News About Ongoing Church Activities

    CHILDREN and Youth Choir News

    September 29 update:  Please check back here in late October for an update on the search for a new Director of Music Ministries for Children and Youth.  As of now, the Children and Youth choirs are not meeting.  High school students are invited to join the Chancel Choir.

    For all questions about these ensembles, please contact Jason Charneski.

    Choir News & Music Ministry Opportunities

    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.

    Join the Chancel Choir - Click here for information. 

    High School Youth Group News

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

    -Sunday, Sept. 11, 6:00 p.m., Great Lawn:  High School Youth Group kicks off the school year with a gathering out on the Great Lawn.  We'll take time to catch up with one another over food and games, and then discuss how we can support each other and serve our community during the school year.

    -Saturday, Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m., BETA:  Join us for rock climbing at BETA in Stamford.  We'll meet at 1:30 p.m. in the church paring lot and we'll be back by 3:30 p.m.  Limited to 10 youth,.  Cost per youth will be $25.  Please RSVP to Rev, JP.

    Sunday, Sept.18 & 25, 12:00 p.m., Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road:  Join us as we partner with Jay Heritage Center in planning, maintaining, and harvesting organic garden beds on Sunday afternoons.   All the produce harvested from the beds will be given to Meals on Maine St. to distributed to families in need. Parents are welcome to join us as well.  Let Rev. JP know if you plan on joining us.

    -Sunday, Sept. 18, 6:00 p.m., Chapel:  

    -Sunday, Sept. 18, 6:00 p.m., Chapel:  Join us for Vespers, where we invite our high school youth to slow down in the midst of all the busyness for a time of intentional connection and prayer.  Please let Rev. JP know if you plan on joining us for vespers.  Also, if you have a specific concern you would like us to pray for, please feel free to reach out, even if you are unable to attend.

     

    We are on Instagram:  Username: ryepresyouth
    Updates through GroupMe: Text @ryepre to 81010 or sign up here.

    Men's Bible Study News

    Sundays, September 11 &25, at 8:00 p.m. 
    in the Library with Zoom option

    If you've ever considered joining in this time of working together to see how the bible speaks to us about life and faith, this is a great time to join this twice-monthly gathering.  This month we will be resuming our journey through the Acts of the Apostles.  We meet in person on Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m. with a Zoom option available.  If you'd like to learn more or get reminders about this ongoing study,  contact Dan Love.  This month we meet on Sunday September5 11 and 25 at 8:30 p.m. in the church Library.

    Middle School Connection News

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

    -Wednesday, September 14, 5:30 p.m., the Kidder Home:  Connection kicks off the school year with its annual pool party.  We'll meet at the home of the Kidder family (44 Greenhaven Rd.).  Please RSVP to Rev. JP so we get a sense of numbers for food.  We could also use some help with side dishes and desserts.  When you RSVP, please let Rev. JP know if you can provide a side/dessert as well. 

    -Wednesday, September 28, 5:30 p.m., Youth Rooms:  We'll take time to catch up over pizza, play some games, and reflect on creation together through a guide medication.

    Let Rev. JP know if you'd like to be on the parent list.  All updates about Connection gatherings will also be put up on the website each month.

    Updates through Remind!  Text @rpccon to 81010 or sign up at https://www.remind.com.

    Prayer Team

    The RPC Prayer Team is a dedicated group of individuals who provide prayer support to those in need of comfort and healing during times of difficulty 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.  Needs are communicated via email.

    If you have any questions, or would like to be on the Prayer Team, please email coordinator Nancy Collins.

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

    Prayer requests may be sent to Nancy Collins, or by using the form here

    Sunday School News

         Our 2022-2023 Sunday School program kicks off on September 11.    Registration for infants to 8th grade attending our 2022-2034 Sunday School program is now up on our website (click here).   Please  register by Friday, September 9, to help us effectively plan for our program year.   
          This year we continue our journey through our Sunday School curriculum called Celebrate Wonder, which seeks to engage our children's natural sense of wonder and curiosity to help them understand God's love.  Through opportunities for reflection, music, engaging activities, and spiritual practices, our children will be given a safe space to ask big questions and help them live into their identities as beloved children of God. Below are the stories we are engaging this month:
    -Sept.11:  Sunday School Kick-Off.  (Outdoor games)
    -Sept. 18:  1 Samuel 1:1-28 (Hannah)
    -Sept. 25:  1 Samuel 3:1-21 (God Calls Samuel)
    We invite families to engage these stories together at home.  This curriculum comes with its own Take-Home pages that invite families to read, wonder, and pray together.  These pages will be sent with your children every Sunday morning.  We will also include these pages in our weekly Christian Ed newsletter.  If you would like to receive these pages and are not already signed up for our newsletter, please contact Rev. JP.

    Sunday School 2022-23 registration is up!  Registration for infants to 8th grade attending our 2022-23 Sunday School program is now up on our web site (click here).  Please register by Friday, September 2, to help effectively plan for the kick-off of Sunday School in the Fall.

    Sunday School Leaders:  Here at Rye Presbyterian Church we seek to guide and nurture our children on their journey of faith, engaging their natural sense of wonder and curiosity to help them know and understand God's love.
         We invite  you to join in on that journey of wonder and curiosity as a Sunday School leader.  It is a wonderful way to connect and engage with the children of our community.  Lesson plans are prepared ahead of time, and all materials are provided for you.  You are invited to lead based on your own schedule, either on a regular basis, seasonally, or as a substitute.  Training and mid-year check-ins are offered, and you will be supported by the Sunday School Supervisor and Associate Pastor all year.
         Please think about it, pray about it, and let Rev JP know if you are interested.

    t3 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."

    September Meeting:  Thursday, September 22, 9:50 a.m., via Zoon

    ane Mickatavage (914-967-8622) or Nancy Steed (914-328-9658). 

    MONDAY Morning Bible Discussion 

    Mondays, September 12, 19, & 26 - 9:30 a.m., via Zoon

    Beginning on September 12 at 9:30 a.m., the Monday Morning Bible Discussion Group will resume its weekly gatherings.  On our agenda this fall is to continue our reading and discussion as we meet on September 12, 19, and 26.  To get the email reminder list, contact Dan Love.

    Women's Bible Study News

       Women's Bible Study will be back in October.
         For information, contact Cynthia De Santis.

    Women's Discipleship Group 

    On hiatus until September (date to be advised).
    For further information, contact
    Alicia Baldwin or Courtney Bennett.