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 .
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 will begin on Sunday, September 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Marshall Manse (2 Cornell Pl). We will enjoy some pizza as we catch up and plan for the rest of the fall! During this gathering, we would love to hear how we can support you this year, the dates for your games/performances, and what you would like to do both within our church and out in the wider community. If you are unable to attend this gathering, please send your thoughts about all of this to Rev. JP at: .
Teaching Assistants: High school students are invited to join in on guiding and nurturing children on their journey of faith through our Sunday School program. Each assistant will assist one of our Teaching Volunteers in leading our Sunday morning classes. If you have a passion for working with children and/or teaching, this is a great opportunity to live into that passion within our community of faith! Also, we do offer community service hours for each morning you help teach.
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Mens Bible Study News
Sundays, September 8 and 22, at 8:00 p.m. in the Library
If you’ve been thinking about joining in on this time of figuring out how the bible speaks to us about life and faith, it’s a great time to join this twice monthly gathering of men. This month we will be resuming our work through the Gospel according to Luke. If you’d like to get email reminders about this ongoing study, contact Dan Love.
Middle School Connection News
Connection, RPC’s Middle School Youth Group, is open to all 6th –8th graders.
Connection kicks off the school year with our annual Pool Party at the home of Susan and Henry Skelsey (9 Sunset Lane in Rye). Mark your calendars for September 25!
After that, our regular gatherings will resume in October on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Hope to see your Middle Schooler there!
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 open. To register, click here.
Our 2019-2020 Sunday School program kicks off on September 8! This year we are using a new Sunday School curriculum called DWELL, which is centered on the belief that God’s story is both exciting and ongoing! DWELL invites children to live into God’s story of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration. And it encourages children to live out of God’s story every day as they respond to God’s call. Each Sunday morning, we will actively engage our children in God’s story using interactive games, reflective wondering, dramatic storytelling, and a whole lot of fun!
We invite families to engage these stories together at home! You can do this by following along at: https://digital.dwellcurriculum.org/, which gives parents a glimpse into what we will focus on each week.
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."
Tuesday, September 17, 10:00 a.m., Library
Topic: Parenting and Children. Years Ago and Today. The Same or Very Different?
Guest Speaker: Dr. Mary Versfelt, Pediatrician
(MONDAY) Morning Bible Discussion - on the move
Wednesday Morning Bible Discussion - Now on Mondays - Beginning September 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Library
The Monday Bible Discussion group will resume work on our overview journey through the Old Testament using videos from The Bible Project (thebibleproject.com). We will meet in the Library at 9:30 a.m., typically every other Monday, though there will be some adjustments around holidays, etc. This month, we’ll meet on September 16 and 30, and next month on October 21 and 28.
Please contact Dan Love for more information and to get on the email reminder list.
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.