We are really excited about this summer at RCC! We’ll have some events for all ages, and we look forward to seeing you and your “ones!” Check out the calendar below, print one off for your fridge, keep it handy, share it with others, and make sure you show up for some fun!!
All of the events are designed for the entire family. So, yes, students should bring their parents!
Camp Create is back this year. If you have not yet signed up your elementary-age child to attend, do so today before we are all filled up! You can find more information by clicking here! If you are a teenager and would like to serve as a leader, please contact Amy Snyder today.
Our Summer Kick-Off will be at Field of Dreams from 4:00-8:00 PM, which will include life-size board games, competitions, and food. We’ll wrap up the evening with some outdoor worship time starting at 6:00, including a band full of RCC students and adults. We’ll also have a brief Gospel message especially designed to help your “ones” understand Jesus. The event is completely FREE. We’ll be providing some main dishes, but we are asking that if your last name starts with A-I, bring desserts; H-Q, bring chips; and R-Z, bring sides and salads. Click here to RSVP.
Each of the Student Ministry Worship Nights are from 6:00-8:00 PM at RCC, and they are designed for both 6-12th graders AND parents! We’ll also have some food, games, music, and a Gospel-centered message each night. Again, these events are free, but we will have a donation box for those who want to help out with the cost of food and other expenses (like the band we have booked on August 6).
Our annual family camping trip is something many families look forward to attending each year. For more information on how to sign up, contact Amy Snyder today!
We’ll be providing more details soon regarding the exact time and location for our Fall Kick-Off event. For now, mark your calendars!
Here we are half-way through December! Christmas will soon be here, and so will the end of this school semester for college students. Parents, you might have a ton of things going through your mind as you begin to prepare for their return, so here is something that should help!
As college students wrap up their fall semester and head home, it’s important to remember many of them are bringing much more than their dirty laundry. Dr. Steve Argue of the Fuller Youth Institute recently wrote a fantastic article about this very thing. He mentions these college students may bring the following:
- Their spiritual and religious doubts.
- Their politics.
- Their identities.
- Their wounds.
I highly recommend you read the entire article for all of Dr. Argue’s thoughts and how to help these students as they come back for a few weeks.
It doesn’t take much to realize that people are more and more addicted to screens today. In fact, studies show that addiction is starting at a younger and younger age. Recent studies have also proven that screen addiction easily leads to other types of addictions, including pornography.
As a church, we want to help prevent unhealthy addictions that could draw people away from God and others. Therefore, we are excited to partner with Salem Family Resources, Partners in Family Wellness, and many others to host an event on Wednesday, May 25, called “Raising Generation Selfie: An Adult Conversation for a Cyber Age.”
The event will start at 6:30 and end at 8:30 PM, all taking place in our worship center.
The workshop will be led by RCC’s very own, Beth Gagnon, who is a licensed therapist with Partners in Family Wellness.
The cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple, which covers the workshop and light refreshments.
(Scholarships are available for parents/families if cost is prohibitive. Just let them know.)
This workshop based on new brain research will address the following:
- Understanding and mitigating the dangers of electronic devices and the developing brain
- Evaluating and assessing risk factors including addiction and violence
- Resources and strategies to negotiate electronic devices and age appropriate material
Please register by May 23, 2016!
NOTE: For those with 5-8th graders, feel free to bring them along, as The Middle youth group will still happen that night, and we are adding an extra half hour at the end in order to end at the same time as this workshop.