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, click here.

Sunday service, February 8, 2015

Click the white-triangle "Play" button to view a slightly abbreviated version of our 11 a.m. service on Sunday, February 8, 2015, including music, prayers, scripture, and a message by Pastor Aaron Dobynes on the subject, "Don't Get Weary," using as his text Ephesians 6:9. The music is provided by our Men's Chorus.

News flash

Youth Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 28

Shiloh Old Site's youth ministry is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt for children age 1 through 12 on Saturday, March 28.

The event will be at Old Mill Park in the city of Fredericksburg. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For further information, contact Deaconess Mary Edwards by clicking here.

Music, drama, and dance on Sunday, March 29

On Passion Sunday, March 29, 2015, our 11 a.m. service will feature our annual cantata celebrating the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The celebration includes drama, dance, and choral music of the season. All are welcome.

Our pastor and other members went to Selma

Our pastor Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr., traveled to Selma, Alabama, in early March 2015 for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the marches across the Edmund Pettis Bridge there that ultimately led to passage of the Voting Rights Act. Several other members of Shiloh Old Site joined him there.

You can view a small collection of historic and contemporary photos by clicking here.

Health fair scheduled in Stafford on April 25

You can take advantage of a health fair on Route 3 in Stafford on April 25, 2015. The health fair is sponsored by the Community Wellness Coalition, of which Shiloh Old Site is a founding partner.

The health fair will by at Mt. Zion Cathedral, 404 Kings Highway on Route 3 East, just next to the Burger King. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Representatives will be on hand to provide information on the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Heart Association, Mary Washington Healthcare  Diabetes Management, the  Disabilities Resource Center,  ElderCare Connections, the Fredericksburg chapter of Mental Health America, and the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

Also available will be blood pressure screening, holistic medicine information, information on hospice care options,  information on legal aid services, natural skin care products, nutrition guidance, face painting, and more.

All are welcome. For further information, contact Marva Moore at 540.412.0132 or click here to send an email message.

Pastor Aaron Dobynes represents Shiloh Old Site at interfaith event

Our pastor, the Rev. Aaron L. Dobynes, participated in a interfaith panel discussion at St. George's Episcopal Church on Sunday, February 22, 2015. You can click here to read a report on the event  that was published in the Free Lance-Star newspaper. The report can also be found on our web "Scrapbook" page.

Learn more about the late Gladys Todd

Gladys Todd, who played a very significant role in our congregation and community for close to 102 years, passed to greater glory on Tuesday morning, January 20, 2015.

At the memorial service celebrating her life and legacy, our pastor emeritus, the Rev. Lawrence A. Davies, described her as having functioned in many ways as a "mother of our community."

She played an important role in local civil rights struggles, and had been a member of Shiloh Old Site since being baptized here as a very young girl.

Click here to open a copy of the photo-filled, information-packed memorial booklet that was distributed at her service.




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