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.
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!
Rich Valley Presbyterian Church
3811 Valley Road
Saltville, VA 24370
Rich Valley Presbyterian Church is currently involved in a plethora of activities. We are focused on serving God and the needs of others, and do this in very dynamic ways. Trying to be proactive and interactive with the needs around us is the drive for all that we do.
e are very proud of our youth group and their mission work. Amy and Will Campbell are our youth group leaders and they have led our youth group in life changing experiences for the youth and all persons involved. The youth group and other volunteers went to West Virginia and helped with flood damage caused there. Our youth also painted Chatham Hill Church in Rich Valley. They also had a Lock-In at the church and then spent half a day doing trash pickup on our local roadways in Rich Valley. Another thing our youth is doing is regular visits to local nursing homes to sing and spread God’s word. These patients and youth all look forward to this. Our youth group attended the Christian Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina which the youth really enjoyed. A future endeavor that the youth group is very excited about is a mission trip this summer to Gainsville, GA, to help underprivileged children and the homeless. The youth will be running a VBS program for the children and volunteering at a local homeless shelter. Our youth group is full of energy and determined in all that they do.
Another program within our church that we are very proud of is Food for Friends. This program is supported by Rich Valley Presbyterian Church and our sister church Locust Cove Presbyterian. Food for Friends provides meals and fellowship to elders in our community on every Thursday. Currently, Food for Friends provides meals and fellowship to over sixty brothers and sisters in Christ. This program has not only been a blessing to the persons receiving the meals and fellowship, but those who provide and deliver the meals as well.
We have a lot of musical talent at our church as well. Raymond Campbell, a group member in Valley Grass, which is a bluegrass band composed of members of our church and others, gives weekly lessons to those interested in learning to play an instrument. He has done an amazing jog and every Sunday the congregation gets to hear the wonderful music that he has taught them. It is amazing hearing God’s word through music and a part of our church service that everyone looks forward to.
Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church
Sinking Spring Presbyterian
136 East Main Street; Abingdon, Virginia 24210
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship
“Responding to God’s grace, we are called to be a welcoming community, following Jesus, serving joyfully, and sharing God’s love with each other and the world. …” (From, Sinking Spring Mission Statement, adopted 2016.)
Recently, the Session of Sinking Spring contracted the services of Transition Specialist, Rev. Joel M. Long, to lead the congregation in a search to call our next installed pastor, which we hope to occur within the next 18 months. We are pleased to welcome Joel to our church! He has served three (3) other congregations as a transitional pastor and has served as Acting General Presbyter for Salem Presbytery-North Carolina. Dedicated to outreach, Sinking Spring congregants volunteer service to Abingdon’s Faith In Action food-bank, and our Stephen Ministers serve members and friends in need. We also offer a dynamic weekday preschool program. Worship services are enhanced with wonderful music led by Arch Snyder, Music Director, and Dr. Joseph Trivette, Organist/Pianist, and our church hosts the Spencer Music Series, a Sunday afternoon offering of a variety of musical events. It is a new day at the “Spring!” We are excited about discovering our new identity as a community of faith during this interim period. Come join us as we grow and expand our mission!
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