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.
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.
Upcoming classes include:
April 22 - Mary Stefanik leads the discussion on sleep, rest, and what God has to say about Sabbath.
April 29 - Fellowship time!
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.
Upcoming classes include:
April 22 - The Lord God the Almighty, Revelation 4:1-6,8-11; Bill Osborne, teacher
April 29 - Blessings, Glory, Honor, Forever, Revelation 5:6-14; Tim Ailsworth, teacher
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 May at 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor. The current topic is Accidental Saints by Nada Bolz-Weber, which is a six-week study.
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! This fall the study is on The Gospel of Matthew and is led by Rev. LoAnn Fairman.
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!
Lenten Series - Death and the Afterlife
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, 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.