Who We Are
About Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
We like to think of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church (CCPC) as a community where faith and life intersect. That intersection is quite busy, sometimes even a bit chaotic, but always caring and productive. We firmly believe you meet God through others, not in isolation, so we reach out to young and old, healthy and infirm, rich and poor, both here in the nation's capital and as far away as Shikokho, Kenya.
CCPC is part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the National Capital Presbytery, a group of 110 Presbyterian congregations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As a congregation we are deeply committed to community worship, education and mission. We seek to provide a positive, supportive community of faith that will nurture family life, reach out to the young and elderly, and deepen spiritual life for all. Please join us on this journey of faith.
CCPC was founded in 1908 when Chevy Chase Circle was on the far outskirts of the city, with a few summer homes and farms.
The Church has seen two world wars, the cold war, racism and the fight for civil rights, women's liberation, the questioning of civil authority and the decline of religious authority.
Common threads connecting the five generations include the emphasis on family, Christian education, youth and children, a liturgy that emphasizes corporate sharing of joys and concerns and prayer for ourselves and our neighbor and music programs. Although CCPC reflected society in its time and was racially and socially exclusive, CCPC was known to be politically and theologically inclusive.
Read the complete history of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.