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Sunday Mornings

Sunday School

9:30-10:30am- Birth to Kindergarten

Our preschoolers learn about God and Jesus through Bible stories, play, crafts, music, and memory verses.

Extended Teaching Care

10:45am-12pm- Birth to 4 year olds

In this extension of Sunday School, preschoolers gain further understanding of the Bible truths taught in Sunday School through play and loving care.

nexTgen Worship

Kindergarten-Second Grade After the morning worship Set-12:00pm
Worship designed especially for Kindergarten-2nd grade, during the regular worship service.  Music, Bible truths, games, and application videos make this a fun time of worship and learning.

Sunday Evenings

PeeWee Praise

5:30-6:30 – 4 year old to 1st Grade

An hour of music designed especially for our newest little voices.  Some of the activities included during rehearsal are playing games to learn musical concepts and preparing Biblical, fun-filled, and worshipful songs for “Big Church” or special productions.

Wednesday      6:30-8:00pm

Puggles® recognizes the learning ability of 2- and 3-year olds by introducing biblical precepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home. Toddlers love having their very own Awana club just like their older siblings.

In Puggles, children are welcomed each week with play time, songs and simple crafts and activities. Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, finger puppet plays and more. Lessons teach and reinforce four basic biblical precepts:

  • God Made Everything
  • God Saw That It Was Good
  • God is Love
  • Give Thanks

Cubbies® celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3- to 5-year olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.

Preschoolers can hardly wait for their next Cubbies club meeting. Whether it’s the fun puppets, the exciting games or all their Cubbies friends, they simply love it. At Story Time each week, preschoolers learn about God – the greatness of His love and His Word – and about His Son, Jesus Christ, the promised Savior. Non-competitive games build excitement and reinforce Story Time lesson themes.

Cubbies helps you lead your child to God early so your child will respect and trust Him for life.

Resources

Sermon Notes
Preschool Gospel Plan
Lifeway Children’s Ministry Link

Childhood Ministry Consent

Please fill out this form to allow us to teach & care for your children in our Preschool Dept. while you go to our Adult Worship Services.

Safety & Security

We care about kids at Riverview! Safety and security are high priorities in our Childhood Ministries. We use the following guidelines :
• At least 2 workers must be present in each class, one of whom must be at least 18 years old.
• All workers must submit to a yearly criminal background check
• No worker shall inflict physical discipline on a child. If a child cannot be disciplined by firm but loving, non-physical correction, the worker will give one warning; next, take a time out outside the classroom with the director on duty; finally, the director will take the child to a parent.

Health

It is our goal to keep the children’s  area as clean and health-friendly as possible. For the well being of all, children should not be brought to church if they have, or have had in the last 24 hours:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Any known contagious childhood disease (e.g., chicken pox)
  • Sore throat
  • Croup and/or productive cough
  • Any skin infection or unexplained rash
  • Pink eye
  • Nasal discharge of color
  • Common cold

When a child has received antibiotic medication for 24 hours, and is feeling well, he may be brought to church.

Other health policies:

  • No medications will be administered at church, nor should medication be stored in a diaper bag or child’s backpack (to prevent other children from accidentally handling or ingesting it).
  • Children who become, or appear, ill at church will be isolated and the parents called for.
  • If children develop symptoms of a childhood disease within 4 days after attending a  session at church, the  director should be informed so that other parents may be notified and choose to take preventative care.

Preschool Ministries

Jesus said, “Let the children come to Me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” – Matthew 19:14

Our Objective:

To partner with parents in helping preschoolers know Jesus as their friend, and plant seeds of faith for later coming to know Him as Savior and Lord.

Our Goal:

For preschoolers to know that Jesus loves them, and that church is a safe and happy place; and for parents to know their preschoolers are safe with trained, dedicated Christian teachers.

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Kindergarten-Second Grade After the morning worship Set-12:00pm

Worship designed especially for Kindergarten-2nd grade, during the regular worship service.  Music, Bible stories, games, and application videos make this a fun time of worship and learning.  Attendance is optional.  Parents of children who attend nexTgen regularly are expected to serve as helpers on a rotating basis.  Children will be released to nexTgen with a visual cue before the sermon in the regular worship service.

 Kids In Worship (Last Sunday of Every Month)

10:45am-12pm

A time for kids to join adults in worship including a children’s sermon and worship bulletins that are designed to follow Pastor Andy’s message.

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