Adult Wednesday Night Program
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:30 p.m., Assembly Room

Richard Meagher is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

At the national level, Dr. Meagher has published a number of scholarly and popular articles on the American conservative movement. His work covers the alliance between fiscal conservatives and the Religious Right within the Republican Party, as well as the rise of Tea Party activism. More recently, his study of religion and politics has extended to the growing role of atheism and skepticism in American politics and culture.

Dr. Meagher also is an expert observer of local and state politics in the capital city of Richmond, Virginia, and has commented on state politics during dozens of appearances on local television news programs. He has been quoted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch for his views on city government, and has published a number of op-eds in that paper. He writes about Virginia politics at his RVA Politics blog (

In 2011, Dr. Meagher became the Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the College, teaching students to design innovative and systemic solutions to social problems. He is active in the field of service learning and changemaking, and has given numerous talks on the subject to lay audiences.

Dr. Meagher came to Randolph-Macon College in 2009, after teaching for two years at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Before that, he worked for 10 years in the non-profit world. He holds an MA in Philosophy and PhD in Political Science from the City University of New York.

Upcoming Programs:

  • November 2: Reintroducing Our Möller Organ with Bob Gallagher
  • November 9: Recognition of Veterans with Dean Decker & John Newby, Commissioner, Department of Veterans Services ~ “What’s New and Next in Virginia Veterans Services”
  • November 16: CBF Global Missions: Refugee Women’s Advocacy Coordinator, Uganda with Missy Ward-Angalla
  • November 23: No Wednesday Night Dinner & Programs – Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 30: Q&A with Dr. Daniel Glaze, facilitated by Dan Bagby
  • 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., Lower Commons

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: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries, Coleslaw, and Homemade Gingerbread

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

Dinner reservations are required. Please make your dinner reservation by Monday, October 24 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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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)