Serving Opportunities at Rocky River

Rocky River Presbyterian Church offers many opportunities to serve within the church.

Find your place!


We have many ways for you to be involved in the church and share your talents!  Let us know if you are interested in any of the opportunities described here!  Or if you see a need and want to offer to help we'd love to hear from you!

  • bread ministry

    A few times a year.

    Bread bakers bake bread that is given to visitors on Sunday mornings. Bakers provide four mini loaves of any type of bread; it doesn't have to be homemade. The bread is given to visitors by volunteers after the worship service.

    Interested? Contact Jerry Clark  

  • Building and grounds

    This ministry meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the church and we welcome anyone who has an interest in maintaining and improving our buildings and grounds.

    Interested? Contact any member of the committee: 

    Dave Murray 704-455-9469       Billy Carriker 980-521-5457       Jim Rockel 319-850-1335  


    First Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

    Would your Sunday School class or other church group like to commit to prepare the Free Community Meal? The church budget helps cover expenses. Menu selections are up to the class, but please make it nutritious and include a vegetarian item. Plan to feed 100 people. If there is food leftover, it is usually taken to the Harrisburg Fire Department or a local charity. Nothing is wasted.

    Interested? Contact Cyndi Conway in the Church Office  


    Once per month.

    Team members rotate primary responsibilities for the kitchen during community and congregational meals. Duties include arriving 30 minutes before the meal to set up and staying to clean up after the meal. Members are trained to use the dishwasher and all kitchen equipment.

    Interested? Contact Cyndi Conway in the Church Office  


    We offer nurseries for children from birth through age five so parents can actively and meaningfully participate in Sunday School and Worship. We are always looking for people with big hearts for children to assist. We also welcome individuals with a heart for special needs children to make sure they are safe and loved during nursery time.

    The commitment can be as much as every single week during the Sunday School hour, or four times per year during the Worship hour. We are also looking for people who would be willing to serve as backups in the event someone is unable to meet their commitment, or if, at the last minute, we need extra hands in the room.

    Interested? Contact Cyndi Conway in the Church Office, 704.455.2479  


    To provide a safe and secure learning environment for children and youth at RRPC we have helpers in the children’s Sunday School classes. Helpers are not asked to teach but assist students as needed in the following classes:

    Godly Play (Age 4 – Grade 2)

    Advanced Godly Play (Grades 3-5)

    Middle School (Grades 6-8)

    High School (Grades 9-12)

    Interested? Contact Sharon Vanpelt, Director of Christian Education  


    A few Sundays a year

    Ushers assist during Sunday Services handing out bulletins, collecting offering and cleaning up after the service. It is a great opportunity for families to serve together.

    Interested? Contact Cyndi Conway in the Church Office  


    Sunday Mornings one a year.

    Greeters assist with giving bread to visitors, greeting visitors before and/or after the service and helping them learn about other opportunities at Rocky River.

    Interested? Contact Jerry Clark  

  • Worship assistant

    One hour per month or on occasion

    Members assist in Sunday worship by reading scriptures, prayers and other elements of worship. We encourage our youth to help with the service as well.

    Interested? Contact Carol Lyerly