ON THE RIVER AT 801 SOPHIA STREET IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA
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]
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
Youth essay contest with conference trip prize
All youth who are members of Shiloh Old Site and in grades 9 through 11 are invited to submit a short essay of 250 words or less indicating why they would like to attend the Lott Carey Youth Conference, which will be held June 21-26, 2014.
Essays must be received by 7 p.m. on April 1, 2014. Up to two winners will be selected, and each winner will receive an expense-paid trip to the annual Lott Carey Youth Conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, including airfare or other transportation, conference registration, hotel room, and $150 in spending money at the conference.
Our Norma Burruss Foreign Missions Ministry will select the winning essays, and the winners will be announced at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Essays need to be emailed to email@example.com or placed in the Norma Burruss Ministry mailbox at church no later than 7 p.m. on April 1, 2014. In addition to the essay, each person entering the contest needs to submit a letter of recommendation written by a teacher, counselor, church member, or any adult who can speak with knowledge about the youth's personal achievements and accomplishments.
To see video excepts of the 2013 Lott Carey Youth Conference, click here.
Wednesday noon Lenten services available
Micah Ecumenical Ministries, of which we were one of the founding members, is once again offering Wednesday noon Lenten services this year, each followed by a Lenten luncheon.
Services each week are at a different church, with speakers from various participating congregations. The schedule is:
March 12 at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with a message by the Rev. Don Roomey of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
March 19 at Fredericksburg Baptist Church with a message by the Rev. Alan Fisher of the Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg.
March 26 at St. George's Episcopal Church with a message by either the Rev. Richard Carbaugh or the Rev. Anne Jones of Christ Lutheran Church.
April 2 at Shiloh Old Site Church with a message by the Rev. Brenda Biler of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.
April 9 at Trinity Episcopal Church with a message by Rev. Kent Rahm, also of Trinity Episcopal Church.
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.
Hear gospel music old and new on March 22
Our young adult ministry will be offering a gospel music program in our sanctuary at 5 p.m. on Saturday evening, March 22, 2014. It will feature gospel music old and new. All are welcome.
Pastoral search process is nearing completion
As of February 11, 2014, our pastoral search committee reported that it thinks it has identified a strong individual who could serve as our new pastor, a person who would affirm our heritage while empowering us to continue to fulfill our calling as a gracious and courageous manifestation of Christ incarnate for the Fredericksburg community.
Only some final checking with additional references is needed, plus some further conversations with this individual. If unexpected problems or unforeseen issues should develop, the committee has well-qualified backup individuals in mind.
Once the committee finalizes its choice, the selected individual will be brought to Shiloh Old Site to meet and interact with the congregation, as well as preach on a Sunday morning, after which the congregation will meet and make a decision to approve or disapprove the selection.
New on this site
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 this 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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