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Who we are

 

Our mission:

Common Groundz is a not for profit community cafe that exists to serve great food and coffee. We are committed to projects and partnerships that serve the Lalor Park community

 

 

Our value statement: 

Common Groundz Community Cafe believes in the value and capabilities of all persons. We celebrate diversity and promote social inclusion in all that we do.

 

 

Our organisation: 

Common Groundz Community Cafe is a registered trading name of Pathways Community Care in Pendle Hill.  Common Groundz is a not-for-profit social initiative of the church that has committed itself to supporting the disadvantaged through its care arm.

 

Since opening the doors in 2008, the cafe has worked directly with the Lalor Park community to create a space where community flourishes.

 

By providing opportunities for meaningful social engagement across our programs, events and cafe environment, Common Groundz has positioned itself as a supportive social hub in the community. Served by a diverse group of volunteers, the cafe prides itself as being a place where friendships are made and people of all backgrounds, faiths and abilities are welcome and involved.  

 

 

 

Cafe Church

 

Ongoing Committment

 

Common Groundz Community Cafe has always been a place that has encouraged faith-based dialogue, creating small groups which have developed into a 'Cafe Church' community. Cafe Church is the result and fruit of ministry and engagement in our community, with many people who attend either connecting firstly as customers, or through involvement with the cafe, and now through the running of Alpha over the last two years.

 

Cafe Church has developed and grown quite steadily, and celebrates a weekly gathering that has found its own liturgy of coffee, art, facilitated engagement and involvement for children.

 

Cafe Church is team lead, with a strong social justice bent, community prayer and scripture praxis. Interactive and highly participatory, Cafe Church has seen itself as one of the social / spiritual outcomes of the cafe. It's grounded in the ICON (van Gough), philosophy, mission and values of Common Groundz, and is in an exciting phase of organic growth and community ownership.

 

 

Cafe Church meets Sundays from 4:30pm at the Lalor Park Community Centre. For more information, contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

Partners and Projects

 

Common Groundz is proud to partner with fantastic organisations, groups and service providers who share our commitment to improving and supporting the growth, health and well-being of both the Lalor Park community and beyond.