ON THE RIVER AT 801 SOPHIA STREET IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA
Northwest speaker set for our October services
Shiloh Old Site's fall revival services will feature a speaker from the Pacific Northwest, the Rev. Dr. Leslie David Braxton, pastor of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Kent, Washington. He will be speak each night, October 13–15, 2015. The services will begin at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Rev. Braxton has a Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Afro-centric biblical studies from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
He has spoken in many different locations at revivals, religious workshops, and college and seminary campuses. He has been a vocal advocate for the Christian pursuit of social justice, educational excellence, physical and emotional well-being, and constructive community involvement.
Family Game Night moved to August 30
Our Walker Auxiliary Club invites all members and friends of Shiloh Old Site to participate in its annual "Family Game Night" at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2015.
It will be an evening of fun and fellowship. Games for adults and children will be provided along with refreshments.
All are welcome.
Annual homecoming will be Sunday, October 11
All are invited to our annual homecoming services, Sunday, October 11, 2015. There will be services at 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. A dinner will be provided after the 11:00 a.m. service.
The guest speaker at the afternoon service will be the Rev. Alfred Jones from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Triangle, Virginia.
Photos from our 2015 Relay for Life effort
A dedicated group from Shiloh Old Site participated in the American Cancer Society's local "Relay for Life" fund-raising effort during the summer of 2015. You can click here to view a new page on this site that features photos taken on during the event.
Sign up to ride with us to D.C., Sunday, Sept. 20
Shiloh Old Site has reserved a 55-passenger bus for Sunday afternoon, September20, 2015. Our pastor is speaking that afternoon at Tenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and the bus will leave our building immediately after the 11 a.m. service that Sunday. Dinner will be provided by Tenth Street Baptist, but you need to sign up in advance to indicate that you are going. The sign-up sheet is on a table outside the multipurpose room in our church building.
Free health fair at Mary Washington Hospital on Saturday, August 29
The Community Wellness Coalition, of which we are a part, is promoting a free health fair at Mary Washington Hospital on Saturday, August 29, 2015.
The fair offers educational information, health screenings, and cooking demonstrations. It runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., But to take full advantage of the benefits, it may be wise to arrive at the very beginning.
A flyer about the fair with more details is available by clicking here.
A word of welcome
We are pleased and honored…
We are pleased and honored to welcome you to Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), located at 801 Sophia Street in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Whether you are younger or older or somewhere in between, whether you live alone or are part of a larger family, we think you'll be pleased with what you find at Shiloh Old Site.
We are a fellowship of people who believe that God has no outcasts. We are convinced that there should be no walls of exclusion, no barriers to God's grace. At Shiloh Old Site, everyone is welcome. Because there are no bounds to God's love, we put no bounds on ours. So no matter who… [more]
New on this site
View old and new photos from Selma
We have a new page about our pastor's March 2015 visit to Selma, Alabama, for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the important civil rights marches that took place on the Edmund Pettis Birdge there in 1965. Other members of Shiloh Old Site joined him there. To see the photos, click here.
Discover more about our inspiring history
We have a new web page by our archives and history committee that offers an inspiring look at our congregation's long and significant history, including our many involvements in the struggle for social, political, and racial justice. Many photos are included. To learn more, click here.
Learn about Lott Carey's global mission work
We have a new page about our support of the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention. The page includes a 5-minute video in which former U.S. ambassador (and Shiloh member) Pamela Bridgewater-Awkard tells why she loves and supports Lott Carey's work around the world. To learn more, click here.
Take advantage of fast and easy online giving
We have a new page on our web site that provides a fast and easy way to contribute online to Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site). You can set up a one-time gift or a repeating transaction. You can give to the overall budget of the church or designate for a particular program or ministry. To learn more, click here.
Find out more about our pastor
We have a page on our web site with biographical information on our new pastor, the Rev. Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr., his wife Ginger Dobynes, and other members of his family. Rev. Dobynes's first official Sunday as our pastor was June 1, 2014. To go directly to our new pastor page, click here.
Update your personal information
We now have a handy on-line form that you can use to submit (or update) personal information about yourself for use in the church records. This includes name, address, and contact information, as well as a number of personal preferences concerning contribution records and the like. The form can easily be opened by clicking here.
The "Remembering Miss Julia" video
We have a new page that introduces the popular "Remembering Miss Julia" program. This program provides a dramatized overview of our congregational history. To learn about how the program was developed and to watch a video of the most recent presentation, click here.
Shiloh Old Site's "Photo Albums"
We have a new page that features links to various photo collections from our life together. There are small images and links to larger images. To see what we have so far, go to the menu bar along the top of this page. Click on "Photo Albums" under the "What We Do" tab. Or, if you prefer, click here.
The Shiloh Old Site "Scrapbook"
We have a new page that offers links to memorable articles, web pages, and other resources connected with our members, programs, ministries, and the like. We'll be adding more from time to time. The "Scrapbook" is available under the "Who We Are" tab at the top of this page, or you can simply click here.
A Moment in Time: 1854
A Moment in Time: 1890
A Moment in Time: 1914
We have some new pages that convey this congregation's history at particular moments in time. You'll find descriptions of important events, photographs, maps, and even listings of names, reflecting some of the people who played either larger or smaller roles in this congregation's history. The first "Moment in Time" page that we created focuses on 1890, the year that we rebuilt our damaged sanctuary, a year of great energy and vision. You can view the "Moment in Time" pages by clicking on them under the "History" tab at the top of this page, or sample the 1890 page by clicking here. Or, to sample our "Moment in Time" page that focuses on 1914, click here. Or for a listing of members in 1854, including newly added information about some of them, click here.
"Thank You, Holy Spirit (Somebody's Calling My Name…)," August 9, 2015
Click the triangular "Play" button below to listen and watch as our Men's Chorus performs an original selection, composed and arranged by accompanist Phyllis Nelson and directed by Karen Bumbrey. The featured singers are Sidney Robinson (opening solo), Reggie Lucas (second solo), Larry Deane (bass), and Lambert Mercer (high falsetto). Music copyright 2015 by Phyllis Nelson, all rights reserved.
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