Service to the Community

Service to the Community

Answering God’s Call In Our Community and the World

Service to our Capitol Hill community and the world beyond is a valued part of the life of our congregation. In addition to encouraging members to engage in their own acts of service and ministry, we regularly participate in organized ministries led by the Outreach Committee.

Our current partners and volunteer needs can be found below, but if you have suggestions, please don’t hesitate to send them to the office for forwarding to Committee Chair Eleanor Billington. 

Featured Partner

Any donations to the Outreach fund between January and March 2024 will be directed towards the Migrant Mutual Aid Network.

When you support the Outreach Fund at CC+WP at any point throughout the year, your funds will go directly to one of our five partner organizations. See our calendar of giving below!

More about our Current partners

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys was organized as the Episcopal Diocese of Washington’s response to the serious educational challenges facing African American boys in low-income communities in the DC area. The school, named in honor of the first African American bishop of the diocese, opened its doors in 2008 with a single class of 13. Today it serves 85 students in grades K-5. The school is supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Episcopal parishes, and individual donations.

Calvary Women’s Services are a full-service network designed to raise women out of homelessness. Sign up above to participate in our monthly dinner preparation to serve 20+ women living in Calvary’s transitional housing. Additional support or donations can be provided via their shop or Amazon wish list.

Urgent Partner Need: Last week’s gas explosion in SE DC was next to Calvary’s Good Hope program site. Thankfully everyone had been evacuated before the explosion, but there is considerable damage to their building, and all residents have been temporarily relocated to another site. Calvary has shared a few extra ways their partners can help during this time: 1) Drop off breakfast and coffee for 10 staff members and volunteers at the Reach Up site, who are working double-time to help the displaced residents; 2) Support their meals fund: donations to the Meals Fund will directly support any additional meals or food our staff need to purchase for the extra residents during this time; or 3) Support their Client Needs fund: many women from the Good Hope site have lost all possessions, including clothing, personal items, keepsakes, etc. Donations will help Calvary navigate this situation, and ensure women can replace any items they’ve lost.

Everyone Home DC began as Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM), a grassroots response by several Capitol Hill churches – including CC+WP – during the turbulence of the 1960’s to collectively address the challenges faced by their congregants and communities. Today the organization serves thousands of vulnerable individuals and families in Capitol Hill and across the District.

CC+WP works with Good Neighbors Capitol Hill – an organization comprised of eight diverse Capitol Hill congregations – to welcome and support refugees being resettled to the DMV area.

In service of those migrants displaced from their homes, CC+WP has begun hosting a monthly respite night in connection with the Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network. We help to serve meals, sort clothing donations, and generally try to provide a warm welcome. All ages welcome to participate, and Spanish skills are helpful though not at all required. Sign up online.

Join your fellow parishioners between services on the first Sunday of each month to prepare and distribute 100 full lunches to our homeless neighbors. Sign up to purchase supplies, oversee preparation, or deliver.