Housed or unhoused, the deep yearning for quiet times in which we can feel the presence and peace of our loving God is universal to humanity. For the community of Church of the Common Ground, that time is nurtured every Monday and Wednesday at Morning Prayer.
God’s love is shared in a cup of coffee and a smile. The fellowship of God’s spirit is extended among friends joining in conversation with laughter, thoughtfulness, and, sometimes, in the fullness of sorrow. The deep healing of God’s stillness is then given room on the busy streets of downtown Atlanta. A circle of chairs and a wooden ecclesia cross create a common center of welcoming. Then the gong rings and prayer and the stillness of God’s love permeates all. Only God could help us create a circle of such prayer that drowns out cars, sirens, and occasional shouting. It is still and deep God time and space.
Our beautiful friends at Central Presbyterian Church and Central Outreach open their hearts and courtyard gates to provide a space for our prayer time each week. We are so grateful to them. Thank you!
We invite you to join us for Morning Prayer any Monday or Wednesday morning in the courtyard at 10:30am. Contact the vicar at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In the weeks ahead, you will be hearing of ways that you can help Church of the Common Ground continue to be a beacon for God’s love on our city streets. Our annual appeal process is underway and we will ask those who are able to help us share God’s presence one sidewalk, block, city park and street at a time. Stay tuned.