The Council of Churches of Greater Washington, CCGW, falls under the umbrella of the National Council of Churches in Christ in the USA which has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States.
CCGW, primarily has four main purposes:
1. To promote Christianity and Christian love, cooperation and collaboration among Christian people, churches and related organizations through dedication to stimulate, facilitate and coordinate the work of the religious community to carry out the will of God in the Greater Washington, DC area.
2. To represent Christian interests and positions on issues in the Greater Washington DC community.
3. To minister to all people, particularly victims of injustice, i.e., liberation of every manner of oppressed people and promote Christianity and Christian love and cooperation.
4. To collectively provide services, as Jesus would have us do, in those matters and situations too difficult or awkward for a single church or person or better done communally by all working together.
Rev. Dr. James E. Terrell
Executive Vice President
Mr. Douglas Cook
Vice President of Operations
Rev. C.T. Riley
Vice President of Programs
Mrs. Susan Meehan
Vice President of Youth
Rev. James S. Terrell
Minister Delores M. Gray
Rev. Jesse J. Jackson
Mrs. Betty Adams
Rev. Dr. Lewis Anthony
Rev. Michael Armstrong
Rev. Kip Banks
Rev. Catherine Bego
Rev. Dr. Myrtle Bowen
Rev. Robert Cheeks, Jr.
Mrs. Onra Dillard
Rev. Goodwin Douglas
Rev. Dr. Constance C. Evans
Rev. Robert Gessart
Rev. Wilbert Gray, Sr.
Rev. Thomas J. Henderson
Rev. Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness
Rev. Robert King
Rev. John T. Mathison
Rev. Anthony J. Motley
Rev. Dr. Winston C. Ridley
Rev. Dr. Rosetta Robinson
Rev. Donald K. Sadler
Rev. Peter Schell
Rev. Dr. Blanche Smith
Rev. James S. Terrell
Mr. Edward White
Mrs. Margaret E. Williams
CCGW projects are focused on political, social and religious issues that affect the Greater Washington area community. Over the years, the Council has done some might good work:
In addition, a Council task force consulted a variety of people and organizations including the Mayor's (DC) Interfaith Council, the Downtown Cluster Washington Interfaith Network, Church women United, Community Ministry of Montgomery County, Archdiocese of Washington, Council Board Members, and the National Council of Churches.
They offered and more or less agreed that CCGW should:
Join CCGW. Membership in the council shall be encouraged for those living or ministering in the District of Columbia, Fairfax County, Virginia Prince George's, Charles and Montgomery County, Maryland and all geographical and governmental jurisdictions within this area and the organizations they represent.
Upon acceptance of the Council, those living or ministering in jurisdictions contiguous tot he foregoing jurisdiction may also become members of the Council.
If you are interested, please email us with your contact information. A representative from CCGW will contact you to discuss the details.
We encourage all to contribute money, time and effort to the benefit of the community.
Donating by Check
Please send your tax deductible contribution payable to CCGW.
5 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Thank you for your support!
May 14, 2019, Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
Waples Mills Road in Fairfax, VA
May 16, 2019, Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Executive Committee Meeting
National City Christian Church
June 6, 2019, Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
6th Annual Creative Expressions Art Competition Reception
Sponsored by The High Tea Society, Pepco and The Council of Churches
Pepco Edison Place Gallery
702 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20068