Gather the Spirit for Justice...Uniting for the Common Good

 Common Ground Community Center and Common Ground Cafe

Gather the Spirit
An open-door center of hope and dignity to strengthen community on Allison Hill

Gather the Bands Tickets on Sale NOW! 

The scene is set and we're queuing the music for our second annual Gather the Bands event and silent auction on Sunday, January 20!

Join Gather the Spirit guests and volunteers at Appalachian Brewing Company's second floor Abbey Bar for food, fun, and great music! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy musical performances from central-Pennsylvania based
Hard Travelin', Arcona Reel Band, and Positive Force Experience. See dance routines from SugarSnaps from Lindy Central and the Keystone Dance Project in performances sure to get your toes tapping.

Tickets are on sale now for $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Children under the age of 12 are free, and sponsorships for Allison Hill residents are welcome. Come hear three great bands, watch local dance troupes, and enjoy our silent auction in one location for one night only! Don't delay--get your tickets today by contacting us at 717-533-2632. We hope to see you there!

Would you like to donate at silent auction item? Auction items are currently being collected from local individuals and businesses. Gift cards and/or gift baskets from local restaurants, spas, retailers and other service providers are welcome, and all donors will be recognized for their support. Please contact us at 717-533-2632 with your donation or for further information. 

Danke, Gracias, Merci, Wiliwni, Obrigado, Grazi, Mesi 

In this season of giving thanks, THANK YOU once again to the wonderful donors who stepped up to help Gather the Spirit meet our fall fundraising challenge. Your support is testament to the value of what we do to serve the Allison Hill community, and we cannot be who we are without you. From all of us to each of you, thank you. 

A heartfelt thank you also goes to PennState Health and Penn State University staff and student volunteers, and Ahold/Delhaize Giant Foods corporate and store employees who appeared en masse to donate their time, talent, and financial support to during GTS Common Ground Cafe breakfasts this fall.

Common Ground Café 

Making friends one pancake at a time


Free breakfast is served restaurant-style on the last Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Guests and their families are welcome to enjoy a hot meal, god conversation, and a children's activity area. Click here to read more about the breakfast or to volunteer


Common Ground Community Center

 - Bringing neighbors together


The center offers the neighbors in Allison Hill a safe respite from the stresses of the neighborhood every Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

To read more about the Center click here

Gather the Spirit for Justice (GTS) brings together the residents of the Allison Hill community, area organizations, businesses and churches to address issues of social justice and economic equity.


GTS strives to be a place where people can find common ground, to meet and discuss the changes that need to be made to make Harrisburg a great place to live for all of its citizens.


GTS and its programs are located at the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg - Market Street Campus, at the corner of Market & 16th.


Gather the Spirit for Justice is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


To learn more about GTS, to volunteer for a program or to make a financial donation please email [email protected]



GTS is an "equal opportunity employer." GTS will not discriminate and will take "affirmative action" measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee, job applicant or volunteer on the bases of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.