Presbyterians Help Afghan Refugees in Virginia

In July and August, following the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, more than 124,000 Afghan refugees were evacuated to the United States. Through Operation Allies Refuge, the U.S. military is coordinating care until the refugees can be resettled into more permanent accommodations. Government agencies, non-profit organizations, and faith communities also are coming to the

Worshiping Community Becomes a Church

Trinity Ghanaian Presbyterian Fellowship has organized as Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, after 12 years as a worshiping community. The process was approved October 16 at the 109th presbytery meeting, with some of the church’s 40 members participating. Holy Trinity Church members gathered in 2017 for an outdoor worship at Camp Hanover. “We thank the leadership

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A New Sense of Ownership at Providence Gum Spring

Built in 1747, Providence Church in Gum Spring is the oldest Presbyterian church in continual use in Virginia. The church is rare in another way: the 60-member congregation operates on weekly offerings instead of an annual stewardship campaign. Historically, skilled church members handled building maintenance and repair needs. As their numbers declined, church leaders recognized

Grants Available for Small Churches

Congregations with up to 100 in worship attendance may be eligible for a small church grant to further ministry in the community or to pay for an emergency repair. This special fund of the Presbytery has been established to help small churches with projects that may be just beyond their reach (“emergent” need) or when