For our Lenten Outreach project this year we will be supporting the Church of the Common Ground (CCG). CCG is a worshiping community of the diocese of Atlanta. You can find more details below.
We will be collecting 4 lb bags of sugar for the CCG. In a typical week, they go through 8 lbs of sugar a week during their programs. Our goal is to collect 416 lbs of sugar (104 bags)! There will be bins set up in the narthex March 6 through April 18. UPDATE: We have surpassed our goal of 104 bags of sugar, and are now collecting men’s XL athletic socks in black and white. Please bring your donation to St. Matthew’s and place them in the basket in the old narthex (entryway to the parish hall).
The Very Reverend Monica Mainwaring, the Vicar of Church of the Common Ground will be at St Matthew’s on March 10 as guest preacher at both services, and will be talking about CCG during the Adult forum.
On March 31, we have been invited to worship with CCG 1:00-3:00 pm. Unfortunately there is only space for 15 parishioners to attend. Please sign up on the Outreach board. Sign up now to reserve your spot!
We will be providing 65 sack lunches for the CCG congregation that we will be putting together between the services on March 31. Please look on Outreach board to sign up to bring specific items.
Here is some information about The Church of the Common Ground from their website:
“The Church of the Common Ground is a worshiping community of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. We are a “church without walls” on the streets of Atlanta, providing support for the pastoral and spiritual needs of women, men and youth who live on the margins of our city. We welcome people of all faith backgrounds, and those who seek a new connection to faith.
Common Ground aims to be a faithful, consistent presence and a witness to Christ’s love for all people. We work to share the good news with the un-housed, the urban poor and other under-served people that they are God’s beloved. We offer comfort and relationship through pastoral, social and health care connections and referrals.
Annually, approximately 5,000 people worship, pray and share fellowship with one another at Church of the Common Ground services and programs. Our core congregation membership is 50 to 60 people. “