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River Valley Community Church
888 S Edgelawn | Aurora, IL 60506 | 630-844-9115
Sunday Worship at 10:00AM

Children's Ministry


Here at River Valley our goal is to help children develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and build a Biblical foundation, so that they may stand firm in their faith. To accomplish this, we desire to partner with parents as we help children grow in Christ.

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6

Sunday Mornings

Babies - Toddlers: At the beginning of the service, children 6-18 months are invited back for a Baby Sunday School. This is a time of learning about God's word. Additionally, children are welcome to stay in the service with parents or use the Parent Room designed for parents to freely use, while accompanying their little one. In the room, we have a changing table, crib, and rocking chair available for your use. The sermon audio can be heard in this room.

Pre-K - 1st Grade: Each week children ages 2-6 are invited to the playroom after the worship time in the service. There are opportunities for the children to play, hear a Bible story and participate in fun activities that reinforce the lesson. Parents are given informational papers about the lesson to discuss with their child throughout the week.

2nd - 5th Grade: Children ages 7-12 are encouraged to worship with their parents, then head to a Sunday school class designed for their age group. During this time, the children hear a Bible lesson, participate in a reinforcing activity, and are sent home with a family page to discuss throughout the week.

MS and HS: Check the youth page for more information of how your teen can connect and grow.

All of our helpers are dedicated to showing each child Christ's love and helping them feel like a valuable part of our church family. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about the lessons they learn each Sunday. Much learning can take place in the casual discussion of God between parent and child.

"Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deuteronomy 11:19

We intentionally provide children's lessons that compliment the sermon, so that the whole family can discuss what they are learning throughout the week. Children are sent home with a family page that can lead you through discussions and dig deeper into God's Word. This is a great tool to use at family dinner time.

If you have any questions, or would like to know of upcoming events and opportunities for your child, please contact Anna McQuade at or call us at (630)844-9115.