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Welcome to the Capital Area Council of Churches

CACC-Color-Logo-2For over 70 years, the Capital Area Council of Churches—YOUR CHURCH—has been directly involved in bringing congregations together as part of the ecumenical movement. The Council has been dedicated to responding to critical needs in the Capital District of New York State.

The Council is committed to the ecumenical mandate in a changing world: working together, exploring our many divergent viewpoints, seeking to bear faithful and effective witness in our time and place. We will work with and encourage our member churches to move toward a faithful future of service, advocacy and celebration.

Our Mission

The Capital Area Council of Churches (CACC) was founded in 1941 as the Federation of Churches of Christ in Albany, N.Y. and Vicinity. Throughout its history the Council has been committed to the ecumenical mandate in a changing world: working together, exploring our many divergent viewpoints, seeking to bear faithful and effective witness in our time and place. We will work with and encourage our member churches to move toward a faithful future of service, advocacy, and celebration.

The Capital Area Council of Churches is an ecumenical fellowship of some 90 churches, primarily located in Albany County, working together on many projects and activities. Among them are:

  • ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and special events
  • ecumenical worship service on Good Friday
  • Emergency Overflow Homeless Shelter
  • communication of ecumenical and interfaith news through our monthly newsletter, “Connection
  • involvement with the planning and maintenance of the Interfaith Prayer Room at Albany International Airport
  • the Ecumenical Witnesses at Baptism program, whereby members of other churches serve as witnesses to baptisms in local churches
  • celebration of our unity in Christ

For over 70 years the Council has been directly involved both in bringing churches together as part of the of the ecumenical movement and in responding to critical needs in the Capital District.

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Recent Posts

A Message from our Executive Director – June/July 2014

The warm weather we all have waited for is finally here! Every school in the nation will be on summer break. Many of you in the Capital District will pack up your cars, get on trains, stand in line at the airport, plan a picnic, or take a dip in the pool, the lake, or the ocean. Well deserved after the winter that would never end.

For the Capital Area Council of Churches, the “summer dip” we take is in our cash flow. If you have not made your annual contribution to the Council, we ask that you do it now. Our work at the Council is never on vacation. Each gift we receive helps to inspire life change, whether it is through our Ecumenical Witnesses of Baptism program, or our Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships for youth entering college, the help we give to seminary students through our Worship & Education Commission, the distribution of CROP Hunger Walk funds, and of course, our work with the Homeless Shelter. During the summer we get ready to serve the record number of folks who live on the streets of Albany and come through our doors during the winter months seeking warmth, safety, and a hot meal provided by so many of you.

Please be there for us so we can be there for them. If you can, please send us a donation before you head out to destinations near and far. Many thanks for all that you do to help the Council be a force in our community.

May your summer be blessed with good times and lasting memories with your families and friends at the beach or in your back yard!

–Deb

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