Upcoming Events

all-church work day

Come one, come all! 

Everyone is needed to make our work day a success!

When:  March 24, 8am-4pm

(the Saturday before Palm Sunday)

Bring your tools or use those at the church.

A light lunch is available at noon.

RBPC Celebrating our Sisterhood in Christ

“Women at the Well”

Please join us at IslandWood on Saturday, April 21st from 8:30-3:30. Erin Grayson will join us this year, as facilitator.

Wells have come to symbolize a gathering place because many gathered there to find refreshment for themselves and for their families (many still do!). The water refreshed their bodies, but the company and conversation refreshed their spirits, too. One woman’s unexpected encounter at the well even changed her life! More than a gathering place, the well became a source of living water that offered grace, peace, and transformation. Join us at RBPC’s annual sisterhood retreat, Women at the Well, and learn from the wisdom of others who gather there. Come as you are, in whatever season of life, with whatever struggles and gifts you bring and be prepared to be refreshed…or maybe even transformed!  All are warmly welcome, including friends and women from the community.

 Bio:  Erin Grayson is a certified candidate for ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a graduate of Yale Divinity School. She has served the Lyme Union Chapel as interim pastor and the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, Connecticut as the youth and family ministerial intern. Her academic interests include Reformation history and the intersection of theology and literature. Pastorally, she is committed to building up and inspiring God’s community to live according to Jesus’ great commandment: to love God with all our hearts, souls, and minds, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Even before divinity school, Erin’s career was informed by her faith and fueled by her desire to create a more peaceful world.  She has interned in the pressroom at the U.S. State Department, worked for Human Rights Watch, conducted research on the Rwandan genocide and served on the conflict resolution team at The Carter Center. She taught foreign language and creative writing to high school students for five years.

Erin and her husband Tony have three great kids, Aiden, Corinne, and Caleb, and their family has recently returned to Bainbridge Island after many years of moving around the US and abroad.