Adult Wednesday Night Program
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:30 p.m., Assembly Room

“Give the king your justice, O God… May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice” (Ps 72:1-2).  From ancient Babylon and Greece to Jerusalem (ancient and modern) and Washington DC, divine prerogative and human aspiration have existed in volatile tension.  These presentations will explore the political and theological repercussions of this tension and their impact on the ministry of the Church in the modern world.

Samuel E. Balentine is Professor of Old Testament and Director of Graduate Studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. He has authored numerous books, including a commentary on Leviticus in the Interpretation Bible Commentary series (John Knox Press), The Torah’s Vision of Worship (Fortress Press), a commentary on the Book of Job in the Smyth and Helwys Commentary series, and most recently, Have You Considered My Servant Job?  Understanding the Biblical Archetype of Patience (University of South Carolina Press, 2015).  He was a member of the editorial board for The New Interpreter’s Bible and currently serves as the general editor of the Smyth and Helwys Bible Commentary series; series editor of Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church; and editor-in-chief of the Oxford Handbook on Ritual and Theology (forthcoming). He is presently writing an Introduction to Wisdom Literature, which will be published by Abingdon Press.

Upcoming Programs:

  • October 5-19: Piety, Power, and Politics in the Bible and the Modern World with Sam Balentine
  • October 26: Religious Faith and Voting Patterns in America with Dr. Richard Meagher
  • November 2: Reintroducing Our Möller Organ with Bob Gallagher
  • Click here to see a list of programs for the fall.

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

September 14: State of the Church Chat with Dan Bagby

5:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

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!

Menu for Adults & Children: Porkloin w. Mushroom Gravy, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Dinner Rolls, & Homemade Cookies

Dinner Cost: $7/Adults, $7/Youth, $3/Children, $20/Family Max

Dinner reservations are required. Please make your dinner reservation by Monday, October 10 at 11:00 a.m. You may contact the Church Office, email Susan Young, or fill out the form below. Reservation cards will no longer be available in the pew racks.

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Regular Wednesday Schedule

  • 4:45-5:30 p.m.  River Road Camerata
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Dinner Lines Open
  • 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Children’s Choirs [Register Now!]
    • Cherub Choir, UC #232
    • Carol Choir, Youth Choir Room
    • Crusader Choir, Choir Room
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Adult Program, Assembly Room or Fellowship Hall
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Chancel Bell Choir, Bell Room
  • 6:45-7:00 p.m.  Voice for Life
  • 7:00-7:30 p.m.  Youth Choir Makeup Rehearsal (by appointment)