Church of Our Saviour engages in a number of outreach programs within both the local Virginia-Highland community and the wider Diocesan community. Informal and occasional outreach opportunities occur through our connection with various local services and the Virginia-Highland Community Association. Additionally, Our Saviour provides a home for several 12-step groups every week and is always open to having a cooperative relationship with the community.

We have an active outreach task force at Our Saviour which is always exploring new ways to let people know about the parish and help out in whatever ways the parish is able to do so.

Several of the ministries we participate in are the annual Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger Walk, Angels Unawares, Church of the Common Ground, an annual Coat Drive, Little Library Book Ministry, Luke 6:30 Ministry; and FCS' annual Pride for Parents Toy Drive.

Our Outreach Ministries

Church of the Common Ground

Church of the Common Ground is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta which seeks to provide a spiritual community for the homeless in Atlanta.

"The intention of the Church of the Common Ground is and will always be to build relationships with those who live on the margins by being a consistent presence on the streets... simply to let them know they are loved." - From Common Ground Atlanta

In addition to a Sunday worship service, Church of the Common Ground currently offers a foot clinic, healing services and morning prayer.

Learn more about Church of the Common Ground

Luke 6:30

Luke 6:30 encourages us to "give to everyone who asks of you." This is a hard saying for many of us, for many reasons. Is giving a bit of cash really the best way to help someone who asks? What are they going to spend it on? What if I don't have cash on me?

The Luke 6:30 ministry is a possibly quixotic effort to at least try to follow this commandment of the Lord, not judging our neighbor who is in need, but simply trying to be a light and a comfort to them. A card is given to him or her who asks, with a little money attached (usually $1 or $5, at the discretion of the giver). The card contains words of encouragement from scripture and a greeting and blessing from the Rector and people of this parish. On the reverse side of the card, there is contact information for organizations that are able to provide additional assistance.

Cards are available on the literature table in the back of the Nave, and can also be downloaded (below) and printed at home. There are color (red, black, and white) and black and white versions available.

Click here for a black and white Luke 6:30 card.

Click here for a color Luke 6:30 card