A Dynamic Kids Ministry in Fredericksburg, VA

Experience the enriching kid's ministry at Riverside Church in Fredericksburg, VA! Our dynamic kid's ministry, RiverKids, provides a nurturing environment for children (infant through 11 years old) to learn about Jesus in creative and meaningful ways.
RiverKids at Riverside Church in Fredericksburg, VA
RiverKids at Riverside Church in Fredericksburg, VA

Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM for engaging Bible-based lessons, uplifting worship, exciting crafts, and more! We are passionate about nurturing young hearts and minds, and we invite your family to be a part of the wonderful journey of faith at RiverKids in Riverside Church.

RiverKids Nursery at Riverside Church in Fredericksburg, VA
RiverKids Nursery at Riverside Church in Fredericksburg, VA

At Riverside Church, we provide a nurturing and safe environment for our youngest members in our nursery. Our dedicated volunteers are committed to providing loving care and attention to infants and toddlers who are not yet old enough to join our RiverKids ministry. Equipped with age-appropriate toys and resources, our nursery is designed to ensure a comfortable and engaging experience for your little ones. We understand the importance of creating a positive first impression of church for both children and parents, and our nursery team is here to support and care for your child while you worship and participate in our services.

The Sensory Room at Riverside Church in Fredericksburg, VA
The Sensory Room at Riverside Church in Fredericksburg, VA

Riverside Chuch is happy to provide a sensory room where children and youth can find a sense of calm and comfort. In this room, they have the opportunity to learn to self-regulate their behaviors and ultimately improve their focus. You will find a variety of sensory toys and objects, as well as an assortment of seating options. At this time, parent supervision is required.

Meet Kerian

Kerian Gaston serves as the Kid’s Ministry Director at Riverside. She shares her life with her husband, Shawn Gaston, and they have been graced with the presence of two wonderful children, Adrian and Blake. Rooted in a deep affection for both God and children, Kerian is a devoted Christian driven by a passion for learning and teaching. With a Masters in Elementary Education and another in Educational Management, Leadership, and Policy, her journey in education has been extensive.

What to Expect at RiverKids

After you enter the church, you will notice the registration/check-in desk for kids as you turn the corner. We will meet your family at the desk and gather information from you to check your kid(s) into our system. One of our team members will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.

Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):

  • Parent/guardian name(s)
  • Child’s name
  • Child’s birthdate & year
  • Home address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

Our Church Staff will add you to the Riverside Church newsletter distribution, which will keep you informed of church happenings.

How Check-in Works

Ten Minutes Before Service:  You can check in your child(ren) with the RiverKids team member at the registration desk. We will print out two tags: one for you and your child. You will receive a matching name tag exclusive to your family and your visit on that specific day. Your child will need to wear the name tag, and you will need to hold onto the matching tag.

Directly after Service:  You will return to the registration/check-in desk for your child to be released back to you. Be sure to bring the matching tag with you.

If you need to speak with our Kids Ministry Director before attending on Sunday, please reach out at kids@rchurch.net, and she will get back to you within 48 hours.

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