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


It’s the time of year again when churches around the country hold Vacation Bible Schools in various formats. For a week or more the church is turned into a biblical marketplace or a fun factory or a host of other locales to combine music, crafts, and games to communicate Scripture to children and others. Although the dates may change from year to year, it’s hard to remember a year when VBS isn’t going on throughout the summer.

I was talking with some folks around the Wednesday night table and we were

remembering how, in our childhoods, adults would load all the neighborhood kids up in their trucks or station wagons to deliver them to whatever VBS was going on that particular week. The memories of those days remain with us!

The first recorded summer Bible school in the United States was instituted by Mrs. Walker Aylette Hawes in 1898 with Epiphany Baptist Church on New York City’s east side. She noticed many immigrant children wandering the streets in the summer, so she searched for a place where she could begin a six-week summer school. The only place available was a saloon (!) and so VBS was born! Since then, the summer Bible School has taken on many forms but no matter what the program, VBS is probably here to stay for a while.

The draw of Vacation Bible School is often the colorful, artistic themes that writers and publishers create. However, our challenge remains to present God’s Word in such a way that participants, both young and older, will want to return daily for biblical learning that is carefully encased in engaging activities. Then we hope that the relationships that are created during this time will bring them back for Sunday School and worship. A simple plan, yes?

There is one more component. Students must get here to us so that they can experience the joys of learning through VBS experiences. There is the opportunity for each of us to take a part in spreading God’s Word. Take a flyer from church and share it with someone you know. Plan to pick up a friend and bring them along with you that week. You will be helping to create wonderful memories that can last a lifetime.

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