Roll Call: WOWZA 37 Churches!

37 Churches!

CGgirl, are you ready for this?   Final Roll Call from our May Event!  

Allen Park Church of Nazarene
Calvary Baptist Church
Church of Jesus Christ
Community Baptist
Connection Church
Crosswalk Church of the Nazarene
Fairhaven Church
First Baptist Wyandotte
Forest City Destiny Church
Free Will Baptist Church
Gilead Baptist Church
Grace Bible Church
Harvest Bible
Kensington Church
Life Church
Massachusetts Church
Merriman Road
Metro City Church
Morningstar Church
Northline Baptist
Northridge Church
Oak Pointe
Oakwood Church
Parkside Community Church
Praise Baptist Church
Redeemer Community Church
Rivers Worship Center
Solid Rock Bible Church
St Clement Orthodox
St Joseph Catholic
St Mary Parish in Wayne
St Raphael
St Simon & Jude
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Lakes
Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor
Ward Presbyterian


Come As You Are … This Friday Night … Really.

Come As You Are
Five years ago (May 1, 2009)  we hosted our first CommonGround event.  Doesn’t seem possible does it?   

We’ve seen God do UNBELIEVABLE things during the last NINETEEN events.    Remember…

                  • when God unleashed a spirit of generosity on CGgirls and you donated 1,120 Christmas gifts for 14 girls in foster care?
                  • when God provided an offering that supernaturally paid off all of our start-up costs?
                  • when God nudged CGgirls to donate enough camp items for Royal Kids Camp to cover years of camps?
                  • when God directed CGgirls to fill a church van (literally!)  with donated blankets and socks to help homeless men stay warm?
                  • when God asked CGgirls to lay down our preconceived notions about women far from God who dance in strip clubs to collect items to fill gift bags for them?
                  • when God knew CGgirls would meet the immediate need of a family whose Mom was diagnosed with cancer by collecting $2,000 in gift cards in two weeks?
                  • when God knew a women who miscarried her baby two days before would come to a CG event (not knowing  our guest speaker would be a woman who delivered a still-born baby) and a time of intense healing began within her.
                  • when God asked us to start a 60 day prayer challenge called Brave Girl Boots and 150 of you committed to doing it.  Drawing closer to God in the process.
                  • and so, so, so much more.

Because of God’s kindness and grace we’re celebrating our TWENTIETH event this Friday night.  There will be live worship,  Heather Costa will be sharing her story,  we’ll be collecting items (see below) for homeless Veterans,  20 prizes and a fantastic after party with women from 30 Detroit Metro Area churches.

Come As You Are.   It’ll be a night you won’t forget.  

We’ll leave you with the same thing we wrote five years ago before our first event.

“The vision of commonground is one that we can’t claim as our own.  We feel very strongly that we are following His direction.   Jesus.  Period.  By Him, For Him, With Him.   Great efforts to serve our communities really don’t mean much if they aren’t done for the Lord.   Only what is done for the Lord will last.  “

Ask God to prepare your heart for CommonGround.   If you are coming just for the music, the message, the prizes, the afterparty…you might miss Him.   Ask Him to prepare your heart.
He is extending the invitation.  We’re just planning the party.

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He is Risen!

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Brave Girl Boots — Play it safe?


On March 4th, CGgirls launched a 60 day Prayer Challenge called Brave Girl Boots.   It’s been so rewarding to see God move in and through women’s hearts and hands.  If you’ve participated, you’ve been brave. Beautifully, brave.  It’s hard to believe just over a week remains of this challenge.  We’ve been praying daily for God […]

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Giirrrlll, are you coming?


(Photo Credit: Lisa Hildebrandt) 

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May 2, 2014 Outreach Spotlight

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We are announcing the outreach focus for our May 2, 2014 event!    Really, really excited about this!   One in seven homeless people have served in the military. We are going to do our part to help. CGgirls is setting a goal of 1,020 snack kits to fill that evening. Invite, Invite, and Invite […]

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Brave Girl Boots! 60 Day Challenge


68.    As I write this we have that many days until we gather on our common ground.      Honestly, it can’t come fast enough for me. We are finalizing all the details, announcing them soon. Very excited ya’ll!    Seriously. The last few weeks this scripture has been jumping out at me from […]

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Care & Compassion: Cancer, who plans for it?

Wow! Once again,  we find ourselves shouting T H A N K Y O U , CGgirl!  “How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?” 1 Thessalonians 3:9 You were an abundant, over-the-top, way cool,  unbelievable blessing to Margie Kelly […]

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Today, right now, this minute, you have all the BRAVE you need.   Jesus.

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Compassion and Care Opportunity!

CGgirls! As many of you know, one of our outreaches in the past was with My Sister Song, a wonderful ministry to women in the sex industry. Margie Kelly, a big part of things on the MSS team has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer that is spreading throughout her body.  Margie is also a […]

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