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Common Ground started as a partnering of Grace Community and Faith United Methodist. Soon the Kitchen Angels were helping with a community meal and after school tutoring at Faith. In 2004 the ministry incorporated as a separate non-profit but continued to be tied to Grace through volunteers and our connection in the community.
As property across the street became available, Bright House was born and the ministry in the Cedar Grove grew. The community meal, after school program, food pantry and clothes closet that had been at Faith, moved across the street to the Bright House. In June 2010, a year after Faith church was closed, the Louisiana Methodist Conference donated the 25,000 square foot building to Common Ground. Many volunteers put in countless hours in renovating the former church property, and in 2011 all of the Bright House ministries moved back across the street into the new Commen Ground facility.
In addition to the Thursday evening meal, clothes closet and food pantry, the children’s programs have grown over the years. There are after school tutoring programs and summer camps offered free of charge to those in the community. This ministry continues to be run almost exclusively by volunteers and is near and dear to the heart of Grace Community.
Interested in getting involved in a life changing ministry?
Want to know more about the opportunities available?
Contact the church office, 318.865,2070