𝘾𝘼𝘾𝘾 𝘼𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙨 2022 𝘼𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙥𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨
Recognizing outstanding members of the community at our Annual Fall Dinner and Awards Celebration is a highlight each year for the Capital Area Council of Churches. The recipients listed below are outstanding people and CACC is proud to honor them at our Fall Awards Celebration, September 28, at the Italian-American Club.
Rabbi Debora Gordon – Congregation Berith Sholom
Lisa Good – Urban Grief
Rev. David W. Preisinger – Retired Lutheran Pastor
Ayah Osman – Children of the Well
Nell Stokes – activist and volunteer (pictured)
Join the Honorary Committee
We cordially invite you to join the Honorary Committee of this year’s event as we recognize five outstanding people with many years of community service. All members of the committee will be acknowledged. Join by August 3, 2022 to be included in the invitation and program and by September 7, 2022 to be included in the program only. Joining the Honorary Committee includes dinner.
Join Honorary Committee
𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙 𝙔𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘾𝙍𝙊𝙋 𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙠 – $111,000
The John U. Miller Memorial CROP Walk in Albany raised $111,780. The most that has been raised in the 42 years of walking in Albany. CACC appreciates all the hard work done by the CROP committee, recruiters and walkers. Special appreciation goes to long time chair Kitt Jackson and to Jill Szwed, News10 ABC Morning Meteorologist, the Honorary Chair. The CROP Committee is delighted that Jill has agreed to serve as our Honorary Chair again in 2023.
Not too early to start planning for next year’s walk which will occur on May 7, 2023. The committee is always looking for new congregations, recruiters and walkers. If you or your congregation would like to be involved next year, contact Committee Chair, Kitt Jackson, at email@example.com.
CROP Walk Info
𝙀𝙘𝙪𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘽𝙖𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙢 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢 𝙀𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨
After two years with little activity, the Ecumenical Witness of Baptism (EWB) program is growing quickly with several witnesses occurring each month. Ecumenical Witnesses of Baptism is one of the most visible signs of Christian unity in our area.
Baptisms at a participating church are witnessed by a team of persons whose denominational affiliation is different from that of the congregation requesting witnesses. By witnessing baptisms in other traditions, we affirm that we are all baptized into the wider body of Christ and not just into a particular denomination or congregation.
EWB is always looking for churches to participate and new witnesses to join the program. Recently, retired pastor, Denise Gisotti from Delmar United Methodist Church, and Jim Lavin and Scott and Dorothy Hathaway of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cohoes have joined as witnesses. If you would like to participate in the program or need more information, Contact Miranda Rand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
𝙂𝙚𝙩 𝙄𝙣𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙙 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝘾𝘼𝘾𝘾
Providing the opportunities for Christians to get together ecumenically requires an organization that is virtually all volunteer. From board members to committee members, CACC is always looking for people who want to be participate. Perhaps you have an interest in being involved, or know someone who might like to be involved? CACC has plenty of opportunities with varying levels of involvement available.
How to Volunteer
Sign Up to Volunteer
𝗖𝗮𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀
• Emergency Homeless Overflow Shelter
• CROP Walk Albany
• Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration & Scholarship
• Cornerstone Campus Ministry
• Ecumenical Witness of Baptism
• Interfaith Prayer Room at Albany County International Airport