river kids

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."  Matt. 19:14

River Kids is our Children’s Ministry for infants - 5th grade and is designed to help kids grow in their knowledge of Jesus, through fun-filled interactive stories and age appropriate activities. 


C H U R C H – 10:30 a.m. | The Catalina Room

128 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach

River Kids & Littles are having a blast playing with each other, doing crafts and activities, and learning about Jesus! You’ll find us downstairs at The Catalina Room. The babies (0-1 years old) will have their own designated room and the rest of our River Kids will meet in the main room. We are super excited for our new location!


River Littles PLAYTIME & Mom’s Bible Study! 

Come let your kids play and enjoy a Bible story & craft while moms meet for Bible Study.

Contact Cathy Pluimer at cathy@riversouthbay.org

Every Tuesday | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Starting September 20, 2022

Cathy Pluimer’s Home

9 Middleridge Ln. N, Rolling Hills

Childcare will be provided | Register here

Every Thursday | 9:30 – 11:00 am | Starting September 22, 2022

Brenda Blood’s Home

3209 Via La Selva, PVE

Childcare will be provided | Register here


We have some great Bible Studies for the dad’s as well! Click here to take a look!

Contact Taylor Jones at taylor@riversouthbay.org


This summer we had a taste of mentor relationships through Summer Sisters – sharing our lives one-on-one with another mom and spurring one another along in our walk with Jesus (like iron sharpens iron). If you want to keep that relationship going, go for it! If you are interested in being a mentor or being mentored let us know!

Contact Cathy Pluimer at cathy@riversouthbay.org


Bi-monthly hangouts for kids. Build friendships, play games & learn about Jesus!

Contact Katie Draffen at katie@riversouthbay.org or Cathy Pluimer at cathy@riversouthbay.org

Ice-blocking Night!

Ice-blocking, pizza and Bible Time

Wednesday, September 28 | 5:30-7:15 p.m.

Rockbluff Park (grass hill at the intersection of Hawthorne & P.V. Dr. North)

River Kid’s & Little’s Mom’s Night Out - Save the Date

Enjoy dinner out under the stars with just the moms! 

Thursday, September 22 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Evite coming in September!

Contact: Kirby Anderson at kirbyjaymesanderson@gmail.com


Join us to pray for our kids, schools and community. We will gather once a month and let the Lord hear our hearts and listen to the Lord together! “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20

Next gathering:

Monday, October 3 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Rotunda on cliffs by P.V. Beach Club

Contact Mia Viljoen at miaviljoen@yahoo.com

Grounded Groups

Calling all River Families! It is time to get connected to a Grounded Group! We will try to pair you up with other families that have the same age to encourage connection and doing life together. Grounded Groups are a small group experience that allow us to simply connect with each other and grow in our relationship with God. We meet in various homes around the South Bay for a light dinner or dessert and a discussion of the Sunday morning message. We host Grounded Groups in the fall, the winter, and spring for 6-12 weeks in each session. Your group will be a great way to meet and get to know others at The River Church, and grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus, in a casual, relaxed setting. If you are interested in joining a group click here for more information.

Contact Taylor Jones at taylor@riversouthbay.org

To make sure everyone involved in River Kids & Littles is getting our RK monthly newsletter and text reminders, register for River Kids here!


River Kids Volunteer Team

Experience the joy of investing in young lives and join the fun-loving River Kids Team, as we partner with parents and teach biblical truths to children in a fun and exciting way! Volunteer team members serve one Sunday a month. Curriculum is provided and background check is required.


If you are interested in joining the River Kids Team, click here. If you have questions, contact Children's Ministry Director, Cathy Pluimer, cathy@riversouthbay.org.