Thoughtful Faith Community

Thoughtful Faith Community (TFC) is a time for our congregation to come together for fellowship and education. The schedule has been aligned the schedule to allow children, youth, and adults to participate more fully. Additionally, intergenerational and mission activities have been included, as well as youth opportunities and new children’s programming.


4:30-5:15 p.m.: River Road Camerata

5:15-6:15 p.m.: Dinner

6:00-6:45 p.m.: Children’s Choirs Rehearsal

6:00-7:15 p.m.: TFC-Youth

6:15-7:15 p.m.: TFC-Adults

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Chancel Bell Choir Rehearsal

6:45-7:15 p.m.: TFC-Kids (kindergarten-2nd grades and 3rd-5th grades)

Childcare is provided for newborns through pre-k from 5:15-7:30 p.m.

TFC News

TFC: Staffing to Align with RRCB’s Future

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:15-7:15 p.m. Dinner, 5:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall Menu: Poppy Seed Chicken OR Vegetable Lasagna, Mashed Potatoes, Corn and Lima Beans, Dinner Rolls, Apple Cobbler Children’s Menu: Sloppy Joes, Mashed Potatoes, Corn and Lima Beans If you...

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5:15-6:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall

As a church family, a meal is served around tables in the Fellowship Hall from 5:15-6:15 p.m. During this time of fellowship, announcements, birthdays and anniversaries, and prayer concerns are shared. The dinner menu includes meat, vegetarian, and children’s entrées, along with a variety of sides including a salad bar, vegetables, and dessert.

Reservations are required by 11AM on Mondays before the dinner. You may make your reservation by contacting the church office. When you make your reservation, please indicate how many vegetarian and children’s entrées you’d like for your family.


Weekly Costs
Adults & Youth – $7/each; Children – $3/each; Family Max – $20

Standing Reservations
Standing Reservations are offered before the start of a new semester of programs. The pre-paid reservation provides a 10% discount from the normal price, so you can miss a Wednesday or two and maintain the convenience of having a standing reservation.

The deadline to sign-up and pre-pay is anytime before the first dinner in September and January. To make your standing reservation, please call the Church Office (804-288-1131) and mail your payment, or make your reservation and pay online through Access ACS.

TFC-Kids Fall 2017 Program Schedule

September 6: Recreation
September 13: Missions Education
September 20: Report from Ghana Visit
September 27: Bible Story Lesson Week 1
October 4: Bible Story Lesson Week 2
October 11: Reformation Series
October 18: Serving CARITAS
October 25: Missions Education
November 1: Bible Story Lesson Week 1
November 8: Bible Story Lesson Week 2
November 15: Recreation
November 22: No Dinner & Programs – Happy Thanksgiving!
November 29: Missionary Visit: Josh & Jessica Hearne
December 6: Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long by the Fire
December 13: Christmas Eve Family Service Rehearsal
December 20: Christmas Eve Family Service Rehearsal with Pizza
December 27: No Dinner & Programs – Happy New Year!

TFC-Kids includes study of the Bible, Recreation, Intergenerational gatherings with other age groups, and Missions study and projects. This Wednesday evening activity set has been created to help serve our children and their families on Wednesday nights from 6:45-7:15.

The children will be following a rotation model: with a Bible story time, recreation, intergenerational evenings, and missions education time. Bible story nights are two weeks at a time to allow the children to learn a story, and then present the story to other children the following week. Missions education will be learning from missionaries that visit our church, learning about other missionaries around the world, or other missions we do here at River Road such as CARITAS. Intergenerational nights will bring adults, youth, and children together.

Children’s Choirs, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
• Cherub Choir – Pre-K & Kindergarten, Youth Choir Room
• Carol Choir – 1st & 2nd Grades, Youth Choir Room
• Crusader Choir – 3rd-5th Grades, Choir Room

TFC-Kids, 6:45-7:15 p.m.
• Pre-K – 2nd Grades, CH #141
• 3rd-5th Grades, Chapel Hall

Youth Study Hall, 6:00 p.m., Youth Area

Following dinner on Wednesdays, from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. the youth have a study hall and fellowship opportunity in the youth area. This is time for students to do homework, get help with schoolwork, and interact with their peers. Additionally, youth are invited to attend and assist with TFC-Kids recreation, and youth are always welcome to take part in TFC-Adults as they so desire.

Program, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Assembly Room or Fellowship Hall

Adult programs continue to be interesting and fun educational programs led by our congregation, ministerial staff, and outside speakers. Also look for special Wednesday evenings where all ages will come together for multi-generational and inter-generational learning and service opportunities.

TFC-Adults Fall 2017 Program Schedule

September 6: Back to School! led by Ed Pruden
September 13: The New RRCB Website!
September 20: Pastoral Conversation with Daniel Glaze
September 27: Book Review by Fred Anderson: The Book of Joy
October 4: Report from Ghana Visit with Ebenezer Quaynor and Team
October 11: Reformation Series with Bob Gallagher
October 18: Reformation Series with Pam Durso
October 25: Reformation Series with Loyd Allen
November 1: Reformation Series with Phyllis Tessieri
November 8: Recognition of Our Veterans
November 15: WMUV with Valerie Carter
November 22: No Dinner & Programs – Happy Thanksgiving!
November 29: Missionary Visit: Josh & Jessica Hearne
December 6: Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long by the Fire
December 13: Starlight Service of Remembrance
December 20: No Dinner & Programs – Merry Christmas!
December 27: No Dinner & Programs – Happy New Year!