Our Children and Family Ministry is all about:

  • bringing our kids closer to Jesus
  • providing a safe place for children to gather
  • encouraging children to bring a friend
  • building discipleship skills
  • offering educational opportunities for families


Questions you may have regarding any of these programs can be directed to MaryAnn Unger, Director of Infant and Family Ministry ( ) or Lea Webb, Director of Children’s Ministry ( ).



Sunday Morning

Nursery for Infants and Toddlers

Nursery is not open at this time.

Worshipping with Small Children

Children are welcome in all of our worship services! God loves the little children, and so do we!

All quiet activity bags, books, and shareable items in the Narthex and Family Life Center have been removed for the foreseeable future. Feel free to bring items from home, if your child needs a quiet activity during worship.

Children's Message

Our focus is to connect the theme and message of the day in a simpler way that children can understand and relate to on their level. At this time, please keep your children with you at your seats.

Sunday School

This Fall, we are offering Sunday School virtually to the children and youth of RLC. All of the information is located on the church website - under Ministries, go to the Sunday School for Kids webpage. You will need a password to access the next page, Virtual Sunday School. Check your email for a message from Lea Webb or contact the church office (  , 919-851-7248).

Then, all you need is your Bible and an open heart with God!

For Children up to 4th Grade:

We are working through the curriculum, Simply Loved, from Group.

In the first unit called In the Beginning, we are discovering that "God always loves us." We learn from our Bible buddy, Savanna the Giraffe, as she shares fun facts about giraffes and our memory verse from Ephesians 3:18.


The video containing the lesson, songs, and message from our Bible buddy is available online prior to Sunday morning. It will be available for a few weeks, so you can watch at home at a time that is convenient for your family and have a chance to catch up if you miss a week.

Join us as we learn all about how God always loves us!

For Children, 5th-8th Grade:

We have started the curriculum, Connect, by Sparkhouse.

We will be exploring God’s big story with Becky, Todd, and friends as they explore and retell stories from the Bible. Each week, we’ll dive into the Bible to see and explore Biblical themes through animated videos and hands-on activities.

Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 am via Zoom with Ms. Sandy!
An email will be sent with login instructions.

The video will be available for a few weeks, so you have a chance to catch up if you miss a week. The lesson this week is Consecration. We have discussed Annunciation and Nativity previously.

Come join us for Sunday School fun!
For more information, contact Lea Webb, Director of Children’s Ministry, at .

Children's Church


Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, Children's Church is not being held at this time.

During normal circumstances, it would be held during the 10:45 am Praise service in the Family Life Center. Children, ages 3-6, would be dismissed before the sermon for a 20 minute Bible lesson with corresponding crafts and songs. This is a time to help grow their faith.

For more information or if you are interested in assisting with Children's Church, contact Lea Webb, Director of Children’s Ministry, at .

 

Christian Education

Baptisms

For information regarding baptisms at RLC, please contact Pastor Jonathan Blanke at .

Toddler Bibles

Bibles were distributed during (The Baptism of Our Lord) Sunday services on January 12, 2020. If you did not receive one, please contact MaryAnn Unger, Director of Infant and Family Ministry, at .

First Communion

Fifth Grade Students (and others), will be instructed on Welcome to the Lord's Table in the spring. Communicants celebrate their First Communion during the Maundy Thursday, 7:00 pm worship in the Sanctuary.

 

Youth Group

K.I.C.K.S  (Kids In Christ Keep Shining)

K.I.C.K.S. provides fun and fellowship for kids in 3rd-5th grade. Out of caution, there are no youth group events scheduled at this time.

For more information or if you are interested in assisting, contact Lea Webb, Director of Children’s Ministry, at .

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)

Thank you for joining us
for our BOLT Backyard VBS Adventure!

We hope the week brought you and your family fun and Vacation Bible School excitement. With each daily activity and story, I hope your faith has continued to grow stronger with Jesus.

Questions? Contact .

 

For Service

Acolytes

Due to COVID-19 conditions, acolytes are not needed at this time. 

Being an acolyte allows our youth, grades 5-8, to be actively involved in serving at RLC. You are able to sign up online for dates and worship times that work for your family.

Our practice is for 5th-8th grade students to serve as acolytes and be actively engaged during the service. Thus, allowing them to see the importance of worship. We hope you encourage and provide the opportunity for your child to regularly participate in this area of service.

Any questions or to schedule a brief training, please contact MaryAnn Unger, Director of Infant and Family Ministry, at .

 

Fellowship for moms

Moms Together

Come and join other moms fellowship!

We are currently meeting in the church parking lot on the following days:

Saturday, November 7 at 9:30 am
Friday, November 20 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 5 at 9:30 am
Friday, December 18 at 7:00 pm

Contact Angela York through RCB for more information.

Find us on Facebook: Moms Together - RLC