: Ladies Study - 9am - The book of Job (Currently meeting at Jen Shannon's house. Give us a call for directions.)

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

Garden & Nursery News

The Garden had a great first day last Sunday, learning about Gideon, discussing heroes, and playing some games. This week, we will remain in Worship to participate in Communion. As always, activity pages are on the table by the Sanctuary doors. Nursery kids (age 3 and younger) are invited to the Nursery for a Bible story time.

Back to School Potluck

Thank you for helping to make last week's luncheon a success!

Youth Group

Fall Schedule Starts Sunday!!!

We are looking forward to seeing all our youth on Sunday, from 6:00-7:30pm! (Snack: Colin Snyder) Parents have received an email with the YG dates. Paper copies of the schedule will go home on Sunday. The snack list is on the bulletin board. Please check it out and sign up to bring a snack. You don't have to be in YG to donate a snack to our hungry youth!
(Remember, we won't meet during the weeks of Fall Bible School. We hope everyone will be a part of that!)



Crochet Class: Magic Circles with Jess

September 22nd at 2pm
Come be a part of the laughter and fun as Jess teaches us a new stitch. Don't know how to crochet? No problem! Everyone is welcome!

Maze Craze Visit

Sunday, September 23
The Youth Group invites you to join us at the Maze Craze for our annual fall visit! The maze is located at 14070 State Route 165 in New Springfield. We will meet there at 4pm, assemble for a group photo, and then head into the maze. Younger siblings are welcome to stay and participate with parents. The more, the merrier! Tickets cost $10. Please sign up so we can have a rough estimate of participants.

Fall Bible School Starts This Month

What better time to visit the orchard than September & October?!? Mark your calendars for after Worship on Sunday, September 30, October 7, and October 14 as well as Saturday, October 20 at 3:00 (which will also be our Fall Fest). We hope everyone is ready to join us for this exciting new experience! In addition to having a Fall Bible School for the first time ever, we are also trying out a whole new format! This journey through the orchard is for the whole church family (and friends and extended family, too, of course!) to participate together...not just kids and volunteers. We will stay together as a group to hear the Bible story, play some games, do crafts, and more! Everyone is asked to bring their lunch for the three Sundays of FBS. We will eat a quick meal together right after Worship and then embark on our adventure from 12:30ish to 2:00ish. Please sign up on the bulletin board or call Jen L. to RSVP so we are sure to have enough supplies.

Coat & Clothing Giveaway

Saturday, October 13 from 10am-2pm
Donations are coming in but we could still use YOURS! All outerwear and clothing that you think someone else might enjoy will be accepted. We now have a barrel for donations in the Great Room. Tell your family and friends that they are welcome to donate or to come on October 13th and choose some items for their family. Let us know if you'd like to volunteer or bake cookies for this event. Sign up sheet on the bulletin board!

The Music Man

Sunday, October 28
Youth Group members are invited to bring their lunches and stay after Worship for an afternoon meeting. We will eat, have some activities, and then carpool to the special needs production of The Music Man at Main Street Theater in Columbiana. Can't stay after church? Meet us at the theater at 1:45pm. Tickets are $13. Please sign up by October 14 so we can order the tickets.

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On the Goodness Grows Schedule

Austintown Farmers Market ~ Mondays, 5-8pm
CSA Pick-Up ~ Thursdays, 4-7pm
Mission Night Market ~ Tomorrow! ~ Sept 14, 6-10pm
Canfield Fall Market ~ Saturday! ~ Sept 15, 9am-4pm
Youngstown Flea ~ Oct 13, 10am-4pm
Whispering Pines ~ Volunteering today!

CSA 2018

Today is CSA day, from 4-7pm. This week's goodies will include
salsa verde, lemon balm, eggs, and more. Don't forget to grab your recipes!

If you need to make arrangements to pick up tomorrow, just give us a call. Our fall hours are 8:30 to 2:30.

Whispering Pines

Today was our last Thursday visit to Whispering Pines. Starting on September 24, we will be moving to Mondays. While the weather is nice, we will continue to work in their gardens. When the cold weather sets in, we will enjoy time inside with the residents.

Classes at Work

Leetonia spent time this week making catnip toys, painting wooden pumpkins, and freezing peaches. They will be with us every Tuesday from 9:30-1:00 through mid-October. Next week, Salem High School will start coming on Thursdays and Crestview will be here on Fridays. You are always invited to stop in and see all we accomplish!

Our Summer of Butterfly Releases!


Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity
Our Coat & Clothing Giveaway is rapidly approaching! We are happy to accept all donations. Drop off clothing and outerwear any time, in the barrel in the Great Room, in the storage room by the Cafe, or up in the Green Room. Please help us spread the word. Let people know we are accepting donations and tell people who might need a little helping hand to come see us on October 13th!

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?



So many great events in the valley this season...

Outdoor Family Day

Saturday, September 15th from 11am-3pm
Wonderful opportunity for families to experience the Great Outdoors right in Boardman Park! There will be activities such as fishing, archery, and nature walks, as well as a live band at the Lariccia Family Community Center and surrounding area. The event is free but there will be vendors and concessions available for purchase.

Beaver Township Fire/Rescue Chicken Dinner

Saturday, September 15 from 4-8pm at the Beaver Township Fire Department, 610 W. South Range Rd., North Lima. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. The menu is BBQ chicken, potatoes, green beans, applesauce, apple dumplings with ice cream, and beverage. All proceeds will go to the Beaver Township Fireman's Association.

8th Annual Silly Science Sunday

Sunday, September 16th from 11am-4pm
Free event at OH WOW! in downtown Youngstown. Stem activities, demonstrations, and 40 exhibitors. Fun for all ages! More info at OH WOW!

Crown Theater Productions Auditions

A Christmas Carol
Cast call for men and women plus children 5 and older on September 17th and 18th, 7-9 pm at Crown House behind Main Street Theater, Columbiana.

Fall Fun at 4WD Hardware

Jeep & Greet - Friday, September 21st from 4-8pm
Fall Bash - Saturday, September 22nd from 9am-5pm, with obstacle course and RTI ramp, free food and drinks from 11am-2pm (while it lasts), contests, raffles, and trivia.

McMaster Farms Anniversary Celebration

Aspire Tour - Hermitage, PA

An evening of laughter, learning, stories, and music for women.
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Grace Chapel Community Church.
Doors open at 4:30pm.
Purchase tickets at 480-812-1100 or online at Aspire.

Crown Theater October Events

The Addams Family, with our own Isabella Henceroth, Jack Snyder, and Trey Snyder ~ October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

The Music Man, with our own Dustin Snyder and Tori Snyder, as well as many other friends of Goodness Grows ~ October 27 & 28

Get more information or purchase tickets Here.


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



Cormac Bendersmith - September 14 (2!)
Sue Weaver - September 15
Constitution Day - September 17 Celebrate the signing of our Constitution in 1787.
National Play-Doh Day - September 18 Good for art & stress relief!

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


September 13 - 19. . .
Today, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
This Evening, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-Up
Friday, 6-10pm - GG at Mission Night Market
Saturday, 9am-4pm - GG at Canfield Market on the Green
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship with Communion
Sunday, 12pm - Worship Committee Meeting
Sunday, 6-7:30pm - Youth Group
Monday, 5pm - GG at Austintown Market
Tuesday, 9:30am - Leetonia Class with GG
Wednesday, 9am - Ladies Bible Study at the Shannon's
Wednesday, 6:30pm - Session Meeting

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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


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