A Council of the PC(USA) in the Highlands of Virginia.
Abingdon Presbytery seeks by the grace of God to nurture its congregations and pastors and to foster Christian unity among them, and to offer and develop leadership in order that congregations will grow in faith and in numbers, and to exhibit the Kingdom of God, thereby witnessing to the Lordship of Jesus Christ throughout Southwest Virginia and the world.
Office Location: 285 Church Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
Send mail to: P.O. Box 317
Wytheville, VA 24382
Voice: (276) 378-7688, Fax: (276) 378-7689
Stated Clerk: Bill Parish
Office Manager: April C. DiYorio
Church Development Committee Announces New Grant Opportunities for Congregations
The Church Development Committee of Abingdon Presbytery is committed to partnering and working with the congregations of our Presbytery when it comes to revitalization and renewal. To show this commitment, the Church Development Committee is making a portion of Church Development funds available in the form of cost-sharing grants to assist our congregations in revitalization and renewal efforts.
Lebanon Presbyterian Church is conducting a Pastor Search.
Wytheville Presbyterian Church is seeking a qualified motivated individual to provide leadership for the student and young adult ministry programs of the congregation. This is a full time position with benefits. Send resume to: WPC Search Committee Attn: Patricia Smiley 415 Lakeview Drive Wytheville, VA. 24382
Highlighting Our Congregations!
Each month or so, two congregations in the Presbytery will be highlighted below. Come join us for worship in Abingdon Presbytery!
1830 Old Park Rd Whitetop, VA 24292-2415
9:15am Sunday School
The youth went Christmas caroling on December 22, 2016 to area homes singing for shut-ins and the sick as well as elderly members of the church. We had a nativity play and Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve which made it even more special celebration of Jesus birth. We contribute to Encounter Generation led by David Gilliam, their missionary to the Philippines. We also contribute to a mission in Mexico. Also, we have a pamphlet advertising our church as a camping spot for groups. With the head of the Virginia Creeper trail nearby and the Creeper Trail zip line just across the street, it is a wonderful spot for youth groups or boy or girl scout groups in the late spring, summer, and early fall months.
201 Church St, Tazewell, VA 24651
9:00 a.m. Black’s Chapel
11:00 a.m. Town Church
In December, the Presbytery installed Reverend Dr. David E. Gilbert as pastor (pictured above with his wife Lynn).
We support three missionary families all of whom visited us in 2016, to present updates on their mission work. From September through June we offer a once per month out-reach program of music or community interest and a meal for senior citizens and guests, serving 80 to 100 guests and shut inns. We have both a Festival of Hymns and a Christmas Cantata in conjunction with Southwest Community College Music Department. Recently, our Sunday Night Live Bible Study with Dr. Don Michael Hudson, head of the King University Department of Religion and Philosophy, and potluck dinner was well-attended with guests from community churches. Our members provide generous support for the Angel Tree Project in our community, providing Christmas gifts for children of incarcerated parents. The local food pantry, A Child Shall Lead Them, was originally envisioned and organized by youth from this church and continues to be faith we supported by our members.
Have you ever heard the word “Wild” used in the context of church?
Wild Goose Christian Community is a non-traditional worshiping community in Floyd County. Our purpose is simple: to reach out to those that might never darken the door of a traditional church, and to talk about the Good News of Jesus Christ--maybe in a way you've never heard it before.
Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm