ON THE RIVER AT 801 SOPHIA STREET IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA

Scenes from the April 23, 2018, march and ecumenical worship service, commemorating Fredericksburg's initial response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and expressing a commitment to continued work for racial justice, economic equality, and nonviolent action

Opportunities

Anyone hoping to attend this year's Vacation Bible School at Shiloh Old Site (whether as a student or staff member) is urged to register in advance by clicking this link. There is no cost to attend.

Click here to view a flyer about this year's Vacation Bible School.

Join us at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, June 17, 2018, as we honor high school and university graduates. There will be special presentations and announcements about scholarships.

We will have only a single service on Sunday, June 24, 2018, and it will begin at 10 a.m. This is our annual "Outback" fellowship day. There will be a casual-dress worship service in the sanctuary at 10, followed by picnic-style food and fellowship in the multipurpose room and in the city riverfront park next door to our building. Friends and family are welcome for this enjoyable time of fellowship, conversation, and worship.

A copy of the YouTube stream of the service is available here. (Note that the first hour and 48 minutes of the video is pre-service preparations. To see the actual service, simply advance the slider beyond the 1:48 mark.)

Shiloh Old Site's own retired U.S. ambassador Pamela Bridgewater was in Ghana recently for the launch of a new book about U.S.-Africa relations during the presidency of Barack Obama. You can read about the book and view dozens of photos by clicking on this web link.

Shiloh Old Site awards scholarships  to new and returning students from several scholarship funds administered by the church,

For most scholarships, the application deadline each year is May 15.

Not every scholarship fund is able to award scholarships every year, but the major scholarship funds administered by the church include:

The Alsop-Thornton-Burruss Scholarship

The Lauren Davies Scholarship

The Mary Bridgewater Scholarship

The Carrie Bankett Scholarship

The Juanita Pitchford Scholarship

The Janice Davies Scholarship

Further Information and application forms for some of the scholarships can be found by clicking here.

 

You can click here to view a 20-page collection of photos from our January 28, 2018, service of ordination for seven new female deacons. Or you can click here to view the 12-page program from the service, which included biographical information on each of the new deacons.

The guest speaker was the Rev. Dr. Patricia Gould-Champ, pastor of the Faith Community Baptist Church in Richmond. A choir from that church provided the music.

Those being ordained as deacons were Etta Bailey, Eleanor Braxton, Marsha Brooks, Iretha Bumbrey, Sandra Turner, Denise Webster, and Dorothy White.

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]

Also on this site

History celebration photos

We have a new page that features a number of outdoor photos taken during the celebration of Shiloh Old Site's inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The celebration was held in front of our building on Sunday afternoon, April 10, 2016. To take a look, 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.

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.

Sunday sampler

Click below to sit in on a portion of our 11 a.m. service the Sunday after two more young African American men were gunned down by police and five police officers were gunned down by a deranged individual in Dallas, Texas.

Minister Ritta Armstead presides, our Men's Chorus provides moving music, and our pastor, the Rev. Aaron L. Dobynes, delivers a strong sermon on those things that need to anchor our lives "in times like these" so that we might channel our rightful anger in constructive ways.

 

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