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

Power to the Polls in Allison Hill

Please join We March We Act and Gather the Spirit for Justice for door to door canvassing as we meet our Allison Hill neighbors, discuss the importance of local elections, register residents to vote, challenge the feeling that one person doesn’t make a difference and, encourage the habit of voting in every single election.

WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Christ Lutheran Church, 124 South 13th Street, Harrisburg, PA. There is a large parking lot on Vernon Street near the church.

WHAT: Engage our neighbors in Allison Hill in active citizenship and educate everyone on the importance of local elections.

WHO: YOU! And others interested in making a difference and encouraging the habit of voting in every election. Bring a friend.

HOW: No experience is necessary. Please bring your smart phone with you (if possible, but not required!) We will provide everything you need to be successful.

BONUS: A light breakfast and a special taco lunch are available for all involved.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Leta Beam at (717) 238-3939.

Gather the Spirit Selected for Giant's Bags 4 My Cause!

Giant's store leadership has selected Gather the Spirit for Justice to benefit from the Bags 4 My Cause program for the month of May!

The program is simple: Gather the Spirit will receive a $1 donation every time a $2.50 reusable "Bags 4 My Cause" bag is sold during the month of May at a designated GIANT store in Harrisburg.

Stay tuned for more details!

Gather the Spirit on the Move

Last month, a dedicated group of friends and volunteers assembled at 1508 Market Street to pack GTS' belongings in advance of the March 29 move to our new home at 124 South 13th Street. 

While programming from our physical location remains on hiatus, we continue to assess the space at Christ Lutheran and when best to transition the Common Ground Community Center and Common Ground Café programs in our new home. It is anticipated that functions of the Community Center will resume first, most likely some time in April, with deeper consideration being given to Common Ground Café and its prospective operating space. It is our hope and intention to get both programs up and running as soon as possible, but we will take whatever time is necessary to do so properly and in the best interests of our guests, both present and future. Please feel free to check out CLC and the wonderful programs already being offered at their location:

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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 Christ Lutheran Church, 124 South 13th Street, Harrisburg.

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.