July 26 - 30
Elementary: 8:45 - 11:55am
Preschool/Kindergarten: 8:15am - 12:10pm
Entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade in the fall of 2021.
*Nursery/Preschool Program for Volunteer’s Children
*Includes the following classes:
Nursery Rooms: Infants, Crawlers, Toddlers under two, and two year old’s as of July 2021
Pre-K Rooms: Three year old’s and four year old’s as of August 31, 2021
At Destination Dig, kids will unearth more than just dirt. They’ll discover real-life archaeological ﬁnds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus. Stories from the Bible will leap off the pages as kids explore where Jesus walked and examine artifacts that bring the world of the Bible to life. As junior archaeologists, kids will study tangible pieces of the past to learn the truth about who Jesus is and why He came. Each day, kids will make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions.
Registration is now closed. We have reached capacity for this year.
Dates: July 2-4
Grades: Entering 4-6
$35 deposit and is included in balance
In a world filled with messages, telling us what is right, what is wrong, and even questioning whether there is a right or wrong, where do you turn for answers? And more importantly, where can you find the right answers? Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6) and then he proved it by being the only person in history to raise himself from the dead. The answers to all of life’s difficult questions can be found in God’s love letter to humanity, the Bible. Let’s take a journey of discovery together and explore God’s roadmap to navigate this complex and confusing adventure called life.
July 13 - 16
Kindergarten through 6th Grade
40 1st Grade
30 of each 1st - 6th Grade
We also have a limited capacity Nursery/Preschool Program for volunteer's children.
**Important** We will NOT take registration the week of VBS.
Here is what you will need to know:
Shorter Week (4 days) - Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 13 - 16
Shorter Time: 8:45am - 10:35am
Center Leaders will rotate as students stay in place.
Space is limited but we will still have 263 students including our Nursery & Preschool.
Cost: $20 for Toddlers through 6th Grade and no charge for infants not walking.
Remember, the nursery through 4-year-olds is for volunteers' children.
Students will receive a t-shirt, a photo, writing supplies, and some great crafts!
Drive by Drop Off at the curb in the North Parking lot off Calloway:
(you'll be directed & treated like royalty)
Pick-up as follows:
4th - 6th Grade
July 28 - August 2
$35 deposit to hold your spot (included in balance)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Closing Registration Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021 at midnight.
If you did not register by this date, please do not come to the program on opening night. We will open registration again: Thursday, September 9, 2021 through Monday, September 13, 2021 and Thursday, September 16, 2021 through Monday, September 20, 2021. *This gives the directors time to put your student in a club and prepare the necessary records.
Click here if you don't have children in AWANA, but want to volunteer
AWANA is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18.
AWANA is not a RiverLakes Church program, but we graciously host the club and serve in it because we highly believe in its discipleship process, both for clubbers and for families.
Program Cost: $30 Annual Dues; $10 handbook & $20 Uniform
Program Dates: September 8, 2021 through May 4, 2021
New Club Time: 6:15-7:45pm in the Education Building
Please contact a Club Director if you would like to be an AWANA Leader:
Cubbies (Ages 3 and 4) must be potty trained and entering Kindergarten in 2022 or 2023.
Teressa Aiken - email@example.com - (661) 293-0814
& Jordan Aiken - firstname.lastname@example.org - (661) 865-6385
Nursery & Puggles for Volunteer's Children Only
Nursery (infants and crawlers)
Puggles (walking toddlers through three year olds) with birth dates after August 31, 2021
Sparks (Kindergarten - 2nd Grade)
Parker Brown - email@example.com - (661) 565-2347
& Greg McAvoy - firstname.lastname@example.org - (661) 204-7753
T&T (3rd - 6th Grade)
Girls - Lisa Taylor - email@example.com - (661) 303-9921
Boys - Mike Ford - firstname.lastname@example.org - (661) 619-9125
Leader(s): Commander Mike Ford (661.619.9125)
All students, infants– 6th grade, check-in in the Education building, and will have an age appropriate lesson in of the four age groups. Please contact a Ministry Assistant if you would like to be a part of the rotating team:
Teressa Aiken - email@example.com - 661-293-0814
Beth Lundberg - firstname.lastname@example.org - 661-302-2025
Lisa Taylor - email@example.com - 661-303-9921
Maria Serapiglia - firstname.lastname@example.org - 661-717-1756
What your child needs to bring:
Caution - vulnerability to COVID-19 - We will do our best to keep the children distanced from each other and use precautions.
However, if your child or someone in your household, or someone you visit and care for has a compromised immune system, we recommend you keep your children with you, and have them watch our lessons on YouTube. Here are a few steps to find us on YouTube and stay connected:
Here is what you need to know to attend on Sundays:
*Important* To keep physical distancing and avoid cross traffic, Parents/Guardians with children 1st – 6th will not enter the Education building past the check-in station.
Parents with children in Nursery through Kindergarten, please use the back-nursery doors to exit.
Thank you for understanding.