News About Ongoing Church Activities

    CHILDREN and Youth Choir News
    Calling all Children Grades 1-6 for Children’s Choir!

    The Children’s Choir sings in church services on a monthly basis, leads worship music from the chancel area during special holiday services, sings with the adult choir periodically, and performs in the annual Christmas Pageant. Rehearsals focus on the development of singing and performance skills in a fun and supportive environment.  Older children are given the opportunity to develop leadership skills by mentoring the younger members of the choir, and many friendships are made across age groups as the children learn what it’s like to lead worship and serve the church through the art of singing.

    The group rehearses weekly in the choir room on Thursdays from 3:45-4:30 p.m.  New members are accepted throughout the year. If you have any questions or would like to become involved, contact Lisa Rawson, Director of Choirs for Children and Youth, by clicking   .

    Choir News & Music Ministry Opportunities
    Music Ministry Opportunities

    2019 Summer Volunteer Choir – Open to All Ages!   We hope you will choose to raise your voice in song as a member of the summer volunteer choir on any or all of the following Sundays in the 10:00 a.m. service: June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11. We will meet in the chapel each of those mornings at 9:30 a.m. in order to learn and rehearse a simple piece of music that will complement the theme of the readings and sermon. The logistics are such that we do not wear robes, you can sit with your families or friends, and you sing from the chancel steps. Please let Jason Charneski, Director of Music and Organist, know if you would like to participate: 967-0842, ext. 16, or send him an e-mail.

    2019 Summer Instrumentalist Opportunities:  Do you play an instrument? If so, and you would like to play something in one or more worship services this summer, please let Jason Charneski know (967-0842, ext. 16, or send him an e-mail.) How wonderful it is when God’s people share their gifts, skills, and talents!

    Jason Charneski, Director of Music and Organist, will be pleased to answer questions about your involvement in any aspect of RPC’s music ministry. Please speak with him in person, call him at 967-0842, ext. 16, or send him an e-mail.

    High School Youth Group News

    All 9th–12th graders are welcome at RPC’s High School Youth Group!

    We are hoping to get a few service projects together throughout the summer so keep an eye out for our emails with more details!

    We are on Instagram!   Username: ryepresyouth

    Updates through GroupMe! 
    Please email your name and phone number -  .

    Mens Bible Study News

    Sundays, July 21 and August 4, at 8:00 p.m. in the Library

    Over the summer, the men of Sunday night will continue their discussion and fellowship as we enjoy our way through the Gospel of Luke. 

    If you’d like to be on an email reminder list, let Love know.

    Middle School Connection News

    Connection, RPC’s Middle School Youth Group, is open to all 6th –8th graders.  

    We are hoping to get a few service projects together throughout the summer so keep an eye out for our emails with more details!

    Please let Dan  know if you’d like to be on the email reminder list.

    Prayer Gathering - Sunday mornings

    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.

    Sunday School News

    Sunday School Registration 2019-2020 is now open.  To register, click here.

    This summer our children will engage two curriculums: The Lord’s Prayer: An Illustrated Curriculum and An Illustrated Earth: Celebrating God’s Creation. All children Pre-K through 5th grade will engage these curriculums together as a multi-age group in the Westminster Room during the 10:00 a.m. service.

    Through The Lord’s Prayer, children will engage a verse-by-verse study of the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9b-13 with the hope that it helps the children embody the prayer’s message in their daily lives. Through An Illustrated Earth, children will focus on celebrating and taking care of God’s creation. We will do this by engaging biblical stories that celebrate water, plants, food, and animals. It is our hope that this curriculum plants within our children a deep love for one another and all of God’s creation.

    Both curriculums come with their own take-home materials so families can join us in engaging the Lord’s Prayer and celebrating God’s creation together at home! Below are the themes and texts for each week:

    The Lord's Prayer:  An Illustrated Curriculum

         July 7:  Matthew 6:11 (Praying for Today)

         July 14:  Matthew 6:12 (Praying for You, Me, Us, We)

         July 21:  Matthew 6:13 (Praying When it is Difficult)

    An Illustrated Earth:  Celebrating God's Creation

         July 28:  Genesis 1:6-10 (Separation of the Water)

         August 4:  Mark 4:35-41 (Calming of the Storm)

         August 11:  Exodus 16 (Manna & Quail)

         August 18:  Mark 4:1-9 (Parable of the Sower)

         August 25:  Genesis 1:20-25 (Creation of Animals)

         September 1:  Jonah 1-4 (Jonah and the Big Fish)

    The Flat Jesus Project:   We invite   everyone to join in on the Flat Jesus Project this summer!  Flat Jesus serves as a fun reminder that Jesus is always with us, every day and every moment of our faith journey! To be a part of the project, you can pick up a cutout of Jesus at the church. We invite you to take Flat Jesus with you on your summer adventures and take photos of your Jesus as he walks with you. If you wish to share your photos, please send them to Jean-Paul Marshall, .

    The Christian Education Newsletter

    It has been found that parents are the primary influence on their children’s journey of faith.  That means our children first begin to understand the love of God and the Christian faith through the love and care of their parents and through the faith practices observed at home.

    We seek to help parents with faith development at home by providing a variety of ways for families to engage scripture, ask questions, and grow closer to God together.  It is our hope that this weekly newsletter helps families experience God at work in their everyday lives.  The newsletter will be sent out each Monday.  If interested in receiving, please contact Jean-Paul Marshall.

    3 Ts - Third Tuesdays at Ten

    The 3T's is now five years old. The Third Tuesday at Ten in the morning finds the church library filled with ideas, perspectives, and laughter. There has been two years of sharing thoughts on a variety of subjects. Each month an average of 20 members of RPC and other houses of worship meet to discuss numerous topics including adversity, expectations, memories of our younger days, our spiritual journeys, and other subjects of interest.

    There is an atmosphere of confidentiality, non-judgment, and encouragement during our time together.  Understanding another's point of view is an important "fringe benefit."

      Tuesdays, July 16, and August 20, 10:00 a.m., Library

    July 16 Topic:  TIME.  How do we invest our time?  Does it reflect our values and/or our wishes?  Let's join together for another interesting discussion.

    Everyone is welcome.  Encourage others to come as well. No RSVP required.

    For further information, contact:

    Jane Mickatavage (967-8622) or Nancy Steed (328-9658). 

    (Wednesday) Morning Bible Discussion - on the move

    This summer we will pause for the months of July and August, but we look forward to regathering for overview of the books of the Old Testament starting in September.  While we have met on Wednesdays for the past 20 years or so, we are moving to Mondays at 9:30 a.m.

    Please contact Dan Love for more information.

    Women's Bible Study News

    We are taking a break for the summer, but will be back in September on Saturdays (dates TBD) at 10:00 a.m. in the Library

     A warm welcome and hot coffee will await! 

    For information, contact Cynthia De Santis.

    Women's Discipleship Group News

    This group meets every Tuesday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Library.  Every 4-8 weeks we start a new book or topic, so newcomers are welcome at any time. It is a wonderful time of fellowship, prayer, education, and encouragement. 

    For further information, please contact Alicia Baldwin.