Here at River Road, almost half of our worshipping congregation belongs to a small group. Small group participation is a priority because it is the most effective venue for growing in your faith and it empowers the church to live out its mission of loving and serving God and neighbor. Small groups within the church are the primary place where you can connect with God and also with one another.

By participating in a small group, you can study and discuss God’s Word hands-on in an intimate setting, enabling you to dig deep into your own understanding and share your faith with others. We hope that you will join a group and jump on board the exciting journey of living a life intentionally with God!

Prepare the Way: An Advent Study

Advent often begins with these words: “A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.’” During Advent we prepare to receive Jesus and his kingdom as good news, as a welcome alternative to the status quo. The letter of James was written to remind us of the basics of discipleship: moving beyond good intentions to good deeds. Recognizing our blinders so we begin to truly see the people around us. Becoming a friend of God. As we prepare the way of the Lord during Advent, let’s come together to listen to James in an Advent study led by Ed Kross (ed@riverroadumc.org). We will meet via Zoom from 9am to 10am on Sunday mornings starting Sunday, November 22 and go through Sunday, December 20. If you’re interested but not sure you can make all 5 sessions, sign up and you’ll receive a weekly message to guide you in your reading and study of James. Sign up via the link below!

 


Zoom in for Prayer: Wednesdays at 11am

In the middle of the week, we gather to share our joys and needs as we seek God together in prayer. Contact Ed Kross, Congregational Life Minister, for more information at ed@riverroadumc.org


Prayer and Praise: Thursdays at 10am via Zoom

This worship gathering focuses on building community and healing prayer. This is an ecumenical gathering with over eight different churches represented. We meet currently via zoom for an hour long time of community in prayer. For more information contact Pastor Darcey at darcey@riverroadumc.org


Choir: Thursdays at 7:15pm-8pm

Music helps us find communion with God and community with each other. Choir will alternate meeting via Zoom and in person, with face coverings and social distance required. For more information, contact Joy Weaver, Director of Traditional Music, at joy@riverroadumc.org


Contemporary Christian Sunday School Class at 11am via Zoom

Grow in wisdom and love as we engage in a variety of studies, have in-depth conversations about Scripture and the world around us, and support each other in discipleship and in life. For more information, contact Randy Reaves at randalreaves@verizon.net 


River Road Book Club: 4th Monday of the Month at 7pm via Zoom

Books have a way of bringing is together, with the story of the book connecting with our own stories. This is a great opportunity to understand our stories better as we connect with the stories of others. For more information, contact Ann York at annyorkak@gmail.com


Women’s Prayer Breakfast: 2nd Thursday of the Month at 8:30am via Zoom

A bring your own breakfast group for the time being, enjoy gathering for friendship, encouragement, and prayer. For more information, contact Charlotte Allred at applesrps@aol.com