The Meeting Ground was founded by our former Pastor Carl Mazza. The Meeting Ground came into existence in 1981 in Maryland and Delaware as a faith-based response to the growing epidemic of wasted human life, both in this nation and across the globe, and especially in the form that has come to be known as "homelessness." Rooted in Christian values and inspired by various religious traditions, Meeting Ground grew from the concept of "shelter" to the reality of "home" for the homeless and those whose lives they encountered at the place of hospitality: volunteers, college & seminary students, mission-tripers, clergy, formerly homeless persons, and others from all walks of life.
Meeting Ground is...
community of faith...
a deep commitment to doing what faith requires
in work & word, sharing the good news of the beloved community
calling folks together to work for justice which brings peace
with persons & families who have experienced homelessness
with the Presbyterian Church, exploring evangelism & mission
with churches and faith communities of many denominations
with youth volunteer mission groups
with and among other communities of faith
making real the table of God through providing homeless persons with housing, community, & tangible means to a new life
calling folks together in the work of community building & hospitality
hospitality, friendship, and new life...
emergency & transitional housing for homeless families, women, & men
"a place to call home" for many who have been homeless
the warmth of community, meals, fellowship, and the means of
empowerment to end homelessness in individual lives and in our world