How Do I Meet People?

Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members.  Every person is valued as an essential member of the Body of Christ. Whether you are a five-year old child, a teenager, a ninety-year-old grandmother, a busy parent, a service worker or a professional, we want YOU to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here are some ways you can learn, serve, and grow at RIPC.

Coffee and Conversation

The Gathering Place is a great spot immediately following worship to enjoy light refreshments and conversation, get to know other RIPC folks, and learn about the church and its opportunities for spiritual growth and ministry.  Be sure to stick around after worship to chat with Pastor Lorrie, charter members and those who have recently arrived. Browse All God’s Children, RIPC’s global and fair trade shop that benefits missions around the world, including our own 5-star childcare mission for at-risk infants and toddlers. You’ll be glad you did!

Small Group

Often small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, RIPC encourages small Bible or book studies and discussions based on the interests of group participants. The size of the group is generally anywhere from six to twelve. At a time and place designated by your group, you can participate in a small group study.  Join a group in progress on 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings at 7PM or speak with Pastor Lorrie about a topic you would like to study.


The church’s nursery is staffed each Sunday by Marisol, a professional child care employee of RIPC’s weekday 5-star child care ministry for children birth-3.  Children’s Bible songs, coloring pages and other age-appropriate activities are available for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers during worship.

Children and Youth Ministry

On Sundays from 9:45 to 10:30AM, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons and the basic beliefs and teachings of our faith are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each teacher is carefully screened and trained in children’s instruction. During worship, children and youth actively participate by serving as bell ringers, offering collectors, acolytes and scripture readers.  Each week the Pastor prepares a special message for them, with children’s worship activity bags and bulletins also helping to provide focus during the service.  RIPC’s pre-teens and teens gather twice each month for food, fellowship, study, discussion and service under the caring leadership of adult role models.