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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.


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.


Rural Family Development to Administer Caroline County Head Start Program

Jon Barton - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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.