Social Action in Our Community

Cleveland Park Congregation UCC partners with many Washington area and National organizations to live out our mission of: Nurturing love of God and Neighbor in our world.”  

Social Action Organizations were selected for support by our church based on three criteria:

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  1) Alignment with the identified mission areas in our church’s strategic plan

  2) Ability to get involved as volunteers (and/or historical connections with   our congregation)

3) Service to the Washington DC area community.


Social Action Goal: Addressing homelessness/poverty
Social Action Partners

Shaw Community Ministry

Friendship Place

Christ House

Social Action Goal:  Addressing substance abuse
Social Action Partner: Samaritan Inns

Social Action Goal: Addressing LGBT issues
Social Action PartnerJoseph’s House

Whitman-Walker Health

Social Action Goal: Addressing Environmental & Creation care
Social Action PartnerInterfaith Power and Light 

Social Action Goal: Addressing Elder Care
Social Action Partners: Cleveland Park Village 


Also a significant portion of the mission budget every year also goes to Our Church’s Wider Mission, to support several UCC ministries domestic and international social action missions.

In addition to our partnerships, we participate and/or lead many mission activities, including:

  • Community clean ups
  • Adult and Youth Mission trip(s)
  • Days of Service
  • Welcoming Refugee Families
  • Delivering meals on wheels
  • Staffing food pantries
  • After-school tutoring
  • Collecting school supplies, toiletries, winter clothing, etc. for those in need
  • Collecting the five UCC denomination offerings

If you are interested in learning more or joining the Mission & Social Action Committee in this important work, please contact our Mission Chair at