Ridley Park Presbyterian Church
Our Mission Statement
Ridley Park Presbyterian Church exists to give glory to God through worship, service, outreach, spiritual growth and mutual encouragement.
We seek to live out the call of our Lord Jesus Christ to: Love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength; and love our neighbors as ourselves. (Mark 12:29-31); and to be faithful to his mandate to make disciples of all nations.
Our ServicesWe believe that the human heart was created to worship God. In relationship with God through Jesus Christ we find fulfilment and purpose. Our worship services are designed to guide us into a sense of God’s presence and to encourage us to give ourselves more completely to God in love, service and fellowship.
Due to Covid-19 our worship services have moved to online platforms. There are no worship services or other activities being held in our church building. Our online worship service is posted at 10AM each Sunday morning on Ridley Park Presbyterian Church – RPPC Facebook and on YouTube (just search Ridley Park Presbyterian and you will find us). You can join a watch party on Facebook or tune in at your leisure to worship with us. Our online services present a mix of worship styles representing a blend of our contemporary and traditional worship services.
Vacation Bible School
This year we are going to have a virtual Vacation Bible School. Our theme is “Focus – Take a Closer Look”. Your family can all enjoy the fun and excitement of learning about God from the comfort of your home. We will be posting a VBS registration form soon. When it’s available, please fill it out to be included in this exciting event! We do not have a date set for VBS, but continue to check back for more information.
Our Youth Group’s Mission is “To build relationships with teenagers in our community, teach them about the Bible, and help bring them closer to God.” We will pursue this mission through building trust, sharing life experiences, and constantly striving to bring the Word of God into our kids’ lives in relatable ways.
Our youth group is for youth in 6th – 12th grades and meets in the church youth room on Friday evenings. There are also a number of activities, both fun and service related offered through the youth group.
The RPPC Youth Group (6th to 12th Grade) welcomes students from all school districts and religious backgrounds. The youth group room is equipped with foosball, air hockey, and ping pong tables.
We hope you and your family are healthy and well after many weeks of quarantine and many more to go…! As we continue to navigate the changing tides posed by this pandemic, our priorities remain the same: the safety of all our children, their families and our RPPC staff along with helping you and your children build your relationships and faith in God. Below is a link for materials, lessons, and crafts so you can teach your children Biblical principles from home.
Sunday School is offered for children age 4 through grade 12. Classes meet during the 9 AM worship service. Students are dismissed to Sunday School part-way through the service, giving them an opportunity to worship with their families before going to their classes. Classes are led by a team of dedicated and knowledgeable teachers who use curriculum from Group Publishing.
Ridley Park Presbyterian Church Nursery School (RPPCNS) currently enrolls about 250 children each school year. We offer classes for children 2 1/2 – 5 years of age. For more information about our programs, activities and special events, please visit our website.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
We do not have a dress code. When you arrive at RPPC, you’ll find some people dressed up and some people dressed casually. All are welcome!
Is childcare provided?
Childcare is available during the 9am worship service for children up to the age of three. Our cradle room is staffed by a professional who has obtained the necessary background checks and clearances. The same childcare provider is available each week to provide familiarity and continuity for the children. We also welcome and encourage your children to attend worship with you. In the back of the sanctuary, you will find the “Kid Care Basket” filled with story and activity books for children. Please feel free to borrow anything you need for the little ones during worship and just place it back in the box at the end of the service. Also during the 9am service, children and youth who are age 4 through high school may leave the sanctuary and go to classrooms for age appropriate Sunday School partway through the service.
When is Communion observed?
Communion is observed on the first Sunday of every month in both services. All believers in Christ are welcome to partake in the Sacrament of Communion.
Where do I park?
We do not have a designated parking lot, but there is plenty of street parking surrounding the church, and the White-Luttrell Funeral Home parking lot is available for church use on Sunday mornings.
What do you believe?
Ridley Park Presbyterian Church is a Christ-centered, Biblically faithful congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). We believe that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully human. His life, death, resurrection, and reign are the way that God and humanity can be reconciled and the power of sin and death have been defeated. We believe in the authority of Scripture, the power and presence of the Holy Spirit and we encourage each other to orient our lives around the Reign of God in this life and the next.