Children's Ministries

At River Hills United Methodist Church, we believe in supporting children and families in their spiritual, physical, and emotional growth and development.

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Sunday Mornings

  • Children of all ages are always welcome in worship services! We don't expect them to sit quietly the whole time; we want all to know they are welcomed and loved! There are worship bags available for all children and teens, and our "prayground" is in the back of the sanctuary with a small table of blocks and toys.
  • Nursery Care is provided, 8:00am to 12:00pm, for infants through Pre-Kindergarten every Sunday morning.
  • Sunday School: Sundays, 10:15am-11:00am; age 3 through 1st grade meet in 253 (next to the nursery) and 2nd-5th grade meet downstairs in 110.
  • Children’s ChurchCurrently on hold.

JAM (Jesus and Me) Club

JAM Club is for preschool through 5th grade. JAM Club meets Wednesday evening, 6pm-7pm, for some midweek fun! Also remember that the RHUMCafé starts at 5:30pm, providing dinner every Wednesday (suggested $5 donation)!

Bible Milestone

Every year, 3rd graders are presented with their own Bibles in worship. This event gives 3rd graders and their parents an opportunity to learn more about their new Bible and explore it for themselves.

Communion Milestone

During this annual milestone event, children 3rd-5th grade (who haven't attended this Milestone before) will explore and prepare for receiving Holy Communion. They'll also learn how to serve communion for worship services the following day (Children of any age are welcome to receive Communion in worship whether they've attended this Milestone or not).

River Hills Early Childhood Center

River Hills ECC offers daily year-round childcare for ages 6-weeks through Pre-K plus summer care for school-age children. Learn more at

Seth Horstman
Seth Horstman
Director of Family Ministries
Salone DeCoster
Salone DeCoster
Children's Ministry Associate