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 Kids Hangout Christmas Party (2nd-5th Grade)

Come celebrate Christ’s birth – Potluck dinner, Caroling & Operation Christmas Box!

Wednesday, December 8 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Brae & James Petitfil's Home | 5306 Paseo de Pablo, Torrance, CA 90505

For information on what to bring for the Operation Christmas Boxes, click HERE!

Just bring your items in a bag and we will provide the boxes!

River Kids Christmas Nativity Play

Sunday, December 17 | 10:30 a.m. in the Upper Room of The Catalina Room

Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, December 10 | 10:30 a.m. at The Catalina Room

All kids are welcome to be in the Christmas Nativity Play!

Rehearsals begin every Sunday during River Kids starting November 26th

If your child is still interested in being in the play register here.

*Questions can be directed to Cathy Pluimer at cathy@riversouthbay.org.

Hunger Heroes Update!

River Kids want to thank you for participating in the Hunger Heroes Food Drive. As a community we were able to give Watts Powerhouse Food 210 Friday Food bags and $345 in gift cards to give out to hungry families! The kids had prayed for 175 bags and God’s outpouring was more than we could have asked or imagined. Over Thanksgiving a few of us went down for a visit and helped organize all the donated food. Luvern, who they call the church's grandmother, sat with us and told us about their community and how faithful God is to them! We can’t wait to visit again and continue this friendship!

For more information on Watts Powerhouse Food go to wattspowerhousefood.org or for details on Hunger Heroes, contact cathy@riversouthbay.org.

**Since we are GROWING, we’d love to have two parent helpers at each hangout. Check out the dates above and let me know when you can help at cathy@riversouthbay.org.

We are excited for a great Fall with YOU!


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 at cathy@riversouthbay.org.

Every Tuesday | 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 

Cathy Pluimer’s Home

9 Middleridge Ln. N, Rolling Hills

Childcare will be provided | Register here

Every Thursday | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Kaley Gamble’s Home

4024 Via Picapost

PVE, CA 90274

Childcare will be provided | Register here


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

Contact Taylor Jones at taylor@riversouthbay.org.

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 & 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.

For questions, please feel free to contact Taylor Jones at taylor@riversouthbay.org


River Kids Volunteer Team

Come enjoy worshiping God through serving in the Children’s Ministry one Sunday a month!  You’ll be a part of building the foundation of our kid’s faith through teaching God’s word with stories, crafts, plays, games and fun activities. 


Email Cathy Pluimer at cathy@riversouthbay.org if interested.