Summer Communities of Service

"Change your Life.  Change the World."
Spend your summer - May 27 - August 11, 2015 - in one of the Summer Communities of Service
 (An Ecumenical Collaboration of UCC Volunteer Ministries and the Alliance of Baptists)
Minimum Age 19 years

Meet the 2014 Summer Communities Participants

Apply for 2015 Summer Communities of Service
Complete application due March 15, 2015

Summer Communites Application 2015

Reference 2015 Summer Communiteis of Service


  • Community Living  
    The "intentional Christian community element" makes this program distinct and effective. Interns share a common food allowance, transportation funds and spiritual growth insights.  Participants live in community with each other and with their hosts in their temporary city.

  • Leadership Development
    In the UCC and Alliance of Baptists diversity is a big piece of our identity.  The churches socially progressive statements and advocates politically from a faith perspective.  These diverse, community-service-integrated ministries are the church showing interns, congregations and the wider church and world where this is happening in our midst.  The projects help interns develop commitment to engage in this kind of ministry long-term.    

  • Hands-On Justice Advocacy/Service Opportunities
    Grow professionally.  Change the World                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Faith Conversations
    Grow Personally.  Grow Spiritually                                             



2014 Summer Summer Communities of Service
Host Churches

Ellis Avenue Baptist Church
Chicago, IL


Wellspring UCC
Centreville, VA


The Family Tree
Charlotte, NC

Metro Baptist Church
New York, NY

New York, NY


Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Raleigh, NC



  Listen to Katie Howe talk about her Summer Communities of Service experience with the 2013 UCC General Synod.


Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115