An Approach to Maundy Thursday

An Approach to Maundy Thursday

Sadly, suffering and tragedy are part of life—impossible to avoid. This week, for example, people all over the world were stunned by photos and video of Monday and Tuesday’s fire in Notre-Dame Cathedral. I spent Monday afternoon in a state of deep sorrow as I watched...

Historical Hallmarks: Founder’s Day

On April 14, 1946, River Road Church was formally constituted with sixty-six charter members. A religious survey or census of the growing area on the perimeter of the University of Richmond revealed that there was no Baptist church and yet one-fourth of the residents...
Youth March Mission Madness

Youth March Mission Madness

The weekend of March 22-24, 19 students and 4 fearless chaperones headed to Williamsburg to participate in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia’s (CBFVA) March Mission Madness. The weekend was spent with 225 students from around the state at Walnut Hills...
The Gift of Holy Week

The Gift of Holy Week

Each year we enter the Lenten season with the intention of being a little more thoughtful of our need for God’s presence, grace, and mercy.  We determine some way we might carve out a little more time, make a stronger effort, commit to a deeper discipline. It is our...