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:  We start promptly at 6:30pm and end at 6:50pm in the choir room. Grades K thru 5 are welcome to come and be a part of this ministry! No experience necessary—Stephanie will teach them everything!! 


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. 


Learning Your Bible Class for grades 3-5 will be held on Sunday Feb. 26th from 12:00 to 3:00 in the Fellowship Hall.  This class is designed to help introduce children to using the Bible, so that he or she can read it at home, work with it at church, and follow along in worship services. It includes learning centers led by Sharon Vanpelt and helpers from the C.E. committee.   Email dce@rockyriver.org to be added to the contact list for this class.



From the DCE’s Corner

Faith Journey

 

Passing on the Christian faith from generation to generation is at the heart of the life and work of the church. The church partners together with parents and others to facilitate this process. This fundamental task

requires much more than simple attendance at Sunday School and worship.  It is a lifelong process that involves passing on biblical and doctrinal information. As we grow and mature, our understanding of things religious and theological changes.  The goal of lifelong faith formation is to enable a seamless journey

of learning and passing on faith to every infant, child, youth, young adult, adult, and elder in our congregations and in our homes, so that Christians may develop a deep faith in Jesus Christ that serves us well in every stage of life.

 

There are milestones in life--turning points, rites of passage, and memorable moments--that are experiences that offer an opportunity to celebrate God’s presence and be reminded of one’s identity as a child of God.  These milestones recognize baptism, worship education, sacraments class, receiving a first Bible, confirmation, high school and college graduation, and more.  The congregation can recognize and celebrate these special times, thereby tending the baptismal journey through all the ages and stages of a life centered in Christ.

 

Our official faith journey often begins with infant baptism.  Even though an

infant is too young to actually learn the meaning of baptism, parents and the congregation take vows to bring the child up in the faith.  Sunday school,

confirmation, youth groups, and worship involvement are good ways to learn the basics of the Bible and what it means to be a child of God.  Other ways we can increase the spiritual maturity of our young people are through special

activities that involve parents and children learning together--Sacraments class, worship education, Learning Your Bible class, and later on, youth trips and

activities.  Parents and other caregiving adults need to be seen as essential partners with the church in the journey of passing on the Christian faith from generation to generation. 

 

In the classic fairy tale, when Hansel and Gretel leave the safety of their house to venture into the woods, they leave a trail of breadcrumbs to mark the way back home. The children of God have a way of wandering off from home (God) as well, which is why it is ever important for us as faithful leaders and parents to leave a trail by which they may always find their way home. Instead of

breadcrumbs which can disappear, we leave a path of milestones that remind us of times when we felt the presence of God. This way, when our children (of any age) become lost and begin to long for home, they will only have to look about them to see the trail of visual reminders and say, “Look, here is God in my life, and here, and here, and here.” 

 


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


Boy Scouts have also resumed their meetings on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm at the scout hut. They are working on merit badges and we have two eagle scouts working on their projects. 


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 pack83nc@gmail.com

GIRL SCOUT INFORMATION— Contact Julie Love at juliegs492@windstream.net

BOY SCOUT INFORMATION— Contact Tom Kauffman at tom.kauffman60@gmail.com


Children and Youth paint pots and plant flowers to take to the shut-ins  and homeless in our community

April 2016