Virginia Council of Churches
The Virginia Council of Churches is the oldest ecumenical body in the Commonwealth, representing thirty seven governing bodies of eighteen Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant denominations. As we work together as Christian communions, we build Christian Unity; as we work together with persons of other faiths, we build human community.
2015 Faith in Action Awards
Meet the Leadership of the Virginia Council of Churches
Rev. Dr. John Myers, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, John and his wife of 28 years, Angela currently reside in Chesapeake. They have three sons, Troy, Tory, and Terry. John is active with the NAACP and serves on the Board of Trustees at Franklinton Center. He is currently serves as Associate Conference Minister for the Eastern Virginia Association, Southern Conference of the United Church of Church. In 2014, he was elected president of the Virginia Council of Churches.Read More...
Rural Family Development to Administer Caroline County Head Start Program
As of July 1, 2014 Rural Family Development (RFD) of the Virginia Council of Churches (VCC) became the replacement grantee for the Caroline County Head Start (CCHS) program. For the past nine years the program was operated by Community Development Institute (CDI) out of Denver, CO.
RFD has been working in rural communities as the delegate agency of East Coast Migrant Head Start Project for providing Head Start for the children of migrant farmworkers.
Ed Rossmoore, the Executive Director of RFD, announced the approval of Dorothy Billups to continue in her role as the Director of the CCHS program that provides pre-school programing for 95 three, four and five year olds. 80 children attend classes in the three elementary Caroline schools of: Lewis & Clark; Madison; and, the Old Bowling Green Elementary. Fifteen 3/4 year olds are served through the home based option at their homes on a weekly basis.Read More...
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The Church Unity Octave, a forerunner of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, was developed by Father Paul Wattson, SA, at Graymoor in Garrison, New York, and was first observed at Graymoor from January 18-25, 1908. Today, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity invites the whole Christian community throughout the world to pray in communion with the prayer of Jesus “that they all may be one” (John 17:21).
In 1966, the Faith and
Order Commission of the World Council of Churches and the Vatican
Secretariat (now Council) for Promoting Christian Unity began
collaborating as a common international text for worldwide usage. Since
1968 these international texts, which are based on themes proposed by
ecumenical groups around the world, have been developed, adapted and
published for use in the United States by the Graymoor Ecumenical and
End Solitary Confinement