• Josh Linman

Choosing the Common Good

We all have a choice: to live for our own good or the common good.


Which will you choose?

As we continue our Betting on Hope series this weekend (catch up on past videos or watch live on our Facebook page), we will be exploring God’s invitation to some people trapped in dark circumstances to live for the common good and not their own self-preservation. There’s a surprising and counter-intuitive thing that happens when we live for other people…and I hope you’ll join us to explore that more!

And speaking of the common good, we have a number of ways right now that you can be involved in making a difference for people in need. Scroll on to learn more!

Hope Tree Christmas Gift Drive

We are partnering with Wellroot Family Services and Friends of Refugees to provide new, unwrapped Christmas gifts for kids. Thanks for sharing some Christmas joy this year! See the gift list here. 

Cold Weather Survival Kits

This year, because of COVID, our friends at A Home For Everyone in Dekalb will not open a shelter but will be providing "survival kits" including blankets, sleeping bags, Marta cards, supper bags, and hygiene packs. We’ve heard that the most urgent need is for blankets, hand warmers, and women’s socks for these survival kits. If you’d like to buy some directly, they can be dropped off at the church office on Tuesdays or Thursdays or brought to one of our outdoor worship events. Donate or sign-up to participate in this project here.


DEAM Food Drive

Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministries is one of our mission partners. They provide food, rent and utility assistance, and other services to people in need. Maybe you could organize a neighborhood, floor, or building food drive…or just grab a few items off their most needed list. Click here for that list.


Thanks for being a spiritual movement that wants to serve alongside our neighbors so everyone can find hope for a better tomorrow!

a church for the common good

465 Clairemont Ave. 

Decatur, GA 30030

404-373 -1682

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Common Table Decatur is a mission congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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