Spring Classes & Activities 

Save the Children Outreach Project ~ April 2 through April 30

During the month of April, Common Ground is pleased to support the efforts of Save the Children.  

 

A collection box will be available on Sundays.  Please donate spare change.  If you have a lot, give a lot.  If you have a little, give a little.  Our project goal is $100.  

 

Help break the cycle of poverty for U.S. children today

 

Save the Children helps transform the future for thousands of U.S. children by providing access to early childhood education, books and reading programs, physical activities and after-school nutrition for vulnerable American children

 

Sherman Library & Gardens Field Trip ~ Monday, May 1

The Sherman Library & Gardens located in a quaint and cozy adobe building on Coast Highway in Corona Del Mar is the perfect place to spend May Day.  

 

Join The Revs for this springtime outing.  Enjoy the tranquil environment and simply enjoy the beauty of the season.  

 

The Gardens provide a museum of living plants, displayed amidst a setting of immaculate gardens, patios and conservatories linked together by wide brick walkways, beds blooming with seasonal flowers, and bubbling tile fountains.

 

Admission is free on the first Monday of the month.   The Gardens are open from 10:30 am to 4 :00 pm daily.  

 

Save the date now.  More details to follow soon.

Donation Drive for Laura's House Resale Stores Outreach Project ~ May 1 through May 31

Common Ground is pleased to sponsor a Donation Drive in support of Laura's House, whose purpose is ending the silence of Domestic Violence and creating a safe place in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.  

 

During the month of May, high-quality resale items will be collected, including designer and brand name clothing for men, women and children, jewelry, handbags, shoes, artwork, antiques, collectibles and gently used books and home furnishings in sellable condition. Donations support Laura's House Resale Stores.  Please make sure apparel items are donated ready to wear (clean, pressed, and in excellent condition).

 

Donations will be accepted on Sundays or by appointment.  Please contact us at info@embracehumanity.com to make arrangements.  

Evening Prayers on National Day of Prayer ~ Thursday, May 4 ~ 6:00 to 8:00 pm

In recognition of the National Day of Prayer, Common Ground invites you to set aside some quiet time at the end of the day for reflection, gratitude and grace.  

 

Set an intention to call forth the power of prayer by joining with people of various faith traditions: Protestants, Catholics, Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, and Jews to pray for our nation and its leaders.

 

Today, the state of our nation, the world, and human condition are very complex.  Quiet prayer reminds us that the light, love, power and presence of the Divine are within and through every experience.  Replace worry and fear with prayer. 

 

For two hours in the evening, The Chapel on Common Ground will be open for contemplation and prayer. Have a cup of tea. Light a candle of hope, healing and blessing.  Listen to the soft sounds of Taize.  Come apart for a while.  Stay as long as you like.  Everyone is welcome and included.  

Mother's Day Outreach Project for Ladies in Assisted Living ~ Sunday, May 7 ~ 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Common Ground is pleased to honor and remember ladies in a local assisted living facility by providing a small gift and loving message in time for Mother's Day.

 

Immediately following Sunday gathering, we will meet on the patio to create simple gifts and write 'love notes' for delivery to ladies who may not otherwise be remembered on Mother's Day.  

 

Everyone is invited and encourage to participate in sharing kindness and love.  

From Fear to Courage ~ Gathering with Judy and Glenda ~ Thursdays, Weekly, 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Judy and Glenda are pleased to facilitate a weekly gathering for anyone who is experiencing unresolved stress, sadness, loss, difficult changes, health challenges, or angst as a result of just being alive in today's world.  

 

The intention of the gathering is to help identify and relieve feelings of isolation and sorrow that drain away joy and a sense of well being.  Recognizing and embracing the causes of underlying anxiety go a long way to help confront them with mercy and acceptance that paves the way to healing; to recovering from loss and to reviving the heart.  

 

*Note: This gathering in not psychological therapy/counseling or designed to address mental or emotional health issues for which the services of a mental health professional are needed.  The scope of work within the gathering is specifically geared toward spiritual direction.   

Book Study with Judy and Glenda ~ Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra ~ Fridays, Weekly, 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Glenda and Judy will facilitate a weekly book study based on Deepak Chopra's popular guide to working with universal laws to create well being in your life.