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.

Earth Camp: This year, more than ever, 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

Riverside Earth Camp is an environmentally focused 5 day experience. We start each day with gathering music, crafts and skits, then move through different classrooms where we use touch, taste, sound, visuals and real-life demonstrations to teach kids an appreciation and respect for this planet that we call home.

Dates: July 10-14th 9am – Noon  $50 for the week, $10 a day drop-in. Checks are payable to RCC.

Please print and bring with your registration fee to: Riverside church, 317 State Street, or mail to PO Box 656, Hood River, OR 97031

2017 Registration form

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 eIMG_5549xplore 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.

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 5-7pm at FISH Foodbank. New youth are always welcome. This summer, we will have two outings. 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: Looking for a summer camp that incorporates art, outdoor activities, music, games and healthy snacks? Sign up for Riverside’s “Earth Camp” where kids will grow in faith – have fun – and change the world!

Riverside Earth Camp is an environmentally focused 5 day experience that inspires kids to make a difference with their own unique approach and gifts to the world. We start each day with gathering music, crafts and skits, then move through different classrooms where we use touch, taste, sound, visuals and real-life demonstrations to teach kids an appreciation and respect for this planet that we call home.

Summer 2017, children grades K-5th are invited to participate in Riverside’s Earth Camp. Dates July 10th-14th.

Earth Camp is $50 for the week . Checks are payable to RCC.

Please print and bring with your registration fee to: Riverside church, 317 State Street, or mail to PO Box 656, Hood River, OR 97031

2017 Registration form

Camp Adams

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

Summer Camp registration is now open!

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