We have been thinking about and living into the idea of how God’s gift of abiding love is the first and great common gift given to all and able to be shared by all. One way of sharing God’s love with others in our lives is through volunteering. We asked long-time volunteer Peggy McCurry to share her thoughts as to why she gives of her time and talents at our Common Soles program:
“Volunteering at CCG is a form of holy worship for me. I love my time there because I can see the face of Jesus in the men and women we serve and feel God’s grace and love surrounding us. Foot clinic provides the opportunity to help comfort clients who may rarely feel the touch of another person. To be part of this experience and see that what we do transforms both their feet and attitude is very rewarding.
I feel like there is an open channel of love and emotion that flows between all the people of CCG and God is in the water!
As Christians we promise to seek and serve Christ in all people, strive for justice and peace, and respect the dignity of every human being. The Church of the Common Ground is doing these things in real time, everyday, on the the streets of Atlanta. I am grateful to be a part of this.”
We cannot do what we do alone. If you are interested in volunteering at any of our programs, please just send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.