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This year at VBS, we were able to raise over $6000 through our Missions Offering. We appreciate all the kids and their parents who helped contribute. 

We would like to thank these amazing people who decorated the entire church for VBS on Sunday afternoon, June 9th. 

Geordie Alexander 
Elizabeth Cox 
Chris, Sylvia & Wade Drake 
Jason & Marshall Dunahoe 
The Lee Family 
Corby & Mary Pete Martinez 
Larry & Patrick McConathy 
Carolyn Messner 
Taylor Nisbet 
Janet Norton 
Jay & Jenny Oates 
Czarena Siebert 

VBS was a huge success this week due to the combined efforts of so many volunteers who loved on children and shared Jesus by teaching classes, leading music, telling Bible stories, serving snacks, helping with car pool, running the soundbooth, taking photos, helping with registration, and SO much more!  A huge thank you to these wonderful people who made it all possible this week: 

Geordie Alexander          Parker Johns                  Martus Miley
Kitty Bain                       Fran Keeth                     Taylor Nisbet
Courtney Baker              Mike Kinslow                  Jenny Oates     
Sarah Bell                      Amy Lee                        Laura Oates
Whitney Casas               Clifford Lee                    Patti Poff
Amelia Cooper                Elizabeth Lee                 Ashley Silva
Bennett Cooper              Esther Lee                     Marlen Silva
Elizabeth Cox                 Jonathan Lee                 Samantha Silva
Sylvia Drake                  Joshua Lee                    Greg Stahl
Jason Dunahoe               Patty Legler                  Andrew Tran
Marshall Dunahoe           Cheyanne Leibe             Mitch Williamson
Cris Emmons                  Ron Marshall                 Sondra Williamson
Yurda Gemici                  Sue Marshall                 Stephanie Wilson
Aidan Hill                       Kate Martinez                Ava Winn
Tatum Hill                      Sharon Mattox               Anne Wise
Steve Huzar                   Carolyn McConathy        Kelsey Womack
Christian Johns               Carolyn Messner            Monica Wright





Thank you for baking and donating to “Together We Rise.” The children raised $353.85 by selling bookmarks and $600 at our Spring Luncheon bake sale! Our total amount raised was $953.85, Glory to God!! We nearly doubled our fundraising goal amount. THANK YOU to each of you that took time to bake and to also give to our cause.

Thank you to Donna Moye for introducing us to the “Together We Rise” non-profit and thank you to Czarena Siebert who headed up the missions project and put together the bookmark fundraiser. We are so grateful to these wonderful 3rd/4th grade Sunday School teachers!



Kids Own Worship

We're welcoming all kids from ages 3 years old to Kindergarten to join us for a brand new experience in worship and learning more about God's love.  Children 3 years old to Kingdergarten leave with Ms. Sondra & Mrs. Mitch from the Sanctuary at 10:20 AM to Fellowship Hall (FH-B) for their own worship time.


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 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

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.  

When:  Monday June 10 - Friday June 14

 Time:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Ages:  4 years old (as of July 2019) - 6th Grade 


Christmas Partykidxmasparty

One Sunday 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 the Christmas message, and then follows with a pizza lunch and yummy Christmas treats!