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.

Children's Ministry Team

Children's Ministry Team

Hartland Junior Summer Camp

Hartland Junior Summer Camp

4th - 6th Grade

​July 28 - August 2

$405

$35 deposit to hold your spot (included in balance)

VBS 2019

VBS 2019

Join us for VBS 2019!

July 15 - 19

8:45am - 12:35pm

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

(Preschool program for children of volunteers)

Throw on your camera strap and buckle your seatbelt. VBS 2019 takes you on a wild adventure—with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles. As you seek out exotic animals, you’ll also find snapshots of real-life encounters with Jesus in Scripture. Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get In The Wild at this summer’s VBS.

$20/child

Pre-registration has closed. New registration will open at 8:00am Monday morning in Community Center, Room 120.

Volunteer Registration

VBS Parent Letter

Hope for the Ages

Hope for the Ages

Sunday, 12/16 | Main Auditorium

Dessert/Fellowship: 5:30pm | Program: 6:00pm

Come for a special night celebrating the birth of our Savior. Featuring performers of all ages, this multi-generational service will be a great time for all of us to be together as a whole church family. Be sure to come early and enjoy a time of fellowship with special Christmas treats.

RiverLakes Families:

Sunday is almost upon us! Whether your children are singing in the program or not, we hope you will attend this gathering of our church community. 

We will provide child care for children four-years-old and younger Childcare Hours are 5:30 - 7:30pm Please email your RSVP by emailing marias@riverlakeschurch.org

Here is the information for those who are singing in the choir

Night of the Program, Sunday, December 16:  Wear black bottoms and your best, deep-jewel-tone, Christmas tops–ruby, sapphire, gold, navy & black & white. Dresses are fine. 

5:00pm: All Arrive  * Preschool (3s, 4s, Kinder & 1st grade): report to room 110 in the Ed building  *All other choirs – meet in the main auditorium - please get in your places as soon as you arrive. 

7:30pm: Parent Pick Up  Please pick up your children immediately after the program to enjoy a snack and fellowship in the lobby and patio. 

* Student Choir can be picked up from the front reserved seats.  * Childcare for Nursery & Preschool: In the Education Building no later than 7:40pm as childcare workers are only here until then. 

ALSO: do not miss the beautiful photo booths. These are on the outside wall of the community center and are self-serve where you will use your phone or your own camera. 

Hartland Winter Camp

​Dates February 1-3

4th-6th grades

Cost $180

$35 deposit to hold spot and is included in balance

Contact-

Lisa Taylor

589-9733 x240

303-9921

lisat@riverlakeschurch.org

Current forms attached.

Hartland Summer Camp

Hartland Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Grades 4 - 6

June 24 - 29, 2018

Cost: $399

Contact Lisa Taylor for more info: 

Vacation Bible School 2018

Vacation Bible School 2018

July 16-20

8:45am - 12:35pm

Grades K - 6

$20/child (includes includes a full color t-shirt, music, cd, crafts and more!)

Pre-registration is closed. Please register in person Monday, July 16 at 8:00am. 

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Preschool program available for children of volunteers (babies to 4-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.

Preschool Christmas Program

Preschool Christmas Program

​​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.

Harbor Sendoff Party

Harbor Sendoff Party

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.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

"Galactic Starveyors"

​July 17 - 21

8:45am - 12:35pm

Price: $20

Grades K - 6th

Full preschool program for children of volunteers!

Online Registration is closed. Register in person Monday, July 17 at 8:00am.

PARENT PACKET

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

10:45 AM-11:45am

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.

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! 

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

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

4 H.I.M.

4 H.I.M.

We aim to support the spiritual needs of special needs students and allow family members to attend services, knowing their child is cared for appropriately. We offer a comfortable classroom during the 9am service, where your child can learn about Jesus in the way that suits them best. During the 10:45am service your child can be paired up with a trained "Buddy" and attend a regular class with support, if appropriate.

Please email Jamie Burrow at jamieb@riverlakeschurch.org for more information.

Call Maria at 661.589.9733 ext. 204 or email marias@riverlakeschurch.org


Meets: Sunday at 9:00am in Education Building, Room 111

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.

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Registration For AWANA 2019/2020

Register your child on Wednesday, September 4

Education Building, Room 116

6:00pm

AWANA Year: September 4, 2019 - May 6, 2020

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AWANA Club Directors

Cubbies:  Teressa & Jordan Aiken - (661) 293.0814 / (661) 865.6385

Sparks: Parker Brown - (661) 565.2347

T&T Boys:  (Commander & Director for Boys) Commander Mike Ford (661) 619.9125

T&T Girls: Lisa Taylor - (661) 303.9921

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