Welcome and greetings to you in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord!
Thank you for visiting the website of Providence Presbyterian Church. We hope this site will be helpful in assisting you concerning who we are, what we believe, where we are located, and other such information to assist you in getting to know us. As much as this website can tell you about the faith and life of our church, it simply can’t begin to explain the rich fellowship of so many different people worshiping together in the presence and power of God’s grace through the life of the resurrected and reigning Jesus Christ.
God has blessed us with a loving and growing congregation. We witness God’s transforming grace while growing together through in-depth Bible teaching and preaching. We refer to our worship service as a “worship celebration” as we have so much to celebrate in regard to our gracious God.
We invite you to browse our site and learn about our vision and our ministries. Whether you live in the Goochland or Louisa area or just plan to visit, we encourage you to come and see what God is doing in our midst.
We invite you to join us in our celebration together of Christ’s birth. December events (and preparations) include:
ADVENT CANDLE LIGHT LITURGY: We thank the following families for leading our Advent Candle liturgy this year. December 1, Casey & Boo Chenault; December 8, Kristin & Graham Chapman; December 15, Sandy & Ken Stern; December 22, Bonnie & Dave Houck; December 24, Lorrie & James Dick.
A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION at Camp Hanover: Come to Camp Hanover for “A Hanover Christmas” on December 13th and 14th from 6 pm to 9 pm as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Take a stroll down a candlelit trail and journey back in time. Along the way, meet shepherds, kings, angels and other travelers seeking the Christ child. After your journey, relax in front of the fireplace and fellowship with others, sample homemade treats and enjoy performances by local musicians and choral groups.
PROVIDENCE CHURCH CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be held at Casey & Boo Chenault’s property at 5 PM on Sunday, December 22. Children will practice the pageant during church school in December.
MUSIC FOR ADVENT: Choir Practice, Tuesday evenings at 7 PM. Dave Youel and Lisa Jones are working to provide music for the season. The Choir will present a Cantata on Sunday, December 22 at 11 AM.
It is a great time of year not only to BE thankful but also to THINK about what being thankful is all about. Reverend LoAnn Fairman preached on November 24 about the “attitude of gratitude” that Psalm 100 expresses. If you missed church on Sunday — or want a refresher on LoAnn’s message — give the sermon a listen.
Following the worship service we gave thanks for the great and bountiful food brought by our members and enjoyed a spectacular, early Thanksgiving feast!
On November 10, the members of Providence Church were blessed to participate in the baptisms of Ian and Aylish Murphy, children of Alyson and Larkin. Apropos of the occasion, LoAnn Fairman preached on baptism, using the story of Peter at the home of Cornelius the Roman centurion (Acts 10:38-48) for the scripture lesson.
Please join in the pill packing effort at the Fellowship Hall next Saturday, November 9 from 9 am to 1 pm for Leslie’s November 18-24 trip to Lotore, Haiti. It has been seven months since the last trip, and we will be packing lots of pills! We will have everything needed — just bring yourself and a friend/neighbor. The more the merrier!
The parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector is found in Luke 18:9-14. It is a parable about prayer, but as LoAnn’s October 27 sermon makes clear, it is also a reminder — for some of us, a warning — that modern day Pharisees also can be guilty of self-righteousness. Listen to the sermon for our pastor’s take on religious snootiness.
After hearing Pastor LoAnn Fairman’s sermon on May 5, NOW I understand why the church fathers included the phrase “holy catholic church” in the creed. Listen to the sermon for LoAnn’s explanation … and for her Top 10 list of reasons to attend church.