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

Once again we arrive at a season of the year when our religious observances don’t always blend with cultural observances. How do we reconcile the bringing of Easter baskets filled with candy and toys, with the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ?

The interesting thing to note is that many of the rituals surrounding the celebrations of Easter were first seen in pagan rites and rituals. Beginning around the 4th century A.D., when the Roman Emperor Constantine became Christian, he began incorporating typical holidays and festivals of the culture into church ritual to consolidate his rule. Springtime brought with it fertility and the symbols we see at Easter of eggs and Easter baskets  symbolize that in many ways as well. So the symbols and holidays of rebirth are also now adapted by us in the Easter celebration of the Resurrection, given new emphases of new life and rebirth.

In our Easter celebrations, children can begin to understand the concept of new life with eggs in the animal kingdom. Older children can see the cycle of life represented in the bursts of spring flowers and the birth of baby animals. As children mature, more of the realities of the crucifixion and resurrection can be understood. The giving of gifts then, just like at Christmas, can be part of our celebration of the greatest gift of salvation and new life given to us through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Try incorporating some Christian items in Easter baskets instead of standard toys—items such as Bible storybooks, crosses, Christian DVDs and CDs, etc. New clothes for Easter church service can be considered a way to present our best to God in joy for the resurrection. Feasting together with family and friends can be an important way to share God’s story over food and fellowship.

This season can be a wonderful season to celebrate in our church and in our community if we focus on the message at the heart of Easter. God loves us more than we can imagine; so much that he gave his own Son so that we may have the gift of eternal life with God. That’s a gift worth celebrating!

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

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


BOY SCOUT INFORMATION— Contact Tom Kauffman at