Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ
Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ is a progressive Christian community located in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C. At 115 years old, Peoples is a pillar of Washington’s religious community. The congregation, which is predominantly African American, mirrors in many ways the multicultural nature of the surrounding metropolitan area. The diversity of our members' spiritual and cultural origins sustains a robust fellowship and mission life at Peoples. The resulting exposure to different cultures and religious backgrounds creates a spirit of acceptance and requires openness to the knowledge, ideas and perspectives embodied in members' experiences. We believe that the test of our faith is the action we take and therefore seek to serve humanity through diversity in worship services, religious programming, and community outreach efforts. We are guided by the Holy Spirit, serve each other and the world, following the example of Jesus Christ, and accept the Bible as the standard for all Christian faith and belief. We are bound together as a community under the Covenant of Peoples Church and follow the spiritual leadership of our Senior Associate Minister, Rev. Leslie Dowdell-Cannon. At Peoples Church we welcome everyone, without regard to gender, race, orientation, disability, or age.