The Episcopal and Lutheran churches in downtown Fredericksburg have shared ministry for years, working together to fund and staff a mission to the University of Mary Washington campus since 2011. In 2018, the leadership of the three churches dreamed up the new position of Young Adult Missioner to coordinate campus ministries to the University of Mary Washington and Germanna Community College and a new young adult ministry in town.
We are committed to making The House a place where college students and young adults can be themselves, fully.
We believe that the diversity of humanity--of race, nationality, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, ability, and age-- are all illustrative of the image of God (imago Dei) each one of us is made in.
We acknowledge that religious affiliation and Christian identity and belief are complicated in 21st century America amidst increasing political and social polarization. We hold space believers, skeptics, and unbelievers alike and are a non-judgmental space for the exploration of faith.
We believe that the Church at its best is a place where people of all ages can be together in their similarities and in their differences. We believe in a Church where young adult can bring their cares, uncertainties, anxieties, hopes, and generational distinctions and be fully met where they are. We believe in a Church that helps the people of God cultivate a common vision of an equal and just society and to empower them to enact that vision together.