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Thursday, August 29, 2019


Sunday's Service - September 1, 2019

We welcome Mick Naples to lead us in Worship this week.

Mick studied biblical counseling at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary and
The Master’s University. He is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical
Counselors, an instructor with the Biblical Counseling Institute of Ohio, and he teaches
Sunday school at his local church, Sovereign Grace Chapel, in Youngstown, Ohio.
We are looking forward to welcoming Mick to Common Ground Church Community!

The featured Scripture is: Matthew 25:14-30
for Mick's message: Accountable for Our Talents.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



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Bible Studies

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

Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: 9:30am
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 in 5th grade & up are invited to
be part of Youth Group!

We will kick off our Fall schedule on Sunday, September 15, from 6-7:30pm. We hope everyone will be able to
join us for some fun, fellowship, and learning!

Check the bulletin board for the snack sign up sheet.

Labor Day

The church office will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. We wish you and your family a safe and blessed Labor Day weekend.




September Speakers

8th - John Muckridge
15th - Pastor in Training from Old North
22nd - Pastor in Training from Old North
29th - Adam Shank - Communion Sunday

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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

We started this week off with a visit to Whispering Pines. It was a beautiful day for weeding!

Tuesday's lunch this week was the best oven fried chicken (soaked in buttermilk and hot sauce before breading) that you could ever imagine! It was served with fresh fruit, homemade fruit dip, brown rice, and blueberry muffins made with real blueberries. Our kitchen crew rocks! Thanks, Sue!!

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Tuesday also brought a visit from the Transition class, so all the new students could get acquainted with Goodness Grows. It was awesome to welcome old and new friends! Leetonia and Mohawk should both be starting next week, so we are pretty excited.

Today is CSA Day. After this, we have only 6 weeks left for the CSA. Almost time to start planning for next year!

Tomorrow, we will be heading out on a "field trip" to the Canfield Fair! If you are there, maybe we will run into you while we are exploring. We are looking forward to the animals, the exhibits and, of course, fair food!

We did have some sad news this week. Our intern Trevor, who planned on staying through October, will actually be leaving us at the end of the week. He decided to head back to Maine for college, so we are happy for him, but we sure will miss his kindness and patience here at GG.

Goodness Grows is closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. We will be ready to get back into our routine on Tuesday!




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. Help us spread the word!

We are happy to take coats, clothes, shoes, purses and bags, jewelry, hats, gloves and mittens, scarves, and even small household items. We will accept anything that is clean and in good repair that you think someone else might be able to use! Last year, items like purses, shoes, and baby clothes were in high demand. Folks also enjoyed the random item table that had pictures, blankets, glasses, etc. You never know what might make someone's day. One man's trash is another man's treasure!

Date for Giveaway Set ~ Saturday, October 12th, 10am-1pm!

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Here is the link on Facebook:
Giveaway Event

If you are on Facebook, please share this event with everyone you know. Some folks may have items to donate, some folks may want to attend, some may want to do both, and we would love to reach them all!


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!

2019 Canfield Fair

Through September 2
Did you know? The Canfield Fair is the largest county fair in the State of Ohio and the 3rd largest county fair in the United States! It really is "Something to crow about!"

Fall Pansy Live Wreath Workshop

TONIGHT from 6:15-7:15pm at Catalpa Grove Farm
Create a living wreath for the fall season to hang on your wall or door, or to set on a patio table with pansies. This workshop is $29. The $29 includes the wreath planter, soil, and the plants. Call Jenell at 330-831-0143 to register.

Friday Flicks at Firestone Farms

August 30: -- 7pm ONLY!! -- Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
Free family-friendly movies on the big screen. Lots of seating in the courtyard or bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Movies may be cancelled or changed at any time due to weather or movie studio changes.

The Columbiana Street Fair Amateur Photography Contest

The American Legion Street Fair will be held September 5-7 and all photographs are to be submitted at the Columbiana Public Library, by September 3 at 8pm!
Categories are:
Adults, 15 & older: Open, Animals, People, I Love This Town (photos of Columbiana), and Landscape
Children, 14 & younger: Open
Entry fee: $5 per photo.
Photographs are on display in the Big Tent during the Street Fair and available for pickup September 7 from 8-9pm at the photo display in the Big Tent, or by September 14 at the Library.
Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in all categories. Winning photos will be on display for public viewing in the Columbiana Public Library through Saturday, September 21 and must be picked up from the Library by September 27.
For entry forms please visit the Chamber of Commerce website at or stop into the Columbiana Public Library. For more details call Jean at 330-271-1575 or Monica at 330-853-6958.

Mill Creek Park

"Through the Lens" at Fellows Riverside Gardens, now through October 13
Gallery open from 10am-5pm.
Experience Bill Aubuchon’s collection of people, places and wildlife photographs taken in various locations around the world. In most cases, the digital images receive little or no post processing. Bill tries to present actual images as they appeared at the moment of exposure. When he comes upon a scene that interest him, he visualizes the final image and then transfers that information to the camera via shutters speed, lens opening, ISO and composition to arrive at the images presented in this exhibit. Meet the Artist: 9/8 | 1 – 3 pm

Plenty of things to do for all ages at Mill Creek Park: Mill Creek Park Events.


Beaver Township Firemen's Association Benefit



August 30 - 13th Anniversary of Purchase of Mellinger's
August 30 - National Beach Day
September 2 - Labor Day
September 4 - Jennifer Shannon
September 4 - National Wildlife Day

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


August 29-September 4 . . .
Today, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-up
Tonight, 6pm - GG Board Meeting
Friday, 9am-2pm - GG at the Canfield Fair
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Monday - Labor Day - Office & GG Closed
Tuesday - Leetonia Class
Wednesday, 9:30am - Ladies Bible Study
Wednesday - Mohawk Class

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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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