Cleveland Park Congregational United Church of Christ
Cleveland Park Congregational Churchis a member of the United Church of Christ, a mainstream Protestant denomination. Our mission is to nurture love of God and love of neighbor in the world. We do this by reaching out to one another, to our city’s at-risk populations, and to those in need in our nation and the world.
We are a church that is always stretching and growing, trying to be faithful to God’s call to love our neighbor as ourselves. Like other Congregational, UCC churches, we arrived early on issues of justice and equality. For example, Our Pastor performed a marriage of two long time members as soon as the District of Columbia passed the Religious Freedom And Civil Marriage Equality Amendment.
Congregationalists were the first to ordain an African-American Pastor (1785), a woman (1853), an openly gay person (1972) and the first to affirm same-gender marriage equality (2005).
We believe faith requires tenderness and courage, a kind of big love that is committed to changing people’s lives, not just in our church, but also in the world around us. We call it religion with relevance.