June Second Sunday Offering on June 9
By Dale Ostrander, Board of Trustees, Shaw Community Center
Our congregation’s Second Sunday Offering in June is for the Shaw Community Center, a mission of the UCC’s Potomac Association social justice ministry located in the historic, but rapidly gentrifying Shaw area of DC.
This ministry was created in 1991 to provide educational and social service programs for low income residents of all ages in this area. Programs include afterschool tutoring, computer and social skills, summer camps, mentoring, college prep and scholarships, as well as opportunities to celebrate the community’s heritage and empower its residents. The Shaw Community Ministry was more recently renamed the Shaw Community Center to reaffirm its non-sectarian commitment and sense of history in the community.