Area Church Youth Groups Had Busy Week

Photo By Tommy Stafford : ©2011 : Sidney Smith of Shipman holds a sign up this past Saturday afternoon in front of The Blue Ridge Grocery in Nellysford asking people to donate some extra canned goods to the Nelson Food Pantry.

Nelson County, Virginia

It’s been one busy week for several youth groups from area churches. They have been doing volunteer service projects across the county to help out others. “Youths from area churches have been coming together this week to re-gravel a driveway for a family, patch a roof, paint a house, hold a gospel car wash, just to mention a few things,” said Tyler Lucas who was helping coordinate the effort out of Rose Union Baptist Church.

Jade Ashley, Tyler Lucas, Diane Bridgewater, Rachel King, and Sidney Smith stand by the van parked in front of Blue Ridge Grocery in Nellysford this past Saturday. It was one of three Nelson groceries participating in the food drive for the Nelson Food Pantry.

As part of this past week’s effort the youth groups from Rose Union, Woodlands & Christian Fellowship churches helped coordinate a day long food drive this past Saturday at Blue Ridge Grocery in Nellysford, along with Food Lion and IGA in Lovingston. “They’ve been drumming up donations in front of the store asking people to bring out canned goods that will be taken to the Nelson Food Pantry,” Tyler continued. Earlier in the week the groups went to the Nelson Food Pantry to help spruce up and clean the facility.

The youth group collecting food donations this past Saturday at Blue Ridge Grocery in Nellysford.

The groups will to represent the Pantry again next month working with Kate Rutherford (coordinator of Nelson Community Day), August 20th, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at the high school.


  1. The week, which was the missions week for the youth of Living Word Christian Fellowship in Lovingston and Rose Union Baptist Church in Piney River, was amazing. The teens also replaced a roof and driveway for an elderly couple in Massie Mill, painted the whole outside of a house in Shipman, did a free car wash on Front st., painted and cleaned the whole of the Nelson Food pantry; was the work of teenagers who love God and wanted to share that with their community.

  2. Such fabulous kids must come from equally fabulous families. And proof that the family unit is the cornerstone of our society.
    God bless all involved!

  3. What a great week the youth had as they ministered to those in need here in Nelson County. It was also a great opportunity for the youth to be ministered to as they struggle in their walk with Christ in a culture that has disregarded Him and the life He has called us each to live. Thanks to the youth leaders at Living Word Christian Fellowship and Rose Union Baptist Church for their commitment to Christ, their commitment to our youth, and for Loving God, Loving Others, & Serving Both.


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