What does it mean to say we are People of the Book? As Christians, we are led to build a relationship with Jesus through reading God’s word in the Bible and through prayer. The Christian Education Ministry at River Road seeks to guide you in this process by offering tools you can use to study and discern God’s word and to assist you in making the most of your prayer time. Watch for Bible reading tips for you and your family, prayer exercises, specific Bible verses, and more. These items will be shared in a variety of ways - here on the website and through our Facebook and Instagram spaces.
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Christians live in God’s Kingdom at the same time we live in the world. The world’s cultural messages are strong and often counter to the Kingdom messages. We are called to be transformed into Christ’s disciples by the renewal of our minds. One way to hear God’s Kingdom message is to read Scripture. Another is to read books written by Christians that build us up in the faith. In this space we will offer titles of books that have encouraged and strengthened others.
We invite you to share with us any books that you have found valuable in your faith journey. Please let our Christian Education Ministry consider promoting titles that have touched you in this space.
The God and Action and Faith and Family adult Sunday School classes have combined to begin Sharing And Learning Together - the SALT Adult Sunday School Class! Designed for all seasons of life and faith development, the class will explore one of four topics each week: Praying In the News, Acts and the Early Christian Church, Faith and Family, and a book study of Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen. Plan now to join the class on Sunday mornings in Kemp Hall for a time of study and fellowship.
Martin B. Williams 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 is taught by a team of four devoted teachers and meets in Room 01 in the basement of the main building. This class meets year-round.
Wednesday Evening Programs
Following Wednesday Night Suppers (held fall through spring), we often offer programs on specific topics, Bible studies, how-to sessions, etc. For Fall 2019, Dr. Ray Roberts will be leading a Bible Study following supper each week in Kemp Hall. Be sure to sign up for supper before the program and share some fellowship!
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 Whitehead.
Thursday Afternoon Bible Study
This groups meets every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in Saunders Hall fall through spring. Men and women are invited to join us for a vibrant, engaging study of the Book of Acts. The Teaching Team includes Jack Foley, Jane Sewell, and Linda Thomas.