Owego is blessed with so many people and organizations, both faith-based and community-based, who are working hard to make a difference and help build better, healthier families and neighborhoods. Many have limited resources, have a limited mission, or only cover a limited area.
One of the purposes of CommonGround is to be a place where groups can pool their resources, doing more together to serve than can be done alone. Working together we can tackle larger projects and serve more than one population or need at a time. We can build stronger helping networks and stronger communities.
Come see what we're all about. If we all bring what we have to offer, which may seem small, the difference we can make together will be great indeed! Check us out on Facebook. Or drop by - we're going to resume renovations in February, so although we won't be re-opening just yet, someone will probably be around, especially on Mondays and Fridays. You can also give us a call at 607-972-7054, or email.
It's time to live out our care for our brothers and sisters who need our help.
I was hungry, and you formed a humanities group to discuss my hunger.
I was imprisoned, and you crept off quietly to your chapel and prayed for my release.
I was naked, and in our mind you debated the morality of my appearance.
I was sick,and you knelt and thanked God for your health.
I was homeless,and you preached to me of the spiritual shelter of the love of God.
I was lonely,and you left me alone to pray for me.
You seem so holy, so close to God but I am still very hungry - and lonely - and cold.
A lot has happened since CommonGround started Summer Food Service Program last June. Our FY 2015 Annual Report summarizes services provided, support received, work done and left to be done, and much more. You can view it here. Copies in brochure format are available on request.
Surveys, the media, our emptying churches all have been telling us that this is no longer a "Christendom" world. Our sister website has more.