Category: Richmond Cultural Groups

WREJ Rejoice Radio

WREJ 1540AM was launched as an urban inspirational gospel station in 1997 by 4M Communications, a small and locally-owned media group. By 2001, 4M Communications owned five local Richmond stations, making it the largest locally-owned cluster of stations in Richmond. WREJ Rejoice Radio survived a format shift that went into effect on 4M’s other four […]


Religious Congregation Walking Tour

Religious counseling is a growing movement towards integrating secular therapy with a religious worldview. The two most common forms of religious counseling are pastoral counseling , practiced by ordained clergypersons (by any religious body) also accredited by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC), and the more conservative Christian counseling , in which the therapist […]



Westminster Canterbury of Richmond Westminster Canterbury Corporation owns the Westminster Canterbury retirement community. The Episcopal and Presbyterian churches founded this not-for-profit facility with the mission of helping older adults maintain independence and spiritual well-being. This mission is overseen by a volunteer board of trustees. Despite its religious roots, Westminster Canterbury is nondenominational, and religious affiliation […]



In 1966, the Methodist’s Richmond District conference dreamed of a place where people could enjoy nature through camping and fellowship in faith through an “outdoor Christian Ministry.” Through the help of the District Superintendent and pastors and through generous finanical support, Westview on the James was created. Westview on the James is a campground and […]



  The Richmond Diocese of Worldwide Marriage Encounter (Video advertisement for a marriage encounter weekend) The Richmond Diocese of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is dedicated to improving the Richmond Community and to supporting local churches by strengthening marriages. The organization pursues this goal through Marriage Encounter Weekends in which couples reconnect, reaffirm the sacred covenant of […]



Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) The Young Men’s Christian Association was founded in London, England in the mid-1800’s. It started as a way of helping the young men who needed a job to support their families as many young men were having a difficult time finding a job and were living on the street. George […]



Young Women’s Christian Association The Richmond Young Women’s Christian Association is a branch of the YWCA of the United States of America. Nationally, the agency values their roots in the Christian faith as a platform for supporting women and combatting racism. Locally, Richmond’s YWCA also follows these same values. The YWCA has been in Richmond […]


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