children's news

It’s ALWAYS a great time to get back in the Sunday School habit or to try out a new class!

Nurseries: (birth-age 2) Room 104; and (ages 3-4) Room 103, Main floor Education bldg.

Primary (grades K-2) Room 203, Upper floor, Education bldg., Godly Play

Junior (Gr. 3-5) Room 204, Upper floor, Education bldg., Advanced Godly Play

Children’s Chimes rehearsals:  CHIMES IS ON HOLD UNTIL THE FALL

Children’s Chimes practices have been going really well. We have been  blessed to have one of our children chime the hour at worship service each week and look forward to having them all perform in the near future. 

From the DCE’s Corner

“I am the Church! You are the Church! We are the Church together!”

This month we will have multiple opportunities to celebrate what it means to “be Church,” as the children’s song says. Here in this faith community, we will celebrate rites of passage for some of our youth—Confirmation and Graduations from High School and College. We will commission some youth and adults to mission work in Alabama. We will officially welcome friends into membership in this church. We will also have our monthly Community Meal, and we will gather together at the Lord’s Table for spiritual nourishment. We will be Church in a variety of ways.

We don’t call it a faith community for nothin’! We gather together regularly; for worship, for study, for service, and for fellowship. We gather in small groups and large groups. We gather at serious times and we gather just for fun. 

We know how we are supposed to live as Church, the body of Christ. In Colossians 3:12-15 Paul says, “As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.  Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.” 

As we mark rites of passage, commission new and continuing members, and do all the other things the church does this month, let us all remember that we are not living solo. We are the Church together. Bear with others, forgive, love, be thankful. It’s a good way to live in the Church, and in the world.

Celebrating First Communion

On March 26th, Maggie Hartsell, James Ide, and Bella Rockel participated in the  Sacraments Class. They worked through several activities and learned more about the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. Through the concepts of Remembering, Forgiving, Community, and Thanksgiving, they learned that the Lord’s Supper is a special meal where we give thanks to God for God’s faithfulness to God’s people throughout the ages, in the present, and on into the future. They will be recognized and welcomed to the table during the communion service on Easter Sunday, April 16th. Congratulations to Maggie, James, and Bella on this special milestone along their faith journeys!

Sunday school classes

Rocky River Presbyterian offers Sunday School Classes for all of God's Children.

All teachers are members of the Church and have completed a background check.

Click Here to learn more about the classes listed below.

Scouting News

Cub Scout Pack 83

The Cub Scouts are here on Thursday evenings.

Boy Scouts 83

This month our Scouts went backpacking in Wilson Creek, NC. Scouts also helped get Camp Barnhardt ready for summer camp by setting up tents and cleaning camp sites at Beaver Day. Troop members of the Order of the Arrow attended conclave at Camp Barstow in South Carolina and spring fellowship at Camp Barnhardt. The troop has three Scouts attending the 2017 National  Jamboree in Beckley, WV this summer and they completed their third pre-jamboree camping trip. 

The troop's planned activities include a June backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Grayson-Highlands, VA, a cookout at the hut in July, a summer adventure in the Charleston, SC area in August, and a shooting sports weekend in September.

We have several Scouts working on Eagle projects that should be completed by fall and many Scouts working on Life rank service projects.

If anyone is interested in getting information on Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Daisies or Girl Scouts please contact the following people:

Girl Scouts

We have four different Girl Scout Troops that meet at various times each month.

If anyone is interested in getting more information on Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Daisies or Girl Scouts please contact the following people: 

CUB SCOUT INFORMATION— Contact Jason Schultz at


BOY SCOUT INFORMATION— Contact Tom Kauffman at