VINTAGE LUNCHES (free!) / Fridays / 1 – 2 pm

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.'” – Jeremiah 6:16

Come by the Common Grounds any Friday afternoon and you’ll be offered homemade lunch and a comfortable chair. You’ll meet the best writers of our Christian tradition—from Julian of Norwich and Augustine to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Henri Nouwen. These Vintage Christians will serve as wise guides, helping us to wrestle with the question, “How do we follow Christ faithfully in a complex world?”

When? Every Friday from 1 - 2 during the academic semester. FREE LUNCH each week!

Where? Common Grounds, 480 Rugby Rd at the Beta Bridge UVa Bus stop (inner loop route).

All are welcome. Always. No preparation is necessary. Call or text Karen: 434.466.1342

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“Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”  ---Abraham Joshua Heschel

The Christian spiritual life is not about achievement; it’s about amazement.  It’s not about labor; it’s about play.  This semester we explore the abundant opportunities to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8)  Join us as any Friday as we reclaim our lives and our peace---one invitation at a time. With fee lunch every time!

Sept 13 | Pay Attention: the Art & Science of Play, Practices & Habits

Sept 20 | To Be Spiritual is to be Amazed: a theology of Christian mindfulness

Sept 27 | Wander Through Scripture with Robert Cunningham, RUF Director

Oct 4 | Embody Scripture: acting out the Word with Kate Burke, UVa drama professor emerita

Oct 11 | Pray Your Anything: Jesus Prayer | Breath prayers | Help, Thanks, Wow!

Oct 18 | Life with Others: Ask 3 Good Questions| Just Connect |Say Thank You

Oct 25 | Body, Mind, Spirit: Laugh, Move, Sing with Terry Lindvall, Virginia Wesleyan Communications professor

Nov 1 | Morning Wake Ups: Make a Map | Choose your Intention | Fuel Up

Nov 8 | Lunch Breaks: Review the News |1 Small Thing with Great Love | Use Your Words

Nov 15 | Happy Hour Stretches: Do That Thing | Go To Your Edge | Give It Away | Bring Beauty

Nov 22 | Evening Rituals: Make a List | Do Nothing with Nobody | Walk Backwards | Get Ready to Rest

Nov 29 – Thanksgiving

Dec 6 | Mindfulness & Mental Health: Statio | Get Away | Hit Pause | Follow Your Breath