Sunday Programming

Please note that we are peAnut aware
please Do not bring peAnut products into the facility.

New to Riverside?

At Riverside, your family is important to us.  We have new family bags that include a few goodies for your little one(s).  Feel free to bring items that will help make your child feel more comfortable.  We also have a Family Washroom upstairs that includes a change table, and there is a changing station in the Duck Pond.

 

Duck Pond

INFANT UP TO 3½ YEARS

Our Duck Pond is available for those little “ducklings” who may require space to explore, feed or clean.  We have an area for the youngest “ducklings”.  Interactive play includes songs, story, snack and age appropriate toys.  All “ducklings” are required to be signed in/out and will be given a number for our call system.  If this number appears on the screen at the front/stage please check-in at The Duck Pond. Please note that all diaper changes/potty breaks are to be done by the parent/guardian. Numbers for the Duck Pond will begin with “1” (ie. #101 means The Duck Pond, family #1)

Busy Beavers

3½ years – Senior Kindergarten

This special program for the busiest of “beavers” begins mid-way through the service.  The “Little” & “Big” Beavers will join the Explorers for large group time (music & Bible Point Story) and then have their own special small group time with age appropriate activities. A  private washroom is located in the “Busy Beaver” space.  All “beavers” are required to be signed in/out and you will receive a number.  If you are needed this number will show up on the screen at the front/stage. Numbers for downstairs programming begin with “2” (ie. #201 means Downstairs, family #1).

jr. and sr. explorers

grades 1-6

Explorers begin midway through the Sunday service and The Rapids is a fun place for older children to learn about the Bible and what it means to follow Jesus.  The Explorers will join the Busy Beavers for large group time (music & Bible Point Story) and then have age appropriate activities for their small group time.  The “Explorers” will also be learning a verse from the Bible each week.  All Explorers must be signed in/out upon arrival.

Faith At Home

Children of All Ages

We want to help equip your family to grow in your Faith at Home!  Each family will receive a monthly Faith at Home newsletter which will let you know what your child will be learning and ways you can learn together as a family.  For more info, click on the  FAITH at HOME link under the FAMILY menu.

Sunday School Team

Our Sunday Kids Team members are an enthusiastic group who desire to care for and support not just the children who they see but their families as well. We also work diligently to create a safe environment for your child. All of our team members have regular police checks, abuse prevention training and application procedures.

Get to know our team a little better!

Jenita

If you could meet one Bible character, who would it be?

Mary, mother of Jesus – wonder what it was like being the Mother of the SON of God!

What is your favorite snack food?

Coffee Crisp, Sour Keys Gummy Candies, Lays Dill Pickle or All Dressed Ruffle Chips

What is your favourite verse or book of the Bible?

Isaiah 61:1-4…especially verse 3 & 4. God’s always got something bigger planned than we can see ourselves.

Libby

If you could meet one Bible character, who would it be?

Esther

What is your favorite snack food?

Trail Mix

What is your favourite verse or book of the Bible?

James

Brenda

If you could meet one Bible character, who would it be?

Esther – she didn’t let her beauty change her.  When made queen, she didn’t rely on her beauty alone to prevent the killing of the Jewish people, she used her compassion and big heart to change the King’s mind.

What is your favorite snack food?

Cocunut ice cream

What is your favourite verse or book of the Bible?

John 3:16

Donna

If you could meet one Bible character, who would it be?

David

What is your favorite snack food?

Dill Pickle Chips

What is your favourite verse or book of the Bible?

Psalm 23

Kirsten

If you could meet one Bible character, who would it be?

Jesus

What is your favorite snack food?

Cookies

What is your favourite verse or book of the Bible?

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Jen

If you could meet one Bible character, who would it be?

Elizabeth

What is your favorite snack food?

Doritos

What is your favourite verse or book of the Bible?

Luke 1:78-79

Veronique

If you could meet one Bible character, who would it be?

Esther, for sure!

What is your favorite snack food?

Popcorn or Chips

What is your favourite verse or book of the Bible?

Psalm 55:22

Tracy

If you could meet one Bible character, who would it be?

Jesus, or Ruth

What is your favorite snack food?

Chips & dip, or muffins

What is your favourite verse or book of the Bible?

Joshua 24:15

Jessica

If you could meet one bible charachter, who would it be?

Moses

What is your favorite snack food?

Smart Food

What is your favourite verse or book of the Bible?

Psalm 139:13-16 (especially v14)

Summer Day Camp

Each summer at Riverside we host at least one full-day Day Camp for children ages SK-Gr.6.  Our camps are full of fun activities, Bible exploration, music, crafts and so much more!  We have been blessed in the past to have a team from Sunnyside Wesleyan Church (Ottawa) come and help us lead a week of fun.  Our summer camp fills up VERY quickly! Stay tuned for May/June when we release details about the upcoming summer activities.

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