Nurture Your Children

We deeply value the presence of all children and youth at Riverside and seek to be a vital part of their faith experience. We strive to be a church where children can find their voice, listen with their heart and learn social justice by serving others.

Sunday mornings: Children join the worship service through “Children’s Time” with our pastor. Then, grades K-Middlers are dismissed to engage in a lively Sunday school curriculum, where art, dramatics, sensory experiences and ritual encourage discussion and interaction. We explore Bible based stories, with relevant references for today’s times.

A staffed nursery is available during the entire worship service for ages newborn through age 4.

Gorge Youth Cooperative:  We are partnering with other area mainline Protestant churches to create a youth cooperative for 6th-12th graders. During the school year, youth gather twice a month on Sunday nights from 5-7 pm at rotating churches. New youth are always welcome. Contact our Director of Christian Nurture for more information.

Our Whole Lives: Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive sexuality classes for 7th-9th graders. Please call the church or contact our Director of Christian Nurture to find out more about the class.  There is a link at the bottom of the page for more information about the program. The other link takes you to the national UCC Our Whole Lives webpage.

Our Whole Lives

Earth Camp: At Riverside, we believe it is imperative to inspire our youth to love and care for this planet we call home. Riverside Earth Camp is more than a celebration of all that is created, it is a way to empower kids to  change the world with their unique gifts and talents.  2016-07-14 08.55.53

Dates: July 9th-13th, 2018  WEAR GREEN THE FIRST DAY!

Camp AdamsPlease look at the link below to find our more about Camp Adams, our regional United Church of Christ youth and family camp.

Camp Adams Family Camp: October 20-22th, 2017. Mark your calendar for our all-church retreat to Camp Adams and look for more information in our Viewpoint.

Western Regional Youth Event: Oahu, June 25-29, 2018,  University of Hawaii. All youth entering 8th grade and exiting 12th grade in the fall of 2018 are invited to attend the gathering of UCC youth from around the western states. This event is held every 4 years. Worship bookends our days spent in service, relevant classes and exploration of the island.

For more information on any topic regarding your child/middler/teen involvement at RCC, please call the church to contact our youth leader, Elaine Thompson. 541-386-1412