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               April  2017

The other day I was traveling to TN and I stopped at one of my favorite restaurant chains..that's right, it's Waffle House time! I was in a small little town in TN and there was not much there, mainly Waffle House and a Verizon store. It was one of the most interesting meals I've had in a while. I love their food but unfortunately that day the eggs were not great, toast burned, grits a little old and an undercooked waffle (but I was so hungry I did not worry about it too much). So the food was not great but the service to the customers was amazing. Obviously this was the  local hangout spot. Every person that came in was greeted by name and handed a coffee cup (although I did notice that none of the locals ate any food...haha). One woman that came in was having a rough day and I saw a waitress drop everything and pray with her. I heard other

customers talking to each other about how they felt blessed that day.

I think I saw a church...outside the church. It was beautiful. 

That's what I want our youth ministry to be. When we are off doing mission work, visiting  Carillon, bowling, playing frisbee golf or whatever activity we have planned...may we be the church...inside or outside the church. 

Hope to see you soon!!

Peace,

JD


Youth events

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


April 2 - middle school youth 5 - 6:30pm; high school youth 6 - 7:30

April 8 - help hide Easter eggs! 9:00am

April 9 - middle school youth 5—6:30pm; high school youth 6—7:30

April 16 - no youth activities

April 23 - high school make sandwiches for homeless at Roberta UMC;

April 30 - middle school make sandwiches for homeless at Roberta UMC


June 11-17; mission trip to Alabama - deposits ($50) due for mission trip on April 23


Wednesday night Bible Studies after dinner




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