Kids Church | 10:00am

We believe it's extremely important for families to spend time worshiping together, so kids and their families start out Sunday morning together in the Sanctuary (10:00am worship). During the first half of worship, children sit with their families while we sing and pray together. One the first Sunday of the month when we celebrate Communion, children stay in worship for the entire service. The rest of the month, before the sermon, kids through 5th grade are invited up front for a short kids moment. From there, children 3 years old and under can join their friends in the nursery and Pre-K and older children can head to Kid's Church in the Conference Room. Families can join their kids at any point and can pick them up when worship concludes.

Kid's Church is a time geared for Pre-K through 5th graders to learn about God in a format geared toward them, where they are free to wiggle, ask questions, and be themselves. The kids will worship through music and prayer, and learn through hands on activities, videos, drama, art, and more. We encourage families to talk to their kids afterward and see what they experienced!

Any children who choose to stay with family during worship are welcome to grab a Kids Worship bag in the back of the sanctuary. They're filled with some fun activities! Please return the bags at the end of worship.

Sunday Small Group

Children of all ages are invited to Small Group following worship at 11:00am. Kids can go straight from Kid's Church to Small Group! Parent's and families can attend an adult small group or have some coffee and hang out in the narthex (lobby by sanctuary). Children's Small Group ends at noon.
Children's Small Groups are divided into age/grade:

  • Pre-K through 1st grade

  • 2nd through 5th grade


The Riviera UMC Children & Family Ministry is always looking for loving people to volunteer their time leading our kids. If you're interested in having fun, caring for kids, experiencing Bible stories, creating, playing, singing, dancing, or just being silly, please contact the church office to find out how you can positively influence the lives of children who come to Riviera UMC.