Gimme that Ol’ Time Religion

Once upon a time, long long ago, the first inhabitants in Northern Virginia had their own beliefs and worship practices. When the colonists arrived, they brought a new approach to dealing with a deity. They also brought people who retained some very different beliefs even while enslaved.

The Presbyterians and Baptists, the liberal religious believers in the 1700’s, cracked the marriage of church and state even before the American Revolution. Manassas has been “over churched” since the town was chartered in 1872 – and then the UU’s started meeting here in 1981.

The religious heritage of NOVA ain’t simple…