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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sunday's Service - April 14, 2019

We welcome back Phil Bartholomew to lead us in Worship this week.

The featured scripture verses are: Matthew 19:16 - 20:17
for Phil's message: "Terms of Surrender."

Join us this Sunday for Worship!



Hunger in Our Community

Thank you to all who were able to donate to help feed the hungry of the Mahoning Valley. We accumulated 40 packages of food and $5. All we collected will be put to good use by families who just need a little help.

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something
to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in..."
Matthew 25:35

Wonder film

Family Movie Night ~ TOMORROW at 6:30pm

Join us for a viewing of "Wonder" to wrap up your week with a fun, family activity! Popcorn provided. Bring other snacks if desired. We'd love to see you here!

Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast ~ SUNDAY at 10am

Join us this Sunday for our annual tradition of enjoying breakfast together! Pancakes, sausage, egg casserole, orange juice, milk, and coffee, all provided by the Worship Committee. If you would like to help, all hands appreciated! Don't miss out on this delicious opportunity for fellowship!

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Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Class: Romans - No class this week due to the Pancake Breakfast.

Wednesday Morning Ladies Study: Hosea, 9:30am at Jen Shannon's

You are welcome to join in studies at any time!


Garden & Nursery News

Jennifer Shannon will be in the Garden, with a lesson about giving our worries to God. Activity pages will be on the table by the Sanctuary doors. Children 3 & younger are invited to the Nursery for Bible story time.

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Service Project

Youth Group

Last Sunday we spent time in the book of Luke, focusing on the centurion's faith and what we value. We also worked on a service project, making cards for soldiers and first responders. (You can stop by the table in the Great Room to write a card as well!) We enjoyed some word games, snack, and one round of "The Game." Now there are only four regular school year meetings left, and we need snack donations for all of them. Hope to see everyone this week at our normal time.

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Card Making

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Audrey Drove!

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The Game


April Speakers

April 21 - Adam Shank
April 28 - Brad Weber

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Crochet Class

Thanks, Miss Jess, for sharing your skills with us once again! We had a wonderful morning of friendship and creativity.



Maundy Thursday Service ~ April 18th at 7pm

Communion and Tenebrae Service

What is a Tenebrae Service? The word "tenebrae" comes from the Latin meaning "darkness." The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week, from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus' burial.

This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus' death and of hopelessness in the world without God. The service concludes in darkness, symbolizing the death of Jesus. The worshipers then leave in silence to ponder the impact of Christ's death and await the coming Resurrection.

Easter Sunday Service ~ April 21st

Join us to celebrate the Resurrection Sunday. Special Music will be provided by Audrey Shannon and Janine Landis.

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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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Birdhouse Gourds

April Adventures

Our clients and classrooms have been busy, busy, busy! We have sealed and hung up gourds, worked outside, weeded and planted in the greenhouses, and spent time loving the spring weather. On Monday, we volunteered at Whispering Pines and then enjoyed lunch at El Paso and a shopping trip to Marc's in Salem. Tuesday's cooking project with Sue Weaver was a huge success. Everyone loved the Spanish rice with chorizo and the McMaster corn that we froze last year.

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Shopping Skills

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Treats for Whispering Pines

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Cooking with Sue

April Newsletter

Check out our 24th edition of our newsletter and see all that is happening here:
Goodness Grows News

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CSA Time!

Only a couple weeks left for the Early Bird price! Pick up will be Thursdays, weekly or bi-weekly, over a period of 18 weeks. We will provide a variety of produce from early June to mid-October. Pay by April 30th to get the EARLY BIRD Price of $325, which equals $18.05 per week. After April 30th, the cost is $360 for a weekly share, which equals $20 per week. Or, do a bi-weekly share from mid-June to mid-October for $200, which equals $22.22 per week. Refer a friend who purchases a subscription, get $20 back! Limited number of shares, deadline May 27th.

GG Restaurant Fundraisers

If you want to Dine for a Cause again, head to Chipotle in Boardman (near Target) on Sunday, April 28 from
4-8pm. Chipotle does not require printed flyers. You can show it on your smartphone, inform them you are supporting Goodness Grows, or you can grab a flyer (or several) from our GG table and share them with your friends. Eating dinner out is an easy way to help Goodness Grows earn money for our programs!




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!


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?



Angels for Animal Gigantic Garage Sale

April 12th - 14th
Annual "Barnfuls of Bargains" event at the Canfield Fairgrounds.
Great buys, Food, Basket, & 50/50 Raffle
Friday: Early Bird 9am-12pm ~ $10 wristband, on sale at 7am
Friday: 12-5pm ~ $2
Saturday: 10am-5pm ~ $2
Sunday: 10am-2pm Free Admission, Everything 50% off
Sunday: 2:15-4pm - All you can take $10

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Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, 1-3pm
Head to Whispering Pines Village, at 937 East Park Avenue in Columbiana for some seasonal fun! Goodness Grows spent a lot of time stuffing Easter Eggs for this sweet event.

Spa Day at Reach for the STARS

Saturday, 1-4pm
Come to Spa Day to relax and be pampered! There will be manicures, chair massage, relaxation techniques, essential oils, spa hand treatments as well as vendors of great products and services! Enjoy some spa water and snacks, take a chance at our basket raffle, and receive a voucher for a free glass of wine Saturday April 13th only at neighbor Liebe Wein! Door prizes drawn every half hour! Arrive early to sign in for your favorite service! Proceeds benefit Transition programming for students with disabilities. Tickets available for $20 at Reach for the STARS or Columbiana County ESC office. Call 330-853-5721, talk to Kitty Kromer, or check Facebook for further details!

Crown Theater Productions

If you know of any interesting news or events,
please let us know, so that we can pass it on to others!



Today - National Pet Day
April 13 - National Scrabble Day
April 14 - Palm Sunday
April 16 - Tim Passmore

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


April 11-17 . . .
Today, 10am - GG/Salem Class
Tonight, 6:30pm - GG board Meeting
Friday,10am - GG/Crestview
Friday, 6:30pm - Movie Night
Sunday, 10am - Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, 11am - Worship
Sunday, 6-7:30pm - Youth Group
Tuesday, 10am - GG/Leetonia Class
Wednesday, 9:30am - Ladies Bible Study
Wednesday, 10am - GG/Mohawk Class

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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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