Faith and Family
Focusing on family and parenting, this class examines a variety of family issues which challenge Christian parents fall through spring in the Parlor in the main building. You will want to join the class for thoughtful conversations about faith, families, and our church family. Parents of children of all ages are welcome to join this group! Come for the coffee; stay for the conversation!
During the summer, join the God in Action Class in Saunders Hall for a time of fellowship to celebrate another year of Sunday School.
God in Action
Fall through spring, this class meets in Kemp Hall, exploring how the Bible is relevant in all aspects of our lives using a rotation schedule.
During the summer, enjoy a morning of fellowship in Saunders Hall during Sunday School. Plans for the fall are well underway! Want to join the teaching team? Talk with a current teacher or Leigh Anne Ring today!
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 meets in room 01 in the basement of the main building.
This class meets year-round. All adults are welcome to join this class during the summer. Upcoming topics:
June 18: Jephthah Answers the Call - Judges 11; Pat Ellison, teacher
June 25: Samson's Call - Judges 13-16; Tim Ailsworth, teacher
Women's Bible Study
The Women's Bible Study generally meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month from September to May at 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor. The current topic is The War Room.
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. There is no homework; just bring your Bible. All are welcome to join! Check back for fall programming.
Young Adult MInistry
Our Young Adult Ministry exists to talk about our lives and how faith informs and guides our living. Please email Leigh Anne Ring to learn more about this opportunity. Parents of young adults (21-30 years old), please send in their contact information too!
Wednesday Evening Programs
Following Wednesday Night Suppers, we often offer programs on specific topics, Bible studies, how-to sessions, etc. Check here for the latest on upcoming programs. Be sure to sign up for supper before the program and share some fellowship!
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.
The Bible Boys take on current topics and explore them through perspectives of faith and history. The most recent discussion on October 19, 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.