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]

News flash

Our pastor-elect will begin his ministry with us on June 1, 2014

Our pastor-elect, the Rev. Dr. Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr., will officially begin his ministry with us on Sunday, June 1, 2014.

He will stand in a long line of distinguished pastors at Shiloh Old Site, including most recently the Rev. Lawrence A. Davies, who served here for 50 years. The Rev. Morris Oliver has faithfully served as interim pastor since Rev. Davies' retirement.

Rev. Dobynes is personable, well-trained, and deeply experienced. He has served as a pastor for twenty-five years, most recently in Shreveport, Louisiana.

For more information on Rev. Dobynes, click here.

Learn how to support those who are struggling with depression or Alzheimer's disease

We will be hosting an informative seminar on how to extend Christ-like support and understanding to those who are struggling with either depression or Alzheimer's disease,  The seminar is being sponsored by the Community Wellness Coalition, of which we are a founding member.

Two knowledgeable presenters will be on hand to share information and insights and to answer questions. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p,m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014. A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.

All are welcome, but if you'd like to attend, please register in advance with either Jane Hargraves (757.334.1794) or Marva Moore (540.412.0132).

Strike out sickle cell

In an effort to help "strike out sickle cell disease," the Fredericksburg Area Sickle Cell Association is sponsoring a "walk-a-thon" on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Old Mill Park. Many of our members are active in this group, which was founded by our pastor emeritus, the Rev. Lawrence A. Davies.

For further information and a flyer that you can print and share with others, click here.

Know your numbers

Beginning on March 17, 2014, and continuing on every third Sunday of the month, the Community Wellness Coalition will offer free blood pressure screenings after the 11 a.m. worship service at Shiloh Old Site. The screenings will be available in Room 106.

Video excerpt from a recent service

Click the Play button  to eavesdrop as our Boyd's Volunteer Chorus sings "Don't Want No Trouble at the River," with Susie Walker and Marcelena Eure featured on the vocals and with Marcelena Eure on the piano


New on this site

Learn about our pastor-elect

We have a new page on our web site with information on our pastor-elect, the Rev. Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr., his wife Ginger Dobynes, and other members of his family. Rev. Dobynes's first Sunday with us will be June 1, 2014. To go directly to our new pastor-elect page, click here.

Application info about our college scholarships

We have a new page on our web site focusing on our two scholarship programs for members of Shiloh Old Site who are either beginning their college education or continuing it. You can access some of the applications right from this page. Check it out by clicking 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.

Photos from last year's Golf Camp

Each year members of Shiloh Old Site help provide a free week-long golf camp for area youth. This year two different week-long sessions were held, each in memory of Squirrel Grimes. You can check out some photos in our new Golf Camp photo album 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: 1890

We have begun creating new pages that convey some of 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.


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