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 November:
Nov 6 - No Sunday School! All youth are encouraged to join us for worship as we celebrate communion and All Saints' Sunday!
Nov 13 - Practice Generosity Session 1: Share Resources
Nov 20 - Practice Generosity Session 2: Share Wisdom
Nov 27 - No Sunday School! We hope you all enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday weekend!
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 November 2022:
Wednesday, November 2 @ 5:30 p.m., Youth Rooms
We'll take time to catch up over pizza, play some games, and remember the saints in our lives!
Saturday, November 12 @ 4:00 p.m., Larchmont Avenue Church
We'll help sort clothing and prepare supplies at Larchmont Avenue Church for the Midnight Run into NYC later that night! Space will be limited to 8 youth. We will meet at LAC (60 Forest Park Ave.). Parents are welcome to join us!
Wednesday, November 16 @ 5:30 p.m., Youth Rooms
Jessica Lodato, the Rye Youth Council Educator will lead our group through a discussion and some activities on social and emotional learning skills!
Friday, November 18 @ 5:30 p.m., BETA Climbing
Join us for rock climbing at BETA in Stamford! We'll meet at 5:30pm in the church parking lot and will be back by 8:00pm. Limited to 10 youth. Cost: $30 per youth.
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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 November 2022:
Sunday, November 6 @ 11:30am, Bread of Life
Join us as we help Bread of Life prepare pantry bags for local families! We will meet at the pantry (65 Orchard Ave.) at 11:30am and we should be done by 1:00pm.
Mondays, November 7 & 21 @ 6:00 p.m., Youth Rooms
Bring your homework and join us for study hall at the church! We'll provide the snacks and midway study breaks. Juniors and seniors are invited to help out as tutors as well (community service hours will be provided)! Ends at 7:30pm.
Saturday, November 12 @ 10:00 a.m., RPC Kitchen
Join us as we pack 50 bagged lunches to take on the Midnight Run in NYC later that night! Youth and their families 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 12 @ 7:30 p.m., Larchmont Avenue Church & NYC
We are partnering with Larchmont Avenue Church to hand out clothes and food to people on the streets of NYC as part of Midnight Run! Spots are full at this time.
Saturday, November 19 @ 2:00 p.m., Puzzle Parlour
Join us as we head over to Puzzle Parlour in White Plains to solve one of their escape rooms! Limited to 10 youth. Cost: $32 per youth.
Sunday, November 20 @ 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.
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High School Mission Trips
Hope you can join us on Sunday, November 20 at 11:15 a.m. in the Westminster Room to learn more about Summer 2023!
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.