Visit Us

We invite you to visit us to experience the community we’ve created. You may very well find you fit perfectly at River Road Church!

Who We Are

We warmly welcome new members into fellowship, eager to show the love and nurturing that River Road offers.

Staff & Leadership

Meet the ministerial, support, preschool center, endowment and board/committee leaders that help support the life of River Road Church.

River Road Church embraces worship that brings us close to God through thoughtful theology, liturgy, and the issues of the world around us, all of which matter to God.

Learn more about our intentional approach to worship and join us in person or online.

Worship begins at 11AM

Gather with us each Sunday in our beautiful sanctuary for inspired music and a relevant thoughtful message.

Children's Church

Children in the first through third grade are invited to Children’s Church, where they engage in age-appropriate activities related to the theme of the day.

We encourage you to join us for worship, in-person or online via livestream.

We believe that regular participation in worship sustains both the individual and the congregation.

Watch via YouTube

Livestream replays can be found on our YouTube Channel.

Worship Bulletin

If you are able, please print the bulletin and follow along.

More Info

Read more about our live service broadcast

Warm and welcoming, River Road Church embraces worship that brings us close to God through thoughtful theology, liturgy, and the issues of the world around us, all of which matter to God.

Learn about our style of worship, as well as music and periodic special services.

Planning a wedding and interested in potentially having your service at River Road Church?

Learn more about weddings in our sanctuary as well as who to contact as part of your planning.

If you are planning a memorial service for a recently departed loved one, River Road Church, Baptist offers ministerial support and care as you grieve, as well as assistance in planning the service.

Learn about our Columbarium Memorial Garden.

Discover opportunities for faith formation, community and learning for children and their families at River Road Church.

From weekly experiences of learning and music, to special events building fellowship and expressions of service, children are valued and nurtured.

Education

Age graded groups for Bible study are provided for children from infants through 5th grade.

Opportunities

From experiences in worship, to expressions of service, play and music, children are nurtured in multiple ways.

Middle and High Schoolers

Youth are invited to participate in an open community in which middle and high schoolers can build meaningful relationships, engage in thought-provoking worship and Bible study, learn tools for personal spiritual formation, and serve others.

Sunday School

Youth gather weekly for interactive, relevant Bible study and fellowship.

Opportunities

From mission experiences to retreats and PASSPORT Summer Camp, youth are nurtured and challenged as they grow in faith.

Opportunities for 18 to late-20-somethings

Discover opportunities for 18 to late-20-somethings to gather in small groups and larger gatherings for study and fellowship.

Education

Select from a variety of groups and approaches in which to study and grow.

Thoughtful Faith Community

Learn more about this time  to come together for fellowship and education.

Small Groups

Select from a variety of small groups including yoga, "fixers," book lovers, cinema buffs, and more!

Spiritual Formation

Discover opportunities to grow and connect, from our labyrinth and hiking trips, to team sports.

Life is a journey that brings joys and challenges.

As a family of faith, one of the most important and meaningful things we do is care for one another as we journey through life’s joys and sorrows.

Discover opportunities for pastoral care and support.

River Road Church Preschool Development Center is a school committed to partnering with parents in the raising of their young children.

Discover curriculum and programs that help children meet their individual social, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and physical needs.

Get Involved

Discover multiple avenues for making a difference in the world through service to those in need.

Our Partners

River Road Church, Baptist works with and alongside multiple organizations working to care for others.

Make a joyful noise! River Road Church, Baptist celebrates a long tradition of quality music.

Participate in choirs, handbells, and experience performances of talented musicians. Learn about our approach to music in worship and how you can participate.

Adult Choirs

Discover opportunities to share your musical talent and grow in a community that plays a vital worship leadership role.

Children's & Youth Choirs

Choirs for children and youth help develop a love of music and provide an outlet for faithful creative expression.

Sharing great music in our sanctuary to reach out to the surrounding community since 1970.

