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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Sunday's Service - January 6, 2019

We welcome back Phil Bartholomew this week.

Celebrating Epiphany, the featured scripture verses are:
Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12
for Phil's message: This Little Light of Mine.

Join us on Sunday for Worship!



Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: January 6, 9:30am - Philippians study begins. Note from Pat Shannon: Warren Wiersbe’s commentary on Philippians called “Be Joyful” is easy to read, yet deals well with the text. Consider getting a copy to read as we start this study.

Wednesday Morning: Ladies Study - New study to begin in January. Details coming soon.

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

Garden & Nursery News

If you would like to lead the Garden this Sunday, let Jennifer Lynch know. Activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors. Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time.

An email has gone out regarding the Nursery and the Garden. Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of our
ministry to children.

Youth Group

YG resumes this Sunday, 6-7:30pm.
Snack sign up sheet on the bulletin board.
Snack this week: Caitlin McMaster

Art with Adam will be right after Worship on January 13.
Youth need to bring their lunch that day.

Dates & Times may change due to weather & special events.



Guest Speakers for January

13 - Emaline Smith (Director of the Needle's Eye)
20 - Greg Bowman
27 - AJ Platt

Sip & Paint ~ February 1, 7pm

Adam Pratt will lead a "Sip & Paint" event here for the grown-ups of Common Ground! Ladies and gentleman are all invited to attend. We will sip on coffee, cocoa, or tea while getting creative. Sign up on the bulletin board.

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Outreach Luncheon ~ February 3

Stay after Worship to enjoy lunch and fellowship as we say a big thank you to Adam Shank (and his family!) for spending so much time with us over the past year.

Ladies Valentine Tea

Mark your calendars for February 9th, for our annual tea party!
Details coming in the new year.

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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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Back to Work!

Goodness Grows jumped right back into their routine this week. Their first task was undecorating the church and getting everything all ship-shape for the new year. They also spent time disinfecting the Sprout Room, since it is cold and flu season. Soon it will be time to start planning the gardens and raised beds, starting seeds, and thinking all about the new growing season.
Stop in any day during the week and see how you can be a part of Goodness Grows!

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Jungle Jam

Jam is always available and is a great way to brighten a gloomy winter day! Current flavors are on display on the GG table in the great Room.




Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity
Drop un-needed 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.


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?



Blood Drives by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross

Proudly serving the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. Taking blood donations to help our community. For appointments call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit
Austintown Library - Jan. 5 from 10:30am-3pm
Poland Library - Jan. 11 from 10am-3pm
Boardman Library - Jan. 12 from 10am-3pm

Winter Fun at Mill Creek Park

Hand Feed A Chickadee

January 5 from 9-11am at the Ford Nature Center
Black-capped Chickadees are inquisitive birds that can be coaxed into landing on your hand - especially if you tempt them with food. Learn more about these incredible songbirds with a Naturalist. Birdseed provided. Call Ford Nature Center for details at 330-740-7107.

Sights and Sounds of Winter

January 5 from 1-3pm
Winter blues setting in? Get outside and enjoy the season by joining Naturalist Marilyn Williams for a hike around and above the Lily Pond. Look for and listen to nature along the way. Call Ford Nature Center, 330-740-7107, for details. Moderate, 2 miles.

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



January - National Hot Tea Month
January 5 - National Bird Day
January 6 - Epiphany or Three Kings Day
January 9 - National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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


January 3 - 9 . . .
Sunday, 9:30am - Philippians Class Begins
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 6-7:30pm - Youth Group
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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