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                

june 2017

So the other day we delivered 282 sandwiches to be given out to those in need at Urban  Ministry Center in Charlotte. 282 sandwiches that you guys made while fasting from food for 24 hours. Some of you called it cruelty :) Some called it a genius idea (ok-just me on that one) and some just stood back amazed at what you guys were doing. Here you all were...hungry, starving, had not eaten in what felt like days, tired (gotta love lock-ins!), and it is the crack of dawn (well, 9am...close enough), and we were making sandwiches. Then it was followed by helping to prepare thousands of meals at a "Rise Against Hunger" event. Making waves against hunger while experiencing hunger. Again, some called it a genius idea...or the idea of a genius (even better!). 

And now we are about to take a week long trip and fast in a different way. We will be traveling to York, Alabama for our summer mission trip to help repair homes and lead a camp for kids. A trip but also fast of a different kind. For one week we are asking you to simply fast away from life as you normally spend it. To go out and spend our vacation serving others. And to go out and be fully present...with the people we will work for, the people we will worship beside, and each other. Take a fast from apps, from the busy life you lead here, and open your hearts to the people around you.

Why fast in this way? To put it simply, we are called to be the church. I'm looking forward to this trip...lets begin packing :)



Youth events

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

Sunday, June 4 - All youth together 5-6:30 pm. (Prep for trip and more!)

Sunday, June 11 - Leave for York, Alabama

Saturday, June 17 - Return from Sweet Home Alabama

Sunday, June 18 - no youth activities

Sunday, June 25 - Youth 5-6:30 pm

Alabama Rural Mission

June 11-17, 2017—http://www.arm-al.org

We will be traveling to York, Alabama and will be doing 4 days of home repair and a few of you will be helping with 2 days of camp for kids in the area. We’ll be staying at a Mennonite church in York. On Friday we will raft on the Ocoee!!!!

Wednesday night Bible Studies after dinner

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