Summer at RRCB

Summer at River Road Church

While summer is a great time to take vacation or go to the rivah, RRCB remains active and hopes you may join us on a Sunday morning or for a special event. More information about some of our upcoming events and activities can be found below.

Upcoming Events

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May 29: CBF Executive Dinner visit, Dinner & Program

June 2: Concert Series: Choral Evensong

June 7: Sounds Like Summer on the Plaza

June 23-28: Hands & Hearts: Nicklesville Mission Trip

July & August: Summer Vespers

July 15-19: Vacation Bible School

August 2: Sounds Like Summer on the Plaza

August 4 – September 1: Holland Lectures

August 25: Concert Series: Washington National Cathedral

September 8: Celebration Sunday

Missions Opportunities

Children’s Activities

Youth Events

Sunday Morning Worship

God is both holy and personal. To capture these in our services, River Road Church’s worship is both formal and welcoming. “Gracious dignity” describes our worship.

Our Sunday morning worship services are the center of our gathered community of faith. Every Sunday is a “little Easter” and celebrates the saving work of God in Jesus Christ. We believe that regular participation in worship sustains both the individual and the congregation seeking to live out God’s purpose in the world.

Our regular service each Sunday is at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. During part of this service, children in the first and second grade are invited to Children’s Church, where they engage in age-appropriate activities related to the theme of the day. Children’s Church is led by our Children’s Minister and lay leaders.

Upcoming Sunday Services

Sunday Worship, May 5, 2019

Third Sunday of Easter Youth Sunday Service of Worship & Holy Communion 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary On Youth Sunday RRCB youth will lead in all elements of worship that day. Our youth have the opportunity to serve communion, lead in prayer, scripture, and song...

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Sunday Worship, April 28, 2019

Second Sunday of Easter Service of Worship 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Daniel Glaze Music Salmo 150 — Aguiar Ernani — Chancel & Youth Choirs Te Deum laudamus (B flat) — Charles Villiers Stanford — Chancel Choir Following worship there is a Business...

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Sunday Worship, April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday Service of Worship 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon by Daniel Glaze "Christ is Risen—Christ is Risen Indeed!" Scripture Texts Isaiah 65:17-25 John 20:1-18 Music beings at 10:35 a.m. Resurrection Dance — Russel Schulz-Widmar — Chancel Choir Christ Has...

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CBF Executive Coordinator visit
Dinner & Program
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

We are excited to host Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s (CBF) new Executive Coordinator, Dr. Paul Baxley. Dinner will be held before the program, reservations required.

E. Carl Freeman Concert Series
Choral Evensong with The River Road Chancel Choir & River Road Camerata
Huw Williams, Guest Conductor, Bath Abbey, UK
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Anthems by Parry, Boyle, and Gardiner

Sounds Like Summer
with The Adrian Duke Project, Saladworks, & Gelati Celesti
Friday, June 7, 2019
5:30-9:30 p.m., Front Plaza

Families, friends, and neighbors, bring your blankets and beach chairs, sit back and relax, and enjoy and a summer night on the Plaza! Admission to the event is FREE!

The Adrian Duke Project

The Adrian Duke Project will be jamming on the Plaza with their endless repertoire of rock, soul, and jazz tunes for all to enjoy!

Gelati Celesti:

RVA’s favorite Gelati Celesti is bringing their food truck and selling eight flavors of gelato as well as gluten-, nut-, and dairy-free varieties. The truck will be parked along River Road adjacent to the Plaza. The Gelati Celesti Truck accepts cash or debit/credit cards.

Saladworks:

The Saladworks Food Truck will be there making wraps, salads, and soups.  

What to Bring:

  • Chairs
  • Blankets (there is a large grassy area on the Plaza)

Where to Park:

There is free parking in front of the church and behind the church. We recommend parking in the parking lot on River Road across from the Church and the Plaza.

Hands and Hearts: Nickelsville Mission Trip
June 23-28, 2019
Nickelsville, VA, Scott County

In partnership with Southwest Virginia Partnership, Inc., our team will travel to serve the needs of others through a Christian perspective in Nickelsville. The team participates in a number of projects, including nursing home ministry, food pantry organization, painting, and light construction. The trip is $75 trip per person, and covers the cost of lodging.

Summer Vespers Series
Wednesdays, July 17 – August 3, 2019
7:00-7:45 p.m.

Let us not neglect meeting together, for where two or three are gathered in the name of the Lord, the Lord is present with them. (Heb. 10:25 and Matt. 18:20)

With summer months comes busy traveling and the fellowship of the church can become scattered. So in the months of July and August, River Road Church, Baptist takes a midweek break to worship together in a relaxed environment. We gather to pray, to sing, and to embrace the slow summer evening Sabbath time together.

Come… let us gather together in the cool of the evening this summer, for worship, for spiritual renewal, and for fellowship.

Come… refresh your spirit and give thanks for the beauty of the earth and the family of God.

We look forward to welcoming you midweek in the summer as we pause to listen for God’s Word ‘for the living of these days.’

List of Speakers

July 17: TBA
July 24: TBA
July 31: TBA
August 4: TBA

Upcoming Vesper Services and details are below. Service information is posted each Thursday.

