News About Ongoing Church Activities

    CHILDREN's and Youth music News

    Our goal is to immerse children and their parents in the creativity of music-making within the context of community. We have a twice-per-week music time for children in the nursery school. In addition, music is featured monthly in Sunday School classes and in the every-other-month Children’s Chapel sessions. We’ll experience the wonderful energy of singing and moving together, of listening to and encouraging one another. In so doing, new generations are coming to know, love, and share the greater song of faith. 

    Please let Jason Charneski know if you have any questions. 

    Choir News & Music Ministry Opportunities

    High Schoolers and Adults Invited to Sing in the Chancel Choir
    All high school students (grade 9 and higher) and adults are invited to join the Chancel Choir.   The usual schedule is a Sundays-only commitment: warm-up at 9:15, sing in the 10:00 service, then rehearsal from 11:15-12:30.  Rehearsals closer to Christmas and Easter run until 12:45 or 1:00. 

    Please let Jason Charneski know if you're interested, even if for a shorter span of time, or if you have any questions.

    high School youth group News

    All 6th-12th graders are welcome at Youth Connection!

    Sunday, February 4
    @ 3:30 p.m., Youth Rooms

    All middle school and high school youth are invited to join us as we take time to catch up over pizza, play some games, and reflect on belovedness and belonging!

    Sunday, February 11
    @ 3:30 p.m., Youth Rooms

    All middle school and high school youth are invited to join us as we take time to catch up over pizza, play some games, and reflect on the season of Lent and walk the labyrinth together.

    Let Rev. JP ( ) know if you’d like to be on the parent email lists. All updates about youth gatherings will also be put up on the website each month.

    We are on Instagram!

    User name: ryepresyouth

    Updates through Remind!

    Text @ryepre to 81010 or sign up at https://www.remind.com/join/ryepre.

    2024 Summer Service Trip
    We hope you can join us as we continue serving alongside our neighbors during the summer of 2024! This year we are planning on returning to New Orleans on the week of June 30-July 6. The trip will have space for 25 high school youth. Sign-ups for the trip will begin online on Monday, January 8, at 8:00 p.m. and will require a $100 non-refundable deposit. Space is limited, so please mark your calendars!  Please contact Rev JP ( ) if you have any questions.

    Men's Bible Study News

    Sundays, February 4 and 25 at 8:00 pm in the church library with a Zoom option. All are welcome to join in as we continue this study and conversation with the letters of the Apostle Paul and with each other. Contact Dan Love at for more information.

    Middle School Connection News

    All 6th-12th graders are welcome at Youth Connection!

    Sunday, February 4
    @ 3:30 p.m., Youth Rooms

    All middle school and high school youth are invited to join us as we take time to catch up over pizza, play some games, and reflect on belovedness and belonging!

    Sunday, February 11
    @ 3:30 p.m., Youth Rooms

    All middle school and high school youth are invited to join us as we take time to catch up over pizza, play some games, and reflect on the season of Lent and walk the labyrinth together.

    Let Rev. JP ( ) know if you’d like to be on the parent email lists. All updates about youth 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/join/rpccon

    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

    This February we continue to make our way through our Celebrate Wonder curriculum, which seeks to engage our children’s natural sense of wonder and curiosity to help them know and understand God’s love! This month we will explore stories that show Jesus as our guide, showing how we can faithful and intentional followers. Below are the stories we are engaging this month:

    Feb 4: Children’s Chapel
    (Following Jesus)

    Feb 11: Matthew 6:5-15
    (The Lord’s Prayer)

    Feb 18: Mark 4:35-41
    (Jesus Calms the Storm)

    Feb 25: Luke 10:38-42
    (Mary and Martha)

    We seek to support our parents as they guide and nurture their children on their journey of faith at home! Our weekly CE newsletter provides weekly updates on what's coming up for children, youth, and families at RPC, monthly spiritual practices, occasional book recommendations, and many other ways to engage scripture, wonder about faith, and grow closer to God together at church and at home. If you would like to receive our  newsletter, contact Rev. JP. (

    3 T' s

    PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE NEXT 3 Ts THURSDAY, February 15, 2024, 10 AM - 11:30 AM — VIA ZOOM
     Join us for this thought-provoking discussion. All are welcome. For further information or to sign up (helpful but not required), contact: Jane Mickatavage -  or Nancy Steed -

     MONDAY Morning Bible Discussion 

    Mondays, February 5, 12, and  26, 9:15 a.m., via Zoom. All are welcome to our ongoing reading of the Acts of the Apostles. Please contact Dan Love - for more information or to be on the reminder list.

    Women's Bible Study News

    Women’s Bible Study meets on selected Saturday mornings during the school year at 10:00 a.m.  For 2024, we are challenging ourselves to read the whole Bible. We warmly welcome new members. Please contact Cynthia Wells DeSantis at for more information.

    Women's Discipleship Group          

    The Women's Discipleship group will be studying

    The Prayer of Jabez, Breaking Through to the Blessed Life, by Bruce Wilkinson. Tuesday, February 1, 1 p.m., Library for more Information contact Alicia Baldwin  ( ) or Courtney Bennett ( )