Children & Families

2020-21 CYF Registration Family Minute

The Sunday Morning Experience

Welcome, families! Here at The Riverside Church, we believe that the community of God is open to all, including our youngest ones. Our vision is to create a worshipful environment that meets the needs of all ages through music, story, art, and play. Our Sunday mornings are divided into a music hour (9:30-10:30 a.m.), which is organized by the Music Department, and the worship hour (10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.), which is crafted by our Education Department. For more information on any of our children’s programming or to volunteer with the ministry, please email Amanda Meisenheimer, Minister of Children and Families.

A Morning with Preschool Worship and Play:

Enjoy a precious experience of love and song in the Cherub Choir! The Cherub Choir is open to all children, ages 3-7 years old. This year the choir practices on the 6th floor with director Sharon Prichard at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

During the worship hour, preschoolers will continue to meet on the 6th floor with a great team of teachers. Bring your three, four, or five-year-old preschooler to the registration table on the 6th floor MLK at 10:30 a.m. Children who are in the Cherub Choir will be escorted directly to their classes by Sharon Prichard.

Please pick-up your children on the 6th floor of the MLK building promptly after the service concludes in the Nave.

*Please note: the sixth floor has an elevator code for added security. A security staff member can assist new parents to reach the 6th floor.

A Morning with Riverside Kids Worship:

Riverside Kids Worship LIVE is an online version of the chapel and church school experiences that we all love at the Riverside Church. Amanda Meisenheimer will join the Church School volunteer team to provide a chapel experience and church school classes in a digital format. More information and a Zoom link are forthcoming in future CYF newsletters and will be posted on All ages are welcome.

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Family Check-ins

Every Friday | 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Family Zoom Check-ins continues in October. This is a time for fun, silliness, conversation, and general kid-fellowship. For the link and latest scheduling details, consult the weekly newsletter, or email Amanda Meisenheimer.

Children & Youth Ministry Outdoor Meetup

November 8 | 1:00 pm | Sakura Park 
Join the children and youth ministry for a time of outdoor socially distanced fellowship and games at Sakura Park! Please bring masks and a blanket.


November 18 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grab a cup of tea, your favorite fall blanket, and settle in for some grown-up fellowship! The theme of this month’s ParentConnect is “We’re Gonna Make it”. No preparation is necessary, but be ready to share laughs and tears – whatever we need to do!

Pageant 2020

Family Project | Due by November 16
This year our Pageant will be incredible! We are adapting to a digital format, allowing families to pre-record scenes and turn them in for editing. This can be an intergenerational project involving the whole family! If your family is interested in filming a scene at your home or outside, email Amanda Meisenheimer.

What about parents and guardians?

We are so happy that you have chosen to bring your family to The Riverside Church and we want to partner with you on the faith formation of your family. From time to time we will host classes, parties, activities and events for your family. Stay in touch with us by registering your email for our weekly newsletters. Email Amanda Meisenheimer to join our mailing list. Request to join our Facebook group, too!

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