• volunteers needed to help with vbs!!!

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

    Contact Sharon Vanpelt

    We desperately need two directors who can work with Sharon to put this together. There is a lot of talent in this congregation—please consider helping!

June events

Check the Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

  • Presbyterian women's tea

    June 3rd from 2:00-4:00

    Come join us for tea, coffee and pastries. Catherine Ritch Guess will be our guest speaker. RSVP by May 25th so that we may have an accurate count of those attending. For details contact Priscilla Giuliano at 704-706-3203 or email pag110@aol.com or Julie Alexander at 704-455-9753 or email 2jralex@windstream.net. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the church.

  • women's circle

    Tuesday, June 6

    The morning circle meets at 10:00am in the Parlor at the church. The evening circle will meet at the home of Shirley Rockel at 7:00pm. 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.

  • free community meal

    June 7th

    (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!


    June 7— Community Meal

    June 14 — Mac and Cheese

    June21— Pizza

    June 28— Chicken Cacciatore

    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.


    YOUTH BIBLE STUDY at 6:45 after dinner

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

  • healing touch clinic

    Sunday June 11

    3:00 to 5:00 pm

    Healing Touch Clinic will be held June 4th from 3-5 pm in the fellowship building upstairs 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. Give it a try, and we will be back to the second Sunday afternoon schedule in July and August. Call Julia Alexander for more information @ 704-455-9753.

  • Men's fellowship breakfast

    Sunday, June 18 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.

  • camp good news

    June 18th - end of August

    Children Grades K-6

    Children’s Summer Sunday School will begin June 18th, as we combine age groups in the  fellowship hall for a special learning time. This year’s theme will be Digging for Treasures:  Parables Revealed. We will find fun ways to walk through many parables and find the wealth of God’s Word in the process.

    If you would like to take a lesson to teach, contact Sharon Vanpelt.

  • ramblers event - all are welcome to join!

    June 24-25

    Singing on the Mountain: Come join the Ramblers on June 24-25th for Singing on the Mountain at the base of Grandfather Mountain in Linville NC. This event is in it's 93rd year and is held at MacRae Meadows. The music is Christian/Gospel and is a free event. There is food available or you may bring your own picnic lunch. Rooms are being held at Shady Lawn Lodge in Newland. (828-733-9006) for the evening of June 24th as the music starts on Sunday morning at 8:30am. All rooms are under $100.00 for the night.  There are restaurants within walking distance for dinner and breakfast. All are welcome, please contact Priscilla Giuliano at pag110@aol.com for questions.  Click here for more event info.

  • rocky river readers

    June 26th at 7:00 pm

    The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

    Rocky River Readers will discuss Sally Hepworth’s novel The Things We Keep on Monday, June 26th at 7:00pm in the church parlor. The story revolves around Anna Forster who at age 38 is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Her family takes her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility where Luke is the only other person her age. How they connect with each other and Eve Bennett who works at Rosalind House as Anna’s illness progresses will draw the reader into this story. We always welcome new members to our group!

    If you would like a more detailed listing that gives information on the subjects of the books as well as biographical information on the authors, please email Marie Morrison at morrison1960@windstream.net

    If you love to read and discuss books, we hope you will join us for some meetings.

additional news/updates


    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!


    Annual Yard Sale—

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

    Start cleaning out your closets!!