Children's Ministry

Nursery Guidelines (updated Sept. 21, 2021)

Holy Week Journey – March 28, 2021

On March 28, we had a Holy Week Journey for families outside on our River Terrace path. With over 16 volunteers and eight stations, over 50 people got to experience the events between Palm Sunday and Easter. At the end they received a copy of the devotional that accompanies the stations on the path, and an Easter goodie bag!  It was cold and windy but we had a wonderful time. Please enjoy these pictures of the event.

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

10:10-10:55 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

Interim Children’s Ministries Director