News About Ongoing Church Activities

    01.03.19 |

    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
    A Look-Ahead to Music Programs in early 2019: Some Save-the-Dates

    Here are some items to have on your radar screen.

    Sunday, March 3, at 10:00 a.m.:  Jazz Sunday Worship

    Sunday, March 31: CONCERT – The Chancel Choir, the Choir of Christ’s Church, and orchestra will present the Mozart Requiem.

    Sunday, April 14:  Palm Sunday

    Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m.:  Maundy Thursday Worship and Communion

    Sunday, April 21:  Easter

    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!

    Sunday, February 10, 6:00 to 7:45 p.m., Kitchen & Westminster Room  - We will meet in the kitchen to prepare a meal together for the Coming Home program that will be held the following Thursday. We will learn to cook a recipe together and discuss the importance of the Coming Home program held by our church

    Thursday, February 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kitchen & Westminter Room - We will help serve the meal of the evening and share table fellowship with the participants and mentors attending the Coming Home program that evening. This is a great way for the youth to participate in one of our community’s ministries!

    Sunday, February 24, 6:00 to 7:45 p.m., Youth Rooms - We will gather for some food, conversation, and games! Also, if need be, we will talk about last preparations for the Midnight Run on March 2.

    We are on Instagram!   Username: ryepresyouth

    Updates through GroupMe! 
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    Mens Bible Study News

    Sundays, February 10 and 24, at 8:00 p.m. in the Library

    All are welcome to join in as we continue this study and conversation with scripture and each other.

    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.  

    Regular Meeting:  Wednesday, February 6, 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Rooms.

    Please let 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

    This month we continue to celebrate the season after the Epiphany. It is a season that invites us to open ourselves to new insights, new understandings, and new ways. Each week we will encounter  Jesus bringing good news to everyone; and we will be encouraged to strive, live, and grow into the people God intends. Below are the themes and texts for each week. We invite families to join us by engaging these stories  together at home!

    Feb. 3:      Matthew 2:1-12  (Power of the Word)

    Feb. 10:    Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 (Being Surprised) 

    Feb. 17: John 2:1-11 (Being Blessed) Enrichment Sunday

    Feb. 24: Luke 4:14-21 (Be Holy)

    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, February 19, 10:00 a.m., Library

    Topic:  TBD

    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 News

    Wednesdays, February 6 and 24, at 10:00 a.m. in the Library

     Join in as we survey the Hebrew Scripture from above with "The Bible Project" videos.   All are welcome.

    If you'd like to be on the email reminder list, let Dan Love know.

    Women's Bible Study News

    Saturdays, February 2 and 9, 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.