Children

Children

Children’s Ministry believes children can learn from an early age. Therefore, we strive to make the most of the hour and half your children are in Sunday school.

We believe God made children tender and are ripe for learning spiritual truths. This is the best time to help them grow spiritually.  Matthew 11:25-26 says, “At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.” The Cambridge Bible says of this passage, “The secrets of the kingdom are not revealed to those who are wise in their own conceit, but to those who have the meekness of infants and the child-like eagerness for knowledge.

It is encouraging to know that we serve a Big God, who wills for our children to understand His word and who has given us everything we need to disciple our children; His Son, His Word, and the Holy Spirit.

Our Challenge to our families: 

  • We will be a church who says, “As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”

  • We will be a church who raises Bible literate people who KNOW Jesus, who will GROW in their relationship with Him and who will GO share their faith.

In fact, that’s our Mission Statement:

Children would

  • KNOW Jesus at an early age,

  • GROW deep roots into His Word and
  • GO share their faith with others.

Objective

  • To support families’ discipleship in the home by teaching God’s Word through loving volunteers.

Leader
Maria Serapiglia

Location
Education Building

3rd & 4th Grade Pizza Party

​It's a party!

Just for you 3rd and 4th Graders!

Come hang out with your friends and leaders!

Sunday, September 27

12:30 - 2:30pm

Education Building, Room 210/212

Children’s Ministry Parent Meeting

Children’s Ministry Parent Meeting

​Children's Ministry subscribes to the belief that parents are the leaders in discipling their children and understanding how daunting the responsibility can be. Come to one of the Parent Meetings to learn how Children's Ministry partners with you; you will be encouraged and empowered.  You may even win a prize!  There will be dessert,  resources such as family devotions and more.  This will be an hour well spent.

Coordinator(s)
Maria Serapiglia (661.589.9733 ext. 204 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

Location
North Portable

Children’s Ministry Parent Meeting

Children’s Ministry Parent Meeting

​​Children's Ministry subscribes to the belief that parents are the leaders in discipling their children and understanding how daunting the responsibility can be. Come to one of the Parent Meetings to learn how Children's Ministry partners with you; you will be encouraged and empowered.  You may even win a prize!  There will be dessert,  resources such as family devotions and more.  This will be an hour well spent.

Coordinator(s)
Maria Serapiglia (661.589.9733 ext. 204 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) )

Location
High School Room

Vacation Bible School 2016

Vacation Bible School 2016

​DEEP SEA DISCOVERY

DIVE DEEP INTO GOD’S PRESENCE!

At Deep Sea Discovery, every day starts at the bottom of the sea!  Kids will go to exciting sites where they will learn God is with them—wherever they go!

July 25 - 29, 2016 

8:45am - 12:35pm

$20 per child // Grades K - 6th

Preschool program available for children of volunteers.

Looking for another way to get involved? Volunteer to help or consider donating some needed items from our DONATION LIST.

Registration is temporarily closed until Monday, July 25. 3 Steps for Easy Registration Monday Morning:

  1. Download THIS FORM
  2. Fill it out
  3. Bring it to the NEW REGISTRATION table starting at 8:00am

Coordinator(s)
Maria Serapiglia (661.589.9733 ext. 204 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

AWANA Awards - Cubbies

AWANA Awards - Cubbies

​Join us Wednesday, May 4 in the Main Auditorium as we recognize our AWANA clubbers' achievements.

Location
Main Auditorium

AWANA Awards - Sparks/T&T

AWANA Awards - Sparks/T&T

​​Join us Wednesday, May 11 in the Main Auditorium as we recognize our AWANA clubbers' achievements.

Location
Main Auditorium

Sunday School Teacher Training

Sunday School Teacher Training

​The Fall Sunday School Season is approaching! Would you consider volunteering to be a teacher or helper this season? We will train and equip you for the task! Training is Sunday, August 21 @ 4:00pm in Room 212 of the Education Building (childcare available via pre-registration). The session runs from September 4 - May 28. Please prayerfully consider getting involved - you could impact the life of a child for eternity!​

Location
Education Building, Room 212

All About That Baby

All About That Baby

Performances: 

December 10 | 6:00pm | Main Auditorium

Performance Only | Cost: Free

December 11 | 6:00pm | Main Auditorium

Dinner Show (BBQ Chicken served by our Elders and Pastoral Staff)

$12 adults |  $8 kids 10 and under

Purchase Tickets

Angels and shepherds and…talking sheep? Oh, my! 

