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 Jean Denton. 

Current partners

CC+WP works closely 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. Our congregation has several active volunteer opportunities to help address the current Afghan humanitarian crisis.

SMGW is a faith-based community partnership serving the greater D.C. area. It brings together our neighbors who face poverty, homelessness or other debilitating challenges with partner leaders, donors, volunteers, and staff in a shared ministry that aims to improve the lives of all throughout the Washington area, one step and neighbor at a time. Sign up to attend CC+WP’s Watch Party for SMGW’s 35th Anniversary Gala on November 6! All funds will go to their ministry.

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.

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.

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.

Episcopal Relief & Development is an outstanding disaster relief organization tied closely to the mission of our Episcopal faith. CC+WP has regularly supported its mission, and donated to several funds, including its Hurricane Relief Fund, which is currently being directed towards Ida relief along the Gulf Coast and beyond.

Annual Quilt Raffle

Each year our active and expert group of quilters creates a masterpiece which they put up for auction in December, all the proceeds of which go to partner service organizations near and far.

For the 2020 event, our quilters have created St. Lucia in the Sky with Diamonds, shown below. With a nod to the feast of St. Lucia (on December 12) and a reverence for the Beatles, this beautiful work will have you soundly sleeping under the stars. The all-cotton queen size quilt is 89×89 inches, hand and machine pieced and machine quilted with a variegated thread and a star pattern.

The 38th annual raffle is now live! Please consider purchasing tickets (6 for $10!) or making a donation in support of this annual fundraiser. Our repeat partners (Buenos Vecinos Central America & Good Neighbors Capitol Hill) receive all funds raised, and we hope to surpass last year’s total of $5,250. Will you help us?

Tickets available for purchase through December 1, with the winning ticket drawn at our St. Nick’s event on December 4 (winner need not be present to win.) Checks for tickets or donations can also be dropped off at the church office/offering plate any time before Thanksgiving, if purchasing online doesn’t work for you (note “quilt tickets” or “quilt donation” in the memo line.)