We are an interfaith community, people from a diversity of religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions, gathering to manifest our unity as we promote the spirit of community and service through Caring, Diversity and Compassion to our Contra Costa Community.
The Interfaith Council, known as the Council of Churches, was originally organized for the primary purpose of providing chaplaincy ministries in various county institutions on behalf of local congregations. The Council became interfaith in 1997, widening its membership to include congregations and faith organizations that represent the growing pluralistic population of Contra Costa County. The council remains committed to supporting the religions and communities in our county. Program areas have expanded to include our new ICARE and ICHANGE programs. Visit our blog to view the latest ICCCC announcements and ICCC statements.
I4C has 109 congregations and organizations holding membership and affiliation from a wide range of faith traditions and life philosophies, including Agnostic, Atheist, Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, Humanist, Islamic, Jewish, Non-Theist, Paganisms, Sikh, Sufi, Religious Science, Unitarian Universalist, Unity and a plurality of Christians, including Catholic, Christian Science, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, New Thought, Pentecostal, Protestant and Orthodox.
The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County (I4C) is an autonomous local organization overseen by its own Governing Board of Directors, with an advisory and consultative Elected Council of representatives, who are drawn from its 108 member congregations and organizations, and elected at the I4C annual meeting. The Governing Board meets monthly and provides leadership in the sacred work of the Council. With members of diverse faiths, gender and race, the Board builds and provides a sacred container that through its leadership, will nurture the growth towards a world of interfaith peace. The Elected Council meets monthly and all are invited to participate in those meetings on the second Thursdays of the month at 8:30 to 10 am online. (Normally we meet in the Fellowship Hall at Hillcrest Congregational Church UCC, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.). The Elected Council meetings are open to the public and members of any congregation.
Register in advance for the Elected Council meeting’s zoom link, unique to you at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Most of our programming has been recorded after moving to online meetings during C-19. To see the recordings on our YouTube Channel, please visit here: https://tinyurl.com/I4CYouTubeChannel