The Board of Christian Education and Spiritual Formation and the pastoral staff have been dreaming and planning Wednesday night experiences designed to help form our faith as a family together. Beginning in the fall of 2018, you will begin to notice some changes to our Wednesday night offerings, which we call Thoughtful Faith Community (TFC).
Below are just a few of those changes.
Schedule—The schedule for Wednesday nights has always been difficult. It’s hard for working adults to get from their places of employment to church in time for supper. Likewise, it’s difficult for families with small children to stay until 7:30 or 8 p.m. on school nights. We’ve tried to condense the schedule as follows:
- 4:45-5:30 – River Road Camerata
- 5:30-6:15 – Dinner and Prayer Time
- 5:45-6:30 – Children’s Choirs
- 6:00-7:00 – TFC-Youth
- 6:15-7:00 – TFC-Adults
- 6:30-7:00 – TFC-Kids
Missions Education for Children—Last year we experimented with a rotation model for children, where this year we’ll focus upon Missions Education. Our children will learn about the missionaries our church supports, other cultures, and mission opportunities in Richmond and around the world that they can become involved in.
Youth Program—Rev. Marnie Fisher-Ingram, our Associate Pastor for Youth & their Families has planned youth activities and discipleship offerings for our teenagers to grow together as a spiritual community and have fun together.
Intergenerational Activities—There will be a few TFC offerings that are intergenerational in nature. These programs and worship services will allow us to get to know one another better and learn how we can serve God and our communities as God’s children, all ages, working and learning together.
Just for Fun!—River Roaders love to laugh and have a good time together, so a few of our TFC programs will be just for fun! From a church-wide trivia night to a Christmas sing-a-long, we hope you’ll come and share an evening of fun and laughter with your church family.
(programs are subject to change)
September 12: Daniel Glaze & Marnie Fisher-Ingram
September 19: Intergenerational Activity*
September 26: Dr. Jamelle Wilson
October 3: “Shadowy Sheol: Life and Afterlife in the Old Testament” with Dr. Art Wright, BTSR
October 10: “Harrowing Hell: Three Traditional Views of Hell in Christian History” with Dr. Art Wright, BTSR
October 17: “I’ll Fly Away?: Revisiting the Biblical Perspective on Heaven” with Dr. Art Wright, BTSR
October 24: Churchwide Trivia Night*`
October 31: No TFC
November 7: Recognition of Our Veterans*
November 14: Midwives of Haiti^
MONDAY, November 19: Thanksgiving Community Service with Quioccasin Baptist*
November 21: No TFC
November 28: Rabbi Hal Schevitz, Congregation Or Atid “Hanukkah”^
December 5: This is Us Family Interviews*
December 12: Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long*`
December 19: Starlight Service of Remembrance
December 26: No TFC
`Just for Fun
Dinner Standing Reservations
Standing Reservations for Wednesday dinners, September 12 through December 19, 2018 (no dinner on October 31, November 19, and November 21), are now available. The deadline to sign-up and pre-pay is anytime before the first dinner on September 12. Click here to make your standing reservation.
|Normal Price/Week||Seasonal Fall 2018 Cost|
|Family Max||$20.00/week||$234/13 weeks|