ON THE RIVER AT 801 SOPHIA STREET IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA
Web content copyright © 2015 by Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), 801 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Things to know
Our 11 a.m. Sunday service
Our most widely attended service each Sunday begins at 11 a.m. It usually lasts until 12:30 or 1:00. Six different choirs take turns singing at this service. Our pastor, Rev. Aaron Dobynes, normally delivers the message, but occasionally you'll find someone else speaking. [more info}
A nursery for young children is always available.
At both our 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. service, communion around the Lord's table is included the first Sunday of each month. [more info]
Our 8 a.m. Sunday service
We also offer a slightly shorter service at 8 a.m. each Sunday. A mass choir with keyboard, guitars, and percussion provide the music. Sermons are usually delivered by the pastor, though there are also guest speakers from time to time. [more info]
Communion is included the first Sunday of each month.
Bible study opportunities
We have church school classes for all ages beginning at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.
Except during summer and holiday periods, we also have Bible study opportunities at 11 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. [more info]
On most Wednesday evenings, there's a Bible study available at 7:30 p.m.
We meet at 801 Sophia Street, on the river in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. Ample parking is usually available. [map]
If you enter at the red double doors, you will have to climb a few steps. However, it you enter at the glass door to the left of those double doors, you can enter at street level. Just inside to the left you will find an elevator that can lift you to the sanctuary level.
Our mini-bus picks up anyone who would like a ride to church. Click here for information on how to request pick-up.
In the warmth of God's embrace…
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, for we are a fellowship of people who fervently 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 you are, no matter where you come from, no matter what others may say about you, you are warmly invited to join us.
Join us as we worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Join us as we graciously support each other in fellowship and love.
Join us as we courageously and compassionately serve our world in Jesus' name.
As you become a part of the family at Shiloh Old Site, our prayer is that you will experience a profound spiritual companionship, be empowered by an amazing sense of holy wonder, and be deeply energized to join our active and faithful outreach to all those who find themselves in need.
Jesus' disciples once asked him, "Lord, when did we see you hungry, sick, or in prison?" Today they might also have asked, "When did we see you torn apart by violence and war? When did we see you longing for human dignity and respect? When did we see you struggling against poverty and economic injustice?"
But we no longer need to ask such questions of Jesus, for we've learned to see him every day. That's why here at Shiloh Old Site, we seek every day to reach out in love. We reach out so that a Light might shine. We reach out so that a Hope might reign.
With that in mind, we invite you to worship with us. We invite you to grow with us. We invite you to serve with us. And we invite you to learn with us.
Together, as we feel the warmth of God's embrace, may we all find new hope, new strength, and new courage so that together we all might make a difference for the better in the lives of those around us.
We believe that God's Spirit is at work, both here and around the world.
We also know that here at Shiloh Old Site, we strive to be in touch with that Spirit. We strive to be faithful servants of the One who has made us, the One who has loved us, the One who has redeemed us.
Here at Shiloh Old Site, to use the words of an old gospel song, there's a "welcome table." It's the "welcome table" of our Lord.
We earnestly hope that you will will join us in worship and service around that table in the near future.
— The congregation of Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site)