Church of the Common Ground
The Church of the Common Ground is a church community on the streets of Atlanta living the Good News that we are all God’s beloved. It is a worshiping community of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.
We strive to be a sacramental and pastoral presence for those who live on the margins of society. All people find in Church of the Common Ground an open, welcoming space where they can worship, pray, serve others and grow together. We grow in the awareness that God has given gifts to each of us, and that God calls us to use those gifts to serve one another and to minister to the needs of the world.
Church of the Common Ground meets twice a week for Morning Prayer. We believe that corporate prayer is an important part of a person's journey, regardless of our situation, and that praying for each other is essential for community. We meet for Morning Prayer on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00am-12:00pm in the courtyard of Central Outreach, adjacent to the Capitol. We gather at 10:30am for coffee, fellowship, and pastoral care.
Common Soles Foot Clinic
Church of the Common Ground draws its inspiration for Common Soles from Genesis, where Abraham says to same weary travelers: "Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under this tree."Common Soles creates a space for men and women on the streets to relax and refresh themselves for their journey. In addition to washing and massaging feet, we offer clean socks, lemonade and a listening ear.
Pastoral visits are an important part of any church community. As pastoral caregivers, clergy and volunteers at Church of the Common Ground offer a holding place for individuals to tell their stories and share their experiences.
The men and women who worship with us come from diverse backgrounds and have many different ideas and opinions about God and how the Spirit works in our lives. Bible study is great way for us to read the Word, and share our different perspectives and experiences on how God is speaking to us through the text. Bible study is normally held on Wednesdays at 3pm at the library Kiosk of Woodruff Park. After Bible study, we share in fellowship and prayer while enjoying lunches prepared by Church of Our Savior.
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Church of the Common Ground is a church community on the streets of Atlanta living the Good News that we are all God’s beloved. We’re like any other church—we just don’t have a building.
PO Box 4548
Atlanta, GA 30302