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:
In fact, that’s our Mission Statement:
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
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!
Education Building, Room 212
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
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!
July 17 - 21
8:45am - 12:35pm
Grades K - 6th
Full preschool program for children of volunteers!
Online Registration is closed. Register in person Monday, July 17 at 8:00am.
Turn your kids into Galactic Starveyors! As kids focus their telescopes on the marvels painted in the sky by the Creator, they will discover the wonder among all wonders - that the God who created everything there is - the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible - wants a personal relationship with them! Invite your kids into the clubhouse and show them the God who is over the moon in love with them.
Looking for another way to get involved? Volunteer to help or consider donating some needed items from our DONATION LIST.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING DATES:
Thursday, July 6
6:00 - 7:00pm
Education Building, Upstairs
Tuesday, July 11
6:00 - 7:00pm
Education Building, Upstairs
Sunday, July 16
Preschool: Education Building, Room 112
Elementary: Education Building, Room 202
Volunteers who will serve at a center:
Music, Missions, Bible, Games, Snacks, Crafts for either Elementary and Preschool/Kindergarten a leader will call you to arrange a "center" meeting.
Saturday, May 13
10:00am - 2:00pm
11419 Equinox Ave, 93312
(Hosted by the Porter family and the 4th Grade Shepherds)
Our 4th graders are about to promote to Pier 56 and say "so long" to the Harbor. We want to go out with a splash and celebrate all God has done in their time in The Harbor. Many of them have been in The Harbor for four years and that is a lot of learning God's Word and character, spiritual growth, and fellowship to celebrate!
Bring: modest swimsuits, towels, sunscreen, and chairs. The whole family is welcome but isn't required to stay.
Sunday, December 17 | 6:00pm | Main Auditorium
The Christmas season is here! Join us for a very special evening celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior. The RiverLakes Preschool Children will light up the stage singing and telling of the Christmas story. Come join Mary, Joseph and the Angels as we ring in this special time of year!
Please note, this will be in place of our normal 6:00pm worship service.
Save the date!
8:45am - 12:35pm
Grades K - 6
Preschool program available for children of volunteers (babies - 4 year-year-olds)
Your kids will grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments. As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drumline, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. Get in the spirit today with Game On! VBS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Online Registration is now closed but you may sign up in the New Registration Room, room 116 of the education building from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
September 6, 2017 - May 2, 2018
Sparks and T&T: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Sunday Patio Registration Dates: August 20, 27, September 3
AWANA Club Directors
Cubbies: Erica Tindell - 661.703.8041
Sparks: Parker Brown - 661.565.2347
T&T Boys: Justin Ader - 661.858.9045
T&T Girls: Lisa Taylor - 661.303.9921, Mary Johnson - 661.747.6622
Leader(s): Commander Mike Ford (661.619.9125)
Meets: Wednesday at 6:30pm in Education Building