Sunday School


This class is being updated for the new school year. What does it mean to be a Disciple? What should I know...what should I do? This class meets in the Parlor in the main building.

During the summer, please join the Martin B. Williams Adult Bible Class.

God in Action

This class explores how the Bible is relevant in all aspects of our lives using a rotation schedule including: Praying the News led by Jenn Cornell, History of the Christian Church led by Linda Thomas, Bible Study led by Jim Ring, and Book Discussion led by Mary Stefanik.  The book for the fall will be Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving.  This class meets in Kemp Hall.

During the summer, please join the Martin B. Williams Adult Bible Class.

Martin B. Williams Adult Bible Class

Adult Bible Class

The class studies the Bible using The Present Word, a PC(USA) curriculum based on the Uniform Lesson Series. This faithful class joins in singing at the beginning of each class followed by sharing the Joys and Concerns of our congregation and prayer. This class meets in room 01 in the basement of the main building. This class meets year-round.

Upcoming classes include:
August 19 - Loving and Just Behavior, Romans 12:9-21; Pat Ellison, teacher
August 26 - Practicing Justice, Colossians 3:5-17; Pat Ellison, teacher

Bible Studies

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People of the Book

For 2018, join our new book group, People of the Book. Each month will feature one or more books of the Bible, with commentary and questions provided by theologians and educators. You will be able to make comments and ask questions as you read along with others in the group. See People of the Book for more information and updates.

Women's Bible Study

The Women's Bible Study generally meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month through March at 1:00 p.m. in the Parlor, with a break during December. The fall study will feature a DVD series, A Woman Overwhelmed by Hayley DiMarco. In January, the group will study another DVD series, Numbers by Melissa Spoelstra.

Young Adult Small Group

Young adults are invited to small group dinners followed by discussion time on Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The group meets at the home of Rev. Andrew Whitehead. You may bring a dish or drinks to share. The group began with a study of the Psalms of Ascent (120-134). They will study one Psalm each week, starting with a reading of a few different translations then have a time for people to discuss their first impressions or emotional reactions to the Psalm. Andrew will provide background information and/or commentary where needed or when requested. RSVP to Andrew at

Thursday Afternoon Bible Study

This Bible Study meets each week on Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Saunders Hall from fall to the end of the year, then again from January until mid-spring. Check back for fall programming to begin.

Wednesday Evening Programs

Following Wednesday Night Suppers (held fall through spring), we often offer programs on specific topics, Bible studies, how-to sessions, etc. Be sure to sign up for supper before the program and share some fellowship!

Previous Events

Lenten Series - Death and the Afterlife

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Dr. Douglas F. Ottati

Dr. Doug Ottati is the Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice at Davidson College and the author of numerous books and articles. He spoke to us in April 2017, on Who Is Jesus Christ?. Dr. Ottati spoke on Friday afternoon at Union Presbyterian Seminary and here at River Road at three sessions spread over Saturday and Sunday. His theological discussions were enlightening.

Bible Boys

The Bible Boys take on current topics and explore them through perspectives of faith and history. The most recent discussion on October 19, 2016, centered on Faith and Politics. Below are some photos and the video from the evening. You may see previous Bible Boys events on our YouTube Channel.

Dr. Martin L. Cook

Martin L. Cook teaches Professional Military Ethics at the United States Naval War College. Dr. Cook spoke to us regarding Just War in the Age of Terror. He was our guest for three sessions over one weekend in April of 2016. The information he shared as well as his insights on current events fascinated our audience.