Children & Youth Activities March 2017

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Regular Schedule

Sundays

  • 9:00 a.m.: Family Handbell Choir, Bell Room
  • 9:20 a.m.: Children’s Choirs Makeup Rehearsal, Choir Room (by appointment)
  • 9:45 a.m.: Sunday School
  • 11:00 a.m.: Worship, Sanctuary
    • Children’s Worship for grades 1 & 2
  • 5:00 p.m.: Youth Choir, Youth Choir Room
  • 5:45 p.m.: Youth Snack Supper, Fellowship Hall
  • 6:15 p.m.: Youth Music, Youth Area
  • 6:45 p.m.: Youth Bible Study, Youth Area

Wednesdays

  • 4:45 p.m.: River Road Camerata, Choir Room
  • 5:30 p.m.: Wednesday Night Dinner, Fellowship Hall
  • 6:00 p.m.: Children’s Choirs
    • Crusader Choir – grades 3-5, Choir Room
    • Carol Choir – grades 1 & 2, Youth Choir Room
    • Cherub Choir – pre-k & kindergarten, UC #232
  • 6:45 p.m.: Voice for Life, Choir Room

Shrove Tuesday Party Pictures!

Click here to visit our Facebook page to look at pictures from the fun night! Feel free to tag yourself or your friends and share the album. If you have any pictures you’d like added to the album, email them to cassandraducca@rrcb.org or post them in the comments on the album. (You do not need a Facebook account to view the pictures. You need a Facebook account if you wish to leave comments or like/react any of the photos.)

Wednesday Night Dinner & Programs

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, March 1
6:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary (reservations required; click the link above)

We prepare for the pivotal church season of Lent with our Ash Wednesday Service of Worship. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the season of spiritual renewal leading up to Easter. The season of Lent focuses upon repentance for sin and preparation for sharing in the death and resurrection of Christ. On Ash Wednesday, we express sorrow for the ways in which we as Christians have not lived into the fullness of our calling, and we recognize our humanity through the receiving of ashes. The service will include the imposition of ashes for those who wish to receive them.

Lenten Series

For five weeks after Ash Wednesday and before Holy Week, our Wednesday night dinner and program will be transformed into a learning & sharing time, two of which will be inter-generational. After dinner, we will remain at our tables in the Fellowship Hall where we will spend each week getting to know one another, getting to know about Lent, getting to know about spiritual practices as part of faith. Join us in giving up 45 minutes each week for Lent to study and grow, thus adding in a weekly spiritual practice. May God bless our 40 days together.

Dinners will reflect our simplicity by providing vegetarian-friendly meals. Additionally, we begin program 6:30 (Bob Gallagher and Kim Crowley let out choirs at that time) and go only until 7:15.

Faith Stories, Family Style
Wednesday, March 8
6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary (reservations required; click the link above)

A few River Road families will take a few moments as family units to share their stories of how their faith influences their lives, as well as how River Road Church provides their families the fertile ground for growth as they live out their calling as Jesus’s disciples.

Faith Stories, Table Style
Wednesday, March 15
6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary (reservations required; click the link above)

Our church family comes together to share a meal and table fellowship. Each table has a guide and faith story discussion prompts. Get to know some church family members you may not have known as well before. Share how RRCB has shaped and nurtured your journey.

River Road Church Preschool Development Center

Open House, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 22

The preschool offers programs for children 9 months through 5 years old. In addition to the typical 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. preschool program, the school offers Early Morning Drop Off from 7:30-9:00 a.m., as well as extended hours from 12:00-4:00 p.m. We welcome anyone who may be interested in River Road Preschool to visit their website or stop by for a tour.

Youth

Youth Bulletin Board

Parents have requested that youth information be placed on a bulletin board located near the Youth Area. The board is next to the entrance of the Youth Area. The monthly calendars and activities will be posted there for all to see. Check it out!

Summer 2017

PASSPORTkids! Camp
June 20-23
Eagle Eyrie, Lynchburg, VA

PASSPORTkids! is 4-day, 3-night children’s camp for children who have completed 3rd – 5th grade filled with fun faith-building programming and hands-on missions education. At camp, your kids will discover God’s love and practice being followers of Jesus through an active schedule of Bible studies, missions education, recreation, and worship. As group leaders, you’ll be able to focus on engaging your children as they explore their faith without any the burden of planning and logistics. Space is limited, so please contact Kim Crowley to sign up. One male chaperone is needed. A $50 deposit is required by April 1.

Youth PASSPORT Camp
June 25-30
Averett University, Danville, VA

This year the group will be attending the Missions Camp at Averett. The work teams will spend each day working with some sort of outreach project. In addition, there will be Bible study, worship, group devotions, and recreation. PASSPORT is open to all middle school and senior high students. Space is limited, so see Chester Phelps to sign-up. Chaperones are needed.

Hands & Hearts: Family Mission Trip
June 25 – July 1
Nickelsville, VA

The Hands and Hearts Family Mission Trip will serve those in need in the area of Nickelsville, VA, and the projects will be determined by the skills and passions of those who sign up. It may range from home repairs and light construction, to assisted living home visitation and food pantry assistance. This trip is for children who have completed kindergarten, parents, grandparents, and any member of our RRCB church family. All youth 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Vacation Bible School
July 10-14

Have U Seen? invites children to discover God’s fingerprints in their own backyard and beyond. Amazing things happen when children discover God at work around them! If you are interested in volunteering please email vbs@rrcb.org. Child registration will be available in the spring.

Unidiversity
July 17-22
Knoxville, TN

The group will spend time in Bible study and discipleship activities. The camp is led by adult volunteers and Youth Ministers. Recreation, talent night, and free time is also built into the schedule. Unidiversity is open to all middle school and high students. Space is limited, so see Chester Phelps to sign-up. A female chaperone is REQUIRED – please contact Chester Phelps ASAP.

Youth & Adults Mission Tour
August 4-13
Farmington, ME

We will once again return to Farmington, Maine to work at the Conference Center and at Farmington Baptist Church. The group will be lodged and have its meals on the University of Maine campus. The tour is open to adults and youth. Space is limited and there are requirements. Please see Chester Phelps for an application.

Contact

Email pictures from youth events and activities to youth@rrcb.org.

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