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. 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

We are continuing to offer Sunday School virtually to the children and youth of RLC. All of the information is located on this website - under Ministries, on Sunday School for Kids webpage. You will need a password to access the next page, Virtual Sunday School. Check your announcements (January 10) email, or reach out to 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 still working through the curriculum, Simply Loved, from Group.

In the first unit, Joseph’s Story, we learn God is good no matter what… even when life’s unfair. We meet our Bible buddy, Mack the Rhino, as he shares fun facts and teaches us our memory verse, Nahum 1:7.

"The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes."

The video containing the lesson, songs, and message from our Bible buddy is available online on Sunday mornings. 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.

For Children, 5th-8th Grade:

We are still working through the curriculum, Connect, by Sparkhouse.

Join us as we learn about 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.

Ms. Sandy will be back on Sunday, January 17!

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.

Come join us for Sunday School fun!
Please contact Ms. Lea at   with any questions.

Children's Church

Children's Church is not being held at this time.

Normally, it would be held during the 11:00 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


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

First Communion

A 30-minute introductory session for parents of 5th Graders registered (or interested in registering) for the First Communion Class will be offered on Wednesday, January 13 and Sunday, January 17. Please check your email, all 5th Grade families were contacted.

To find out more, please Pastor Jonathan at .

Communicants will celebrate their First Communion during the Maundy Thursday, April 1, 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.

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 .



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 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.

Contact Angela York through RCB for more information.

Find us on Facebook: Moms Together - RLC