All River parents, kids, and youth are invited to join us on Sunday, December 3, after the First Service, for a special Advent Family Lunch! Come eat some pizza, spend time connecting with other families, and get ready to celebrate Advent with your family this year.
Please use this link to RSVP! https://goo.gl/forms/SBcGvlmYRXOHGTxD3
This Sunday, November 12, the River will be joined by a video team that will be helping us capture some footage for the church's upcoming digital marketing/social media campaign. One great way for you to support this effort is to be there on Sunday as part of our community!
We wanted to give you a heads up that the video team may be shooting some footage during the RiverKids/Youth programs. If we end up wanting to use this material as part of the campaign, we will reach out to you to get your consent before posting the footage anywhere.
Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions/concerns.
River Youth Group members are invited to a Lunch Outing this Sunday after the First Service.
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Welcome to the River Families Blog! We hope that this blog will provide a convenient space for parents at the River to learn more about RiverKids/Youth programming, to hear about upcoming events, and to access helpful resources.
By Caroline Park
We hosted a Parents’ Gathering a few weeks ago on “Nurturing the Spiritual Journeys of Children and Youth." We shared the visions and methods behind the RiverKids and RiverYouth programs. A few parents who couldn’t make the gathering asked me how they could make up, so I’ve decided to write a summary.
Parents’ Gathering: Nurturing the Spiritual Journeys of Children and Youth
Let’s try a simple exercise. Take a few minutes to think about what you want for your child. How would you fill in the blanks: “When my child is 25, I want her/him to be ________, ________, and ________.”
The words you fill in the blanks with are your vision for your children and family. They can help guide us through the confusing mazes of decisions that parents seem to face constantly. They can help us find our way back when we get lost in the daily grind.
RiverKids and Youth also have a vision. We take what we do seriously and think not only about teaching and nurturing kids here and now, but also about preparing and equipping them for the future we want them to have. And that vision is to "raise up Connected People."
Connected People are people who are connected to themselves, to Jesus, and to others and the world around them. Let me elaborate.