consists of the six established religious congregations in the Town of Washington, who are working together for the benefit of our community. They include First Congregational Church of Washington, the Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life, New Preston Congregational Church, the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Hope, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Salem Covenant Church. Together we seek to serve our neighbors through a variety of collaborative efforts.
Current Projects / Programs
FARMER'S MARKET PRODUCE COLLECTION
The Council will be hosting a table at this summer’s Saturday Morning Farmer’s Market in Washington from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on a regular basis if we can secure enough volunteer support. At the market, we would receive donations of fresh fruits and vegetables to provide to the Community Culinary School of Northwest Connecticut chefs who will be preparing meals for the hungry.
MONTHLY FOOD DRIVE
Food and monetary donations all benefit the Warren/Washington and New Milford Food Banks.
The next drive is scheduled for Saturday, June 27th, 10-2, at Town Green and First Congregational Church. St. John's is taking the leadership role for this second Food Drive. Please put the event on your calendar and donate what you can.
COMMUNITY/CONGREGATION WIDE DISCUSSION
with Amy Julia Becker based on her most recent book, White Picket Fences.
Via Zoom on Thursday, July 9th at 6PM
Gently addressing the challenging topics of privilege and race, power and inequality, White Picket Fences is a memoir of Amy Julia Becker's growing awareness of the unequal benefits (and secret harm) she received by virtue of her white skin, Protestant heritage, education and able body.