Vacation Bible School

July 31 – August 4, 2017,

For kids, ages 3 1/2 – 12

 At Hero Central, we will take your kids on an adventure to discover their strength in God!  The kids will learn through epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, satisfying snacks, and super Bible stories.  The goal is to learn to “Do Good!  Seek peace and go after it!” (Psalm 34:14b).  God’s heroes have heart!  They have courage!  They have wisdom!  They have hope!  They have power!

VBS takes place July 31 – August 4
9 AM – 11:30 AM
The grand finale pizza party is:
Friday, Aug 4, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

For a sneak peak:
To register go to:
Contact Vicki Rich for info: / 614 330 4357.

Music Camp

Join Ms. Vicki and her friends on Thursday evenings during the month of June, beginning 6/01/17, 7 PM – 8:30 PM.  We will have a great time of musical games, crafts, Bible stories, snacks, and guest musicians who share their instruments with us.

This year we will explore Bible stories from the Old Testament, including:  The Creation Story, Noah’s Ark, Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors, Moses in the bulrushes, and the Mighty Exodus through the Red Sea!   We will have a blast with folk songs like “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More,” “Arky, Arky,” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”  We will sneak in Steve Martin’s “King Tut” just for fun!

Music Camp is open to all children, ages 3 ½  – 11, (potty trained, please!) No sign up is necessary.

Children are a valuable part of Riverside UMC!

There are lots of ways for children to get involved:

Sunday School – 9:00 & 10:30 AM

Riverside has Sunday School classes for Pre-School (3 & 4 yr. Olds) up through SR. High at 9:00 AM and up through 5th grade at 10:30 AM. We are very fortunate to have excellent teachers who have been with us many years. 

Children’s Choir & Plays – Practice at 5:30 pm on Sundays (During school year only)

Does your child love to sing and dance?  Come join our children’s choir!  We put on 2 shows a year, and rotate singing in the services for the congregation to enjoy throughout the year.   Contact Vicki Rich: 614-486-5201 or 614-330-4357 with any questions (or if you would like to help!)

Children in Worship

In addition to these activities children are welcome at all three services.  For your convenience, there is a cry room in the back of the sanctuary (for the 9:00am service ) as well as rocking chairs in the back of the Fellowship Hall and speakers in the lounge (for the 10:30 service).

Nursery on Sunday morning

Our fully staffed nursery will provide excellent childcare for your children 4 years of age and younger during all services.  Children are cared for by paid staff, assisted by trained volunteers in a safe, clean, fun, dedicated nursery. A paging system is provided for additional safety, comfort and security.