There are always new people coming through the doors of Commons for the first time. Perhaps, that’s you. If so, we would love to get to know you and hear a bit of your story.
Serving is part of following Jesus. It also just happens to be one of the best ways to meet new people and make new friends. There's a team for you at Commons.
A growing church community is exciting but what really makes it matter is when a group of people know and are involved in your story. For us, home groups are about sharing life together.
There is a sacred place in the Jesus movement for the ‘stuff’ that happens around a dinner table. It flows from the way Jesus lived and the practice of communion itself. It’s also the setting in which existing relationships are enriched and new ones begin.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We are all part of community the moment we walk in the door and choose to be part of the conversation. However, at an organizational level, membership is needed in order to help make collective decisions and provide proper accountability and support for our leadership.
He said to them, “When you pray, say:
‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. ’
At Commons Church we celebrate the historic diversity of the body of Christ and recognize both practices in our community and we invite you to participate as a family in the way that resonates most deeply with your experience of God's love.
Refugees who come to Canada have left their homes, and in many cases they have had to live in refugee camps for many years. When they arrive in Canada, they have to start their lives over again.
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), along with private sponsors, identifies refugees for resettlement. A person cannot apply directly to Canada for resettlement. After they are identified, it takes time to process the cases.
Private sponsors across the country also help resettle refugees to Canada. Some do this on an ongoing basis. They have signed sponsorship agreements with the Government of Canada to help support refugees.
Hands at Work believes that for us to serve the most vulnerable in the poorest communities in Africa, we must first serve the people we live and work with every day in community. God has given us the ultimate example of community: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Working in communion to bring the Kingdom of God to earth, the relationship of the Trinity is one of our guiding foundations of living in community. God, Jesus, and the Spirit invited us into their community. Despite all of us bringing them trouble, they said, “You are coming home with me.”
"We are a community seeking God outdoors"
20 years ago, Inn from the Cold was born out of the kindness, love and compassion for those in need by a small group of concerned Calgarians. In 2017 they forge into their 20th year of supporting homeless children and their families and our quest to build a community where no child or family is homeless.
The Mustard Seed has been serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Alberta since the ‘80s. It has become a haven for those needing help, which is offered through open hands with unconditional love.
Today, The Mustard Seed in Calgary offers an expansive range of innovative programs and services, including education and employment programs, health and wellness services, basic needs through a shelter for 370 men and women, spiritual care and housing. In March 2014, The Mustard Seed opened the 1010 Centre, which provides homes to 224 low-income individuals, many of whom have just come out of homelessness.
The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society is a community of kindness, focused on providing more than 50 programs and services to Calgarians experiencing homelessness, marginalization and extreme poverty.
Serving Calgary for more than 50 years, the DI is the largest organization of its kind in North America. The Calgary Drop-In offers a complete range of wrap-around community supports – from meals and shelter, to clothing, medical services, counseling, volunteer opportunities, education, permanent supportive housing, and more – to over 10,000 people each year.