Common Grounds

Common Grounds crossCommon Grounds is held every Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. During our times of social distancing, the meal will be provided on the 10th Street steps as a brown paper bag meal.

God transformed what began as a worship service for college students into a gathering time for our community’s homeless and marginally homeless. Come and gather for Common Grounds either as a participant or as a volunteer. Contact the church office for more information about how you can participate.

To give us an image of how things work in the Kingdom of Heaven, Jesus once told a story about a King talking to his servant about a banquet he had planned. People he had originally invited refused to come. So he arrived at a new way of thinking…

King: “Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in here the poor, maimed, blind, and lame!”
Servant: “Lord, what you ordered has been done, and there’s still room!”
King: “Go out into the highways and lanes and make them come in to my banquet, so that my house may be filled.” (Luke 14:21-23)

Common Grounds may be the best preview we have of a banquet in the Kingdom of God…Actually it IS a banquet in the Kingdom of God: people from all walks of life eating together, praying together, singing together, and serving one another. “On Earth as it is in Heaven”. Oh, we’re not perfect, but we’re together.