Adult Wednesday Night Program
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
6:30 p.m., Assembly Room

The church of Christ has a responsibility and opportunity to care for families and individuals impacted by incarceration.  We will discuss why and how one individual and one collective church can make a difference by ministering to Christ himself.  We will briefly explore factors that may lead to incarceration and recidivism and the practical things that the church can do to help individuals avoid these hurdles.

Martin D. Brown is the Director of Government Relations for, and Program Director for The Gloucester Institute. Mr. Brown has over 20 years of leadership experience in human services and government relations serving three Virginia Governor’s. Most recently Mr. Brown served as Special Advisor to the Governor for Prisoner Reentry and Family Reintegration and as Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Social Services. During his time as Commissioner, Mr. Brown oversaw the Virginia Strengthening Families Initiative where an agency wide practice model was adopted, and the continuation and expansion of Virginia’s child welfare transformation occurred. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Howard University’s School of Business. He and his wife, Nita, have two teenaged children and reside in Richmond, VA. The Brown’s are members of Commonwealth Chapel South in Midlothian.

Upcoming Programs:

  • February 22: Black History Month IV: “Strengthening Parents to Improve Child Well-being: Richmond Family Fatherhood Initiative” with Chandra Washington-Peyton
  • March 1: Ash Wednesday Service
  • March 8: Lenten Series: Faith Stories, Family Style [intergenerational/family-oriented]
  • March 15: Lenten Series: Faith Stories, Table Style [intergenerational/family-oriented]
  • March 22: Lenten Series: Faith Stories, Lenten Style
  • March 29: Lenten Series: Faith Stories, Musical Style
  • April 5: Lenten Series: Faith Stories, Spiritual Style
  • April 12: No WND&P – Public School Spring Break & Holy Week

February 8, 2017: Black History Month II: Arthur Ashe Biography with Whit Sheppard

February 1, 2017: Black History Month I: “Called To Preach: The Life and Times of the Reverend John Jasper” with Benjamin Ross

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: Baked Spaghetti, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Broccoli, Garlic Bread, Sliced Pound Cake with Strawberry Topping & Whipped Cream

Please make your dinner reservation by Monday, February 13, 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!