3 Penny Theatre will celebrate Ebenezer Scrooge’s 175th birthday by presenting A Christmas Carol: a ghost story for Christmas at the Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church on December 15 at 7 p.m.  The production includes a birthday party at intermission for the famous miser.

A Christmas Carol is one of the best-known stories ever written, telling the tale of Scrooge’s redemption on Christmas Eve. 3 Penny’s production though is completely different from what audiences seen before. Instead of a large cast of singers and dancers, professional actor Ray Carver, as Scrooge’s creator Charles Dickens, tells the tale of the old miser by himself.  Carver plays all the characters from Scrooge to the ghosts to the whole Crachit family, including Tiny Tim.  Over 40 different characters in all!   Chicago’s Writer To Writer magazine editor Barbra Croft says Carver presents this classic story as “a ripping good yarn.”  The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Carver’s work “catches the essence”.

“A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story for Christmas” is a one performance only event, Saturday December 15 at 7 p.m.  The performances are at the Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church in Richmond’s far west end – 11421 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23238.    Bring the family, this production is appropriate for children 5 and above.  3 Penny Theatre believes the arts are for everyone and Practices Radical Hospitality – All tickets are Pay What You Can – $1, $5, $10, $20 or more – Each audience member decides their own ticket price. 

For more information call 804-741-5254 or visit  or the 3 Penny Theatre Facebook page or and click on the 3 Penny Theatre link or email







8:30 AM  Celtic Worship Service

9:30 AM  Adult Classes

– Meeting Jesus the Christ Again              with author Bob Chesnut

-Bible Study, Jim Collins 

11:00 AM  Traditional Worship

5:00 PM  Jazz Vespers



10:00 AM  Class Meeting

11:00 AM  Scripture Study

12:15 PM  Faith Stories

7:00   PM  Art by Hand



10:00 AM  Tai Chi

10:00 AM  Writing Your Memoirs

11:00 AM  Orff for Adults

12:00 PM  Creative Expressions

1:00 PM  Beginning Bridge

4:30 PM  Yoga



10:00 AM  Kirk Collage

11:00 AM  The Good Series

12:15 PM  Community Lunch

1:00 PM  Resource Group

6:00 PM  Theology on Tap

 7:00 PM  Taize

7:45 PM  The Good Series



10:00 AM  Gospel of Mark


Friday – Kirk is closed



3rd Saturdays Oct – Apr

7:00 PM  Kirk Under the Stars

Fall Schedule Details – 2018


Mon. 10-11 AM Janet James, instructor. Discussing the ENNEAGRAM and Cynthia Bourgeault’s book TRINITY AND THE LAW OF THREE. This is an exploration in an ancient way of thinking about connections and relationships.

Mon. 11 AM – 12 PM Coffee &   Scriptures: Janet James, facilitator. Join us to discuss the upcoming scripture lessons for the traditional and jazz worship services.  A great time of discussion, learning and consideration of what reminders we, as the church, need to hear.

1st and 3rd Mon. 12:15 -1:30 PM.  Faith Stories (currently uses the book, The Good Book: Writers Reflect on Favorite Bible Passages, edited by Adam Gopnik): Don Warner, facilitator.  Everyone needs to purchase the book which is available on Amazon.  The group meets during the lunch hour so bring a bag lunch and enjoy the discussion.

NEW!  MONDAYS 2 – 3 PM, beginning Oct 3  A survey of Paul, the Apostle, his writings and personality.

Mon. 7 PM  Art by Hand: Liz Barham, contact person. Crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers and hand quilters are all welcome to join!  Would you like to learn how? Please come!



NEW!  TUESDAYS 10 AM – 11:30 AM beginning September 25.  “Writing Your Memoir” this creative writing group will be facilitated by Nancy Owens. Nancy is excited about coaching and encouraging people to see their lives as a blessing.  The course description: Through memoir writing, participants enrich their lives …and leave a keepsake for future generations.  In this class, memoir writers will hone their writing skills through an expressive visual journal working with text and images.  As creative energy emerges, memoir writers will sort out and seek to understand events of their past, achieve greater self-knowledge, and interact with others in the writing process.  In addition, memoir writers will explore concepts with visual imagines and share fascinating and unique stories.  Writing prompts will be used for exploration and expression, plus “artsy” techniques to enhance one’s visual journal.

Tues. 10 – 11 AM Tai Chi: Steve Sawyer, certified instructor. Tai Chi is a graceful, gentle form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. This class is for beginners. People can participate through sitting or standing.

Tues. 11 AM—Noon Orff Music Class for Adult: Debbie Mueller, director. Orff classes use such instruments as xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiels. You do not need to know how to read music for this class.

Tues. Noon—1:30 PM Creative Expressions: Watercolor Sandra O’Neill, contact person ( No experience required. Join us to share and learn different art techniques.

Tues. 1– 3 PM Beginning Bridge: Ellen Welthy, facilitator.  Individuals with some knowledge of bridge are welcome to come, play and further their knowledge of the game.

Tues. 4:30 – 5:30PM Yoga: Contact Person: Debbie Mueller.  This weekly class enjoys the benefit of yoga’s stretching and breathing exercises.

RESUMES IN SEPTEMBER 3rd Tues. 6:00 – 9:00 PM Faith and Film: Bob Chesnut, facilitator. Join us to watch and discuss movies and documentaries.



Wed. 10 – 11 AM Tai Chi: Steve Sawyer, certified instructor. Tai Chi is a graceful, gentle form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. This class is for beginners. People can participate through sitting or standing.

NEW!  Wed., 11 AM -12:15PM  Janet James, facilitator.  THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL SERIES.  A year- long study in 3 parts; begins October 1st.  In The Good and Beautiful Series, James Bryan Smith aims to help Christians develop a robust discipleship by helping them understand who God is, what it means to be a Christian and what it means to live in community as a part of God’s kingdom.   Program repeats on Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9 PM.  


STARTS BACK UP IN OCTOBER Wed. 12:15-12:45 PM Vinnie’s Café: ­Lavinia Johnson, chef.  A community lunch.  You are welcome to come by and have lunch with us.  Donations are accepted.

NEW!  WEDNESDAYS 1 PM, beginning date TBD.    “Mindfulness” group led by Norma Smith who is a counselor and has extensive experience works with groups.

2nd Wed. 6- 7 PM Theology on Tap: Kevin Riley and Ray Carver, facilitators. Join us for discussions about faith and current events.   New participants will want to join the email list so you can get the very short essay or article that we’re discussing for the gathering. Email Kevin at to be added to the email group to receive the article.

Wed. 12:45 – 1:30PM Class Of Interest:  Nancy Cauble will lead a group discussion about communicating across generations.  Don’t Bite Your Tongue  is an opportunity to think and attempt connecting in different ways.



NEW!  Thursdays att 11 AM  Weekly class, starting September 20.  An invitation to explore the person of Jesus of Nazareth presented in the Gospel of Mark


CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER. 3rd  Saturday of the month, Oct. – Apr. at 7:00 PM Kirk Under the Stars:  John Barnett, astronomer. Learn about and observe the beautiful night skies with our in-house astronomer!