Serve

Serving others as a family 

Baby Box

Collecting Baby Box items at RPC and RPNS

When: Spring, April-May (usually around Mother’s Day) (all hours)

What: Assemble Baby Boxes and host a new Mom shower after collecting donated Baby items

Partner Organization: Open Door Family Medical Center with RPNS

Church Contact: Kim O’Connor

Dinner at Noon

Serving a Saturday noon dinner at Carver Center in Port Chester

When: Saturdays, 10:30 am –   1:00 pm

What: Donate Food Items; Donate time day of serving meal

Partner Organization(s): Helping Hands at the Carver Center/Deacons

Church Contact: Melissa Wirth

Rise Against Hunger

Packaging meals (10,000+) for international relief efforts

When: twice a year on a Sunday following 10 am worship

Partner Organization: Rise Up Against Hunger

Church Contact: Rev. Jean-Paul Marshall

Thanksgiving Food Drive

When: Month of November (all hours)

What: Drop off food at RPC Food Boxes for delivery to those in need

Partner Organization: Caritas of Port Chester

Church Contact: Sam Dimon 

 

Serving others as a youth

Coming Home Program

18 week life skills/empowerment program for formerly incarcerated individuals

When: Thursday evenings, January - June

What: Volunteer to help with a meal or simply attend the communal dinner at 7pm

Church Contact (regarding program): Dr. John Miller

Church Contact (meals coordination): Linda Otness

Dinner at Noon

Serving a Saturday noon dinner at Carver Center in Port Chester

When: Saturdays, 10:30 am –   1:00 pm

What: Donate Food Items; Donate time day of serving meal

Partner Organization(s): Helping Hands at the Carver Center/Deacons

Church Contact: Melissa Wirth

Empty Bowls

Pottery bowls for sale as well as soup for a family event of caring and sharing

When: Biennial event one Sunday in January or February, 11am – 1pm

What: Middle School Youth create pottery bowls and proceeds go to local food pantry

Church Contact: Rev. Dan Love

Rise Against Hunger

Packaging meals (10,000+) for international relief efforts

When: twice a year on a Sunday following 10 am worship

Partner Organization: Rise Against Hunger

Church Contact: Rev. Jean-Paul Marshall

Rye Youth Council/SPRYE

Connect with Tech

When: During the school year at various times

What: High School youth teach senior citizens (via SPRYE) how to use their modern technology and social media.

Partner Organizations: Youth Rye Council, SPRYE

Contact: Rye Youth Council

Thanksgiving Food Drive

When: Month of November (all hours)

What: Drop off food at RPC Food Boxes for delivery to those in need

Partner Organization: Caritas of Port Chester

Church Contact: Sam Dimon

Youth Mission Trips

Help to rebuild New Orleans.

When: summer, late June/early July, one week

What: light construction, painting, etc.

Church Contacts: Rev. Dan Love and Rev. Jean-Paul Marshall

 

Serving others as an adult

Baby Box

Collecting Baby Box items at RPC and RPNS

When: Spring, April-May (usually around Mother’s Day) (all hours)

What: Assemble Baby Boxes and host a new Mom shower after collecting donated Baby items

Partner Organization: Open Door Family Medical Center with RPNS

Church Contact: Kim O’Connor

Coming Home Program

18 week life skills/empowerment program for formerly incarcerated individuals

When: Thursday evenings, January - June

What: Volunteer to mentor, help with transportation, present a program, provide a meal or simply attend the communal dinner at 7pm

Church Contact (regarding program): Dr. John Miller

Church Contact (meals coordination): Linda Otness

Dinner at Noon

Serving a Saturday noon dinner at Carver Center in Port Chester

When: Saturdays, 10:30 am –   1:00 pm

What: Donate Food Items; Donate time day of serving meal

Partner Organization(s): Helping Hands at the Carver Center/Deacons

Church Contact: Melissa Wirth

Empty Bowls

Pottery bowls for sale as well as soup for a family event of caring and sharing

When: Biennial event one Sunday in January or February, 11am – 1pm

What: Middle School Youth create pottery bowls and proceeds go to local food pantry

Church Contact: Rev. Dan Love

Helping Hands for the Hungry & Homeless

When: Thursday mornings once a month at RPC kitchen

What: Help to make sandwiches which are then shared with the hungry and homeless.

