News About Ongoing Church Activities
CHILDREN and Youth Choir News
The Children's Choir is open to all Children in Grades 1-6
The Youth Choir is open to all Youth in Grades 7 and up
Calling all Children in grades 1-6 - 3:30-4:15 p.m. on Thursdays
Calling all Youth in grades 7 and up - Sundays after worship, dates TBD based on youth schedules
These choirs are accepting new members and welcoming back old ones
for the 2021-2022 school year.
For more information, please 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.
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
-Put down Saturday, October 16, in your calendar. We re working on scheduling service opportunities for this ate. Keep an eye out for more information soon!
-Sunday, October 24, 6:00 p.m., Chapel: Join us for Vespers, where we invite our high school youth to slow down in the midst of all he busyness for a time of intentional connection and prayer. Please let Rev. JP know beforehand 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
-Midnight Run Drive: We are partnering with Larchmont Avenue Church to hand our clothes and food to people on the streets of NYC on Saturday, November 13. As part of that run, we are asking for help with collecting the following items during the month of October. Please note that we are not accepting donations of men's dress clothing or children's clothing for this drive;
- Fresh Direct Grocery Bag
- Six cases of water (12 ounce bottles)
- Men's hoodies, fleeces, sweatshirts
- Men's casual jackets'windbreakers (not sport coats)
- Men's sneakers
We are on Instagram! Username: ryepresyouth
Updates through GroupMe!
Join our group chat for updates and keeping in touch with one another! Send Rev. JP either your cell-phone number of email.
Men's Bible Study News
Sundays, October 3 & 17, at 8:00 p.m.
in the Library with Zoom option
All are welcome to join in as we continue our Sunday evening reading of the Gospel according to Luke. We are nearing the end of this particular reading adventure, but new fellow readers are always welcome, especially as we decide where our study will go next! This month we will meet on Sundays, October 3 and 17, at 8:00 p.m., in the church Library with a Zoom option, if preferred. If you'd like to be on an email reminder list, let Dan Love know.
Middle School Connection News
Connection, RPC’s Middle School Youth Group, is open to all 6th –8th graders.
Wednesdays, October 4 & 25, 5:30 p.m., Youth Rooms: We'll take time to catch up with one another, then play some games and pray together.
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.
We are also keeping the connections going outside of our gatherings through Group Me! If your youth would like to be a part of our group chat, please send Rev. JP either their cell-phone number or email.
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
Our 2021-2022 Sunday School program got off to an amazing start this year! October will be our second month of using a new 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 questions and help them live into their identities as beloved children of God. Below are the stories we are engaging this month:
-Oct. 3: Genesis 41:1-57 (Joseph Saves the Day)
-Oct. 10: No Sunday School
-Oct. 17: Genesis 42:1-46:34 (Joseph and his Brothers Reunited)
-Oct. 24: Genesis 1:8-14, 2:1-10 (The Baby in the Basket)
-Oct. 31: Exodus 3:1-22 (God Speaks to Moses)
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 home with your children every Sunday morning. We will also include these pages in our weekly Christian Ed newsletter. If you would like to receive our newsletter, please contact Rev. JP.
Sunday School Teaching Volunteers!
Here at Rye Presbyterian Church we seek to guide and nurture our children on their journey of faith! We strive to provide a welcoming environment for them to engage Scripture, ask faith questions, and grow closer to God and our community of faith.
We invite you to join in on that work as a Teaching Volunteer! Teaching is done in teams, providing a support system among fellow volunteers and a rotating schedule. You are invited to teach based on your own schedule, either teaching on a regular basis, seasonally, or as a substitute. All lessons are prepared and all materials are provided for you each week. Training is also provided at the beginning of the program year, and we’ll come together for a mid-year check-in as well.
We hope you decide to walk alongside the children of our community this year! If interested in being a part of this work, contact Rev. JP.
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."
MONDAY Morning Bible Discussion
Mondays, October 4, 18, & 25
9:30 a.m., via Zoom
This month, the Monday morning Bible Discussion group will set out a new course of study together, as we begin the Gospel according to Luke. It is written as the first half of a two-part work (Acts is the second half) that aims to set out "an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us." As Eugene Peterson puts it in his introduction to The Message, "Luke is a most vigorous champion of the outsider. He will not countenance religion as a club." But all who "have found themselves on the outside looking in . . . now find the doors wide open and welcomed by God in Jesus."
We will meet most every Monday at 9:30 a.m. on Zoom, but come when you can! This month we will meet on October 4, 18, and 25. If you'd like to be on the email reminder list, let Dan Love know.
Women's Bible Study News
Saturdays, October 9 & 30, via Zoom.
For information, contact Cynthia De Santis.
Women's Discipleship Group
Wednesday Mornings, 8:30-10:00 a.m., RPC Library and Zoom beginning September 29
Fall Study: "Faith and Fire Elijah" by Priscilla Shirer
For further information, contact
Alicia Baldwin or Courtney Bennett.