• volunteers needed to help with vbs!!!

    August 6-9, Sunday through Wednesday evenings. We Need Help!! 


    Contact Sharon Vanpelt


    We desperately need volunteers! There is a lot of talent in this congregation—please consider helping!

JULY events

Check the Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

  • free community meAL

    July 5th

    (1st Wednesday of Every Month)


    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.  This month's dinner will be a grilled chicken breast, green beans, rice and dessert.


    Questions? Please contact Cyndi Conway in the church office at 704-455-2479/ churchadmin@rockyriver.org


  • WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT RRPC!

    WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP MEAL at 6pm


    July 5 - Free Community Meal

    July 12 - Herbed Crusted Pork

    July 19 - Broccoli/Chicken/Rice

    July 26 - Beef Cheesy Enchilada


    To RSVP—Just fill out a yellow card located in any pew in the sanctuary during our next worship service or send Cyndi a quick note at churchadmin@rockyriver.org.   We are happy to share in fellowship with our church and community. The cost is $5 per meal with a max of $15 per family.


    CHIMES REHEARSALS —CHIMES IS ON HOLD UNTIL THE FALL.  


    YOUTH BIBLE STUDY at 6:45 after dinner


    CHOIR - ***Practice is on hold for the Summer***

    Wednesday night Practice is @ 7-8pm -- We would love to have more young voices if you can find the time to help us out!


    Questions? Please contact Cyndi Conway in the church office at 704-455-2479/ churchadmin@rockyriver.org

  • healing touch clinic

    Sunday, July 9, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Upstairs-Fellowship Building


    This clinic is available for anyone interested in experiencing a relaxing, 30-minute session to restore your balance and energy. There will be several experienced Healing Touch Practitioners and possibly some students of Healing Touch from the CMC College of Health Sciences available for these sessions.  While there is no charge for the clinic, donations are accepted for the use of the building. Most of the evaluations of previous clinics have rated the experience as a valuable one and most enjoyable.  The clinic is held the second Sunday of each month and is open to the public. 


    Questions? Please contact Julia Alexander, 704-455-9753/2jralex@ctc.net


  • WOMEN'S CIRCLE

    Tuesday, July 11 (due to the 4th of July holiday)


    Morning Circle: 10:00a.m., Church Parlor

    Evening Circle: 7:00 p.m., Anna Melvin hosting at the church


    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/tttandsp@gmail.com

  • men's breakfast

    The Men’s Breakfast is cancelled for the month of July so everyone can attend the dedication of the piano in the Fellowship Hall. We will resume the Men’s Breakfast on Sunday, August 20 at 9:00a.m. As always, we welcome ALL men to join us—husbands, fathers, sons, grandfathers and brothers. What a great opportunity for fellowship among our men!


    Questions? Please contact Jerry Clark at 704-596-0062/gclark6@bellsouth.net

  • Pharr Family Piano Dedication

    Sunday, July 16, 9:30a.m. in the Fellowship Hall


    Please join us for a continental breakfast and fellowship as we join the Pharr family in a dedication service for the  piano that has been donated to the church by the family. Miss Emmy Lou loved music, and this gift will keep her love of music alive for years to come. Sunday School classes will be cancelled so all can attend.


    Questions? Please contact Cyndi Conway in the church office at 704-455-2479/ churchadmin@rockyriver.org

  • rocky river readers

    All readers are invited to join us the fourth Monday of each month in the Parlor at the church.


    Monday, July 24, 7:00 p.m., Church Parlor

    The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins


    Commuter Rachel Watson catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Watson witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers' home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous line. This is a compelling story. We always welcome new members to our group!!


    Questions? Please contact Marie Morrison at 704-455-2487/morrison1960@windstream.net

additional news/updates

  • SAVE THE DATE!

    Vacation Bible School will be held August 6-9 Sunday through Wednesday.

    Notice the change in days!

    Mark your calendars now!


    You will be hearing more in coming weeks about Vacation Bible School. This year’s schedule will be a little different, beginning on Sunday after the worship service, and ending on Wednesday evening after our meal. We will need many volunteers as  usual. If you can help, contact Sharon Vanpelt. Registration will soon be open for children. Mark your calendars for a wonderful time of learning, fellowship, and fun!