TFC: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:30-7:00 p.m. River Road Camerata, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Main Rehearsal Room Dinner, 5:30-6:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall Menu: Chicken Enchiladas OR Baked Chorizo (Meatless) Pasta, Tomato Cilantro Rice, Fiesta Vegetables, Coconut Rum Cake Kids Entrée:...

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TFC: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:30-7:00 p.m. River Road Camerata, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Main Rehearsal Room Dinner, 5:30-6:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall Menu: Maple Bacon Chicken OR Artichoke-Stuffed Zucchini w/ Lemon Aïoli, Creamy Whipped Cauliflower Potatoes, Lemon-Dill Roasted...

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Maundy Thursday Dinner & Childcare Reservations

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 No Wednesday Night Dinner & Thoughtful Faith Community Children's Musical Rehearsal, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Main Rehearsal Room (Crusader & Carol only)   Thursday, April 18, 2019 Church Fellowship Dinner, 6:00-6:45 p.m., Fellowship Hall...

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Vacation Bible School
July 15-19, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

At VBS, children will travel to Mars and Beyond where they will learn about how God is able to do far beyond all we could ask or imagine. We have such a fun week planned: go beyond with boldness, faith, hope, kindness, and thankfulness.

Ages:

  • Preschool – Completed 5th Grade
  • In order to participate in VBS, your child(ren) must turn four by September 30, 2019.
  • If you have a youth (6th grade or older), they may volunteer during VBS week.

Sounds Like Summer
with The Jangling Reinharts, Curbside Creations, & Gelati Celesti
Friday, August 2, 2018, 5:30-9:30 p.m. on the Plaza

Families, friends, and neighbors, bring your blankets and beach chairs, sit back and relax, and enjoy and a summer night on the Plaza! Admission to the event is FREE!

The Jangling Reinharts

The Jangling Reinharts will be jamming on the Plaza with their mix popular cover songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s (along with the occasional TV theme song…just to see who’s listening) for all to enjoy!

Gelati Celesti:

RVA’s favorite Gelati Celesti is bringing their food truck and selling eight flavors of gelato as well as gluten-, nut-, and dairy-free varieties. The truck will be parked along River Road adjacent to the Plaza. The Gelati Celesti Truck accepts cash or debit/credit cards.

Curbside Creations:

Curbside Creations is a food truck that specializes in Cajun influenced seafood along with American festival foods.

What to Bring:

  • Chairs
  • Blankets (there is a large grassy area on the Plaza)

Where to Park:

There is free parking in front of the church and behind the church. We recommend parking in the parking lot on River Road across from the Church and the Plaza.

Holland Lectures
with C. Michael Hawn
Sundays, August 4 – September 1
9:45 a.m., Assembly Room

The Holland Lectures, previously known as The Catacombs Lectures, is an annual series at the end of the summer sponsored by the Shepherd-Holland Bible Study class. The lectures take place during the Sunday School hour, but you do not have to be in a Sunday School class to attend the series. On January 15, 2017, the class voted unanimously to rename the class the Shepard-Holland Bible Study Class, and the Catacombs Lectures, the Holland Lectures, in memory of Dr. Henry Holland.

C. Michael Hawn is one of our nation’s leading experts in hymnology and world music. Now a Richmonder, he recently retired after 25 years from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, as University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music and director of the Sacred Music Program. Previously he taught at two Baptist seminaries for a total of 15 years. He leads festivals and publishes extensively in the area of hymnology, is the USA Editor for the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, and writes a weekly hymn studies column entitled History of Hymns. A student of global Christian music, Hawn has conducted research and taught in over 40 countries. In addition, he has sung extensively as a countertenor and is a recovering accordion player.

E. Carl Freeman Concert Series
Boys & Girls Choirs
Washington National Cathedral
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Celebration Sunday
Sunday, September 8, 2019

As we begin to look ahead at where God is leading this gathered community of faith called River Road, we will celebrate the past summer as well as the beginning of a new season, expressing our gratitude for all that makes us the people of God in this time and place. Join us in the morning for Sunday School and worship, and then return to the church in the early evening for a church-wide picnic. During the Celebration Sunday picnic, we will hear from our church family about their summer experiences and adventures.

Mission Opportunities, Children’s Activities, and Youth Events

Missions Opportunities

May 21 – June 10, 2019
Circulo de Costura Exhibit

Saturday, June 8, 2019
CrossOver Moo & Brew 5K and Party

June 21-23, 2019
CBF General Assembly
Birmingham, AL

Saturday, August 10, 2019
project:HOMES Renew Crew Ramp Installation

Children's Activities

Thursday, June 13, 2019
5th Grade Pool Party

Friday, June 14, 2019
1st-4th Grades Bowling

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Preschool Fun Morning

June 18-21, 2019
PASSPORTkids! Camp

Sunday, July 14, 2019
1st-5th Grades Outing

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Preschool Fun Morning (offsite)

Friday, August 16, 2019
1st-5th Grades Movie Night

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Preschool Fun Afternoon

Youth Events

June 23-28, 2019
Youth Lumberton Mission Trip

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Youth Lunch Bunch

July 8-13, 2019
Youth PASSPORT Camp

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Youth Lunch Bunch

Sunday, July 28, 2019
Youth Outing (5th-12th grades)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Youth Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Youth Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Youth Lunch Bunch

Thursday August 22, 2019
Middle School Mission Project: Oregon Hill Baptist Center