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"The ecumenical task is to make the church in which we live more like the church that we confess."

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.


Dr James Forbes to Address 71st Annual Assembly

Jon Barton - Tuesday, September 15, 2015


The Rev. Dr. James A Forbes Jr to address the

71st Annual Assembly, Friday, November 6, 2015.

The Lifelong Living and Learning Center

Virginia Union University 

Richmond, VA 23220



VCC and VICPP Joint Statement

Jon Barton - Friday, June 19, 2015
VA Council of Churches and VA Interfaith Center for Public Policy
Joint Statement 
Virginia Faith Communities Condemn Racist Murders in Charleston, S.C. 

In response to the murders of the pastor and eight others during a prayer meeting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015.We reach out in loving concern to the people of Charleston, and especially the members and friends of the individuals murdered while attending a Bible study.    Read More...

Mercy and Truth will meet. Justice and peace will embrace.

Jon Barton - Monday, April 20, 2015

The Virginia Council of Churches participated with St. James Armenian Orthodox Church in a Ecumenical and Interfaith Service On the Occasion of the Canonization of the Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide on Saturday, April 18, 2015. "Few people want to talk about Genocide; it is a very depressing subject after all. Still, we cannot indefinitely avoid depressing subjects, particularly when they are part of not only our history but also our present reality."


And the 2015 Faith in Action Awards Go To...

Jon Barton - Sunday, April 05, 2015

The Virginia Council of Churches will present the 2015 Faith and Action Award on May 12, 2015 during the Annual Awards Luncheon being held this year at College Lutheran Church, Salem, VA. The awards this year will go to: 

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Meet the Leadership of the Virginia Council of Churches

Jon Barton - Thursday, February 05, 2015

 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.