News About Ongoing Church Activities

    CHILDREN and Youth Choir News

    Please check back here in late September for information about when the Children’s and the Youth Choirs will begin their activities and who will lead them. Note there have been some changes to the structures of these ensembles: Children’s Choir now will encompass those in Grades 1 through 5; Youth Choir will comprise those in Grades 6 through 8; all high school students are invited to join the Chancel Choir.

    The Chancel Choir will begin its 2022-2023 season in mid-September.

    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

    -Saturday Morning Donuts & Lawn Games:  Throughout the summer, we will meet on the Great Lawn on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for donuts, lawn games, and connection.  Let Rev. JP know if your youth will be joining us so we can make sure to have enough donuts.  We will gather on the following Saturdays;  July 9, July 23, August 20.

     -Jay Heritage Center Gardens:  Join us as we partner with the Jay Heritage Center in planting, maintaining, and harvesting organic garden beds on Sunday afternoons and Thursday mornings.  All the produce harvested from the beds will be given to Caritas to distribute to families in need.  Parents are welcome to join us.  Let Rev. JP know if you plan on joining us.
       For Sundays we will be in the gardens from 3:00-4:30 p.m. on July 10 & 24, August 14 & 21.
       For Thursdays, we will be in the gardens from 8:30-10:00 a.m. on July 7 & 28, August 4 & 11.

    Local Service Week, August 1-4, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Join us as we partner with local organizations such as Meals on Main St., Jay Heritage Center, Carver Center, and more!  We will meet each morning at 9:00 a.m. and work until 4:00 p.m.  Please make sure to bring a bagged lunch, a water bottle, and work gloves.  We will provide snacks, drinks, and things to do each day.  If you wish to join us for this service week, contact Rev. JP.

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

    Men's Bible Study News

    Sundays, July 17 & August 7, at 8:00 p.m. 
    in the Library with Zoom option

    Over the summer, the men of Sunday evening will slow down the pace, but continue their discussion and fellowship as we enjoy our way through the Acts of the Apostles.  We will meet on Sundays, July 17 and August 7, at 8:00 p.m. in the church library with a Zoom option.  If you'd like to be on the email reminder list for this gathering, please contact please contact Dan Love.

    Middle School Connection News

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

    -Saturday Morning Donuts & Lawn Games:  Throughout the summer, we will meet on the Great Lawn on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for donuts, lawn games, and connection.  Let Rev. JP know if your youth will be joining us so we can make sure to have enough donuts.  We will gather on the following Saturdays;  July 9, July 23, August 20.

     -Jay Heritage Center Gardens:  Join us as we partner with the Jay Heritage Center in planting, maintaining, and harvesting organic garden beds on Sunday afternoons and Thursday mornings.  All the produce harvested from the beds will be given to Caritas to distribute to families in need.  Parents are welcome to join us.  Let Rev. JP know if you plan on joining us.
       For Sundays we will be in the gardens from 3:00-4:30 p.m. on July 10 & 24, August 14 & 21.
       For Thursdays, we will be in the gardens from 8:30-10:00 a.m. on July 7 & 28, August 4 & 11.

    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.

    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

    Through Sunday, July 24, PreK-5th grade will meet as a combined class and will continue their 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, engaging activities, and spiritual practice, our children will be given a safe space to ask big questions and  help them live into their identities as beloved children of .  Below are the stories we are engaging this July:
    -July 3:  2 Samuel 6:12-19 (David Dances)
    -July 10:  Psalm 100 (Shout with Joy)
    -July 17: 1 Luke 1:46-55 (Mary's Song)
    -July 24:  Matthew 5:13-16 (Salt and Light)
    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."

    3Ts is taking a summer sabbatical . . . but will return full steam ahead on the 3rd THURSDAYS of each month starting with  Thursday, September 15.

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

    MONDAY Morning Bible Discussion 

    We'll be taking a pause for the summer - but we'll be back into our reading of the Gospel according to Luke in September!

    Women's Bible Study News

       On summer break.  Will reconvene 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.