From the Senior Warden
On behalf of the Wardens and Vestry, I welcome you to the Episcopal Church of the Atonement. Founded in 1914, the parish has been offering opportunities for worship, Christian education, and community outreach to Capitol View and the greater Washington community for more than 100 years. I invite you to explore our website which provides descriptions of the work and witness, mission, ministry, and people of this historic and diverse community.
We offer two worship services, adult bible study, and youth Sunday school each Sunday except for the months of June and July when one worship service is offered each Sunday. Throughout the week, the parish is alive and busy with the activities of the ministries and organizations. Our Five Year Strategic Plan is included on the website to enable you to become familiar with our current goals, objectives, and core values. Our number one priority is our community outreach effort whereby our ministries go out into the neighborhoods and carry the blessings of Jesus to our brothers and sisters in the form of needed services.
Our youngest ministries demonstrate the community service orientation of our membership. Our Food Pantry Ministry provides emergency food to community residents in need at no cost to the recipients. The shoppers are provided with a convenient self- service indoor marketplace where they may select the food items conducive to their family needs. Parish volunteers assist to ensure a satisfying experience. The Atonement Young Adult Employment Ministry (AYAEM) provides year around job readiness training, placement, and mentoring to unemployed and underemployed residents of Wards 7 and 8 where the city’s highest unemployment and poverty rates exist.
Please enjoy your visit to our website and plan to visit us in person soon. Our parish business office is open from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. We encourage you to call us if you have questions or need additional information.
Vestry meetings are held on the first Saturday after the 1st Sunday of the month (except in July-August, when we are in recess). Members-in-good-standing (attend worship regularly, pledge monies faithfully and are official members of the parish) may attend and have a voice at our gathering; but only elected Vestry members may vote on business before us. Meetings are at 10:00am.
Member 2019 (Term of Service)
2020 (Term of Service)
William J. Neal
2021 (Term of Service)
Karen White Neal
Audit Committee Robert Smith
Christina Education Paula Boone and Patricia Foster-Marks
Community Outreach Committee Rochelle Harley
Church Security Committee Darrin Dorsett
Counting Team Committee Clorine LaFargue
Fellowship Committee Kelly-Marie Berry
Finance Committee Karen White Neal
Fundraising Committee Rochelle Harley
Investment Committee Eric Pookrum
Nominating Committee Outgoing Vestry Members
Property Committee David Warr
Rector Search Committee Paula Boone
Stewardship Committee Robert Smith
Strategic Planning Committee Obie Pinkney and William Neal
Technology Committee William Neal
Welcoming Committee Cora Floyd