Wednesday, November 1, 2017
5:15-7:15 p.m.

Dinner, 5:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Menu: Chicken & Rice Casserole OR Vegetable Lasagna, Corn and Lima Beans, Dinner Rolls, Apple Cobbler

Kid’s Meal: Sloppy Joes, Corn and Lima Beans

If you have not already, please make your reservation by October 30. You may do so by filling out the form below or contacting the Church Office. When you make your reservation, please specify the entrées you’d like for your family.

Weekly Costs: Adults & Youth – $7/each; Children – $3/each; Family Max – $20

Children’s Choirs, 6:00 p.m.

  • Cherub Choir – Pre-K & Kindergarten, Youth Choir Room
  • Carol Choir – 1st & 2nd Grades, Youth Choir Room
  • Crusader Choir – 3rd-5th Grades, Choir Room

Register for choir now!

Bible Story Lesson Week 1, 6:45 p.m.

  • Pre-K to 2nd Grades, CH #141
    • One adult volunteer is needed. Please contact Kim Crowley.
  • 3rd to 5th Grades, Chapel Hall
    • One adult volunteer is needed. Please contact Kim Crowley.

Youth Study Hall, 6:00 p.m., Youth Area

  • One adult volunteer is needed. Please contact Kim Crowley.

Reformation Series with Phyllis Rodgerson Pleasants Tessieri: Religious Wars, Inquisitions, Ecumenism, and Irrelevance, Oh My!, 6:15 p.m., Assembly Room

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation illustrates how much has changed in the Christian tradition since 1517. We will examine the evolving facets of the Christian tradition since the 16th century and see how the Church is semper reformanda, or “always reforming.”

After interesting and varied careers as high school history teacher, office manager/paralegal, registered lobbyist in DC and ecclesiastical history professor for twenty years at academic institutions both in the US and in Europe, Phyllis completed her career as the John F. Loftis Professor of Church History at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.  Now she enjoys free-lance preaching and teaching in local congregations and a regular worship leadership position with Lakewood Retirement Community.  In all that she does her focus is thinking historically in order to participate in creating the future.  As one friend said, she is a historian of the future — neither trying to recreate the past nor idealize the past, but use the past to build on and point to the future. Particularly she is attuned to how religious organizations can exhibit characteristics of dementia when they experience dislocation in their context.  What she enjoys in preaching and teaching is the imaginative integration of aspects of reality; thus her “connecting history, dementia, leadership, organization, religion, baseball and rock music” motto.

Phyllis was born in Louisville, KY, while her parents were enrolled at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  She grew up in Bon Air Baptist Church where her father, Dr. Phillip E. Rodgerson, was the founding pastor and her mother, Bernice M. Rodgerson, established the church music program.  Her education was:  Huguenot High School, Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia (BA), University of Virginia (MEd), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv, PhD).  She was in her 30th year of marriage to Conrad N. Pleasants when he died.  Five years later she married her high school sweetheart, John E. Tessieri, Jr.  Historians are incorrigible – her entire life history is in her name!


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Wednesday Night Dinner Sign Up

Please fill out the form completely, including which entrees each diner prefers. Thank you. Weekly Costs: Adults & Youth - $9/each; Children - $5/each; Family Max - $25

  • Meat Entrées

  • Vegetarian Entrées

  • Kid's Entrées

  • Dietary Concerns or Restrictions

  • Childcare