Richmond Woodville Church of the Nazarene
Richmond Woodville Church of the Nazarene is a small church located on the corner of 21 st Avenue and Selden Street in historic Church Hill in the City of Richmond. Although the building has been renovated, the church has been in its present location since 1946. In the early 1980’s the church added a new church building on its property where Sunday and midweek services are held. The old church building is home to a full- day nursery school for children living in the Jackson Ward and Church Hill area. Richmond Woodville is an African American congregation with about 350 members, and weekly attendance is approximately 200. Members are mostly from the Jackson Ward and Church Hill area and come from working class families.
Richmond Woodville Church of the Nazarene Church holds services on Sunday mornings and Bible study, youth study, and prayer meetings during the week. Every fourth Sunday at Richmond Woodville is dedicated to the children’s ministry, which prepares children to sing and usher for the Sunday service. There are church choirs, a drama ministry, men’s ministry, new member’s classes, a singles ministry, witness and outreach team, women’s ministry, and a youth ministry. The current men’s ministries are focused on evangelizing in the community. Home visits are organized weekly for people who may be sick or shut in and are unable to attend church services. Richmond Woodville Church of the Nazarene states its mission as: “Worship the Lord, Invite the Lost and Nurture the Saints.”
Richmond Woodville Church of the Nazarene Church supports a full-time/part-time daycare facility for children between two and twelve. The school has a before and after school program that is committed to giving quality daycare and after school care to children in their community. Teachers are members of the church who have dedicated their time to teach children basic life and social skills. The school provides three meals daily as well as transportation to children who live in close proximity to the school. The school has been in operation for forty years.
Richmond Woodville Church of the Nazarene Church
2012 Selden Street
Richmond, VA 23223