Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:14. River Road United Methodist strives to provide a safe, welcoming, environment where children connect to God, to the world and to each other. Children grow in faith through Sunday School, Mission Opportunities, Children’s Church, and Vacation Bible School. If you would like more information about Children’s Ministries at River Road United Methodist Church, please contact Danielle Rinker.



Nursery 8:30AM, 9:30AM, and 11:00AM |Room 103|


At River Road UMC, your children are welcome in our worship services!  

Should you need care, our nursery is available at all three services for children four and under (see below for education opportunities for potty-trained preschoolers at 9:30 and 11:00).  The nursery is professionally staffed by three women who have each been employed by the church for over 13 years. They have their infant/child CPR certifications. A sign-in sheet is located on the table outside of the nursery so you may share your child’s information with the staff.


9:30AM Sunday School Classes


Preschool |Room 108| Regardless of birth date, when a child turns three and is fully potty-trained, the child can move to the preschool class. Preschoolers are using the new Deep Blue Curriculum from Cokesbury.  The class opens with free play and a craft activity, moves to the Bible Story and snack, and includes singing and music.

Early Elementary |Room 107| K-2nd grade

Older Elementary |Room 105| 3rd-5th grade

Sunday Night

M&M Children’s Ministry K-5th Grade

M&M stands for Music & Missions. Children K-5th grades will grow in love with God through music and serving others in mission. The schedule is: 5:00 -5:30 dinner and then 45 minutes of engaging and fun music ministry and 45 minutes of mission to allow our children to grow a heart of loving God by serving others. For more information about any of the children’s groups contact Danielle Rinker



Check back on this site or contact Danielle for more offerings for our youngest members this fall!