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! 

From September through June, 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 10 - No Sunday School! All youth are encouraged to join us for worship and our fall picnic!
Sept 17 - Honor Sabbath: Celebrate Sabbath
Sept 24 - Honor Sabbath: Rest with God

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 2023:

Wednesday, September 13 @ 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 can 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 27 @ 5:30 p.m., Youth Rooms
We'll take time to catch up over pizza, play some games, and reflect together!

Please let Rev. JP know if you’d like to be on the parent email list

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!


Here's what is coming up for September 2023:

Sunday, September 10 @ 6:00 p.m., Youth Rooms
High School Youth Group kicks off the school year with an in-person gathering in our Youth Rooms! 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.

Sundays, September 17 @ 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 24 @ 6:00 p.m., Youth Rooms
Join us at The Table, where we will gather around a meal together for reflection, conversation, and games. Everyone is encouraged to bring a favorite dish/dessert to share! Please let Rev. JP know if you plan on joining us and if you are bringing food.

Contact Rev. JP for more information.

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

High School Mission Trips

Hope you can join us on Sunday, November 19 at 11:15 a.m. in the Westminster Room
to learn more about Summer 2024!

Youth & Chancel Choir 

All middle school students (grades 6th-8th) are invited to be a part of the Youth Choir! We will meet on Wednesdays, starting on October 4, from 5:00-5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held in the Choir Room over in the education wing. Please let Jason Charneski know if you're interested, or if you have any questions.

All high school students (grade 9 and higher) and adults are invited to join the Chancel Choir!  Plan now, as it will resume its ministry on Sunday, September 17.  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.

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 Table gatherings. And their voices are always welcome on any of our church's committees!

Alongside our youth elder and deacons, we have three youth leader roles who work alongside Rev. JP to support and lead our youth group throughout the year! Our high school youth are encouraged to take a look at the responsibilities for these roles here and consider applying. Applications will be reviewed in December so the new youth leaders can begin in January. 

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.


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