Jesus calls his disciples to provide compJesus calls his disciples to provide compassionate care to those in need, saying “When you do it to one of the least of these my brothers, you do it to me.”
Scottsville Presbyterian takes these words of Jesus to heart. Through the years we have reached out to others in need in various ways. Aware that our resources require a targeted focus, we have concentrated on these principal ministries.
The Discovery School of Virginia
The Discovery School of Virginia, located in nearby Buckingham County, provides a supervised setting where young men with emotional or behavioral problems can find assistance in working through conflicts to a healthier way of relating to other people. Scottsville Presbyterian has established a close relationship with two of the school’s groups. Young men from these groups regularly attend worship at Scottsville Presbyterian. Members of the church also engage the young men in work projects.
The Bread of Life Ministry of Scottsville
This is an ecumenical ministry by six Scottsville churches. It operates a food pantry program for destitute neighbors who need assistance. The pantry is run entirely by volunteers. Scottsville Presbyterian has supported Bread of Life with both monetary contributions and volunteer staffing.
The Scottsville Mobile Food Pantry
A mobile pantry from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank visits Scottsville once a month, the fourth Tuesday of the month. When the truck arrives, volunteers step in to unload the food, package it into grocery bags, and distribute it to people in need of emergency food assistance. Many of the volunteers come from local churches, including Scottsville Presbyterian. Start times are 9:00 a.m. if you are helping with carts and sign-in or 9:30 a.m. if you are helping with food packing and distribution.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provides meals to homebound residents of Albemarle County. . Our members serve as volunteer delivery drivers, and we help organize the multi-church, annual community Fish Fry that generally raises over $10,000 for Meals on Wheels .
The Boys and Girls Club of Scottsville
A committee of citizens worked tirelessly to establish a Boys and Girls Club in Scottsville for several years, and members of Scottsville Presbyterian played leading roles in planning for this club and its fundraising. The surrounding community was overjoyed when the club opened in the old Scottsville school in June, 2014.
Help for Neighbors
Scottsville is responding to God’s love by dedicating 15% of its budget to local mission. It makes substantial gifts to the following organizations and to needy individuals:
Bread of LIfe $1500
Fluvanna Habitat for Humanity $1500
James River Boys and Girls $2000
LIttle Learners Tricounty $1750
Love, Inc. $1000
Meals on Wheels $1000
Southern Albemarle Family Practice $1000
Donations to Individuals $2200
Scottsville’s Presbyterian Women
Scottstville Presbyterian has a women’s group. The group meets once a month to plan activities that serve the community. The Presbyterian Women sells handmade items and food goods one Saturday a month at the Scottsville’s farmers market. Several times over the past few years the Presbyterian Women has hosted a quilt show. The proceeds of our sales help support the following local missions: Madeline’s House; Boys and Girls Club, Hospice of the Piedmont, and the Salvation Army,