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.
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.
A group of 9 women attended a retreat at the vacation home of Bill & Judy Waters, near Edenton NC. The theme of our weekend was “Women of the Bible…and You and Me”. After the drive down Friday afternoon (that HAD to include a stop at the famous Virginia Diner!) we spread out in Judy’s house for evening devotions. The next morning we began with a walk to the beach of the Chowan River. After breakfast we began our bible study time, led by Rev. LoAnn Fairman. It was nice to relax and dig into God’s word and discuss honestly with eachother. Saturday afternoon (after being humbled at a game of cornhole)
Melissa, Leslie, Judy, Teresa, Nancy and LoAnn head out for a walk.
Pat, Melissa, LoAnn, Nancy and Teresa on the waterfront- Edenton.
we headed into Edenton to sight-see, shop, have dinner and attend the Rocky Hock Opry- a local, talent-type show produced annually. We were blown away with the band and the singers. After devotions we sat up talking in our jammies! After more study and devotion Sunday we headed home. feeling closer to God and one another. We thank Judy SO much for sharing her place with us and LoAnn for all her preparation.
A multi-church mission team traveled to our partner community of Lotore, on the island of La Gonave, Haiti April 16-23. We had members from SC and VA- 2 states and 5 churches! We provided a veterinary, pediatric and adult medical clinic in the rooms of St Barnabus school. Providence and Surfside Presbyterian (SC) packaged the medications and All Saints Anglican (SC) paid for them. The Haitian veterinarian brought a student with him… from Va Tech! We treated ~ 320 people and an unknown number of donkeys, goats and cattle. We gave the donated reading glasses to the adult literacy group- they were thrilled! The theme for our trip was “obedience” so we talked and prayed about this during our devotion time. We had such a great trip- our relationships within the community are like family because we return to the same place every four months. The feelings of love and warmth and hope are overwhelming. We see great progress in Haiti and much to be hopeful about. But our remote and rural community lacks adequate food and jobs. Please pray for our vision to begin a lunch program for the children at the school; at least we will know they get one meal a day. Check out Google Earth to see St Barnabus on the map and check out our partnership website on the sidebar under “Blogroll”. May God bless all who helped prepare for this trip! Love, Leslie
School principal took us to see a hungry student’s home
Pastor LoAnn Fairman returned on April 21 to her sermon series on the Apostles’ Creed. This morning LoAnn addressed the third person of the Trinity: ”I believe in the Holy Spirit.” Both the Old Testament and New Testament speak frequently of the Spirit, as LoAnn noted. Listen to the sermon yourself and learn something new about the Holy Spirit.
Please join in the pill packing effort for the April 16-23 trip to Haiti this Saturday, April 6th from 9AM to 2PM in the Fellowship. We will be packing the medication for patients to treat them through the next trip- tentatively scheduled for Fall 2013. That means…LOTS of pills! Actually, 173 pounds of them. We will have everything needed- just bring yourself and a friend/neighbor. The more the merrier!
Celebrate Easter this Sunday, March 31st. We will begin the morning with a Providence tradition: breakfast prepared and served by the men (!) of the church. The chefs will be serving between the hours of 9AM – 10:45AM in the Fellowship Hall. Free (of course). Then we will worship together in the Sanctuary at 11AM. Our Children’s Church and Nursery will be available. Please join us for this most joyful of mornings. For visitors: We are a casual church so please don’t stay home because you have nothing to wear!