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Thursday, May 16, 2019


Sunday's Service - May 19, 2019

We welcome back Brad Weber to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured Scripture verses are: John 1:1-14
for Brad's message: Knowing, Receiving, Believing.

Tried & True will be joining in this week's service, providing their special gospel music.
There will be a "love offering" to express our thanks to these singers for sharing their musical gifts.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



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Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: Romans, 9:30a.m.
Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: Hosea, 9:30am at Jen Shannon's

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

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Special Music Service This Sunday

We are pleased to welcome back Denise Gane and Lynn Deeter ~ also known as Tried & True. This father and daughter duo was here with us in August 2014 and we are looking forward to enjoying their music again! Brad Weber will be preaching, Tried & True will perform their gospel songs, and we hope you will all be here! Invite your friends and family to church to enjoy this special service. We will have the "love offering" container available in the Great Room if you wish to express your thanks to the musicians.


Garden & Nursery News

Jen Shannon will be in the Garden this week, with a lesson about hope to wrap up our 2018-2019 Garden season. Next Sunday, Garden kids will remain in Worship for Communion and then Summer Break begins. Activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors. Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time.

Youth Group

Our final school year meeting is this Sunday, 6-7:30pm.
Hope to see all the youth ~ grades 5-12 ~ there!!
Snack: Audrey & Nathan Shannon
Summer plans will be scheduled soon.




May & June Speakers

May 26 - Adam Shank - Communion Sunday
June 2 - Phil Bartholomew
June 9 - Phil Bartholomew
June 16 - John Muckridge
June 23 - Brad Weber
June 30 - Brad Weber

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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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Fern Sale

Boston ferns available! Limited supply, $18 + tax. Buy some beauty for your home, porch, or yard while raising money to support the work of Goodness Grows. Check them out in the greenhouse on Sunday or stop by Monday-Friday from 8:30am-2:30pm, though you may want to call to make sure we are available and not on a field trip. A great big thank you to everyone who has already purchased a fern!

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May Happenings

This week brought us a new friend - Jacquie Cammarata - all the way from Marquette, Michigan! Jacquie's father is the pastor of a church that has come to us for Mission Trips. She is also the niece of former GG board member, Jean Dougherty. We have been tickled pink to have her with us as an incredibly helpful volunteer! Thanks, Jacquie!
Tie-dyeing, cooking, emptying the warehouse, cleaning, and farming tasks have filled up our week. Today the Salem class is with us and tomorrow we have a special visit with the younger kids from Leetonia. We love days with our classroom friends!
Next week, we head to Whispering Pines on Monday for some volunteer time.


At Camp Frederick

Last Friday, we had our annual trip to Camp Frederick for the special needs camp days. We led a lesson about parts of a plant and made seed balls with the groups. Of course there was also plenty of time for fun and enjoying nature! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make camp fantastic once again.




Mission Encouragement

Check out this link sent in by Carl Landis, Women of the Word, for some inspiring stories and helpful information. (Thanks, Carl!) "Wycliffe Women of the Word is an initiative designed to connect women to Scripture, allowing them to recognize their God-given value as women and the role they play in his mission. When women are affirmed and encouraged by the truth that God has created them to fulfill a specific role in his kingdom, they are better equipped to reach others with the power of Scripture — in their families, communities and around the world." This resource is a project of Wycliffe Bible Translators, of which Adam and Bonnie Shank are a part.


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!

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Columbiana Destination Imagination Fundraisers

The Mission of Destination Imagination (DI)
is to engage participants in project-based
challenges that are designed to build confidence
and develop creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills.


Saturday, 10am-12pm
On-site Registration: Opens at 10am
Start Time: 11am
Registration Fee: non-refundable $20
Location (Start/Finish): Firestone Park Shelter #4 (by the football field) in Columbiana.
The route is approximately 1 mile and is not timed. Participants will receive a color pack, t-shirt, and sunglasses. Additional color items will be available for purchase. Participants wear white at the starting line. At various locations throughout the Park, Color Runners are doused from head-to-toe in different-colored powders. Color is eco-friendly and safe. This is a family-friendly event open to everyone! Walkers are welcome. Online Registration: Color Run


Friday, 7pm (doors open at 6pm) at Main Street Theater in Columbiana
Tickets are $5 for kids under 18, $10 for adults.
Comic genius and creativity experts combine forces to bring you an evening filled with fun, laughter, interaction, and creativity! Michael Dustman's face-paced and highly-entertaining blend of magic and comedy will be partnered-up with Columbiana’s Destination Imagination Teams! This evening will leave you in awe... you’ll laugh ‘til it hurts and question reality! You’ll be impressed by Columbiana DI’s teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Concession stand will be open. A 50/50 raffle and silent auction will be available the evening of the event. Truly fun for all ages!
Tickets available on Brown Paper tickets HERE or talk to Jill Snyder.

All proceeds from these events will help pay for registration fees for three of Columbiana's DI Teams (CMS Improv, CMS/CHS Mechanical, and CHS Engineering) to compete on a world stage at Global Finals in Kansas City, MO this month.

Kids to Parks Day at Mill Creek Park

Family Outdoor Day Scavenger Hunt
May 18, 10am-1pm
Explore your MetroParks on this Nationally recognized day of getting kids outside to explore. Begin your day at the MetroParks Farm with a scavenger hunt (paper or camera option) for a special prize. Drop in. Then continue your day at other locations throughout the MetroParks. Call MetroParks Farm for details, 330.533.7572.

Kids to Parks Day – celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May – is a national day of play that connects kids and families with their local, state, and national parks.
Learn more about this day of outdoor fun HERE.

Crown Theater Events at Main Street Theater

May 18 ~ Free Bingo & Movie
Bingo: 6:15pm, Movie 7pm
Disney Mary Poppins Returns (PG, 130 minutes)

Summer Drama Camp Into The Woods for 7th-12th grade starts June 3rd at 9am.
Into The Woods presented by the Jr/Sr High Summer Drama Camp opens June 22nd

My Fair Lady opens June 7th.

Information, registration, and tickets all available HERE.



May 18 - National Armed Forces Day
May 18 - Kids to Parks Day ~ Share a fun experience at a local park!
May 19 - National Endangered Species Day
May 22 - Tim & Jennie Passmore

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


May 16-22. . .
Today, 10am - GG/Salem Class
Friday, 11am - Leetonia Class Visits GG
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 6pm - Youth Group
Monday, 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Tuesday, 10am - GG Leetonia Class
Wednesday, 9:30am - 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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