Washington United Church of Christ

Organization Description: 

Founded in 1873, Washington United Church of Christ is a mission outreach church in Camp Washington, a low-income, white Appalachian and African American neighborhood of Cincinnati. More than a third of the families in Camp Washington live below the poverty level and a fourth live on an annual income of less than $10,000. Washington UCC has responded to the needs of the Camp Washington area with several outreach programs. Among these are Camp Cupboard and Closet (Tues. 12:00-3:00 and Sat. 12:00-2:00), a free store where individuals can "shop" for food items, clothes, household items, furniture, and personal care products; Kids Cafe (Tues. 5:30-6:30), a free community meal for local children, adults, and families; Homework Club, a 90 minute afterschool tutoring program, which meets Monday thru Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30, wherein students ages 5 to 15 are paired with a volunteer tutor; Summer Youth Program, an eight week program that includes education and recreational events; and finally our seasonal events (Back-to-School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).

2950 Sidney Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45225
Mission Statement: 

Washington United Church of Christ is located in Camp Washington, Cincinnati. Washington United Church of Christ strives to create a community that is safe and clean, where people have enough food, decent housing, opportunities for education and work, and live in an environment that nurtures all families. Washington United Church of Christ's mission is to help make that vision a reality by doing what Jesus taught - to minister together with our neighbors in ways that improve lives physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

Washington UCC is part of The United Church of Christ, a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus in word and deed. The UCC was founded in 1957 as the union of several different Christian traditions. From the beginning of its history, the United Church of Christ has affirmed the ideal that Christians do not always have to agree to live together in communion.

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