ON THE RIVER AT 801 SOPHIA STREET IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA
Thanksgiving sunrise service November 27
Our annual joint sunrise service of Thanksgiving will be held Thanksgiving morning, November 27, 2014, at 6:00 a,.m. This is a joyous time of remembering, reflecting, and giving thanks, with song, scripture, and a sermon. The guest speaker will the Rev. Gilbert Garcia.
A complimentary continental breakfast will follow, provided by our Faith & Hope Club.
The early morning hour of the service is a way of honoring and giving thanks for early African Americans in Fredericksburg, for whom a sunrise Thanksgiving service was the only time that they, as working people, were free to gather together to give thanks to God for God's abundant blessings.
Men's Chorus Christmas program December 7
Our annual Men's Chorus Christmas program will be Sunday afternoon, December 7, 2014, at 3 p.m.
The program will feature musical selections by the Shiloh Old Site Homecoming Choir, a choir led by Keith Armstead, and the Savannah Baptist Church's Men's Choir.
Dinner will follow.
A free-will offering will be taken. Proceeds will be used to bless and uplift senior citizens and others who are in need during the holiday season.
All are welcome.
Christmas "cantata" with music, drama, and dance on December 14
Our annual Christmas "cantata" will be Sunday morning, December 14, 2014, at 11 a.m.
As usual, the program will include music, dramatized scenes from the Christmas story, and dance. There will also be mime accompanying one of the musical selections.
Pastor Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr., will offer a brief sermon as part of the service.
All are welcome.
On-line giving to Shiloh Old Site is now available
It's fast and easy to donate on-line to Shiloh Old Site.
We have a new on-line giving page (click here) that allows you to transfer money directly from a checking or savings account to the church. You can make either one-time or repeating gifts (such as every week or every month).
You can give to the general church budget, or you can specify some or all of your gift to go to specific groups or ministries within the church. The choice is yours.
The system is certified as meeting the highest levels of financial security. You'll get an e-mail confirmation of your gift, and your gift will also be included on your year-end contribution statement.
Giving on-line is not only easier for you, but it also increases the efficiency and accuracy of internal record-keeping.
Click here to visit the new page.
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
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.
Learn about our new pastor
We have a new 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.
"In desperate times…" (video)
Click the white-triangle "Play" button to listen in as Pastor Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr., uses a text from the Gospel of Mark to explore what it means to turn toward God in desperate times. This is a sermon he delivered on August 17, 2014.
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