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! 

All in-person Connection gatherings will follow the church's COVID-19 guidelines until further notice, including the wearing of masks and practicing social distancing.

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:

September 12 - Fall Worship & Picnic (Youth are encouraged to attend worship)
September 19 - A Cosmic Adventure Through Science & Faith: A Tale of Two Books
September 26 - A Cosmic Adventure Through Science & Faith: Hurtling Through Space

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 September 2021:

Wednesday, September 15 @ 5:30 p.m., Grape Arbor & Great Lawn
Connection 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, then play some games and pray together.

Wednesday, September 29 @ 5:30 p.m., Youth Rooms
We'll gather down in the recently renovated Youth Rooms to catch up, play games, and reflect together!

We are also keeping the connections going outside of our gatherings through GroupMe! If your youth would like to be a part of our group chat, please send Rev. JP either your youth's cell-phone number or email.

High School Youth Group

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

All in-person HSYG gatherings will follow the church's COVID-19 guidelines until further notice, including the wearing of masks and practicing social distancing.

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

Vespers will start up again in this fall!

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 practices, and then end with a moment of connection and food!

All high school youth are invited to join us for Vespers on every fourth Sunday at 6:00 p.m.! We will gather in the Assembly Room, the Great Lawn, or the Chapel, depending on the month. 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 2021:

Sunday, September 12 @ 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, then discuss how we can support each other and serve our community during the school year.

Saturday, September 18 @ 10:00 a.m., Rye City Hall
Join us at Rye City Hall as we partner with Sleep in Heavenly Peace and other volunteers to help build beds for children in our community! The event starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes to about 2:00 p.m. We will meet at Rye City Hall. Please let Rev. JP know if you plan to join us for this event! All participants will also need to complete this waiver.

Sunday, September 26 @ 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 GroupMe! Please email your name and phone number to Rev. JP.

High School Mission Trips

More information coming later this fall about Summer 2022!

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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How would you like to serve the church this year?