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. 


River Littles (infants - 3yrs) and River Kids (4yrs - 5th grade) meet in the Community Room at the Malaga Cove Library. Parents can check-in kids at the courtyard towards the back of the library off of Via Pinale or follow signage from the Gallery Room. Parking is available behind the library and on surrounding streets. We look forward to seeing you there!

River Kids Hangouts (3-5th Grade) River Kids meet every other week to hangout, play games and dive in a little deeper with Jesus. Keep an eye out for locations in our monthly River newsletter. Sign up to receive the newsletter here!

River Kids Hangout Christmas Party (3-5th Grade)

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

Wednesday, December 8 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Kristin & Pat Jacobson’s Home | 212 Paseo de Gracia, Redondo Beach, Ca. 90277

* RSVP on evite and let us know what you are bringing or contact Cathy Pluimer!


Beach Kids Christmas Sing

Sunday, December 19 | 8:30 a.m. Service | ALL Beach Service

Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, December 12 | 10:30 a.m. Malaga Cove Service

All kids are welcome to be in the Beach Kids Christmas Sing!

Rehearsals begin every Sunday during River Kids starting November 14

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

*Questions can be directed to Cathy Pluimer, Mia Viljoen & Sheri Holmes

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

Junior HIgh

John 1:14 "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. "  

Fun games and good times! We are going to learn about the character of Jesus, and what that means for us. TiDE Tuesdays will meet in the Daniel's backyard, so please enter through the gate on the right side of the house.

Address: 30 Silver Saddle, RHE

Dates: November 30 and December 7

Time: 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

Ice Skating Christmas Party!

December 14th

Ice Skating at the Promenade! Wear some Christmas colors and get ready to skate! Ugly Christmas sweaters are preferred :) More details to follow in the weekly email, so stay tuned!

We love Junior High students and are honored to be a part of their growth into the individuals that God has made them to be. TiDE is here to walk alongside these students as they grow into their relationships with themselves, with others, with God, and with all of creation. 

Please contact Luke Schroeder if you would like your student to be involved in TiDE or if you have any questions or comments - luke@riversouthbay.org.

High School

The River High School group, RuSH, will meet Wednesday evenings at the Ryan's Home.

Address: 25 Strawberry Lane, RHE

Dates: December 1, 8

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Kajabe Christmas Party! - December 15th

Thats right! We are playing Kajabe! Come to the Ryan's house - 25 Strawberry Lane, RHE. Wear your ugly Christmas sweaters and get ready for some good food and even better competition! Look to the RuSH Instagram account for more information to come.

RuSH - Because we are rushing towards God's grace. The "u" is lowercase because we personally (you/yourself) are incredibly small in comparison to God's love and grace.

"Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him"  Mark 9:15

The River High School Group offers what we call "Small Groups" for students who are looking to dive deeper into the dynamic life following Jesus. Small Groups are composed of 5-10 students who meet weekly with their leader to study the Bible and grow closer in their friendship with each other. During the weekly meetings, students will engage in conversations that ask the tougher questions of life and spur spiritual growth. The River High School Group is intentional about using Small Groups to develop mature disciples of Jesus.

If you would like to join RuSH, please register here

Contact Youth Ministry Leader Luke Schroeder with any questions, luke@riversouthbay.org.