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Thursday, September 5, 2019


Sunday's Service - September 8, 2019

We welcome Todd Nye to lead us in Worship this week.

Todd Samuel Nye grew up in Richfield, Ohio and graduated from High School in 1980. He came to know Christ and was converted during his senior year. The Lord used a four-word expression in Ezekiel 18:31 (for why will ye die), shared with him by his older brother, to illuminate his mind, open his heart, and convince him to turn from his sin and trust in Christ. He immediately experienced a profound transformation in his lifestyle and his philosophy of the very purpose for life. After serving in the USAF from 1980-1984, he earned a BA in Bible with a minor in Greek in 1993, went on to receive his Masters in Bible in 1999, and completed some work toward a Doctor of Pastoral Theology. He served as the pastor of Christ Memorial Bible Church from 1993-1996 and served as the Pastor of Southwest Community Baptist Church from 1999-2016. From 2017-2019, he traveled as an itinerate minister conducting church assessments and revitalization. He served as an adjunct professor at The Bible Institute for ten years teaching New Testament Survey, Pastoral Epistles,
Old Testament History, and Systematic Theology. Todd is committed to a clear expositional style of pulpit ministry, undergirded by strong and unchanging doctrine, and to spreading the Gospel of Christ through fervent evangelism. He currently lives in Akron, Ohio with his wife of thirty-nine years, Kathie. He has three married daughters and five grand-children.

We look forward to welcoming Todd to Common Ground Church Community!

The featured Scripture is: Ephesians 3:1-12
for Todd's message: Gospel Repetition: The Ultimate Law of Good Teaching
(1 Corinthians 15:1-8).

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



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Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: Romans, 9:30a.m.
Taught this week by Todd Nye.

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 will resume on Sunday, September 15th. Activity pages on the table by Sanctuary doors for children who stay in Worship. Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time.


Youth Group

All youth in 5th grade & up are invited to
be part of Youth Group!

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

Check the bulletin board for the snack sign up sheet.

We always strive to learn more and to be intentional in our work. While looking
ahead to this year's Youth Group, this article popped up. Check it out for
some good points to ponder about the value of Youth Group.




September Speakers

15th - Kyle Kennicott
22nd - Connor Holloway
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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September at GG

Our week began on Tuesday, with a cooking day with Sue. We made chicken, Ceasar salad, and noodles with broccoli - a flavorful and healthy feast!

We had a great first day back with both Leetonia and Mohawk. It is always fun to see returning students and to meet new ones. It was perfect weather for working outside with the classes.

Our group spent a lot of time in the kitchen this week, making jam as well as homemade applesauce for our CSA subscribers. (These guys even make apple peeling fun!) Besides the fresh made applesauce, CSA shares this week include tomatoes grown here and tomatoes donated by the Shannon & Carrier families! We sure do appreciate our generous friends!!

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GG will be at the Youngstown Flea on Saturday, right next to the Covelli Centre. Come check out all the amazing vendors. We'd love to see you there!

Next week will begin with volunteering at Whispering Pines and taking a shopping trip for cooking ingredients. It will be another busy week, but feel free to stop in for a visit and see all that goes on here during the week!

Canfield Fair Fun!

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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 ~ 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!

National Day of Service and Remembrance 2019 – September 11

On National Day of Service and Remembrance, Americans pause to reflect on the devastating September 11 terror attacks. We commemorate those we lost, and give thanks to the brave first responders that put their lives on the line to help. So, this 9/11, take a moment to remember with us. September 11 is an ideal day to seek out opportunities to give back to your community, or do a good deed for those who are less fortunate. Come together with your fellow Americans to plant trees, run food drives, clean up neighborhoods, paint schools...really, any act of service will suffice. The volunteer project you choose doesn’t even have to be directly related to 9/11; simply uniting with others to do good is a beautiful act of remembrance.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
~ Hebrews 10:24


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 Columbiana Street Fair Weekend

TODAY, 5-11pm
(Street Fair Parade kicks off at 6:15pm! Look for Dustin, Tori, Quinn, and many more friends of CGCC & GG!)
Friday, 5-11pm
Saturday, Noon-11pm

Don't forget to visit the Amateur Photography Contest. Check out Colin Snyder's photo and vote for the People's Choice Award!

Mill Creek Park

Traveling Naturalist at Lily Pond
September 7, 1-3pm
While enjoying your day in the park stop by the Lily Pond to chat with a naturalist about the different plants and wildlife you may see. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens, 330-740-7116 for details.

Sunday Afternoon Along Yellow Creek
September 8, 2-4pm
Enjoy a September Sunday afternoon hiking along Yellow Creek with Naturalist Marilyn Williams. We’ll look at and listen to nature along the way. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for details, 330.740.7116. Moderate, 2 mi.

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


Beaver Township Firemen's Association Benefit



September 6 - Bob Yoder
September 6 - National Read a Book Day
September 7 - Jill Snyder
September 8 - Grandparents Day
September 11 - National Day of Service & Remembrance

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


September 5-11 . . .
Today, 4-7pm - CSA Pick-up
Saturday, 9am-3pm - GG at the Flea
Sunday, 9:30am - Bible Study
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Monday - 9:30am - GG at Whispering Pines
Tuesday - Leetonia Class
Wednesday, 9:30am - Ladies Bible Study
Wednesday - Mohawk Class
Wednesday, 6:30pm - Session Meeting with Todd Nye

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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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