The Riverside Church values our youth and understands the importance of their contribution to the life of our church. They are an integral part of our community and our worship. On Sundays from 9:30-10:45 a.m., Middle and High School Youth will be involved in faith formation and strong community building with each other. They are then invited into the greater life of worship in the Nave with their families.

At least once a month, there will be an outing for the students to be able to spend additional time with each other, such as museum visits, retreats, community service, and other outings. To access upcoming events, please sign up for the Children, Youth & Families e-newsletter by emailing Rev. Bruce Lamb, Minister of Faith Formation.


Youth Retreat


Confirmation classes, designed for children in grades 7 and above, are a journey that teaches basic theology of Christ, and how the Gospel ultimately affects how we relate to God, neighbor, church, and world. Students and parents are encouraged to engage this interactive faith passage journey together.

Confirmation classes run bi-monthly January 28–June 18. During this journey students will choose a service project as well as attend a confirmation retreat in August. Confirmation Sunday will take place in September.

Youth Choir

Youth in grades 7-12th are invited to join the NEW Riverside Youth Choir. You do not have to be a member of the church to join the youth choir. Registration is free. Rehearsals take place weekly on Sundays from 10:15-11am in 323 MLK. No auditions required. No singing experience is necessary. Just come with an attitude to learn and have fun. Questions? Email Youth Choir Director Mr. Joshua Elson at Please fill out the form below to register.



Justice in the City Youth Ministry Forms

All Youth and Parents are asked to read and turn in the following: