September events

Check the Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

  • WOMEN'S CIRCLE

    Tuesday, October 1

    Morning Circle: 10:00a.m. in the church parlor

    Evening Circle: 7:00 p.m. at the home of Julia Alexander

    All of the women of the church are invited and encouraged to be a part of the Presbyterian Women Circle and Bible Studies. We strive to minister to the congregation as a whole and to the women in particular through Bible study, prayer and fellowship. We would love to welcome some new faces to our groups! We meet the first Tuesday of each month.


    Questions? Please contact Priscilla Giuliano at 704-706-3203 

  • free community meAL

    Wednesday October 2

    6:00 Pm, in the FELLOWSHIP HALL

    We welcome our neighbors and friends to join us on the First Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm for a FREE meal and friendship. Come meet the members of our church and feed your body and your soul.  No RSVP necessary


    Questions? Please contact Candice Shepard at 704-778-1278    


  • wednesday night fellowship meal

    every wednesday, october 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

    6:00 pm, fellowship hall

    Cost:  $5/meal; $15/family maximum


    Menu For October

    October 2 - Free Community Meal - Tacos

    October 9 - Chicken Salad Croissant  

    October 16 - Molasses Pork Chops

    October 23 - Crockpot Chicken Chili

    October 30—Taco Beef Chili


    Please RSVP by signing the friendship pad during Sunday Service or send a quick note to churchadmin@rockyriver.org.   We are happy to share in fellowship with our church and community.  Let us feed your body and soul!


  • Learning your bible class

    September 8, 15, 22, 29 & October 6 & 13

    Education building room 204

    The Learning Your Bible class will begin September 8th during the Sunday School hour in Room 204 of the Education building. All children in grades 3-5 are invited to attend these classes to learn more about the Bible. In this class, children will become comfortable with using the Bible, so that they may read it at home, and follow along in worship services. It will be an interesting six weeks of classes led by Sharon Vanpelt. Be sure to bring your child with his or her Bible beginning Sunday, September 8th or join in at any time!


    Questions?  Contact Sharon Vanpelt at 704-455-2479 or


  • family Game night

    Friday October 11 and 25


    7:00 pm - fellowship hall

    Game Night has become a fun Friday night tradition at RRPC. Young and old members alike come out to play a friendly game of cards, or their favorite board game. All you have to bring is your favorite game, a snack to share and your competitive spirit! Invite your neighbors and friends for some good clean fun!   

    All are welcome!


    Questions? Please contact Priscilla Giuliano at 704-706-3203.


  • Fall festival - Brunswick stew

    Saturday October 12

    4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Fun & Games 4:00 to 6:00

    Brunswick Stew & BBQ 4:30 to 7:00pm

    (while supplies last)

    Music by Jeff Whittington

    Invite your friends!!


    Please volunteer to help with this wonderful event. Call Cyndi in the office to find out how you can help!!! 


  • Operation christmas child shoeboxes

    Pick up boxes beginning October 13

    return no later that november 3

    We will be participating in the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child again this year. The boxes will be available in the vestibule on October 13th along with a complete list of what is acceptable to pack. We will not have a packing party this year, and are asking everyone to pack their own boxes. Please return your boxes no later than November 3rd so we can get them to the fulfillment center on time.

    Help us share the message of the gospel and bless the children that will receive these boxes.


  • theology on tap

    monthly on the 2nd monday of each month

    monday, october 14 @ 7:00PM

    Theology on Tap with Neal is held at Percent Tap House in Harrisburg.  Come and enjoy a lively discussion centered around life and theology.   All are welcome!!


  • men's breakfast

    october 20

    9:00 am, fellowship Hall

    The men's breakfast is normally held the third Sunday of each month at 9:00am.  This is a time for fellowship between the  men (young and old) of the congregation.  The food is great and the company even better.  What a great way to start to your Sunday!  Please join us!


    Questions? Please contact Jerry Clark at 704-596-0062

  • healing touch clinic

    sunday, October 20

    3:00 pm

    This clinic is available for anyone interested in experiencing a relaxing, 30-minute session to restore your balance and energy.  Most of the evaluations of previous clinics have rated the experience as a valuable one and most enjoyable.  The clinic is held both on Wednesday afternoons, and monthly  on the 3rd Sunday of each month and is open to the public.  You can read more about Healing Touch at www.healingtouchprogram.com


    It is helpful to the practitioners to have an idea how many to prepare for, so please continue to use the sign-up sheet for the 30 minute sessions on Sunday, and call Julie Alexander for an appointment on Wednesday afternoon:  704-455-9753, or 704-579-0781.


    Julia Alexander continues to offer mini sessions during the Farmer’s market, and by appointment during the week.


    Healing Touch is open to the public, so please invite your friends and neighbors to try it!


    Donations to the building fund will be accepted.  


    Questions? Please contact Julia Alexander at 704-455-9753 


  • rocky river readers

    Monday, october 28

    7:00 pm, church parlor

    This month we will be reading If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss. In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She’s been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy’s wife.

    As stark and magnificent as Appalachia itself, If the Creek Don’t Rise is a bold and beautifully layered debut about a dusty, desperate town finding the inner strength it needs to outrun its demons. The folks of Baines Creek will take you deep into the mountains with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.


    We always welcome new readers!  Please join us in the church parlor at 7pm on Monday, October 28 for our discussion and plans for 2019. 


    Questions? Please contact Marie Morrison at 704-455-2487 

  • Trunk or Treat

    Wednesday, October 30

    6:30 pm

    Invite your friends and neighbors to join us for Trunk or Treat!  We are looking for people to decorate and park their cars near the grove, dress in Halloween costumes and pass out candy to our trick or treaters! We had some very creative decorations last year and a great turnout from the community. Let’s show people in the community what RRPC has to offer and let’s have some fun!!


    If you would like to participate by decorating your car and handing out candy please let Cyndi know so we can reserve the parking spots! This event is open to the public so spread the word!


    If you would like to donate candy for this event just bring it to the office!


  • silver sneakers classes

    Every Day

    Silver Sneakers - is  now being offered EVERY DAY AT RRPC.  The Classic, Yoga and

    Cardio Classes are offered on  different days at either 10:00am or 11:00am.   A detailed schedule can be found hanging on the bulletin board outside Neal’s office. Participants can use hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball. Often a chair is used for seated exercises or standing support. 

    The cost for each class is $3 unless  you are offered Silver Sneakers through your insurance. There is no charge if you have the insurance. 


    Questions: Contact Crystal Passmore at 704-960-8265


  • Faith-filled Yoga

    EVERY MONDAY, 6:30pm

    1 hour of yoga, worship, fellowship, rest and the  most authentic community ever! Grab a mat and a friend. These classes are accessible for  beginners and advanced practitioners alike.  There’s something for EVERYONE, ALL are welcome and belong here! *no need to sign up, just show up ~ there is no set fee - a donation will

    be accepted at the door. 


    Questions? Contact Leslie Bost Wagner at 704-298-2662 or


save the date

  • Women’s Retreat

    November 8-10, 2019

    Amy Hicks will be back as our  Bible leader and Bellefonte has been invited. If you have not gone before, make this year your first and mark this on your calendar!! More details coming soon! 


    Questions? Please contact  Priscilla Giuliano at 704-706-3203/