Colonial Presbyterian Church
Some of our Ministries:
Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Presbyterian Women, Outreach
Making God first in our lives
Practice times are Wednesdays at 5:50 p.m. (September - May)
LARGE PRINT BULLETINS AND HEARING DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE, with WORSHIP BAGS FOR CHILDREN DURING WORSHIP SERVICE
Other worship offerings include Celtic services, devotions, seminars, small groups, Community Worship, and Celebratory services.
Ministry of Discipleship
Learning who HE is
Christian Education has, and always will be a priority at Colonial Presbyterian. Our church views our faith as an on-going process in which you never stop learning. God wants us to meditate on Him day and night, and study His Word. It is with humility and praise that Colonial makes available multiple Adult and Youth Sunday School programs, in addition to offering special topical studies (such as the Prodigal God, in which over 100 of our family took part in small group studies).
9:45 am -10:40 am (September - May)
5:00pm - 6:00pm Sunday evenings at Colonial Avenue Baptist Church for a meal.
Youth Group is a time of fellowship and fun.
Areas of service by the youth: Manna Ministries and Rescue Mission (both monthly)
Youth also attend "Passport Camp" every summer.
Our discipleship program for youth is about developing the whole person, not just one aspect of a student's life. We want to see young people who are well prepared in their Christian faith and who have developed a solid Biblical foundation. God asks that we love Him with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. Based on this command, we at Colonial desire to train young people not simply to learn about Christianity, but to live Christianity.
8th Graders- Area of Study: Bible, Prayer, History of Church, Communion, Holy Spirit, Lord's Prayer, etc.
Vacation Bible School
Ministry of Fellowship
Interaction with our fellow believers
We offer many after worship fellowship events throughout the year.
A group of Colonial Presbyterian women, men and friends who gather for social time, eating out, or visiting a regional site of interest
Men's Breakfast Club
Every two weeks, a group of men from Colonial meet at The Roanoker restaurant at 8am on Saturday to discuss a Christian book we are reading, and catch up on each other's lives.
Strengthening our church
Rooted in faith (depicted by the Bible) the outline of the central figure forms a cross and stands in praise to God through Christ. The right figure holds a book to guide her reading, studying, praying and meditating. The left figure reaches out to care for others as she shares, nurtures and heals. The circle represents the church worldwide where women offer their gifts and talents.
PURPOSE OF Presbyterian Women
FORGIVEN AND FED BY GOD IN JESUS CHRIST, WE COMMIT OURSELVES:
To nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
To support the mission of the church worldwide,
To work for justice and peace, and
To build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom.
Download Document on Presbyterian Women
Ministry of Outreach
To the least of these
Our Church helps support Missionaries in the Dominican Republic and in Africa. The Hilgeman family; Jason, Pam with their sons Tyler, Zach,
and Sammy have dedicated their mission life to building a school in the Dominican Republic to help the people become more independent and get out of the circle of poverty. The Brown family; Steve, Nancy, and their two sons have been working to bring Christianity and water to the nomadic tribes of Niger in Africa. We have been able to help sponsor several Mission Trips for all ages.
Our church travels to visit our Dominican missions every two years. On our trip to the Dominican Republic we help the Hilgeman's and their growing team teach bible school as well as English classes with the adults and children of the Batey's in their goal to establish and English speaking Christian school, as well as aiding in construction projects.
One trip was to Covington, VA during the Men's Presbyterian Missions Week started by our own Rev. Brent Williams. Ramps were built, porches rebuilt,along with painting, electrical wiring, chain-sawing, cleaning, and helping those in need. We have also traveled on Mission Trips to Atlanta working with the homeless and to Mississippi with the youth working with Youth Works, an organization that teaches bible school and helps the children learn discipline and respect for others.
We are helping support the Presbyterian Community Center, Roanoke Area Missions, The Rescue Mission, The Blanket Fund, One Great Hour of Sharing, Presbyterian Children's Home in Lynchburg, West End Community Center, Ronald McDonald House, SERRV, Presbytery Synod and General Assembly programs. Also, Roanoke Area Ministries, Mana Ministries in Vinton, LOA, Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, Operation Christmas Child, and The Salvation Army.
This support may be through volunteering, donations, monetary and otherwise, serving a meal, answering a phone, to ringing bells at Christmas. But most importantly through constant prayer.
Christian Community Action
Food is collected the first Sunday of each month for the Presbyterian Community Center. Donations can be brought in at any time and put in the basket inside the closet off the narthex.