Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church

Who We Are

Love God, Love Your Neighbor, Love Our World

What will you find at Blue Ridge? A fresh pot of coffee and homemade treats on Sunday morning. The gentle donkey that shows up on Palm Sunday. At Advent, children dressed as angels and sheep under paper stars. Laughter, for sure; it wells up everywhere around here, even in the middle of the sermon. You’ll find chances to serve: feed hungry neighbors in our own county, pick up a hammer and help build a school in Haiti or fix a roof here in Virginia. You’ll find the Gospel; the word that can open a new window in the heart and let hope in. You’ll find opportunities to bring that hope to someone else.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 11:00am - Service

What to Expect

What are services like?
Our services weave together elements of traditional and contemporary worship, drawing from ancient and modern expressions of the Christian faith. We celebrate the astonishing gifts of the senses, always looking for ways to engage sight, touch, hearing, and taste in worship, to open every possible channel to the good news of God’s love through Jesus Christ. Worship at Blue Ridge generally follows the seasons of the church year and observes the Scripture Lessons suggested by the Revised Common Lectionary. A central unifying theme selected by the Worship Team shapes many seasons and services.

What is the community like?
We are a multigenerational congregation that values service to others. At Blue Ridge we try to take our faith seriously and ourselves lightly. Jeans, suits, tattoos and ties are all welcome. Come as you are; no need to check your mind, your pain, or your sense of humor at the door. We cherish diversity because it keeps life interesting, and because we believe there is a role for each of us in the body of Christ.

What if I'm not a Christian?
All are welcome, whether you have a little faith, a lot, or none. Through worship we discover, and rediscover, the holy presence of God and grow as followers of Jesus Christ.


Jay Sanderford

Jay Sanderford

Jay is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and he received a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School. In twenty years of ministry, Jay has served as associate pastor at churches in Florida, Maryland and in Charlottesville, as well as executive director of a non-profit agency. Jay and his wife Beth have two grown children.


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