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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sunday's Service - October 14, 2018

Featured scripture verses are: 1 Corinthians 13
for Adam's message: Love.

The FBS crew will be providing music on Sunday, so Garden kids will remain in Worship.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!

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CG NEWS & EVENTS

Coat & Clothing Giveaway ~ Saturday 10-2

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CGCC & GG organizing

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Donations from Midway & God's Choice friends.

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Leetonia class helped Tuesday.

Remind your friends and family that anyone is welcome, regardless of income and county of residence.

Volunteers welcome all day! Please drop cookies off today or tomorrow before 2:30pm or Saturday before 10:00am.

Still finding coats or other items? We will gladly take them right up through Saturday morning.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped tackle the daunting job of set up this week! Many hands make light work. We appreciate all the help and all the donations.

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Mohawk at work.

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Jen, Emily, and Jill pitching in.

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Sue bringing order to the women's clothing area.

Fall Bible School Day 3 on Sunday!

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All ages are invited to join in the fun and learning in the Orchard this Sunday! Week two was tons of fun. Kids and adults heard about the plagues in Egypt and learned about obedience to God from a wise Hebrew woman. She also taught us a very comforting Bible verse from Isaiah, "Do not fear, for I am with you." We talked more about hunger in our country, did some apple science, and demonstrated teamwork with several challenging games.

Bring your lunch again this Sunday, for our final regular FBS day. We will eat a quick meal together right after Worship and then jump into our adventure from 12:30ish to 2:00ish. Please Note ~ Some of our games involve movement, so please wear safe and appropriate footwear for active games.

FBS will wrap up on Saturday, October 20 from 3-5pm, Fall Fest included,
with bonfire dinner after 5:00, weather permitting.

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Getting into the music.

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Games with Frank.

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The Hebrew woman explains Passover.

FBS News

▪ God Sightings ~ Keep watching for God at work! Look for beauty in nature, a favorite meal, a friendly hug...so many ways to see God all around you. Get ready to share and hang up some apples on Sunday!
God Sightings ~ Keep watching for God at work! Look for beauty in nature, a favorite meal, a friendly hug...so many ways to see God all around you. Get ready to share and hang up some apples on Sunday!
▪ The Mission Project ~ Help us help those in our valley who are experiencing food insecurity. We will collect money and non-perishable food items throughout FBS to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Our offering on FBS Day #2 was $45.00 and, especially since the Food Bank can turn $1 into $11 worth of food, we are making a difference! They also appreciate donated food items, with the most requested being cereal, peanut butter, canned veggies, fruits & soups, tuna fish, dry pasta, and macaroni & cheese. If you bring any food items, we have a collection area at the front of the Sanctuary where you can drop them off. For more info about Second Harvest, click HERE
The Mission Project ~ Help us help those in our valley who are experiencing food insecurity. We will collect money and non-perishable food items throughout FBS to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Our offering on FBS Day #2 was $45.00 and, especially since the Food Bank can turn $1 into $11 worth of food, we are making a difference! They also appreciate donated food items, with the most requested being cereal, peanut butter, canned veggies, fruits & soups, tuna fish, dry pasta, and macaroni & cheese. If you bring any food items, we have a collection area at the front of the Sanctuary where you can drop them off. For more info about Second Harvest, click HERE

Bible Studies

Sunday Morning: 9:30am - The book of Ecclesiastes (Meets 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!

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Garden & Nursery News

The Garden kids will remain in Worship Sunday to help with music. As always, activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors for kids who remain in Worship. Nursery kids (age 3 & younger) are invited to the Nursery for a Bible story time.

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Youth Group

Our youth are having fun at Fall Bible School!
The Youth Group will be heading to The Music Man in Columbiana on October 28. Sunday is the last day to sign up to order tickets! Tickets are $13 each.

CGCC on Instagram

Check out Common Ground's newest social media page below. Instagram offers another way to tell our story and show how much we have to offer at our church home, mostly by using photos!

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UPCOMING AT CG

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Fall Fest 2017

Fall Fest 2018 ~ October 20 ~ 3-5pm

This year we're trying something new! Fall Fest, our annual tradition, will be a part of our FBS wrap-up! On Saturday, October 20, we will gather at 3pm. We will conclude our fun in Abundance Orchard and we will celebrate fall with games, costumes, and trick-or-treating. Bring your costumes with you and we will have time to change into them before having a costume parade and collecting treats. Invite a friend!

Weather permitting, stay after 5 for a special dinner of hot dogs and s'mores up at our fire pit! Don't miss this new twist on an old tradition!

