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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sunday's Service - June 24, 2018

Featured scripture verses are: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
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Join us this Sunday for Worship!


Old Fashioned Work Day @ CG/GG - 9am Saturday!

Many hands make light work...and we need all the hands we can get! Bring your ladder, your best friend, your neighbor, and help us cover the greenhouse to keep our people and berry bushes protected from the harsh sun.

Garden News

The Garden age kids are on summer break and will remain in Worship, with activity pages on the table by the Sanctuary doors. Nursery is available for little ones through three years old. If you would like to spend some time playing in the nursery with our littlest church family members, please let Jen Lynch know.

Youth Group News ~ Volunteer Opportunities!

Our youth are helpful all year, but never more so than during VBS time! These young people always step up to the plate and do whatever needs done and we sure do appreciate them. Youth, we hope you can be a part of VBS Decoration Making on June 27, VBS set up after church on July 8, VBS week July 9-13, the GG Family Fun Fest July 14, and the VBS Worship Celebration July 15.

Summer Youth Group Plans

▪ Friday, June 22 - YG Day of Service with GG, 9am-12pm - Wear work clothes, bring a lunch & sunscreen. Popsicles provided.
▪ Sunday, July 22 - Kids vs. Adults Nerf Battle - Come play with your kids after Worship! Younger siblings welcome.
▪ Tuesday, July 31 - YG Bowling, Camelot Lanes, 1-3pm
▪ Sunday, Aug. 5 - Swim Party at the Snyder's (Rain, rain, stay away!)
▪ Friday, Aug. 17 - Saturday, Aug. 18 - YG Lock-In (Just like last year, this event is for YG members who already completed 5th grade.)
Friday, June 22 - YG Day of Service with GG, 9am-12pm - Wear work clothes, bring a lunch & sunscreen. Popsicles provided.
Sunday, July 22 - Kids vs. Adults Nerf Battle - Come play with your kids after Worship! Younger siblings welcome.
Tuesday, July 31 - YG Bowling, Camelot Lanes, 1-3pm
Sunday, Aug. 5 - Swim Party at the Snyder's (Rain, rain, stay away!)
Friday, Aug. 17 - Saturday, Aug. 18 - YG Lock-In (Just like last year, this event is for YG members who already completed 5th grade.)

Annual VBS Decoration Making Day ~ 10am Wednesday!

Here's a question for you: Why did the apple pie cry?
Answer:It’s peelings were hurt!
We promise we will not hurt your 'peelings,' even if your arts & crafts skills need a refresher course! We will have projects for all ability levels. Join us on June 27th at 10am and help bring the orchard inside for VBS!

Bible Studies

Sunday Morning: Pat Shannon leads a class on the book of Matthew; 9:30 - 10:30am. (No class June 24th or July 1st.)

Wednesday Morning: Ladies Study - Dwelling in God's Peace from the Jesus Calling Bible Study Series by Sarah Young; 9am. (We will not meet on June 27, July 4, or July 11.)

You are welcome to join in a study at any time!


Vacation Bible School

July 9 - 13 from 10:00 to 12:30

Grab your registration form today! Spread the word - ages 4 and up are invited. Kids who have finished 5th and 6th grade may choose to remain a "Kid" or serve as "Staff." Check the donation board on the VBS table this Sunday to see how you can help. Our donation jars are also in the Great Room if you have change or paper money to donate to VBS.

GG Family Fun Fest - July 14

Join us on July 14th to wrap up VBS and to see all that is happening here at Goodness Grows. Invite your friends and family!

Donations needed for the BAKE WALK! Sign up sheet on the bulletin board to donate any type of baked good...pies, cookies, bread, or even things like no-bake cookies, candy, caramel corn...whatever tickles your fancy! Items can be homemade or store bought, all donations are appreciated. Thank you to the folks who have already signed up!

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Growing Goodness

Check out what's growing in our gardens! This is the perfect time of the year to take a stroll around the property and appreciate the wonder of creation!

