Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2017 Is Exciting for Common Ground!

Quality Church Retreat 2017

This year is off to a fast start. In cooperation with Common Faith Network, Common Ground is supporting the annual Quality Church Retreat in the Gatlinburg, TN area this May 5-7. Leaders from congregations from the Midwest, South ,East coast and as far west as Arizona and New Mexico are attending. Together we work on projects that can benefit each other and learn together how better to serve Jesus and God our Father in our congregations.

Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread 2017

We are hosting Passover this year for our family and friends. We are combining with the Church of God, Terre Haute for the Holy Days.

Camp Outreach 2017

We have reserved Camp Camby again for Camp Outreach. Camp this year runs from July 9-15. Information and applications are available at http://ntevangelism.org/outreach.html. 

I have already started to receive requests from people in the "Stringtown" neighborhood for help with their homes. We will leaflet the neighborhood in April for projects. We will do "Joseph in Egypt" for the Vacation Bible School and we will feed the neighborhood during the week. The Lord's Pantry is looking forward to our help. Julie Malloy, their director, writes:

Dear Friends,

The volunteers and families served at Anna’s House wish to send our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all at Common Ground who continue to support our mission of helping those in need.  You have contributed in so many ways, volunteering, food, vacation bible school, Camp Outreach, Summer breakfast, and monetary contributions.  Please know that everything you have provided has been such a blessing to our families who count on Anna’s House to assist with their most basic of needs.  I invite you to visit our website www.annashousemsc.org to see all of the ways you are making a difference in the lives of many.

From the bottom of my heart I thank each of you.  May 2017 bring you nothing but peace and joy.

Julie Molloy
The Lord's Pantry at Anna's House

Feast of Tabernacles 2017
We are co-sponsoring the Common Faith Network Feast of Tabernacles in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. What a wonderful time to get together with fellow believers and share this joyful time in worship, fellowship and building bonds for a lifetime. 

Common Ground will again organize the children and youth programs. Our younger children will experience "Paul in Rome - the Underground Church." Tweens and teens will have their own groups and projects. Festival information will be available and updated at www.CommonFaithNetwork.com.

Winter Family Weekend 2017
We look forward to this time in December when hundreds and hundreds of families and friends get together in Lexington, KY for sports, seminars, church services and lots and lots of fellowship. More information will be available at www.cogcincinnati.org

I hope your year is filled with faith and a growing closeness with Jesus, our Savior, and God, our Father!

All the best,

Guy Swenson