Mark your calendars now for Tue., March 4th From 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. our middle and high school youth groups will be hosting a pancake supper to help fund summer youth programs. Join us for yummy pancakes and all the fixings! Tickets will be available on Sundays following worship in February and in the CE office. They will also be sold at the door.
The Deacons dare once again to present the infamous 16's' Annual Chili Cook-Off March 2nd at 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall EVERYONE SHOULD PLAN TO ATTEND—this will be a night for chili fanatics and chili-haters. (There IS non-chili food, too.)
Here's the scoop:
• Bring a chili, or a side dish, or a dessert.
• Use any recipe, or no recipe at all.
• All entries qualify for prizes (after all, we ARE a merciful people).
You will have ANOTHER opportunity for food and fellowship as our youth prepare a delicious spaghetti dinner. Spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread and salad will be served from 6:00-7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. All proceeds will benefit the summer youth mission trip. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 2-10 and will be available following worship and at the door. Gluten-free pasta will be available. The dinner will be followed by the annual Variety Show at 7:00 pm. People of all ages are encouraged to share their talents with the rest of the congregation. This is always an entertaining event. So, if you have a talent to share…music, magic tricks, dance, demonstration…be sure to contact Mary Fancher, who is coordinating the acts. Mary’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 58th annual meetings of the Congregation and "Corporation"
In keeping with RRPC's bylaws, the annual meetings will occur on the fourth Sunday of January (the 26th this year)
following the morning worship service. We will assemble in Fellowship Hall for the meetings which will begin
immediately following a potluck luncheon. Business to be entertained includes the receipt of reports from the
boards, committees, organizations and staff of the church, the election of an at-large member for the
Congregational Nominating Committee and, as required by Presbyterian rules, an annual review of the
compensation of the Pastor. All active members of the church enjoy the privilege of voice and vote at the meeting.
Ordinarily the meeting is about 45-60 minutes in length.
The church is now on the iAlert system, so in the unlikely event that we have to close for evening events or Sunday services (because of weather, utility disruption, etc.) you can find that message on Channel 3 WKYC, or listen to WCLV-FM 104.9, WMJI-FM 105.7, WTAM-AM 1100, or check the Channel 3 WKYC website. (Our weekday nursery school has its own separate listing on iAlert, so note whether the notification is for the church or the nursery school.)
New Seekers' Class series to begin at the end of January.
You're invited to our next series of three Seekers' Classes which will be held from 6:45-8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and 12. You're assured that:
- The "classes" are informal, informational and fun.
- You are not "obligated" to join just because you come to the classes.
- Free childcare is available with advance notice.
Contact the church office (440-333-4888 or inforiverpres.org) to sign up.
“Family Room Worship” in Fellowship Hall this Sunday—breakfast starting at 10:00 a.m.; worship at 10:30 a.m. featuring an original story by RRPC charter member Bill Huron
Candlelight Services on Christmas Eve
Come join us at one of the following services
05:00 PM ~~~~~~ 07:00 PM ~~~~~~ 10:00 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Rocky River Presbyterian Church
Are you looking for a more meaningful Christmas?
Do you have enough stuff? Want to simplify your holidays? Does your family keep asking what you want for Christmas? How about a little charity this holiday with gifts from the Alternative Christmas Bazaar?
Do you give gift cards and money to family and friends? Do you worry they are impersonal? Why not add a little meaning with a gift of charity from the Alternative Christmas Bazaar.
Gifts purchased from the Alternative Christmas Bazaar are financial contributions to non-profit missions given as “Christmas presents” in honor of family and friends. Your gift will provide to charities—here in northeast Ohio and around the world—services to help children, adults, families, communities, and animals in need.
How does it work? Shoppers attending the bazaar visit booths where representatives of the charities will be present to explain their services. At the bazaar you will place your orders and receive a custom-designed greeting postcard and description of the gift’s ministry for each donation you make. You can then give those cards to your dear ones to advise them of your charitable gift in their honor!
This year you can select from more than 14 missions including:
- Puppies Behind Bars
- Habitat for Humanity
- the USO
- the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter
- Presbyterian Disaster Relief
- Laura’s House
- Church World Services
- North Coast Health Ministry
- The Gathering Place
…and many more.
Volunteers needed for the day of the event! If you would like help with the many aspects of this event, including cashiers, greeters, and coffee hour bakers. Please contact Anne Busher, Chuck Erml, Lisa Poole, Sara Doan, or Dr. Fancher to find out where you can help out.
Are you young? Or old? Or somewhere in between? If so, come to dinner this Sunday!
Another “WE Intergenerational Dinner” will be THIS SUNDAY, November 17 at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
Simple dinner: Sloppy Joes!—-Cheesy Potatoes!—-Fresh Raw Veggies!
Brief interactive program: the Old Testament story of Abram and Sarai (a.k.a Abraham & Sarah)
Music, drama and a chance to make a craft to be given to our shut-ins.