“We pledge to learn more about the needs of those everywhere who have not shared in God’s intention of abundant living.”
Impact Silver Spring
IMPACT was founded in 1999 during the revitalization of downtown Silver Spring. It was formed as a community-wide leadership program, to bring people together across lines of differences for relationship- and skill-building. CCC maintains a close partnership with IMPACT through our anti-racism work. CCC also provides financial support to this organization.
Contact: Jim Henkelman-Bahn
Shaw Community Ministries
Since 1991, Shaw Community Ministry of the UCC’s Potomac Association has operated as a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to further enhancing the lives of those living in the Shaw area of Washington, DC. Their mission is to work together with the children, youth, adults and seniors of the Shaw community to expand opportunities in the areas of education, health and wellness, leadership and youth development.
CCC provides financial support to this organization through special fund collection and donations. A member of CCC serves on the Board of Shaw Community Ministry
Contact: Marjorie Hoffman
Shepherd’s Table at Progress Place
In the late 1990s, Rev. Jim Todhunter and CCC helped form Progress Place, a place homeless residents can find shelter and community services in downtown Silver Spring. In 1996, Progress Place offered rent-free space to Shepherd’s Table, a community food ministry. Shepherd’s Table has never missed a meal since opening its doors almost 30 years ago. Members of CCC volunteer at Shepherd’s Table once a month.
Contact: John Peterson
The Gandhi Brigade was formed from the vision of the late Richard Jaeggi, CCC member, who wanted to combine his love of youth with his passion for non-violent social change. Richard founded this organization to help youth engage the public square, build community, and work for the common good through media. Richard’s vision lives on as the group continues to thrive.
Contact: Dayna Brown Majarowitz
The Senior Connection
The Senior Connection is an interfaith caregiving program that serves older adults living in lower Montgomery County. Services include: escorted transportation, shopping and errand assistance; friendly visitation and help with paperwork. Services are provided free of charge by volunteers, who are constantly needed to keep pace with the increasing needs. Service hours are flexible to accommodate each individual volunteer.
Contact: Albert Papazian