November Events

Click here for a list of activities for the month of November!


Children's Christmas Choirs

REHEARSAL DATE:  Sundays November 4, 11, 18, & December 2

  • Practice Times and Location:

           *Joyful Noise (4’s & 5’s yrs. old), 11:15 – 11:35 AM, in Church Library

           *Music Makers (1st – 4th Grade) 11:35 AM – 12:00 PM, in Church Library

CONCERT DATE:  Sunday, December 9th

  •   9:30  Children meet in ROBC Sanctuary to practice.
  • 10:00  Children’s Choirs sing in Worship

To join one of the choirs contact or pick up and fill out a form to turn in to the church office.

Message from Ms. Michelle

Hi Parents!

As we get this school year started, we have all sorts of wonderful things to look forward to in our children’s ministry at ROBC! I wanted to highlight the next few events coming up in September. 

We will be rolling out the new school year with a brand new Preschool Children’s Church for ages 3-5 years old in the Fellowship Hall! Sondra Williamson will be leading a fun lesson, filled with age appropriate activities for our smallest learners this Sunday. She will be assisted by Mitch Williamson and Ronda Holladay in the coming weeks. We need a few more Moms to sign up to create a rotation of helpers. Please contact me to volunteer!

Our Elementary Children’s Church will continue in the M&M room for children in 1st-3rd grade. If your child is in 4th grade and up, we highly encourage them to stay and listen to the sermon. However, if your older child would like to be a helper at Children’s Church, please contact me. We could use helpers to lead worship, however, excellent behavior must be modeled for our younger ones.

Also, I would like to introduce to you all, your children’s new Sunday School teachers for the year! Our classes wouldn’t be possible without them. Thank you to the following:

Pre-K & Kinder – Rm. PS 113
Esther Lee & Amy Lee

1st & 2nd Grade Class – Rm. PS 105
Katie Stanton & Bola Iyari
Sarah Bell & Jeanie Arnold

3rd & 4th Grade Class – Rm. PS 104 - So thankful to get this new class started!!
Czarena Siebert & Donna Moye
Joselyn Leal-Vargas & Carrie Hodges

5th & 6th Grade Class – M&M Room
Jenny Oates & Sylvia Drake

Thank you all for participating in the fun events and classes that we have in store for our members and children! God is up to wonderful things at our church. I am so thankful to each one of you for being an important member of the body of Christ. Have a blessed week!

Ms. Michelle,

Minister to Children


Click here to see details of the events that Ms. Michelle has in store for the Children this month and the beginning of Fall.


Michelle Richey, Minister to Children

Welcome to the children’s ministry at River Oaks Baptist Church! We are a loving church that welcomes all children with wide, open arms. One of the goals of our ministry is to plant the love and word of God in the hearts of every child. As we walk alongside them in discipleship and prayer, our goal is for all of our students to make Jesus their Lord and Savior, choosing to one day participate in believer’s baptism. We work towards this goal by using tools such as interactive and fun-filled Bible lessons in our Children's Church and Sunday School classes, Bible Drill, choir and other seasonal activities.

I have been married for over four years to my husband Craig and we have three beautiful children together. Our children are still very young, but we love the baby and toddler stage! The days are long, but the years are short and full of baby kisses, snuggles, and lots of diapers. In addition to my children, I have two high maintenance chihuahuas who help to protect our house from mailmen and babysitters. A few of my hobbies include long distance running, watching cheesy Hallmark movies, participating in intercessory prayer and doing outreach ministry.

I hope to carry out the vision of equipping our children to become disciples and worshippers of Jesus Christ, to one day boldly spread the good news of the gospel to their generation. Would you join us Sunday mornings to see what it’s all about? We would love to have you!


For His Glory,
Michelle Richey




"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
Proverbs 22:6 NIV


Annual Children's Events

Valentine's Day Party

On a Sunday in mid-February, the children make Valentine crafts in various stations during our party in the Commons during Children’s Church and Sunday School. There is a fun time in store for the children as they take part in crafts, games, lessons and a story telling time that teaches us of the love of Jesus. You don’t want to miss out on this memorable party!



Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt

The Saturday before Easter Sunday is when families come for brunch and fellowship time.  During our beautiful weather in April, we eat in the courtyard outside the Commons Dining room.  Afterwards, the children gather to hear the story of Easter, with books and visuals to help teach the message.  Then we hunt for eggs on the playground!


Children's Ministry Classroom Locations



Bible Study     



Room PS111

Room PS111
Ms. Marlen
Ms. Amy
Ms. Elizabeth


Room PS112 Room PS112 Ms. Marlen
Ms. Amy
Ms. Elizabeth


Room PS112 Room PS112
Ms. Marlen
Ms. Elizabeth


Room PS112 Room PS113
Ms. Elizabeth L.
Ms. Elizabeth G.
Pre-k & Kinder          Children's worship 

Room PS113        

Ms. Amy &
Ms. Esther
1st & 2nd
Children's worship

Room PS105

Ms. Michelle &
Teacher Rotation

3rd & 4th

Children's Worship

Room PS104

Teacher Rotation

4th, 5th & 6th

M & M Room

Ms. Jenny &
Ms. Sylvia

Teacher Rotation:  Jeanie Arnold, Sarah Bell, Chandra Bonine, Carrie Hodges, Bola Iyari, Joselyn Leal-Vargas, Donna Moye, Czarena Siebert and Katie Stanton.


Vacation Bible School 

The second week in June is when we gather for our annual VBS.  Each year has a different theme to teach children the importance of God's love and the Bible's stories.  ROBC goes ALL OUT with decorating the chapel!  We always welcome non-church members in addition to our own ROBC children.



Christmas Partykidxmasparty

One Saturday morning in December we organize a fun, and Christ centered party for the kids.   A craft project is provided for them to make that coincides with her Christmas message, and then follows with a pizza lunch and yummy Christmas treats!