Partner Organization: Helping Hands for the Hungry & Homeless

Contact: Helping Hands  

Men’s Clothing Closet Dress for Success

Accepting Men’s clothing donations

When: Year round

What: Collect and sort men’s attire. Donate Men’s attire for interviews. Coordinate donations to Exodus; Coming Home; Youth Shelter

Partner Organizations: Exodus Transitional Community, Youth Shelter of Westchester

Church Contact: Eckstein Family

Prison Ministry at Sing Sing & Fishkill Correctional Facilities

Visit monthly with inmates

When: Sundays, afternoon (Fishkill) or evening (Sing Sing)

What: Travel to Fishkill or Sing Sing Correctional Facilities to meet in group setting with inmates. (Please note - participation in this ministry is a long-term commitment and requires clearance by NYS Dept. of Corrections.)

Partner Organization: New York Theological Seminary

Church Contact: Bob/Nancy Steed

Rise Against Hunger

Packaging meals (10,000+) for international relief efforts

When: twice a year on a Sunday following 10 am worship

Partner Organization: Rise Against Hunger

Church Contact: Rev. Jean-Paul Marshall

Rye Writes

Correspondence exchange with incarcerated through church. Make a connection through letter writing.

When: anytime

What: Volunteer to write a minimum of one letter per month

Church Contact: Heather Miller

Thanksgiving Food Drive

When: Month of November (all hours)

What: Drop off food at RPC Food Boxes for delivery to those in need

Partner Organization: Caritas of Port Chester

Church Contact: Sam Dimon

Thrift Shop

When: Wednesdays 10am – 12pm, sorting/pricing; Thursdays 10am – 1pm, Thrift Shop open. September - June

What: Organize donations; price and sort. Work Thrift Shop. Annual Grant Luncheon June.

Church Contact: Suzanne Davies

 

Serving the church

Choirs and Music Ministry
Information on our music programs
Driving Others

Coordinated by the Deacons, church volunteers take parishioners to and from doctor appointments in and around Rye. Time commitment is approximately one hour, one to three times a year. Drivers are notified several days prior to the allotted appointment. Contact: Deacon Ingrid Lopp

Lay Readers/Ushers/Communion Servers
Lay Readers

Lay readers are needed each Sunday during morning worship and at special services throughout the year to read the Old Testament Scripture lesson. A copy of the reading is provided well before the service.

Ushers

Ushers are needed at all Sunday morning worship services, as well as at other special services and concerts. A sign-up sheet is always available at the clipboard station in the hallway. Reminder letters detailing procedures are sent to participants prior to the Sunday on which they are volunteering.

Communion Servers

On the first Sunday of each month, people are needed to serve communion during the worship service. Most sit in the chancel during worship and are responsible for bring the communion elements to the people. Traditionally this is a duty of the ordained deacons and elders of the church, but others may serve now as well. Reminder letters detailing procedures are sent to participants prior to the Sunday on which they are volunteering.

Sign-up sheets for all of the above are on the clipboard station in the hallway, or you may contact Davidson Gordon, 967-7512.

Prayer Ministry

The RPC Prayer Ministry is a dedicated group of individuals who provide prayer support to those in need of comfort and healing during times of stress in their lives. To become a part of this ministry, all you need is a desire to help those in need by praying for them. No experience necessary. Just a desire to be a witness to the power of prayer. Needs are communicated via email.

To join in or to bring a concern to the prayer chain, contact Tony Savarese.

 Stephen Ministry and Friendly Visitors

More information on these one-to-one caring ministries are available here:

Stephen Ministry 

Friendly Visitors

Sunday Morning Prayer Gathering

Please join us in the library each Sunday at 8:40 a.m., as we gather to offer together our prayers of joy, concern and support.  If you have any questions, would like to help as a prayer facilitator, or would like to submit a prayer request, please email Tony Savarese.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them…” Matthew 18:19-20

Teach Sunday School

We seek to guide and nurture children on their journey of faith, encouraging them to know and follow Christ as faithful disciples. We strive to provide a welcoming environment for children to engage Scripture, ask faith questions, and grow closer to God and our community of faith.

We invite you to join in this work as a Teaching Volunteer! Teaching is done in teams, providing a support system among fellow volunteers and a rotating schedule. You are invited to teach regularly (one-two times a month) or serve as a substitute (when needed). All lessons are prepared for you so volunteers can reflect on the lessons ahead of time and focus solely on engaging children during Sunday mornings. We hope you will decide to share your gifts with the children of our community! If interested in being a part of this work, please contact Jean-Paul Marshall, our Associate Pastor for Christian Education at 967-0842x17 or by .