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Church of the Common Ground Anniversary Service

Woodruff Park
91 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

In the heart of Southeast’s largest city, people of different races, economic classes and creeds will gather together in Woodruff Park on December 24 at 1 p.m. to celebrate the spirit of the season and to share the Common Ground of their humanity.  On the very spot where it was born ten Christmas Eves ago, the Episcopal Church of the Common Ground will mark its anniversary with Christmas carols, poetry, and an outdoor worship service. This “church without walls” has no building—but for a decade it has faithfully served the spiritual needs of women and men who struggle to live on the streets of Atlanta. Bishop Keith Whitmore of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta will lead Common Ground church members, volunteers from the Cathedral of St. Philip, and special guests in worship and celebration. Greg McLean—jazz trumpeter, composer and professor of music at Georgia Perimeter College—will offer festive music.