April events

Check the Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

  • hand bells

    Monday Evenings 6:00 - 6:45pm


    We are bringing hand bells back to RRPC! Rehearsals will be Monday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45pm in the room across from the choir room. We are encouraging our youth and adults to join us. All are welcome to learn! We hope to see you! Contact Stephanie Campbell if you have any questions.

  • WOMEN'S CIRCLE

    Tuesday, April 4th


    The Presbyterian Women’s Morning will meet at 10:00am in the Parlor at the Church. The evening circle will meet at 7:00pm at the home of Brenda Horton. (Contact the Church Office for directions).  All women of the church are invited to attend either circle. 

  • free community meAL

    April 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 baked potato bar, salad and dessert!  


  • WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT RRPC!

    WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP MEAL at 6pm


    April 5— Community Meal—Baked Potato Bar

    April 12 — Slow Cooked Pork Chops

    April 19 — NO DINNER—SPRING BREAK

    April 26 — Baked Potato Bar


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

  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

    February 23rd - May 25th

    Thursdays at 6:30 pm


    Grief Share will began another 13 week series of classes. The only cost is $15 for the workbook and we meet in Room 216 in the New Fellowship Building. Anyone is welcome to come and experience the fellowship and comfort of a group of people who have lost a loved one and are going through the grief process. The program is Christian focused and uses a weekly video, discussion and workbook for study. It is lead by several facilitators from Rocky River including Julia Alexander, Bill & Connie Smart, Mimi Reynolds, and Pam Sciascia and has support from Hospice of Cabarrus County counselors and pastor Neal Carter. If you or anyone you know needs this service, please call the church office to sign up for this class at 704-455-2479. Thank You!!

  • Breakfast with the easter bunny

    FUNDRAISER FOR TROOP 83!

    Saturday, April 8th, 8am - 10am

    Fellowship Hall


    Troop 83 is having a pancake  breakfast on Saturday, April 8th from 8:00am to 10:00am and will have the Easter Bunny on hand to visit with the children. The cost is $5 per person and will include pancakes, sausage and coffee. Please come and support Troop 83’s fundraising efforts!!


  • easter egg hunt

    Saturday April 8th


    Immediately following the pancake breakfast will be our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Join us at 10:00am at the Grove to hunt for the eggs, and be on the lookout for the special Resurrection Eggs which will help tell the story of Easter.


    We will be having an egg stuffing party at the Community Meal on Wednesday April 5th. Bring a bag of candy and be ready to stuff!  Sharon needs volunteers to help with this event. Please contact her at dce@rockyriver.org if you are willing to help.

  • Procession of the palms

    Procession of Palms—Sunday April 9th


    All children and youth are invited to participate in the Procession of Palms at the beginning  of the worship service on Palm Sunday, April 9th. The procession will be incorporated into the Call to Worship. All who want to participate are asked to meet Sharon in the vestibule immediately following Sunday School, at 10:50, to receive palms and instructions.

  • healing touch clinic

    Sunday April 9th

    3:00 to 5:00 pm


    The Healing Touch Clinic is held on the second Sunday of the month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We now have a good compliment of equipment: 4 massage tables, 2 Zero Gravity chairs, as well as pillows and blankets for use during the sessions. The appointments will be 30 minute intervals beginning at 3:00pm.  We are now accepting appointments from members of the community.  Please spread the word to your family and friends.  Come join us if you want to experience something special in this special place. There is no charge for this clinic but donations to the building fund are appreciated. 

    Many Thanks, Julia Alexander, RN, BSN, CHTP

  • flowering of the cross

    Sunday, April 16th at 9:30 am


    Bring a stem of wild/garden flowers to add to our cross after a short service.  Everyone will then convene in the Fellowship Hall for a congregational breakfast.

  • easter sunday breakfast

    April 16th at 10:00 am


    Join us for Breakfast Easter Sunday following the Flowering of the Cross Ceremony.