People everywhere are making the journey to the place of their birth, in compliance with Caesar’s decree that everyone should register for the census. This results in the little town of Bethlehem overflowing with people arriving from out of town. Nathaniel, a lovable but scatter-brained, late-for-work shepherd, bumps into two of those travelers, Joanna and Simone, as he rushes to take his shift at watching the flock. The other shepherds (his sisters Miriam and Abigail), along with Judah, are waiting for Nathaniel—late once again—to arrive. Thus begins a story that is All About That Baby, with some shepherds, angels, “out-of-towners”…and singing, talking sheep to guide us along the way! 

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

"Galactic Starveyors"

​July 17 - 21

8:45am - 12:35pm

Full preschool program for volunteers' children!

Upcoming Occurrences

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 at 8:45am - 12:35pm
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 8:45am - 12:35pm
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 8:45am - 12:35pm
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 8:45am - 12:35pm
  • Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:45am - 12:35pm
Kingdom Kids

Kingdom Kids

​We desire to spiritually enrich the lives of children with special needs and to provide for their families to help them grow spiritually. Students will experience the joy of knowing they are valued by God and God's people. This class is for any child who has difficulty in a large Sunday school setting.

Looking for volunteers now! Call Maria at 661.589.9733 ext. 204 or email marias@riverlakeschurch.org


Meets: Sunday at 9:00am in Education Building, Room 116​

Sunday Take-Home Pages

Sunday Take-Home Pages

Tru Story, Tru Wonder and Tru Blessings' HomeFront Weekly is designed for you to use during the week with your son or daughter. You’ll find out what they learned today at church, and you can help them prepare for next week by exploring the theme (or Ponder Point) and spending time together in God’s Word. 

Preschool 2's & 3's | 9:00am

Desiring God - His Praiseworthy Deeds: Lessons for this curriculum and this service repeat for 4 weeks in a row using different crafts and activities but with the same truth and scripture.

April 2, 9 & 23, Lesson 13 Jesus is Alive

April 16, Easter at the Park - No Take-Home Page

April 30, May 7, 14 & 21, Lesson 12 Jesus is a Friend

Preschool 2's & 3's | 10:45am

Tru Blessings, April 2, 3.5 The Last Supper

Tru Blessings, April 9, 3.6 Jesus is King

April 16, Easter at the Park - No Take-Home Page

Tru Blessings, April 23, 3.8 Jesus is Alive

Tru Blessings, April 30, 3.9 Jesus is the Good News

Preschool 4's & Kinder | 9:00am

Desiring God - He Has Spoken

April 2, Lesson 99 He Has Risen As He Said

April 9, Lesson 101 Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen Yet Have Believed

April 16, Easter at the Park - No Take-Home Page

April 23, Lesson 102 Jesus Appears by the Sea & Jesus Goes to Heaven

April 30, Lesson 103 Power from on High

Preschool 4's & Kinder | 10:45am

Tru Wonder, April 2, 3.4 God Saves

Tru Wonder, April 9, 3.6 Jesus is King

April 16, Easter at the Park - No Take-Home Page

Tru Wonder, April 23, 3.8 The Father Has Big Plans for Jesus

Tru Wonder, April 30, 3.9 Jesus Calls His Disciples

​Harbor (1st - 4th Grade) | 9:00am & 10:45am

Tru Story, April 2, 3.5 Remember & Celebrate - Feast of Trumpets

Tru Story, April 9, 3.6 Jesus is King

April 16, Easter at the Park - No Take-Home Page

Tru Story, April 23, 3.8 God is Love

Tru Story, April 30, 3.9 Jesus is Compassionate

AWANA

AWANA

​The AWANA Club is a Bible-centered children's/youth ministry for 3yr-olds through 6th grade which meets weekly during the school year. The evening consists of games, devotional time, scripture memorization and handbook work.  

The word AWANA stands for "Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed" and comes from 2 Timothy 2:15. Each year we are excited to see how God will use AWANA for His glory. All of our workers involved with your children love the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, and it is our sincere desire to help everyone involved to grow in the Lord. The AWANA program is unique in that it helps our children learn about God, exposes them to the Gospel of Christ, helps them hide God's word in their heart, and is a fun and exciting evening.

September 7 - May 3

6:30 - 8:00pm

Important Dates

  • Winter Break - December 28 & January 4, 2017
  • Spring Break - April 12, 2017
  • Cubbie Awards - May 3, 2017
  • Sparks and T&T Awards - May 10, 2017

AWANA Club Directors

  • Cubbies:  Erica Tindell  - 661.703.8041
  • Sparks: Parker Brown - 661.565.2347
  • T&T Boys (Interim):  Mike Ford - 661.619.9125
  • T&T Girls: Lisa Taylor - 661.303.9921 and Darla Munoz - 661.319.0342

Leader(s): Commander Mike Ford (661.619.9125)
Meets: Wednesday at 6:30pm in Education Building