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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 combined for the remainder of the Spring 2022 semester. Each week students gather for a time of engaging their faith through a devotional and fellowship with one another.

Youth Group

Takes place each Sunday night from 6-8 pm. This year our theme is the Fruit of the Spirit. No, not apples or coconuts. We’re learning about love, joy, patience, goodness, kindness, self-control, peace, faithfulness, and gentleness (Galatians 5:22-23)! These are all gifts from Jesus for us that we get to live into. Through Youth Group, we’ll explore Bible stories that draw us into the lives of people living into or turning away from the Fruit of the Spirit. Each Sunday night we eat dinner together and engage in a rotation of activities: mission, recreation, small groups, and worship and word.

  • 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. 

  • Worship & Word is a short worship service during youth group led by a group of youth guided by an adult in the congregation that helps us explore our theme through a bible story and connections to our lives. 

  • Small Groups follow Worship & Word providing the chance to gather in a smaller cohort of students in similar grade levels to discuss scripture and the connections the biblical story has with their life.

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Special Events

Lock-Ins

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.

HAT

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.

Youth Sunday

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.

Senior Send-Off

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.

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Summer

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. There’s still time to register for 2022 Hometown Mission Week June 27th-29th. Contact Isabella at isabella@rcpres.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. This year’s theme is Blessed Be. For more information click here: https://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. This year’s theme is More Than Enough. For more information click here: https://montreat.org/events/myc-22