Children's Ministry

Nursery Guidelines (updated Sept. 21, 2021)

During the worship service
Nursery for 0 to 4-year-olds
Greenhouse for 5 yrs to 4th grade (5th grade and older are trained helpers)

During the Sunday school hour
Nursery  for ages 0-2
Little Lambs for ages 3 & 4
Elementary Sunday School for age 5 through 4th grade
Middle School – 5th grade (just for this semester) through 8th grade
High School – 9th grade through 12th grade

Weekly Sunday School Lessons

Click on a link to view the lesson.

May 22, 2022: 2.5.3 David

May 15, 2022: 2.5.2 Saul

May 8, 2022: No Sunday School, Mother’s Day

May 1, 2022: 2.5.1 Samuel Listens

April 24, 2022: 2.4.6 Hannah Prays to God

April 17, 2022: No Sunday School, Easter

April 10, 2022: No Sunday School, Holy Week Art Show

April 3, 2022: 2.4.5 Ruth (Blessings)

March 27, 2022: 2.4.4 Ruth (The Choice)

March 20, 2022: 2.4.3 The Fall of Jericho

March 13, 2022: 2.4.2 Rahab and the Spies

March 6, 2022: No Sunday School, Talent Show

Feb. 27, 2022: 2.4.1 Exploring the Promised Land

Feb. 20, 2022: 2.3.5 Manna and Quail

Feb. 13, 2022: 2.3.4 The Exodus

Feb. 6, 2022: No Sunday School, Winter Fun Day

Jan. 30, 2022: 2.3.3 The Ten Plagues

Jan. 23, 2022: 2.3.2 The Burning Bush

Jan. 16, 2022: 2.3.1 The Birth of Moses

Jan 9, 2022: 2.2.6 Joseph the Ruler

Children’s Ministry Archives

How to use the multi-age Sunday School lessons

Sunday Worship for kids age 5-grade 4


Bible Stories for kids age 2-4


Miss Shalom and others read a book

RTC Kids Who Care

Kids sharing their talents

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse


Preschool Sunday School

K-1st Grade Sunday School

2nd-3rd Grade Sunday School

4th-5th Grade Sunday School

Bible Presentations

Third graders receive a Bible each fall in mid-September, as part of their spiritual growth and development.  

Bible Presentations

Third graders receive a Bible each fall in mid-September, as part of their spiritual growth and development.


Praise Packs

are for children who remain in the service during the morning services. They have a number of activities and a mint.

K-5th Grade Sunday School

10:45-11:30 AM

September through May

Our curriculum called “Dwell” helps kids find their place in God’s story and helps families actively nurture faith at home.


Children and Communion

Click here to read about River Terrace Church’s policy on Children and Communion. Contact Carla for further resources or with any questions.


Promiseland Nursery

Child care is provided for ages infant through age 4 during all worship services, Sunday classes, and mid-week services, in the Promiseland Nursery on the lower level. Our well-trained workers will help each child feel comfortable, happy, and secure. We believe it is possible to share the love of Christ with children from the day of their birth.


Where Kids Grow in Christ

The Greenhouse takes what goes on in the adult worship service and modifies it for children with fun, age appropriate activities. Kids learn how to worship at their own level.

All kids, ages 5 through 4th graders, are invited to the Greenhouse. Kids will be dismissed just after the Children’s Blessing during the service.





6:30-7:45 PM

Girls in grades 1-5 are invited to GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) where they can develop skills, make crafts, strengthen friendships, and build a close relationship with Jesus.


6:30-7:45 PM

Boys in grades 1-5 are invited to Cadets where they can learn life skills & self-discipline as well as do works of service and build a close relationship with Jesus.

Carla Bieber

Children’s Ministries Director