Photos of the Week
Lunch and Learn trip to the Museum of Arts and Sciences
Youth leading worship on
Youth Sunday
You can donate to Fonkoze on Sunday. Look for this table!
This Sunday, May 12
8:30 am  Worship with Communion
9:00-11:00 am  Holy Grounds in Bittinger Hall
9:30 am  Sunday School for all ages
Sunday School Highlight: The Drama Triangle with Steve Goyer and Ted Powell
10:30 am Secret Pal Brunch in Bittinger
11: 00 am  Worship

Nursery available all Sunday morning
Adult Sunday School Option
The Drama Triangle: A Tool To Strengthen Relationships
Taught by Rev. Steve Goyer and Ted Powell in Room 302/303
RPC’s Mission, A Movement for Reconciliation, inspires healthy, loving relationships with God, self and others. In this 3-part series, we use a practical tool to promote mature, loving and supportive relationships with people in our personal and professional lives. Utilizing Steven Karpman’s “Drama Triangle”, you will learn how to:
  • Avoid rescuing people when they really need coaching
  • Move from being a victim of adverse circumstances to reclaiming your God-given power to overcome unhealthy conflict with others
  • Challenge people in a loving way without becoming a persecutor
Upcoming Events
Cook/Serve Dinner at the Sulzbacher Center
Thursday May 9 and the 2nd Thursday of Each Month
On the 2nd Thursday of each month volunteers from our church cook and/or serve dinner at the Sulzbacher Center in downtown Jacksonville.  Click here to sign up for one or more times to serve this year.
Presbyterian Women Birthday/Salad Luncheon Meeting
Monday May 13, 10:00 am in Bittinger Hall
All Presbyterian Women are invited! Inauguration of new RPC Coordinating Team Officers & our Annual PW Birthday Party! Come & bring a small salad!
Men's Monthly Gathering-All Men Invited
Tuesday May 14, 7:00 am, Bittinger Hall NOTE DATE CHANGE
All men of the church are invited to enjoy a hot breakfast and conversation, plus a brief devotional or discussion.
May Lunch and Learn: Mussallem Gallery 
Wednesday May 22, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
In an expansive 90,000 square foot Gallery Showroom you will find an eclectic array of museum quality works of art, including oil paintings, watercolor and mixed media. Bring $ for lunch at Athens Café, a Greek favorite. Click here to register.
Don Thompson Chorale Concert
Sunday May 19, 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Contribution to Fonkoze
Help the mothers of Haiti provide a better life for their children. Members of the Haiti Subcommittee will be accepting donations May 5 and May 12 at a table in the breezeway. All contributions will be matched
Supper on the Riverside Honoring Steve and Anita
RSVP by Monday May 27 to the church office
Join us on Friday, May 31 at the home of Bruce and Susan Smathers, 4051 Timiquana Road, to celebrate and honor Steve and Anita Goyer. Guests are welcome to bring beverages of their choice. Childcare will be provided at RPC nursery. Please email Emily Heeg if you plan to use the nursery.
Preschool-Rising 3rd Grace
June 3-7, 9:00 am-noon
Remember those needing our prayers:
Prayer & Care: Kay Atkins, Roberta Birch, Tina Burrow, Isabel Chambers (Diane Schwalbe's sister), Martha Davis, Chuck & Judy Davidson, Nancy Drought, Erath Family (Faith, son Robert and daughter Vivian Royo), Jane Estes, Patsy Gaillard, Madelyne Gillis (Marsha Mixon's mother), Doug Hutchins (Denise Brennan's father), Allan Knight, Angela Knight, Betsy Langston, Joan Madison, Howard & Sharon Mann (Jon Mann's brother & sister-in-law), Peggy McClain, Joe Meux, Gunnar Miller (Betsy Miller's husband), John Ormand (Lisa Taylor's brother), Mersida Porcic, Bibbie Riley (Clayton Riley's wife), Holly & Hoyt Rosenbloom (on the death of their infant son), Bill Schilling, Carol Schoenberger, Mae & Norm Singletary (Carol Proctor’s parents), Carolyn Smith, Mildred Taylor, Cynthia (Green) Thompson, Reggie Touchton, Cristy Turner (Anita Jones' niece), Marilyn Wood
Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Rehab or Long Term Care (at home or at a facility): Shirley Ballowe, Mary Brown, Margie de Bauernfeind, Gerald Faircloth, Peggy Fannin, Jack & Betty Hazard, Jim Hodge, Norma Hooker, Olive Mahoney, Minerva Mason (Marcy Moody's mother), Velva Moll, Myra Pattishall, Judi Perdue, Dannette Robinson, Bill & Suzanne Tomlinson, Bunny Wilkinson, Ruth Wrenshall