Experience renowned organists, vocalists, and instrumentalists through our long-running concert series.

Reserve tickets today.

Sanctuary and Möller Organ

When planned in the late 1960s to accommodate a growing church, the design of the Sanctuary focused on the soaring aspect of a cathedral-type space that directed attention to the heavens. A classic pipe organ and complementary acoustics would assist in this effort.

The Chapel Organ

The chapel, originally built in 1950 as the first formal worship space at River Road Church, is still used for small worship services, weddings, and funerals.

Grand Pianos

River Road Church has been blessed to have in its inventory of instruments five grand pianos, each given to the church by members.

Community

As a thoughtful community of faith, we celebrate multiple avenues for gathering to connect, learn, grow, be inspired and serve.

Thoughtful Faith Community

Make connections and build relationships Sunday evenings as we share a meal and fellowship together.

Distinguished Speaker Forum

Experience challenging and enlightening speakers on a variety of relevant topics. Get free tickets to upcoming events.

Events & Announcements

Discover upcoming events and opportunities at River Road Church, Baptist.

Online Church Directory

A member-only area offering contact information on congregational members.

Calendar

Get the details on a variety of upcoming events, services, and opportunities.

Concert Series

Experience renowned organists, vocalists and instrumentalists through our long-running concert series. Reserve tickets today.

Mission Opportunities

Participate in ministries of love, care, and hope.

Thoughtful Faith Community
Sunday, November 5, 2023
4:00-7:30 p.m.

This week the program is hosted by the Coordinating Group for Continuous Improvement and Congregational Vitality. Your participation is important! All of us play a valuable role in the long-term vitality of River Road Church. Maintaining and growing our church vitality is dependent on each voice. Please join us and invite your River Road friends to sign up, including members who may not attend regularly. Scroll down for more details.

We will meet on Sunday, November 5 as part of TFC programing. The session will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is for adults and students who are rising 6th graders and up. Child care will be provided for children in 5th grade or younger (extended until 7:30 p.m.). Please note: Youth Group and Children’s Rec & Missions are not scheduled this evening.

To help with setup, we are asking that everyone planning to attend sign up for TFC that evening, even if you intend to only attend the program. When signing up, you can select “No Meal” for your reservation. 

Supper reservations for November 5, 2023, are required by Thursday, November 2 at 4PM.

Community Meal, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Meat Entrée: BBQ Chicken; Salad Bar (V, GF); Mac & Cheese (V, GF available); Honeyed String Beans (V, GF); Hot Yeast Rolls (GF available); Apple Turnovers (V)
$10 for adults and youth, $6 for children

Vegetarian Entrée: Jackfruit BBQ (V); Salad Bar (V, GF); Mac & Cheese (V, GF available); Honeyed String Beans (V, GF); Hot Yeast Rolls (GF available); Apple Turnovers (V)
$10 for adults and youth, $6 for children

Snack Supper: Dino Nuggets; Mac & Cheese (V, GF available); Honeyed String Beans (V, GF); Apple Turnovers (V)
Note: does not include salad bar
$10 for adults, $6 for youth and children

Reservations are required by 4PM on Thursday, November 2, 2023. Click the button above to make your supper reservation—a Google form will open in a new window. Please select the meal choice for each member of your family. You must click Submit at the bottom of the form to submit your reservation. You will receive a confirmation email for your reservation.

While extra meals will not be available, TFC is still open to everyone. You can join just for the program, or you can bring your own meal. If you are planning to attend, we do ask for you to sign up and select “No Meal,” so we can still plan for tables and chairs.

Payments are collected at the main Fellowship Hall entrance. Cash, checks, or credit cards are accepted.

Chef Stan Barnett

RRCB started working with Chef Stan in October 2022. From TFC suppers to River Road Preschool events to outside organizations using RRCB’s facilities, Stan has been a great addition to RRCB’s meal offerings.

