ON THE RIVER AT 801 SOPHIA STREET IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA
Photographs taken during our June 2018 Vacation Bible School
To raise money for its 2019 trip to Kingston, Jamaica, our Mass Choir will be selling fish dinners and fish sandwiches at the church on November 10 and then again on December 15, 2018. Contact any member of the Mass Choir to place an advance order.
Prepare yourself for the season of thanksgiving by coming out to Shiloh Old Site on Sunday evening, November 18, a quiet service of thanksgiving preparation. There will be music, scripture, poems, and a short meditation by Rev. E.L. Smiling, Jr. The service begins at 6 p.m. Participants are invited to bring canned goods for the Shiloh Old Site food pantry.
Deacon Johnny P. Johnson was the subject of a city-wide celebration Friday evening, July 6, 2018, and all day Saturday, July 7, 2018. Shiloh Old Site hosted the opening celebration at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 7.
Artwork by Johnny P. Johnsonwas featured at several downtown art galleries Friday evening, July 6. An outdoor community celebration began at 6 p.m. July 7 in Historic Market Square (behind the Fredericksburg Area Museum).
The Free Lance-Star published a fine article on the events. You can read the article and see some of the Free Lance-Star photos by clicking here.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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