1417 Clifton St.
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Sunday Services
9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

1417 Clifton St., Raleigh, NC 27604
Sunday Services: 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

If you are here, you belong

Like many, we found organized religion empty. But we’d also experienced its power to transform us. So, rather than abandon it, we began to rethink, strip down, and rebuild it. We’ve become deeply grounded in the universal essence we found—the thread of Divine Life common to all of us. 

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Recent Messages

Everything and Everyone: Connected

Everything and Everyone: Connected

It’s not just a pretty name (though it is). The notion of a Common Thread is rooted deeply in our tradition. We are, every one of us, carriers of the Inner Light. This week: two historical streams that didn’t drop that notion when Rome co-opted our religion—Eastern...

What is the Common Thread?

What is the Common Thread?

The church today has been heavily influenced by thoughts and principles coming from the Roman Empire. But there are other Christian heritages from other groups such as the Desert Fathers and Desert Mothers in the 3rd and 4th centuries. Have a listen to learn more.

Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our Days

At the beginning of each year, we return to the same ancient Jewish Psalm that reminds us to number our days - but why? How do we do it? And how can ancient Roman Stoics, paintings from the 17th century, and blog posts from 2015 help us?

Forgiving Others

Forgiving Others

Last week we spoke about how we forgive ourselves. Turns out, if we figure out how to do that, it really helps us forgive others.

Turn the Other Cheek? C’mon! Seriously?

Turn the Other Cheek? C’mon! Seriously?

Revenge is hard-wired in our brains to protect us from future harm. But it’s really bad at the job! It’s a cure that’s even worse than the disease. There are other tools that are really effective. They’re just counter intuitive.

Partner Together

When we all take an ownership stake in Common Thread’s financial health, it works! There are four convenient ways you can donate to the community.

North Raleigh Community Church is now Common Thread Church

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