Stan is a Richmond native and a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College. He has been catering for over 40 years. In 1989 he opened The Hill Cafe for a very diverse and welcoming community, and after 11 years of service is the former Director of Kitchen Ministries for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Stan is available for catering your events outside of the church, please feel free to inquire with him. Contact the Church Office for his contact information.

Kitchen Volunteers

A strong team of volunteers will be essential to making TFC a welcoming and enjoyable gathering for the church. We need some volunteers to pitch in and assist Sunday evenings. We have money collectors in place, but ideally, we’d like to have 4 teams of 3-4 folks who can assist the chef with the set up and clean up on a regular rotating basis. It is roughly a two-hour time commitment, 4:30-7:00 p.m. (probably earlier, like 6:30). If you volunteer, your meal is covered by the church. Click the button below to sign up on Sign Up Genius.

Schedule

4:00-4:45 p.m: River Road Camerata
4:45-5:15 p.m.:
Youth Choir (6th-12th grades), Jubilate Choir (2nd-5th grades), and Carol Choir (age 4-1st grade)
5:00-6:00 p.m.:
Community Meal and Chancel Ringers Rehearsal
6:00-7:30 p.m.: Program

River Road Camerata, 4:00-4:45 p.m., Youth Rehearsal Room

River Road Camerata is a by-invitation youth choir focusing on more challenging choral pieces.
Choir Director: Dr. Bob Gallagher

Youth Choir, 4:45-5:15 p.m., Youth Rehearsal Room

Youth Choir is for all youth in grades 6-12.
Choir Directors: Bob Gallagher & Lauren Maho

Jubilate Choir, 4:45-5:15 p.m., Main Rehearsal Room

Jubilate Choir is for all children in grades 2-5.
Choir Director: Suzanne McClain

Carol Choir, 4:45-5:15 p.m., UC #232

Carol Choir is for children age 4 through grade 1 (preschoolers should turn 4 by 9/30/23).
Choir Director: Mary Langston

Chancel Ringers, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Bell Room

Chancel Ringers is RRCB’s adult handbell choir.
Choir Director: Chuck Todd

Contact Dr. Bob Gallagher (bobgallagher@riverroad.church), Minister of Music, with any questions about our children and youth choirs.

Conversation with Community Leaders: Engaging with our Neighbors Hosted by Coordinating Group for Continuous Improvement and Congregational Vitality, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Please join the Coordinating Group for Continuous Improvement and Congregational Vitality (Vitality Committee) as we gather in small groups to hear from community leaders about what needs they are seeing and how members of River Road Church can have impact/has impact as we serve others. 

Representatives from the following organizations will be with us:

  • Bon Secours Mercy Community Health
  • Crossover Heathcare Ministry
  • Henrico County Community Food Bank
  • Henrico County Police Department
  • Henrico County Public Schools
  • Re-Establish Richmond
  • Multicultural Outreach, Chesterfield County Schools

This is another step in the Vitality Committee’s work. Discerning and affirming our role in caring for our neighbors is important. This is an opportunity for us to learn about current community needs and the many inspiring organizations doing great work nearby. The exchange with community leaders will help us discern how to enrich our experience as a fellowship and expand on our strengths, as we serve both our members and our community.

Your participation is important! All of us play a valuable role in the long-term vitality of River Road Church. Maintaining and growing our church vitality is dependent on each voice. Please join us and invite your River Road friends to sign up, including members who may not attend regularly.

We will meet on Sunday, November 5 as part of TFC programing. The session will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is for adults and students who are rising 6th graders and up.

Child care will be provided for children in 5th grade or younger (extended until 7:30 p.m.). 

Please note: Youth Group and Children’s Rec & Missions are not scheduled this evening.

To help with setup, we are asking that everyone planning to attend sign up for TFC that evening, even if you intend to only attend the program. When signing up, you can select “No Meal” for your reservation. The reservation deadline is Thursday, November 2 by 4:00 p.m.