We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Rejoice this Advent! Sacred Group votes for scholarship funds for 2024

Sacred Ground voted unanimously by email in early December to fund the recommendation forwarded by Jessica Thompson at Germanna for scholarships for students entering the trades. Each student is “in financial need and from underserved populations.” The $2,700 would be split equally to pay for their training.

Each student owes approximately $1,500 for the classes to complete the training. We will pay for the additional expense for each student through additional scholarship funds. We will have a scholarship reception in the spring where we can have the committee attend and meet students that benefit.

Devonte B.

Devonte possesses hands-on experience in equipment operation, construction, and culinary skills. His career objective is to secure a full-time position as a hydro excavator operator, complemented by acquiring proficiency in driving a lowboy for heavy equipment transport. This certification pursuit aims to enhance his employability, providing increased stability for his family, thereby positively impacting the well-being of his two children.

Nicole B.

Nicole has a diverse employment history since the age of 17, including a significant role in caring for her terminally ill grandmother throughout 2022. Her ambition is to establish herself as an owner/operator in the trucking industry.

Diamond C.

Diamond recently transitioned from three jobs to two, prioritizing a more balanced work schedule while maintaining her strong work ethic. Despite her love for work, she recognizes the importance of a manageable workload. With a proactive mindset, she is committed to achieving success in CDL training, ensuring she acquires the necessary knowledge for future endeavors.