Tappahannock Presbyterian Church

Tappahannock, Virginia


Several members of Tappahannock Presbyterian have been instrumental in founding and perpetuating Essex Churches Together, an interdenominational and interratial group of church represetnatives. TPC has supported this effort both with manpower and with finances. Members of TPC serve as Team Leaders for the Mission Day, Operation Inasmuch.




Every member of this little congregation participates in some way in outreach missions, whether it is with time or financial support. In 2011 the participation in Inasmuch missionOperation Inasmuch was over half of the congregation. Over $2500 was given to support this one-day event. The congregation is generous with giving when it comes to the four Presbyterian offerings: the Joy Gift, the Peace Offering, the Pentecost Offering, and the One Great Hour of Sharing. The 5 cents a meal offering is received the third Sunday of each month and food is brought in for the local food bank on that day. There is quick response to special requests such as peanut butter and jelly for children during the summer months.

Each year the church sponsors the children of the congregation to Camp Hanover. Equally important, there are 4-6 children from the community sponsored for the camp as well. Tappahannock Presbyterian was instrumental in the development and leadership of an interdenominational council of churches called Essex Churches Together (ECT ). See more details on another page.

Christian Education Tappahannock PresbyterianThere is a ministry to each other as well through the Fellowship and Congregational Care Ministry. Members share times of joy as well as times of need. A baby shower and new freezer helped prepare for a new baby in the church family. Graduation gifts are given to young people completing high school. Members of the congregation chartered a bus to attend the memorial service of a member who also resided in Alexandria. The congregation is an intimate group with a special bond which is extended to all who come to worship. Refreshments are brought by a different family every Sunday to enjoy after the 10:00 service. A Christmas dinner is held in someone’s home and for the last two years a Progressive Dinner has been held at 4 homes. A knitting group meets monthly to make prayer shawls and pray together. Everyone who comes to knit is not a member of the church, but everyone is welcome and encouraged to join when they are ready. Occasionally there are trips together to a dinner theater or other entertainment.

The One-Room School House PC-USA Curriculum is taught to children from 5 to 12 years of age every Sunday. Teens participate in morning worship by taking up collections, lay reading, and serving as acolytes.


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204 Kino Road ~ PO Box 983 ~ Tappahannock, VA 22560 ~ 804-443-9977