The Music Man

Sunday, October 28
Youth Group members and interested adults are invited to bring their lunches and stay after Worship for an afternoon meeting. We will eat and enjoy time together, then carpool to the special needs production of The Music Man (featuring Tori Snyder as Marian the Librarian and Dustin Snyder as the farmer) at Main Street Theater in Columbiana. You can also sign up for tickets and just meet us at the theater at 1:45pm. Tickets are $13 and Sunday is the last day to sign up.

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Kelly came to visit!

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Cranberry Jungle Jam is now in season.

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Lunchtime with Salem.

NEWS & EVENTS

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At Whispering Pines.

On the Goodness Grows Schedule

Mission Night Market ~ Oct 12, 6-10pm
Youngstown Flea ~ Oct 13, 10am-4pm
Health Fair ~ Nov 2, 10am-4pm in Salem
Namaste in the Yo ~ Nov 11, 5-9pm at YSU
Holiday Flea ~ Nov 30, 4-8pm & Dec 1, 9am-1pm
Canfield High Craft Show ~ Dec 1, 10am-4pm
Austintown Winter Market ~ Dec 14, 5-9pm
Whispering Pines ~ Every other Monday

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"In a world where you can be anything, be kind."

Happenings Here

Our clients, staff, and classrooms have been crazy busy this week getting set up for the Coat & Clothing Giveaway, harvesting a ton of peppers, releasing butterflies, and more. Our newest classroom, Mohawk High School, jumped right into our work on Wednesday. The GG clients had two field trips this week. On Monday, we volunteered at Whispering Pines and on Wednesday we went to Akron for a fruit snack factory tour. We also enjoyed visits from many folks dropping off donations and coming to help fold and sort. This place has been hopping!

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Kitchen donated by Mrs. Sloan.

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Butterflies with Crestview.

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Butterflies with Leetonia.

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OUTREACH and MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity
Our Coat & Clothing Giveaway is SATURDAY!!! Donations still welcome. More coats is always better!

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!

Second Harvest Food Bank

Can't make it to FBS but would still like to help with our mission project? Monetary donations and canned/boxed food items will be accepted through October 20th to help Second Harvest feed hungry local families.
Why are we collecting for the Food Bank this year? Because hunger is a serious problem in our country and our community. Did you know that 50 million Americans struggle to put food on the table? In fact, according to Second Harvest, almost 30,000 children in our area are at risk for hunger--that's 1 in 4 children in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties who may not know where their next meal is coming from. Our donations will make it into the hands of kids and families right here to help them have a little less to worry about!

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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

Crown Theater October Events

The Addams Family starts tomorrow! Break a leg Isabella, Jack, & Trey! You only have three more opportunities to watch this fun show - October 12, 13, & 14!

The Music Man, with our own Dustin Snyder, Tori Snyder, and many other friends of Goodness Grows, will be performed on October 27 & 28.

Get more information or purchase tickets Here.

Book Sale

The Friends of the Library is having a Book Sale this weekend at the Columbiana Public Library! The sale is open to the public on Saturday from 9:00 to 7:00. Prices are $0.25 for paperbacks, $0.50 for hardbacks, and $1.00 for audiovisuals. There will be a special Bag of Books sale for $3.00 in the late afternoon.

New Waterford Lions Roast Beef Dinner

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Crestview High School from 4-7pm
Tickets are adults are $11, children are $6 and pre-sale tickets are $10 and $5 respectively. The menu consists of roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, bread & butter, dessert, and beverage served family style with carry-out available. Talk to Frank Snyder if you would like to order tickets. After celebrating FBS and Fall Fest (including our campfire dinner at 5pm) with us, you could warm up with a hearty roast beef dinner!

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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 Farmers Day - October 12 ~ A perfect day to thank a farmer!
Birthday of the Navy - October 13
Frank Snyder - October 14
World Food Day - October 16

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

ON THE CG CALENDAR

October 11 - 17. . .
Today, 10:00am - Salem Class
Friday, 6-10pm - GG at Mission Night Market
Saturday, 10am-2pm - Coat & Clothing Giveaway
Saturday, 10am-4pm - GG at Youngstown Flea
Sunday, 9:30am - Adult Class
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 12-2pm - Lunch & FBS Day 3
Tuesday, 9:30am - Leetonia Class
Wednesday, 9am - Ladies Bible Study
Wednesday, 9:30am - Mohawk Class
Wednesday, 6:30pm - GG Board 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.

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

 
 
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