Strawberry Season

Jam production is in full swing here at Goodness Grows. The strawberries are abundant, so we are stocking up on Strawberry Jalapeno Jungle Jam and Strawberry Lemonade Juicy Jam. Kelly has learned the secrets of jam from Rachel, and is now a full-fledged, independent jam maker herself! Soon we will have blueberries and raspberries, which she will turn into more delicious summertime jam treats!

Austintown Farmers Market

Monday evenings from 5 - 8, at Austintown Township Park. This week's theme will be "Building Our Community." Come enjoy this spectacular community of vendors, makers, farmers, and more!

GG in the Community

In addition to our weekly booth at the Austintown Farmers Market, there are other places you can find us:

Salem Farmer's Market ~ We will be trying out this local market today, from 3:30-6:30, at 788 E State St. Come support local businesses from the area at this market event: Meet the Salem Merchants!

Youngstown Flea ~ Come experience the Flea! July 14/Aug 18/Sept 8 from 10:00 - 4:00

Columbiana 1st Friday ~ Rain or shine 5pm - 8pm, the first Friday of July & August

Mission Night Market ~ July 13/Aug 10/Sept 14 from 6 to 10 at Huntington Place plaza in Boardman

Whispering Pines ~ Every other Thursday we will be volunteering & visiting. This afternoon, we will be there planting and taking part in their Longest Day Celebration to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.


Coat & Clothing Drive

Ongoing Mission Opportunity
Drop off clothing and outerwear here, any time throughout the year. Take them to the storage room by the Cafe or up to the Green Room. Collection will continue right up until our October 13th Giveaway Day!

Reach Out

Someone you know is just waiting to be invited to church or to participate in an event. Many people don't want to jump into the unknown on their own, but would welcome the hand of a friend to guide them along. Summer is the perfect time to reach out to neighbors, friends, and family and ask them to a Sunday service, to VBS, to the Goodness Grows Family Fun Fest, to Youth Group, to a farmers market...the list goes on! You'll probably get plenty of "No, thank you!" responses, but what if, maybe...just get a "Yes!"

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?



Crown Theater Productions Events

June 23rd & 24th @ 2pm ~ Legally Blonde Jr. presented by the Summer Drama Camp

The big weekend is almost here! Watch for some familiar faces - Our own Jack Snyder! Three of Maryalice & Ethan Surgenavic's kids: Mia! Cameron! Keaton! Frank & Jill's niece, Helena Snyder! Common Ground says, "Break a leg!" to all involved! We know it will be a fantastic performance!

June 27th @ 1:00 pm ~ Free Movie Matinee - Early Man, Rated PG

July 9th-25th, 9am-12pm ~ Summer Drama Camp - Madagascar Jr., for children 5 years old through 6th grade (Show dates: July 28th & 29th @ 2pm)

July 10th @ 4:30 pm ~ Special Needs Informational Meeting at Main Street Theater for the October production of The Music Man Jr.

July 16th & 17th @ 7:00 pm ~ Auditions for The Addams Family, children 10 & up, men & women - Script reading and song of choice, at Crown House, directly behind Main Street Theater.

For more information about Crown Theater, or to purchase tickets, click Here.

Music in the Park

Summer Concert Series at Woodworth Park
Enjoy a variety of musical styles throughout the summer, Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30, right here in Beaver Township. Woodworth Park is located at 255 Warren Ave., off Western Reserve Rd.


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



The First Day of Summer - Today!
Don & Peggy Fisher - June 22
National Take Your Dog to Work Day - June 22
National Chocolate Pudding Day - June 26 (Go dessert first tonight!)


June 21 - June 27. . .
Today, 1:30-3:00pm - GG at Whispering Pines
Today, 6:30pm - GG Board Meeting
Friday, 9am-12pm - YG Day of Service at GG
Saturday, 9am - Shade Cloth Raising for CG/GG
Sunday, 11am - Worship Service
Sunday, 12pm - Outreach Committee Meeting
Monday - Mission Group at GG
Monday, 5-8pm - GG at Austintown Market
Wednesday, 10am-12pm - VBS Decoration Making

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2310 West South Range Road
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