RRPC youth

Grades 6 - 12

Rocky River Presbyterian Church has a very active youth program. Our dedicated Youth Director, JD McNutt, and many adult volunteers help to keep the youth activities exciting and to encourage spiritual growth through engaging programs.  You do not have to be a member of RRPC to participate in our youth programs. Middle School Youth meet every Sunday evening from 5:00pm - 6:30pm and the High School Youth meet from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.  Dinner is served at 6:00pm for both groups.

In addition to the weekly activities on Sunday Night, we also have a teen Bible Study every Wednesday after the fellowship meal.  There are also many planned activities throughout the year.  Once a month we go to local area nursing homes to visit the elderly.  We volunteer at Homeless Shelters throughout the year and also help our older members with chores around their homes.  Our annual Adults vs. Youth Football game played on Super Bowl Sunday is something the youth look forward to every year!  We host an annual Kickball Game and a School Year Kickoff party on the Sunday before School starts.  There are trips to paintball centers, bowling, skating, whitewater center, corn mazes, movies, haunted houses and skiing.

One of the most anticipated trips of the Youth Program is the annual mission trip.  After a year of fundraising, it is a joy to see the fruits of their labor when going out to serve God by helping the less fortunate.  RRPC Youth have gone on trips to Mountaintop; Cherokee, NC; Blairsville, GA; Washington, DC; and Philadelphia, PA.  Various activities were performed such as working in soup kitchens, taking lunches out to the homeless and just talking with them, cleaning up public parks, home repairs, and home renovations such as adding decks / porches.

We invite all to come out and join our youth program.  Not only is it spiritually rewarding, but it is a BLAST with JD at the helm!  If you have any questions, call JD at 704-455-2479 or email at Youthrrpc@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you!  We have a great Youth group ready to meet you!

                           A note from jd               February  2017

It is the season of Lent and I'm not sure what you plan on doing - some people like to give up things...some people like to take on new things...some people don't do anything. A few years ago a kid at Thompson came up to me in chapel and said,

"Mr JD, I know what I'm going to give up for Lent"

"Ok...what are you doing?"

"I'm going to stop hating people for no reason."

You might laugh but for her this was a huge deal. Huge! She did not like people and she definitely did not trust them. Throughout that Lent I would ask her how she was doing and several times she responded with...

"Well I failed this morning but I'm trying again."

Every year around Lent I think of her dedication to stop hating people. She took a bold step to take the item that was the hardest for her and tried to work on it. That's what I want to be like. I want to be the kind of person who takes on something difficult with the intent of making improvements in life. And if I fail...well, I hope to keep trying again. So what will I do this Lent...I'm not sure yet but I hope it will make me into a better person no matter how hard it is. May we all have the courage to be open to change.

Youth events

Here are our upcoming events for the youth...hope to see you all again soon!

March 5 - Youth (Middle School 5-6:30 pm; High School 6:00- 7:30 pm)

March 12 - Youth (Middle School 5-6:30 pm; High School 6:00- 7:30 pm)

March 19 - Lunch and visit to Carillon after worship; Disc Golf following (never played before??...don't have a                                         frisbee??...never hit a tree with a frisbee before?? (never fear for I am really good at this part!!!)...come out no                       matter how good you are!!

March 26 - Youth/Parent meeting to discuss mission trip for the summer; 5pm

Wednesday night Bible Studies after dinner

Call JD at 704-455-2479 or email him at YouthRRPC@gmail.com for additional information.