Jul 28, 2023
K-4th grade Summer Programming consisted of lots of fun, laughter, and memories.
This was Calvin Kellum’s first time coordinating the Abundant Life VBS program. During programming this summer, he was able to connect with the kids he knew already from John Tutoring and new kids that joined during the summer.
Each week they would travel to a different church around Charlottesville to learn about the love of God. Before leaving for the church, Calvin would ask the children if any of them would like to pray for the upcoming day they were about to experience. At first the children were very hesitant to pray in front of all of their peers, but there was always one student whose hand would jump up immediately his name was KJ. KJ loved to pray for safe travels, for fun, and for family and friends. He was what the group needed to give all the students confidence to participate and by the end of the, summer we had every single student raising their hand to pray each and every day.
Following the daily VBS sessions, the group ate a lunch together and then moved on to afternoon activities. They worked on reading and writing at the Abundant Life house with Calvin and Ms. Faith. They would read 2 books each day and wrote 3 sentences about a prompt that was given to them. After their work was done they would have lots of fun playing outside as well as painting, drawing, and making bracelets.
This summer was filled with excitement and great times learning about the Lord. We learned how to pray and why we pray, Calvin and the children can not wait for K-4 VBS 2024.
Jul 10, 2023
On Saturday, July 8th 2023, Abundant Life Ministries dedicated its 780 Prospect Avenue Building to the Dickerson Family; a staple family in the Prospect Avenue neighborhood whose family grew up in the house before it was sold by the family to the ministry. We were honored to be joined by the Dickerson family on such […]
Feb 08, 2023
For our second week of Abundant Life Black History, we’d like to highlight a community of thriving black residents in Charlottesville, Virginia, that was destroyed in 1964 as part of a citywide redevelopment program. This neighborhood was known as Vinegar Hill, which extended through Main Street and the east end of the Downtown Mall. Post-Civil […]
Jan 10, 2023
Join us this MLK Day as we fellowship with one another for this MLK Day. All are welcome. The theme for this year’s event is Living Beloved Community. Our annual MLK Day event allows time for us to reflect on the lifetime works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his achievements in beloved community […]
Dec 20, 2022
As we move into the new year, We are excited to share our 2022 Impact Report with you. Abundant Life 2022 Impact Report Read more on our 2022 Highlights and the ministry’s impact on the community this year. Hear from our Executive Director, Eddie Howard, and his reflection on his first full year as Executive […]
Nov 30, 2022
In 2019, we began a practice of creating these clear and focused three-year strategic plans to guide our short-term efforts and ensure that we remain effective–and adapting–to achieve our long-term goal of helping residents of the Prospect and Fifeville neighborhood to flourish and live abundant lives. Our initial 2019-2021 Strategic Plan was informed, in addition […]