News About Ongoing Church Activities
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 .
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, November 17: 6:00-7:30 p.m., Westminster Room
We will watch and discuss the Netlfix documentary Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea. In this documentary, comedian Chelsea Handler explores how white privilege impacts American culture. Note: There is some strong language used in this documentary.
Saturday, November 23: 10:00-11:30 a.m., RPC Kitchen
All high school youth are invited to help us pack 60 bagged lunches to take on the Midnight Run in NYC later that night. Youth are encouraged to help collect food donations for the lunches: individual chip bags, bottled water/juice boxes/Gatorade, individually wrapped cookies/brownies/candy, and soft fruit (grapes, oranges, bananas).
Saturday, November 23: 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.,
Larchmont Avenue Church & NYC
We will join Larchmont Avenue Church in handing out clothes and food to people on the streets of NYC. We will meet first at Rye Presbyterian Church at 8:00 p.m. We should be done and back at the church sometime around 1:00 a.m. Space will be limited to 12 participants. We will also need 6 drivers for the event who drive SUVs or mini-vans. Parents, if you are available and willing to drive, please let Rev. JP know (click here).
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Mens Bible Study News
Sundays, November 3 &24, at 8:00 p.m. in the Library
If you’d like to get email reminders about this ongoing study, contact Dan Love.
Middle School Connection News
Connection, RPC’s Middle School Youth Group, is open to all 6th –8th graders.
Wednesday, November 6: 5:30-6:45 p.m., Youth Rooms
We’ll meet for a pizza dinner, games, learning, and fun!
Friday, November 22: 4:30-7:00 p.m., BETA
Join us for rock climbing at BETA in Stamford. We’ll meet at 4:30 p.m. in the church parking lot and should be done by 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Rev. JP if you plan on attending. Also, if any parents are willing and able to drive, please let Rev. JP know as well.
Saturday, November 23: 4:00-6:00 p.m.,|
Larchmont Avenue Church
We will help prepare supplies and sort clothing at Larchmont Avenue Church for the “Midnight Run” into NYC. Space will be limited to 12 participants. Also, we will need a few parent drivers to either help drive the crew to Larchmont or pick them up. Please let Rev. JP know if you can help out.
-Let Rev. JP know if you’d like to be on the email list ( ) Also, you can also sign up for updates through Remind: text@rpccon to 81010 or sign up at: https.remind.com/join/rpccon.
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
Sunday School Registration 2019-2020 is open. To register, click here.
Our 2019-2020 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 DWELL, which is centered on the belief that God’s story is both exciting and ongoing! DWELL invites children to live into God’s story of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration. And it encourages children to live out of God’s story every day as they respond to God’s call. Each Sunday morning, we will actively engage our children in God’s story using interactive games, reflective wondering, dramatic storytelling, and a whole lot of fun! We invite families to engage these stories together at home! You can do this by following along at https://digital.dwellcurriculum.org/, which gives parents a glimpse into what we will focus on each week.
Sunday School “Helpers”
Once again, this year we are blessed with a well-attended Sunday School program! We are glad to see so many children excited to learn more about God's story! At the same time, such great attendance comes with its own challenges for our volunteer teachers, who sometimes are the only adults present in the classrooms. With this challenge and also the reality that not all people feel called to teach, we wish to invite members of our community to occasionally serve as “helpers" on Sundays. A "helper" would assist our teachers with transitions throughout the lesson by passing out supplies and helping keep the children engaged. Such help would allow our teachers to focus on the overall flow of the lesson, which will also help the children get the most out of each morning. How often one serves as a "helper" is based solely on one's own schedule.
If interested in being a "helper," please 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."
Tuesday, November 19, 10:00 a.m., Library
Topic: CULTURE and TRADITIONS
How might they play out in our lives?
MONDAY Morning Bible Discussion
Mondays, November 11 & 25 at 9:30 a.m. in the Library
All are welcome to jump in any time for our overview tour of the Hebrew Scriptures! We will be using resources from “The Bible Project” (https://thebibleproject.com) for our discussion—worth checking out! If you’d like to be on the email reminder list, let Dan Love know ( ).
Women's Bible Study News
Saturdays, October 2 & 16, at 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
Tuesdays, November 12 & 26, in the Library.
This group meets Tuesdays, every other week, 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.