of the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia
"Welcoming all people, the Campus Christian Community witnesses to the love and power of God in Jesus Christ. The CCC ministers with students, faculty, and staff of the University of Mary Washingtonand the surrounding community through worship, study, fellowship, and service, and provides a forum to explore and question issues of faith and life." It is an ecumenical ministry supported by the Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Episcopal churches, but welcomes students of all faiths who wish to connect with other students and share worship, fellowship, and service to the community.
DOWNTOWN DINNER MINISTRY feeds the hungry in our area.
A home-cooked meal served restaurant style to hungry folks in the downtown Fredericksburg area. While many of the people we serve are homeless, it is not a requirement and all are welcome. Each month, we serve an average of 50 very grateful people. Many ask to take meals with them for their friends who cannot get there. We also prepare a lunch for them to take and eat the next day. It’s a great opportunity to serve the Lord and fellowship with friends from SPC.
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40
E.S.O.L. (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
ESOL English classes for adults are held every Thursday during the school year. The morning class meets from 9:30am-11:30am and the evening class meets from 6:30pm-8:30pm. There is no charge for the classes. ESOL stands for "English for Speakers of Other Languages". Small group classes are offered at three levels of instruction. Students are taught practical life language that helps them to succeed in our community. Skills include reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students have previously lived in Pakistan, Peru, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Russia, Guatemala, South Korea, Bangladesh, Chile, and Columbia. Relationships are formed that build trust and promote mutual learning.
The organization is a relationship-based ministry built on the foundation of the Bible verse found in Micah 6:8. Since formation in 2005, Micah has worked to be the face of Christ in the Fredericksburg downtown community, serving neighbors in need by filling vital service gaps. The work of Micah has focused on the needs of the chronic homeless; those whose mental challenges, disabilities, background and substance abuse issues keep them from succeeding in existing systems. Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church supports Micah Ecumenical Ministries.
S.E.C.A. – Spotsylvania Emergency Concerns Association, Inc.
SECA volunteers lend a helping hand to those who face loss or are victims of fire, natural disasters, or just aren’t able to receive public assistance in Spotsylvania County. Those who visit SECA are referred by the Department of Social Services, churches, or schools. SECA provides help with utility bills, medicine, food, fuel, and shelter.
During Thanksgiving and Christmas, in cooperation with the Dept. of Social Services’ Holiday Hope Program, SECA provides baskets of food for those in need. In addition, SECA operates a Thrift Shop on the premises and is always in need of volunteers to sort, stock, and sell donated items. Donations of clothing, household goods, knickknacks, small appliances, and light furniture are appreciated.
Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on the first and third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon.
SECA is adjacent to Legion Field behind the Marshall Center (road between the Virginia Dept. of Forestry and the Marshall Center).
Young Life is a ministry that reaches out to teenagers in the high school setting. Missionaries to a particular high school start by making connections with the students, then work to build the community with fun activities and the Gospel message. Our congregation is quite active in the development and maintenance of these communities throughout the Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, and Stafford area.
Todays college students are tomorrows world leaders. So, Campus Outreach at Virginia Tech aims to send college graduates throughout Virginia, and around the world as Christian influencers. This work begins with evangelism, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Theyu do this in the context of dorm rooms, fraternity houses, sports teams and campus gatherings. The next step is deep investment in the lives of young, and hungry Christians, all the while, training them to share what Jesus has done for us with others. In doing this, They're asking God to multiply Christians, on the campus and beyond it. Campus Outreach is the college ministry of Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg, Va. Check out www.colynchburg.org/chip-katie-cowserts-blog/ for stories of how God has been building laborers on our campus.
SPC has had a strong, long-standing partnership with Haiti Outreach Ministries (HOM), supported through regular benevolence giving. HOM's ministry is primarily focused on evangelism, with four churches that have been planted and an active mentorship program for future church leaders. HOM also has a school sponsorship program that ministers to over 1200 children and young adults; a medical clinic in Cite Soleil; and vocational training and literacy classes for adults. SPC has raised funds over and above regular benevolence for this mission project. These funds have been used to build a vocational school at the Blanchard location, buy property for HOM churches, build security walls, buy well pumps, build an extension on the Cite Soleil clinic, and countless other small construction projects, as well as sending a mission team every other year for hands-on ministry. Funds are raised through bi-annual yard sales in May and November, an annual plant sale in April and free-will gifts.
Annie and Eric Pilson will be working closely with the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (RPCT) to plant new mission churches in Central and Southern Taiwan. It is their lifelong goal to evangelize those who have never heard the Gospel and to disciple new believers so that they might become spiritually mature leaders in the Church throughout Taiwan and abroad.
Bach Christian Hospital
Located in Pakistan, Bach Christian Hospital sees itself as a hospital co-op, where patients take ownership of the health concerns they can, and the hospital takes care of the concerns they can’t! This 50-bed hospital has had as many as 60,000 outpatient visits in a year! They deal with pediatrics, obstetrics, diabetes, tuberculosis, typhoid, surgery, burn care, etc.
We support a missionary in Peru, who works with the Lima Boys Centre. This center works with young boys, some of which have been abandoned by their families. LAM works hard not to just send missionaries for short-term evangelism, but to build transformational partnerships with the community and in concert with local churches to develop disciples of Christ, who respond in turn to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of their neighbors with God’s grace.
Billy Clark is in charge of the International Relations Department at Scripture Union Peru. He is responsible for promoting the work of Scripture Union Peru overseas, by inviting groups for short term building projects and hosting work parties throughout the year. He is responsible also for training and placing foreign interns in leadership positions for periods of up to 3 years. http://www.lam.org/
World Horizons works with local churches to help spread the Gospel to those who have the least opportunity to hear about the saving work of Jesus Christ. As such, they recruit and train those who have been called by God to work on the “frontiers” of Christianity. They currently work in Western Europe, West Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Muslim World.
Wycliffe Bible Translators are committed to the translation of the Word of God all around the planet, working on languages spoken in excess of 90 countries. We are supporting the translation of the Bible in Papua, New Guinea. http://www.wycliffe.org/
For more on Wycliffe, please view the video below:
We support a team working with the Bedouin people in Jordan through WEC International. WEC specializes in using multicultural teams to reach out to those who have limited access to the Gospel.
Spotsylvania Presbyterian Churches partners with Food for the Hungry in Karbururi, Kenya to help to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ, improve education opportunities, and to improve water storage capabilities. We also sponsor children to supply regular Bible studies and emergency health care.
Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church
11121 Leavells Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Fax: 540-898-8602 email@example.com