Adult Wednesday Night Program
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
6:30 p.m., Assembly Room

Born a slave on July 4, 1812, John Jasper was converted on his birthday while strolling on the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol.  Called to preach, John Jasper began his career as a slave funeral preacher, and in time became Virginia’s celebrated and most sought after preacher.  A spell-binder in the days of free-wheeling oratory, Jasper preached to throngs of entranced listeners.  Newspapers announced his sermons, and his appearances were always major events.  He realized his dream in 1867 when he organized the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in a former confederate horse stable. He reached the zenith of his career in 1885 when he introduced his signature sermon, “De Sun Do Move, De Earth Am Square.”

Benjamin Ross is the Senior Historian of the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church. His lecture will bring Jasper to life through the use of original artifacts, paintings, and free brochures.

Upcoming Programs:

  • February 8: Black History Month II: Arthur Ashe Biography with Whit Sheppard
  • February 15: Black History Month III: Prisoner Reentry with Martin Brown
  • February 22: Black History Month IV: “Strengthening Parents to Improve Child Well-being: Richmond Family Fatherhood Initiative” with Chandra Washington-Peyton

November 30, 2016: Q&A with Daniel Glaze, facilitated by Dan Bagby

November 16, 2016: Mission of Hope in Uganda with Missy Ward-Angalla

September 21, 2016: Pastoral Care: How a Congregation Can Care for Their Pastor with Tom Graves

September 14, 2016: State of the Church Chat with Dan Bagby

5:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Dinner reservations are required.

Menu for Adults & Children: Meatloaf, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls, Pumpkin Pie

Please make your dinner reservation by Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. You may call the Church Office, email Susan Young, or fill out the form below. Reservation cards are no longer be available in the pew racks.

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Dinners this year are being prepared by Annabell’s Catering. The owners and chefs are brothers Seldon and Moe Plumley. Both have extensive food service and customer service backgrounds. We are excited to welcome them to River Road Church! Seldon has experience as a general manager at Virginia restaurants and country clubs, where his responsibilities included hiring and training food service staff, menu development, and managing food service budgets. Moe’s experience includes managing and cooking at local restaurants as well. Currently, both Seldon and Moe are pursuing catering events, including those at RRCB. If you are interested in having Annabell’s Catering prepare food for your event, contact the church office, or come to Wednesday Night Dinner and introduce yourself!