Our Mission & Purpose is
To promote and encourage Christian education through research, study, and fellowship with member churches and the community;
To provide assistance to help educate our members through scholarship funds, tutoring, mentoring programs and established learning centers;
To recognize and assist in developing excellent church leadership through the unifying of programs and future activities;
To be able to provide the resources that will strengthen the organization and to enlarge its membership capacity through support from members, Sunday Schools, and churches;
To inspire the desire to know of and to please Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, giving, and service;
To teach the truth of God and demonstrate the love of Jesus to people of every race, gender, nationality, age, and social class; and,
To be committed to making a difference in the County of Spotsylvania, Virginia.
History and Governance
In July of 1905, members of the African American community recognized the need for education beyond the primary level, led by a very visionary professor, John J. Wright. A strong and united coalition of African American churches was organized and named the Spotsylvania Sunday School Union (SSSU). This group of lay and religious leaders are still active today and the Union exists as a 501 (c) (3) organization through the work of member churches, individual memberships, donations, gifts, grants, and rental fees from the John J. Wright Park facility.
The Union is currently comprised of twelve Baptist churches to include: Bethlehem, Beulah, Branch Fork, First New Hope, Little Mine Road, Mount Hope, Mount Olive, Mount Zion, Piney Branch, Second New Hope, Sylvannah, and Zion Hill. Individuals may support the work of the Union by purchasing annual or life memberships.
We would love for you to join us. Please contact us if you are interested in attending a meeting or obtaining membership (see membership link).
Our Dedicated Officers
PRESIDENT - DEACONESS CAROLYN CHEW
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT - REV. CHARLES WORMLEY
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT - REV. STEVENSON REED
SECRETARY - MRS. ANITA ROBERSON
ASSISTANT SECRETARY - OPEN
TREASURER - TRUSTEE DERON TERRELL
ASSISTANT TREASURER - TRUSTEE BILLY BANKS
SHARON TAYLOR (BETHLEHEM); TRUS. EMMIT WRIGHT (BEULAH); DEAC. MAURICE COMFORT & TRUS. HENRY WHITE (BRANCH FORK); TRUS. CLIFTON JOHNSON (FIRST NEW HOPE); TRUS. TRUS. THOMAS LEWIS (LITTLE MINE ROAD); TRUS. HERMAN JACKSON (MT OLIVE); CLIFFORD DIGGS (MOUNT ZION); TRUS. LORETTA HILL (PINEY BRANCH); TRUS. DERON TERRELL (SECOND NEW HOPE); TRUS. DAVID TYLER & TRUS. BETTY PARKER (SYLVANNAH) AND TRUS. BRENDA DOBBINS (ZION HILL).
WEBMASTER - ANITA ROBERSON contact her at
CONTACT US AT:
Deaconess Carolyn Chew, President
Spotsylvania Sunday School Union
PO Box 78
Thornburg, VA 22565