  • congregational care

    If anyone in the congregation falls ill, is  injured, in the hospital or in need of

    pastoral care—WE WANT TO KNOW!!


    Please call Neal directly on his cell phone  (really—call his cell phone—he wants you to!!) or call Cyndi in the office so Neal can visit and offer assistance. 

    Neal’s cell number is 910-280-9688.

    The office phone is 704-455-2479.

    He can also be reached via email at  nealcarter64@gmail.com

  • church yard sale!

    SAVE THE DATE!!

    Annual Yard Sale—

    Saturday October 7th from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

    Start cleaning out your closets!!

  • discovery SS class starts a new study on July 23rd

    The Discovery class is starting a new study using the book A Gardener Looks at the Fruits of the Spirit by W. Phillip Keller.  The class has studied several books by this layman and found them easy from which to glean how we can walk closer to God.


    Part 1 of this book is based on the parable of the sower and the types of soil/hearts of humans. Part 2 looks at the Fruits of the Spirit as named in 1 Cor. 13 and Galatians 5.  The book is not required to participate in this study and you may join in at any time.


    This adult class meets on the 2nd floor and welcomes new members. We cover a variety of age groups; married, single, spouses of teachers in other rooms. If you haven’t found a class for Sunday at 10:00, we hope you will give the Discovery class a try!


    Questions? Please contact Marie Morrison at 704-455-2487/morrison1960@windstream.net

august events

Check the Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

  • women's circle

    Tuesday, August 1st


    Morning Circle: 10:00a.m., Church Parlor

    Evening Circle: 7:00 p.m.


    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/tttandsp@gmail.com

  • free community meal

    August 2nd

    (1st Wednesday of Every Month)


    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.


  • wednesday nights at rrpc!

    WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP MEAL at 6pm




    To RSVP—Just fill out a yellow card located in any pew in the sanctuary during our next worship service or send Cyndi a quick note at churchadmin@rockyriver.org. We are happy to share in fellowship with our church and community. The cost is $5 per meal with a max of $15 per family.


    CHIMES REHEARSALS —CHIMES IS ON HOLD UNTIL THE FALL.


    YOUTH BIBLE STUDY at 6:45 after dinner


    CHOIR ***On Break for the Summer***

    Wednesday night Practice is @ 7-8pm -- We would love to have more young voices if you can find the time to help us out!


    Questions? Please contact Cyndi Conway in the church office at 704-455-2479/ churchadmin@rockyriver.org

  • healing touch clinic

    Sunday, August 13th, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Upstairs-Fellowship Building


    This clinic is available for anyone interested in experiencing a relaxing, 30-minute session to restore your balance and energy. There will be several experienced Healing Touch Practitioners and possibly some students of Healing Touch from the CMC College of Health Sciences available for these sessions. While there is no charge for the clinic, donations are accepted for the use of the building. Most of the evaluations of previous clinics have rated the experience as a valuable one and most enjoyable. The clinic is held the second Sunday of each month and is open to the public.


    Questions? Please contact Julia Alexander, 704-455-9753/2jralex@ctc.net


  • griefshare

    Every Thursday starting August 17th


    Fall Series Begins Thursday, August 17, 6:00 p.m., Upstairs in the New Building. GriefShare finished it’s Spring series of classes on May 25 with a Pizza dinner.  The past session had about 25 participants, and we have seen much progress in dealing with the loss of loved ones. The group is open to anyone who has lost a child, spouse, parent, or significant person in their lives. We welcome those from our church family and community who need comfort and healing. 


    To register, contact the church office, 704.455.2479/churchadmin@rockyriver.org or Julia Alexander at 704-455-9753 /2jralex@ctc.net

  • Men's fellowship breakfast

    Sunday, August 20th at 9:00 am


    As always, we welcome ALL men in the congregation to join us—husbands, fathers, sons, grandfathers and brothers. What a great opportunity for fellowship among our men.


    Questions? Please contact Jerry Clark at 704-596-0062/gclark6@bellsouth.net


  • rocky river readers

    Monday, August 28th at 7:00 pm

    Hatteras Light by Philip Gerard




    Questions? Please contact Marie Morrison at 704-455-2487/morrison1960@windstream.net