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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Sunday's Service - May 6, 2018

Featured scripture verses are: 1 Corinthians 7:1-7

for Adam's message: To Be Celibate or Not.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!

CG NEWS & EVENTS

Garden News

Garden kids will remain in Worship this week. Activity pages and colored pencils will be available on the table by the Sanctuary door. Pat Shannon will lead the Garden on May 13th, kids will remain in Worship on the 20th for Communion, and we will finish out the school year on the 27th with Jen Lynch leading.

Garden Summer Break

Summer Break starts on June 3rd. While our leaders will miss the time spent teaching and learning with the kids in the Garden, summer offers an equally beneficial opportunity of an extended period of intergenerational worship. We look forward to this season of experiencing the importance and joy of time spent in worship together.

Youth Group News

Last Sunday we discussed our fears and how to handle the storms in our lives, before enjoying some very interesting games. Hope to see everyone this week as we spend more time in God's Word together. There will be no Youth Group on May 13th, which means there are only two more Youth Group evenings left before summer break! (Snack: Christopher Lynch )

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Bible Studies

Sunday Morning: Pat Shannon leads a class on the book of Matthew; 9:30 - 10:30am.
*(No Adult Class this week.)

Wednesday Morning: Ladies Study - Dwelling in God's Peace from the Jesus Calling Bible Study Series by Sarah Young; 9am.

Friday Evening: Bible Study at the Shannon's house; 6pm.

You are welcome to join in a study at any time!

Raised Beds Available!

Spring has definitely sprung! Now is the perfect time to start thinking about planting a garden. If you would like to grow here at Common Ground, talk to Jen Lynch or Rachel Vignon to reserve your very own raised bed!

Talent & Hobby Survey

Thank you for the responses to our survey! We hope to use your answers to help us with future planning.

UPCOMING AT CG

Crochet Class with Jessica Deeter

May 19 from 2 to 4
If you have ever wanted to start learning how to crochet...or get some tips to improve your technique...now is the time! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Just sign up on the bulletin board and bring a crochet hook and your fingers! (Hook recommendation: size J is preferable, sizes I or K are also usable.) If you have questions, talk to Jess on a Sunday.

Outreach Potluck Luncheon ~ "Springing Into Summer"

After Worship May 20th

Potluck lunch with an ice cream sundae bar!

Sign up sheet on the bulletin board!
Bring your favorite good weather dish to share.

Abundance Orchard

Since we are springing into summer, it seems like the perfect time to remind you that VBS is on its way. We have just over 9 weeks to get ready! If you are interested in volunteering, please let Jen Lynch know. Registration forms for kids and volunteers will be available later this month and the donation jar is already out on the desk. Spread the word that we will be hanging out in Abundance Orchard the week of July 9 - 13. We invite everyone to come get fed with us!

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NEWS & EVENTS

Springtime in Columbiana

This weekend, come see us in the pocket park on Main St. in Columbiana. We will be there (weather permitting) on Friday from 12:30 - 5:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 5:00, and Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00. Take a walk through the village, check out the stores and restaurants, and buy a hanging basket from Goodness Grows! We also plan to have some of our delicious Jungle Jam on hand as well.

Austintown Farmers Market Mother's Day Market

Sunday from 10:00 to 4:00 ~ Kitty will be set up inside and outside at the Austintown Township Park for this special spring market. Come check out the amazing vendors this market has to offer, plus shop for Jungle Jam and hanging baskets!

Spring Plant & Flower Sale!

May 9th from 9:00 to 2:00
May 10th from 9:00 to 2:00
May 11th from 9:00 to 7:00
May 12th from 9:00 to 1:00

Starts next week! Come see all we have available to brighten your porch/deck/yard. Hanging baskets make excellent Mother's Day gifts! Proceeds will go right back into our programs for students and adults with disabilities.

Goodness Grows Family Fun Fest

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 14 from 2-5pm. Come support the work of Goodness Grows while having good old-fashioned fun with your family! The Green Team is on board again! This year we will also have therapy bunnies to visit with, from the non-profit organization Bunnies in Baskets!

Special Needs Classes

Our friends from Transition and Crestview have accomplished so much this spring. We are very lucky to have these students and teachers here to support our mission! Sadly, we only have a few visits left this season. Crestview has one more day with us - Friday, May 11th. Transition will be here each Thursday through May 24th. Stop by any of those days to check out all the hard work and smiles!

Goodness Grows News - Issue #13

Have you read our most recent newsletter? Click the GG News picture to see what is happening at Goodness Grows. If you would like to be put on our email list to receive our monthly updates, just let us know!

OUTREACH and MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Outreach in the Family File Folder Box

Requests for donations to many worthwhile organizations come into Common Ground each month. The Outreach committee often goes through them to decide how to spend "mission" money. We have started a file in the very back of the Family File Folder Box in which to collect these mailings. Feel free to check it out if you would like to see information from many different groups, including the Rescue Mission, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and CWS.

Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Mission Opportunity
Any time throughout the year that you have clothing and outerwear to donate, remember that you can bring it right here. Drop items off in the storage room by the Cafe or up in the Green Room. Collection will continue right up until our October Giveaway Day.

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
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What can YOU do?
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LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWS/EVENTS

Mt. Olivet Rummage Sale - May 3, 4, 5

The Women's Guild Annual Spring Rummage Sale is going on right up the road at Mt. Olivet Church. It includes a bake sale today, half-price day on Friday, and $1 bag day on Saturday. Money earned from the sale goes to area charities or to support community endeavors. The sale runs today 9-6, Friday 9-5, and Saturday 9-12.

Coming Up at Crown Theater

The big weekend has finally arrived! We are sending the traditional theater greeting to all the wonderful performers - Break a leg! Come enjoy an afternoon at the theater and see Dustin as Noodler the pirate and Tori as Princess Tiger Lily. Performances are at 2:00 on Saturday and Sunday. To learn more or order tickets, follow this link: TICKETS.

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

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CELEBRATE!

National Day of Prayer - Today
Cinco De Mayo - May 5
Pat & Jennifer Shannon - May 7
National Teacher Day - May 8
(Take time to appreciate all the educators who make a difference!)

ON THE CG CALENDAR

May 3 - 9 . . .
Today - Transition Class
Friday - GG at Peter Pan and Springtime in Columbiana
Sunday, 11am - Worship Service
Sunday, 6pm - Youth Group
Tuesday, 6:30pm - Session Meeting
Wednesday, 9am - Ladies' Bible Study
Wednesday, 9am to 2pm - First Day for GG Plant Sale

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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.

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Come grow with us!
Common Ground Church Community
2310 West South Range Road
North Lima, Ohio 44452

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For more information, call 330-549-9408 or contact us by email at commonground.secretary@gmail.com.

 
 
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