Youth Ministry

No matter who you are,
no matter where you are on your journey,
you are welcome here!

Here at RPC we do our best to provide a safe place where all youth feel loved and at home as we walk alongside one another on the journey of faith and share God's love with the world.

Connection - Middle School youth Group

All 6th-8th graders are welcome at RPC's Middle School Connection! 

Starting in September, our middle school Sunday School class meets downstairs in our Youth Rooms on most Sunday mornings during our 10:00 a.m. worship service.

 

Here's what we will be focusing on in September:
Sept 11 - No Sunday School! All youth are encouraged to join us for worship as we celebrate under the tent!
Sept 18 - Make Peace Session 1: Know Peace
Sept 25 - Make Peace Session 2: Take a Step Back

Outside of Sunday School, we meet twice a month, typically every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., spending our time catching up, playing games, and praying together. We hope your youth can join us as we are reminded again and again that we are not alone - we are connected in so many ways to one another and our loving God!

Here's what is coming up for Connection in September 2022:

Wednesday, September 14 @ 5:30 p.m., The Kidder Home
Connection kicks off the school year with our annual pool party! We’ll meet at the home of the Kidder family. 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 guided meditation!

Also, you can sign up for updates through Remind: text @rpccon to 81010.

High School Youth Group

All 9th-12th graders are welcome at RPC's High School Youth Group!

We try to gather at least three times a month to build community and faith through fellowship, prayer, discussions, and service!

 

All high school youth are welcome to join us for Vespers, where you are invited to slow down in the midst of all the busyness for a time of intentional connection and prayer. We will begin our time together centering ourselves using various faith/mindfulness practices, and then end with a moment of connection and food!

All high school youth are invited to join us for Vespers in the Chapel on every fourth Sunday at 6:00 p.m.! Also, if you ever have a specific concern you would like us to pray for, please feel free to reach out, even if you are unable to attend!

Here's what is coming up for September 2022:

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

Saturday, September 17 @ 1:30 p.m., BETA
Join us for rock climbing at BETA in Stamford! We’ll meet at 1:30pm in the church parking lot and will be back by 3:30pm. Limited to 10 youth. Cost per youth will be $25. Please RSVP to Rev. JP.

Sundays, September 18 & 25 @ 12:00 p.m., Jay Heritage Center (210 Boston Post Rd.)
Join us as we partner with Jay Heritage Center in planting, maintaining, and harvesting organic garden beds on Sunday afternoons! All the produce harvested from the beds will be given to Meals on Main St. to distribute to families in need. Parents are welcome to join us as well! Please let Rev. JP know if you plan on joining us.

Sunday, September 25 @ 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 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!

Contact Rev. JP for more information.

We are on Instagram! Username: ryepresyouth (click here).
Updates through Remind! Text @ryepre to 81010.

High School Mission Trips

Information for Summer 2023 coming in October!

Youth leadership opportunities

There are a variety of ways our youth can share their time and gifts with the church! All youth are invited to read scripture, serve as ushers, or share any musical gifts with us during Sunday worship. Our high school youth are also welcome to help lead Sunday School or our monthly Vespers gatherings. And their voices are always welcome on any of our church's committees!

If you are interested in serving the church through any of these roles, or if you think of another way you wish to serve, please contact Rev. JP.

 

Let's Get to Know You! (Youth)

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