Thankful for the Commitment of our Members

Thankful for the Commitment of our Members

“You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:11-12)...
“Let’s Twist Again”

“Let’s Twist Again”

Do you remember the children’s toy the kaleidoscope? It plays a metaphorical role in the Life Class, our Sunday School class. Each Sunday we strive to give “it” a twist to see something anew in the scriptures. Why do men and women near or in retirement still come on...
A Mainstay in Our Lives

A Mainstay in Our Lives

My association with River Road Church, Baptist began in 1955 when my family moved to Richmond, and soon thereafter we joined the church. Sunday School, worship services, Girls in Action (GA’s), and Youth Group were a regular part of my ‘growing-up’ years. In 1966, Tom...
Challenging Oneself

Challenging Oneself

As newlyweds, Bonnie and I were seeking a church which would offer an environment for us to grow spiritually. The initial dilemma was that Bonnie and I had significantly different religious upbringings, Bonnie having grown up in a very Southern Baptist church, and I...
A Place of Hope, Love, and Faith

A Place of Hope, Love, and Faith

When Rick and I stopped to ponder “why do we choose to give to our church,” we both had the same response. Why would we not give when we have been given so much? Like many of River Road’s members, Rick and I are children of the church. Neither of us remembers “church”...
A Worthy Symbol

A Worthy Symbol

This stewardship campaign’s symbol, a tree with roots, branches, and leaves is an appropriate analogy for our family’s stewardship. We planted our family here shortly after our daughter Ella was born and a year or so before our son Jack came along. A warm...