Common Ground Delegates Assembly

On February 26 at 4 pm (location tbd) members from Common Ground institutions all over Solano County and Napa County will gather to act in relation with one another and form our platform/agenda for the 2023 year. The Delegates Assembly is a time to hear what existing issues need additional work, solidify our goals for the new year, and most importantly, it is a time to be in relationship with one another as we build our power.

The work of the IAF/Common Ground is slow, persistent, work that makes real change to the lives of people everyday. It takes courage and a tenacious attitude. In Luke 18:1-8 we hear the story of a tenacious widow seeking justice from an ungodly judge who feels threatened by her persistence, and Jesus uses her as a positive character model for his disciples to learn from. We are that tenacious widow. Some may describe her as meek, but she has faith and power in her to fight for justice.

We have that power too and it is time to show the community who we are and what we can do! By coming to the Delegates Assembly we are saying that we are ready to continue our support and mission to have a just world.

So please mark your calendars for 2/26 at 4 pm.

If you would like more info, please contact Allison, Carl, or Glenda (your Core Common Ground Team Members).

New Book Study

Do you have nothing to do on Monday evenings? Would you like to have some fun discussions with friends? Well starting on February 27th at 7:00 pm we will be studying this book; “Laugh your way to Grace, Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor” by Rev. Susan Sparks.

This is what Garrison Keillor, author, storyteller and humorist says; “Humor is not a trick, not jokes. Humor is a presence in the world, like a grace, and shines on everyone.” And Moshe Cohen, founder of Clowns Without Borders-USA says “A great read. Humor yourself all the way to spiritual enlightenment. A humorous ride to a zillion and one reasons to invite laughter into your spiritual house.” 

The class will be on Zoom. Also, this is open to anyone who would like to participate. Let us come together and refresh our minds as we start the Lenten Season. From the book; “Laughter is, in fact, a way of coming at the world. It challenges how we perceive ourselves and our circumstances, it reframes how we see others, and it changes the very way we engage with God.” 

Here is a link for Amazon to purchase the book.