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Thursday, January 16, 2020


Sunday's Service - January 19, 2020

We welcome back Phil Bartholomew to lead us in Worship this week.
The featured Scripture will be: Genesis 11:1-9, Genesis 12:1-10, & Matthew 14:19-33
for Phil's message:...Not By Sight.

We will celebrate the Sacrament of Communion.

Join us this Sunday for Worship!




Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: 9:30am
Study of Psalms

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Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: 9:30am
Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told by John MacArthur

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!

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Garden & Nursery News

Garden kids will remain in Worship this week.
Activity pages for kids will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors. Children 3 & younger are invited
to the Nursery for Bible story time.

Youth Group

For youth in 5th grade & up
Youth Group Sunday, 6-7:30pm.
Please check out the snack sign up sheet on the bulletin board!
Snack this week: Maci Vignon

YG parents, watch for texts and/or emails to alert you if we have to cancel or change
our schedule due to bad weather.


We will be working on a special project for the bunnies at the Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary. Toilet paper/paper towel tubes are needed for this project, as soon as possible. We're also in need of small, clean socks and craft stuffing (poly-fil) for another upcoming project. If you can donate these, or any other craft-type supplies you want to clear out of your collection, it would be much appreciated! Thank you!

Annual YG Service Project

It's almost time for the Souper Bowl!
Learn more below.


Be sure to check your file in the family file folder box at the front desk.
The youth made Souper Bowl of Caring postcard reminders for you
to take home!

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Last week's YG, taking a "Hunger Quiz" & working on Souper Bowl of Caring Postcards.




January Speakers

1/26 - John Muckridge

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Ladies' Valentine Tea

February 8, 2020 from 1-3pm
Ladies of all ages are invited to join us for this annual event. Sign up on the bulletin board. Bring your favorite teatime treat to share and plan to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of hot tea, good conversation, and delicious food!

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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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Monday was a Whispering Pines day, where we worked on sorting stacks of cards. Then we headed out on errands to Mahoning Valley Water and Hobby Lobby, before returning to GG for a variety of activities. On Tuesday we feasted on Italian wedding soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on homemade bread. Another culinary masterpiece! Our crew also worked this week on jam making, cleaning, walking/inspecting/cleaning up the property, designing their own tote bags, and creating cat toys out of wine corks. It has been a very interesting week!

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Winter Wine Affair at Stambaugh Auditorium

Saturday from 12-8pm
Wineries from all regions of the state will be pouring wine samples. Bottles will also be available to purchase to take home. Enjoy relaxing live music, cheese plates, vendors, and more...a perfect way to escape the winter blues. We will be there with our Jungle Jam, Juicy Jam, and wine cork cat toys! Interested in attending? Click here for your Tickets.




Ongoing Outreach/Mission Opportunity

Coat & Clothing & More Drive
Keep saving all your clothing and outerwear items for our fall 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. Bags and boxes for people to carry their "new" items home with them are also needed! Drop items off in the collection barrel or take them up to the Green Room. January is a perfect time to do some closet and drawer organizing!

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Donations for the 3C's

Donate through February 2 to raise money for our local, North Lima food bank - the 3C's. We have a donation jug all ready for you at the front desk. Our youth will also be manning our trusty soup pots on the day of the big game to collect donations!


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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Winter Fun in Mill Creek Park

Hand Feed A Chickadee
January 18, 9-11am
Black-capped chickadees are inquisitive birds that can be coaxed into landing on your hand – especially if you tempt them with food. Join Naturalist Marilyn Williams in this unique wildlife program. We’ll provide the birdseed, if you provide the hands. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for details, 330.740.7116.

Winter Flower Arrangement
January 18, 10-11:30am
Brighten your home with a live flower arrangement. Judy Stanislaw will guide you through the process of arranging a tabletop flower display that will surely help you beat the winter blues. Register/pay by 1/16 - TODAY, call 330.740.7116. $24 R; $26 NR

Birding Walk: Meet the Locals
January 18, 12-2pm
Not all birds head south for the winter. Find out who sticks around and why. Naturalist Emily Greve will give a short indoor lecture on resident birds and basic birding techniques. Then we will venture out into the cold to see what birds we can observe. Please wear appropriate clothing for the season. If you own binoculars, feel free to bring them. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens, 330.740.7116, for details. Easy, 1 mi.



Today - Rachel Vignon
January 19 - Janine Landis
January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 21 - National Squirrel Appreciation Day

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



January 16-22, 2020 . . .
Saturday, 12-8pm - GG @ Winter Wine Affair
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 12pm - Worship Committee Meeting
Sunday, 6-7:30pm - Youth Group
Monday - Office & GG Closed
Wednesday, 9:30am - Ladies Bible Study
Wednesday, 6pm - Session 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.


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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