Children are a valuable part of Riverside UMC!

We are offering several in-person ministries for children at RUMC. We utilize mask-wearing and social distancing to ensure the safety of all involved. If you have questions about any of our ministries for Chilren, please

Sunday School – 9:00 & 10:30 AM

Sunday School at 9:00am
Children will begin in the Sanctuary with parents/grandparents and stay through the Children’s Message.  After the message their Sunday school teacher, Tedra Pine, will lead them to Room 100, downstairs in the Education Building.  Please pick up your children there after the service.

Awana at 10:30am

We offer Awana for kids aged pre-school through 5th grade during the 10:30 hour. There are 3 classrooms, Cubbies for Pre-school kids (aged 3 and up), Sparks for kids in Kindergarten- 2nd grade, and Truth and Training for kids in grades 3-5. Awana is a highly relational and scripture-based program that encourages kids to engage with the Bible and with each other. Contact Jenna Link for more information at

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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.