Thoughtful Faith Community

Thoughtful Faith Community (TFC) is a time for our congregation to come together for fellowship and education. The schedule has been aligned the schedule to allow children, youth, and adults to participate more fully. Additionally, intergenerational and mission activities have been included, as well as youth opportunities and new children’s programming.

Schedule

5:30-6:15 p.m.: Dinner

5:45-6:30 p.m.: Children’s Choirs Rehearsal

6:00-7:00 p.m.: TFC-Youth

6:15-7:00 p.m.: TFC-Adults

6:30-7:00 p.m.: TFC-Kids (pre-K to 2nd grades and 3rd to 5th grades)

Childcare is provided for newborns through pre-k (3-year-olds) from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

TFC News

TFC: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 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: Roasted Tomato Pork Loin OR Wild Mushroom Lasagna, Lemon-Thyme Cauliflower, Garlic & Herb Potatoes, Mint Chocolate Crackle...

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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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Dinner

5:30-6:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall

As a church family, a meal is served around tables in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30-6:15 p.m. During this time of fellowship, announcements, birthdays and anniversaries, and prayer concerns are shared. The dinner menu includes meat, vegetarian, and children’s entrées, along with a variety of sides including a salad bar, vegetables, and dessert.

Reservations are required by 11AM on Mondays before the dinner. You may make your reservation by contacting the church office. When you make your reservation, please indicate how many vegetarian and children’s entrées you’d like for your family.

Weekly Costs
Adults & Youth – $9/each; Children – $5/each; Family Max – $25

Standing Reservations
Standing Reservations are offered before the start of a new semester of programs. The pre-paid reservation provides a 10% discount from the normal price, so you can miss a Wednesday or two and maintain the convenience of having a standing reservation.

The deadline to sign-up and pre-pay is anytime before the first dinner in September and January. To make your standing reservation, please call the Church Office (804-288-1131) and mail your payment, or make your reservation and pay online through Access ACS.

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.

Children’s Choirs, 5:45-6:30 p.m.
• Cherub Choir – Pre-K & Kindergarten, UC #232
• Carol Choir – 1st & 2nd Grades, Youth Rehearsal Room
• Crusader Choir – 3rd-5th Grades, Main Rehearsal Room

TFC-Kids, 6:30-7:00 p.m.
• Pre-K – 1st Grades, UC #228
• 2nd-5th Grades, UC #232

TFC-Kids Spring 2019 Program Schedule

January 9: Missions Education
January 16: Missions Education
January 23: Missions Education
January 30: Missions Education
February 6: Recreation
February 13: Missions Education
February 20: Missions Education
February 27: “This is Us, RRCB” with The Miller Family*
March 6: Ash Wednesday Learning^
March 13: Panama Team Sharing^
March 20: Missions Education
March 27: Recreation
April 3: No TFC – Spring Break
April 10: Missions Education
April 17: No TFC; Children’s Musical Rehearsal
THURSDAY, April 18: Maundy Thursday Service*
April 24: Celebrating our Good Earth*
May 1: Children’s Musical Rehearsal
May 8: TBD
May 15: Children’s Musical: “The Three Trees”*`
May 22: Christian Educator of the Year Award
May 29: TBD (bonus TFC!)

*Intergenerational
^Multi-Generational
`Just for Fun

TFC-Youth, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Youth Area

Following dinner on Wednesdays, from 6:00–7:00 p.m. the youth will gather for activities and discipleship opportunities. This allows our teenagers to grow together as a spiritual community and have fun together.

TFC-Youth Spring 2019 Program Schedule

January 9: Games & Dessert
January 16: Games & Dessert
January 23: Games & Dessert
January 30: Games & Dessert
February 6: Games & Dessert
February 13: Games & Dessert
February 20: Mission Project: Pack Lunches for CARITAS
February 27: “This is Us, RRCB” with The Miller Family*
March 6: Ash Wednesday Service^
March 13: Panama Team Sharing^
March 20: Games & Dessert
March 27: Games & Dessert
April 3: No TFC – Spring Break
April 10: Games & Dessert
April 17: No TFC
THURSDAY, April 18: Maundy Thursday Service*
April 24: Celebrating our Good Earth*
May 1: Games & Dessert
May 8: Church Trivia Night*`
May 15: Children’s Musical: “The Three Trees”*`
May 22: TBD
May 29: TBD (bonus TFC!)

*Intergenerational
^Multi-Generational
`Just for Fun

Program, 6:15-7:00 p.m. Assembly Room or Fellowship Hall

Adult programs continue to be interesting and fun educational programs led by our congregation, ministerial staff, and outside speakers. Also look for special Wednesday evenings where all ages will come together for multi-generational and inter-generational learning and service opportunities.

TFC-Adults Spring 2019 Program Schedule

January 9: Winter Bible Study with Bill Tuck
January 16: Winter Bible Study with Bill Tuck
January 23: Winter Bible Study with Bill Tuck
January 30: Winter Bible Study with Bill Tuck
February 6: “A Single Garment of Destiny: The Interconnectedness of Race and Theatre in RVA” with Bruce Miller
February 13: Studying and Singing Spirituals with Dr. Bob Gallagher
February 20: Studying and Singing Spirituals with Dr. Paul Richardson
February 27: “This is Us, RRCB” with The Miller Family*
March 6: Ash Wednesday Service^
March 13: Panama Team Sharing^
March 20: Lenten Series with Dr. Dan Bagby: “The Work of Forgiving: Forgiving Self”
March 27: Lenten Series with Dr. Dan Bagby: “The Work of Forgiving: Forgiving Others”
April 3: No TFC – Spring Break
April 10: Lenten Series with Dr. Dan Bagby: “The Work of Forgiving: Forgiving God”
April 17: No TFC
THURSDAY, April 18: Maundy Thursday Service*
April 24: Celebrating our Good Earth*
May 1: CrossOver Sewing Circle with Judy Collins & Margaret Phelps
May 8: Church Trivia Night*`
May 15: Children’s Musical: “The Three Trees”*`
May 22: Christian Educator of the Year Award^
May 29: Paul Baxley, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Executive Coordinator (bonus TFC!)

*Intergenerational
^Multi-Generational
`Just for Fun

Intergenerational, Multi-generational, and Just for Fun, 6:15-7:00 p.m., Assembly Room or Fellowship Hall

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. Other activities will be multi-generational. Our children, youth, and adults will all learn learn about the same topic, but in different settings, based on age.

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.

TFC Intergenerational, Multi-generational, & Just For Fun Spring 2019 Program Schedule

February 27: “This is Us, RRCB” with The Miller Family*
March 6: Ash Wednesday^
March 13: Panama Mission Team Sharing^
April 3: No TFC
April 17: No TFC
April 24: Celebrating our God Earth*
May 8: Church Trivia Night*`
May 15: Children’s Musical: “The Three Trees”*
May 22: Christian Educator of the Year Award^

*Intergenerational
^Multi-Generational
`Just for Fun