  • rocky river readers

    April 24th at 7:00 pm

    Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews


    Rocky River Readers book club will meet in the church parlor. After three months of more serious books, we are reading a humorous book by Mary Kay Andrews entitled Hissy Fit.  We always welcome new members to our discussions.


    The public is invited to the Concord Library on Saturday, April 22nd at 2pm for an author event with North Carolina writer Robert Morgan. Mr. Morgan will discuss a selection of his books, many of which are set in the Carolinas, and will answer questions. The event will be in the auditorium on the second floor.


    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

  • SAVE THE DATE!

    Vacation Bible School will be held

    August 6-9 Sunday through Wednesday.

    Notice the change in days!

    Mark your calendars now!

  • 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

  • CPR Class

    The first CPR class that was taught by Glenn Jones was very well received. We would like to be able to offer this class again to anyone who is interested.  Billy McDonald, Head Usher, is asking if any members of his ministry are interested in taking the class.


    Please contact Billy if you are an usher and would like to be trained.

May events

Check the Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

  • Hand bells

    May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

    Monday Evenings 6:00  - 6:45 pm


    Rehearsals will be Monday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45 in the room across from the choir room. We are encouraging our youth and adults to join us. All are welcome to learn! We hope to see you! Contact Stephanie Campbell if you have any questions.

  • WOMEN'S CIRCLE

    Tuesday, May 2nd


    The Presbyterian Women’s Morning will meet at 10:00am in the Parlor at the Church. The evening circle will meet at  7:00pm at the home of Mimi Reynolds.  All women of the church are invited to attend either circle. 

  • free community meal

    May 3rd

    (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. We will be serving homemade soups and stews during the winter months, along with fresh breads and desserts!


  • WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT RRPC!

    WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWHIP MEAL at 6pm


    May 3rd - FREE COMMUNITY MEAL


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

  • Grief support group

    May 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

    Thursdays at 6:30 pm

    Program runs from February 23rd - May 25th (You may join us at any time.)


    Grief Share will began another 13 week series of classes. The only cost is $15 for the workbook and we meet in Room 216 in the New Fellowship Building. Anyone is welcome to come and experience the fellowship and comfort of a group of people who have lost a loved one and are going through the grief process. The program is Christian focused and uses a weekly video, discussion and workbook for study. It is lead by several facilitators from Rocky River including Julia Alexander, Bill & Connie Smart, Mimi Reynolds, and Pam Sciascia and has support from Hospice of Cabarrus County counselors and pastor Neal Carter. If you or anyone you know needs this service, please call the church office to sign up for this class at 704-455-2479. Thank You!!

  • HEALING TOUCH CLINIC

    Sunday, May 14th at 3 PM


    The Healing Touch Clinic is held in the upstairs of the fellowship building. We now have 3 massage tables and 2 Zero Gravity chairs for clients to use with a certified practitioner. There is be a sign-up sheet in the vestibule for 20-30 minute sessions that I hope members of the congregation will use to avoid a lot of waiting. We will be opening it up to the community soon and have already had people interested in attending. Evaluations from previous clinics this fall indicated positive results in issues involving pain and stiff muscles. We will hold the clinic on the second Sunday of each month.


    Julia Alexander, RN, BSN, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner


  • Men's Breakfast

    Sunday, May 21st at 9:00 am


    Men’s Breakfast will be held in the fellowship hall. We meet the third Sunday of every month and encourage all of the men of the church to attend. Please contact Bill Smart or Jerry Clark if you plan on coming.


  • rocky river readers

    Monday, May 22nd at 7pm

    The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah


    Rocky River Readers is a book club open to women and men in our congregation and community. We meet at 7pm in the church parlor on the fourth Monday of each month from January through November. Books are selected through recommendations of members and most are available through the Cabarrus County Public Library. Local authors are invited to speak to the Readers at least once a year. The focus is to read and discuss fiction and non-fiction books that make us think.


    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.