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Thursday, November 7, 2019


Sunday's Service - November 10, 2019

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

The featured Scripture comes from: Proverbs 5
for Mick's message: The Forbidden Woman.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!




Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: 9:30am
Study of Psalms begins November 24.

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Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: 9:30am
Next week we will start the book Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told by John MacArthur. We would love to have you study with us!

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

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Garden & Nursery News

Frank Snyder will be in the Garden this week with a lesson about Kindness. Activity pages for kids on the table by Sanctuary doors. Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time.

Want to volunteer in the Garden and/or with the Sprouts and
Nursery age kids? We would love to have you jump on board!
Talk to Jen L. for more information.

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Youth Group

For youth in 5th grade & up

Last Sunday, we discussed the importance of giving. "God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7 Then we created posters for our Christmas drive for Akron Children's Boardman Campus. Christmas project info below in OUTREACH and MISSION OPPORTUNITIES section.

See you Sunday at 6pm! Snack: Colin Snyder

We invite all the youth to join us for fun, fellowship, and learning this year,
most Sunday evenings from 6-7:30pm.

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November Speakers

17th - Rev. David Hill - Communion Sunday
24th - Rev. David Hill

Special Events

Save the Date for...

Christmas Decorating ~ December 1, 6-7:30pm

Congregational Meeting ~ December 8, after Worship

Soup & Baked Potato Lunch ~ December 22, after Worship

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Our Mission Statement: To cultivate personal, social, and community growth through gardening, education, and opportunity for people of all abilities.



Fall at GG

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We started the week with a trip to Whispering Pines, where we cleaned out raised beds and participated in exercise time with the residents. We had a blast!

Mark your calendar for next Friday, November 15 and come see us at Austintown Farmers Market's Christmas Market. We will be at the park (snug and toasty inside) from 5-8pm. Join us for free photos with Santa, Hot Chocolate and S'mores Bars, Santa's Workshop, live music and more! Now's the perfect time to start stocking up on Jungle Jam and Juicy Jam to have jars on hand for all your holiday needs.

Check out this month's newsletter here: November News.

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Tuesday's lunch was a cheesy chicken and rice casserole with brownies as a special treat. As always, our kitchen crew did a splendid job!

Jam making has been a big focus this week, as we replenish our stores in preparation of the upcoming shows. Cranberry Jalapeno Jungle Jam and Cranberry Orange Juicy Jam are now available! We also spent time outside clearing away a fallen tree and working in the front greenhouse, rigging up a small "room" to extend our growing season. We're eager to see if it will work. Feel free to stop by and see all that we accomplish here during a busy work day.

Friendsgiving 2019

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Join us for a GG fundraiser at Diletto Winery in Boardman the night before Thansksgiving, November 27 from 6-9pm, complete with a basket raffle. The band On the Rocks will be playing. Come out & enjoy some relaxation with good friends, good food, & good music for a good cause!

Basket Raffle Donations Needed

If you would like to put together a basket from yourself, your organization, or your business, please let us know. Have a friend that might want to publicize their business with a basket donation? Please let them know. All donations very much appreciated! We love to share donation photos and information on our Facebook page, website, and in our newsletter. There is a basket donation sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the Great Room.



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Youth Group Christmas Project ~ Toy Drive for ACH

A gift of toys, games, or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital. Children can learn and find comfort in play while dealing with the big emotions of being in the hospital. Games and toys foster a playful atmosphere, which has the ability to bring smiles to the faces of children and adults alike. Donating a wish list item to our Christmas Toy Drive is one way to bring cheer to a sick child’s day. Akron Children's Hospital is always in need of toys, craft supplies, and other items throughout the year for children from infancy through age 18. Grab a wish list in the Great Room or click HERE to view it online. Drop items off at the donation table anytime through December 15.

You can’t imagine the difference your gift can make to a hospitalized child & their family.

Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity

Coat & Clothing & More Drive
Keep saving all your clothing and outerwear items for next year's giveaway. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers that we will accept donations all year! Clothes for all ages and sizes needed, along with coats, bags, purses, shoes, housewares, books, toys...whatever you think might help someone in need. Drop items off in the collection barrel or take them up to the Green Room.


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!


Mount Olivet's Rummage Sale

November 7, 8, & 9
Mount Olivet Church at 410 W. South Range Rd., North Lima
Today - 9am-6pm - Bake Sale Day
Friday - 9am-5pm - 1/2 Price Day
Saturday - 9am-noon - $1 Bag Day
All proceeds benefit the missions and needs of Mt. Olivet and various area charities. It's a great place to score bargain deals on home goods, clothing, children's items, books, and more.

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Poland Library
November 8, 10am-3pm
Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit for an appointment.

Austintown Library
November 9, 10:30am-3pm
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

Fun at the Library

Canfield Library ~ Tales to Tails
November 11, 6-7:30pm
Come and read to our favorite therapy dogs. Helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence, and encourages a love of reading. Bring a book of your choice or we’ll find one for you. For children grades K and up. Therapy dogs provided by Pet Partners of Greater Youngstown, a local Pet Therapy group.

Greenford Library ~ Fall Fun 'n Games
November 13, 4-4:45pm
This is the time of year for apples, colorful leaves, cool weather, and games! Try your best with our games, and make a craft that is also a game. For school age children in grades K-4.

Click here to see happenings all over the library system: Events.

November is Picture Book Month

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program
All Mahoning County Library Branches
Reading with your baby, toddler or preschooler is one of the best ways to prepare your child for success in school. Starting November 1, parents can sign up their children for the program – it’s never too early or too late to start. The 1,000 Books program is open to all children from birth until they start kindergarten. You might think that 1,000 books sounds like a lot, but it’s not as hard as you think! By reading one book a day, you will finish 1,095 books in three years. By reading three books a day, you will finish 1,095 books in one year! You can even count books more than once, for those favorites your child wants to hear over and over. Books read at library story times also count. More info at: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-Off Event
Southern Park Mall, November 11, 11am
Join us at the Southern Park Mall for some of our favorite picture books. We’ll celebrate the launch of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten with books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. Library staff will be on hand to help you register your child and get started with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.



November 8 - Jessica Deeter
November 8 - Phil & Megan McMaster
November 9 - Lynn Yoder
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 13 - 14th Anniversary of CGCC's official chartering service
November 13 - World Kindness Day
November - National Novel Writing Month

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


November 7-13 . . .
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 6pm - YG
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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