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!

Rainbow Bags and Books will be returning to church services! Please feel free to have your child grab a bag on the way into church and then place it into the tub in the Narthex if you worship in the Sanctuary, or hallway by the Family Life Center.

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.

We are inviting children to come forward for Children's Messages. If you are not comfortable doing so, I encourage you to sit near the front so the kids can
feel more included.

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 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 working through the curriculum, Simply Loved, from Group.

In this unit, our Bible point is God helps us be brave...when we go against the crowd. We meet Bible buddy, Rockette, and learn the memory verse, Joshua 1:9.


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 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.


Join Ms. Sandy via Zoom on Sunday at 9:30 am!
An email will be sent with the invite link.

May 23 is the last week of Sunday School!

 


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

Baptisms

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

First Communion

First Communion classes were held via Zoom, Sunday, January 24-Sunday, March 14.

Communicants celebrated their First Communion during the Maundy Thursday, April 1, 7:00 pm worship in the Sanctuary.

Welcome to the Lord's Table, Brady, Meredith, Payton,
Liam, Grace, Lauren, Joshua, Cole, Jonah, and Ava!

If you would like to find out more about First Communion at RLC, contact Pastor Jonathan at .

 

Virtual Seder Meal
Wednesday, March 31 at 6:00 pm

5th grade students and families celebrated the Seder Meal virtually this year. The shopping list and a brief video from Chef Kim below was used to prepare for the meal in their homes.

Seder Meal Shopping List

Seder Meal Document

Questions? Contact  .

 

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 .

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)


All Aboard!!

ROCKY RAILWAY VBS  ~  JULY 12-16, 2021


Children (3-6 years) are invited to attend each day, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

We will hit the tracks and explore how Jesus’ power helps us through everything.


Volunteer 
Conductors Needed, Too!

Questions? Contact Lea Webb at   .

 

For Service

Acolytes

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 - Starting in September

September 3 is the first date, then the first and third Fridays of every month from 9:30-11:30 am.

Mark your calendar to remember to join in this amazing group of moms for Bible studies, as well as social events. It is a great support system and a wonderful way to meet new women friends. Childcare is available for the regular meetings for a nominal cost.

All moms are welcome, most have babies through middle school kids. Feel free to invite a friend!

Questions can be directed to Angela York or Katie Riccitello through RCB, or .

Find us on Facebook: Moms Together - RLC