Youth Program Year
Sunday School and Youth Group for you grades 6th-12th runs from September to May each year.
Weekly Youth Activities
Youth Sunday School
Sunday School is a 45 minute drop in space for youth 6th-12th grade to engage with each other and the Word of God in a variety of ways. Each Sunday includes a check in and time spent exploring the Sermon text whether that be through the lens of Lectio Divina, Praying in Color, Current Events, or Role Play.
Takes place each Sunday night from 6-8 pm. For the 2022-2023 year we are exploring Patterns of Discipleship and will be learning about prayer, the Christian calendar, worship, and the gospels.
Each Sunday night we eat dinner together and engage in a time of collective check in, introduction of a big topic, games, and small group time. Throughout the year are special events in mission projects, recreation, and fellowship.
Mission Projects range from packing up College Care Packages to collecting items to help the Homeless Assistance Team.
Recreation takes us on field trips to things like ice skating or playing games like Anomia or 9 Square in the Air together.
Small Groups provide the chance to gather in a smaller cohort of students in similar grade levels to discuss scripture and explore connections the biblical story has with their life.
Twice a year we gather at the church for an all night lock-in filled with fellowship, food, games, and a mini mission project. These typically happen each March and October.
Each November we collect items needed by the Homeless Assistance Team which helps our neighbors currently experiencing homelessness and those who are transitioning to housing. Youth canvas the neighborhood alerting them to the urgent needs and return a week later to pick up items neighbors place outside their homes.
On this Sunday, youth lead worship. From ushering to writing the liturgy, to preaching, to leading us in music. It’s the youth of RCPC’s chance to share the Good News of the Gospel with their wider church family.
Each May we celebrate our graduating seniors through a liturgy during the 11 am worship service and an evening worship service complete with a photo slideshow, and leaving a painted handprint in the children’s library.
Hometown Mission Week
Rising 6th graders – graduated 12th graders are invited to participate in a week of being the hands and feet of Christ right here in our hometown. Youth spend the week working with mission partners across the valley while exploring their faith through devotionals, service, and fellowship with each other and the wider RCPC congregation. Save the date for the 2023 Hometown Mission Week: July 24-26. Contact Isabella at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference
Rising 6th-Rising 8th graders are invited to attend Masanetta Springs Middle School Conference in Harrisonburg, VA each June. This is a four-day event created especially for middle schoolers centered around a theme from scripture with time in worship, small groups, and recreation. Save the date to attend in 2023: June 2-30. For more information click here: massanettasprings.org/programs/msc
Montreat Youth Conference
Rising 9th graders – graduated 12th graders are invited to spend a week at Montreat Youth Conference in Montreat, NC. Montreat is a week of worship, keynotes, small groups, time with our youth group all designed for our high schoolers. Save the date to attend in 2023: July 9–15. For more information click here: montreat.org/events/myc-23