Thanks for checking us out! We would love for your kids to be a part of r|kids! Our goal at RUMC is to provide a safe and loving environment for children. As a faithful parent, you want your child to feel God’s protective and caring grace in their lives. We want that too! Making every effort to welcome your child and make them feel at home, we hope to meet your family’s needs and look forward to your involvement.

The mission of the Children’s ministries at RUMC is to support, partner with and empower families to develop fully devoted followers of Christ and to share with them in an active relationship with Christ.

Check-In for r|kids

To ensure the safety of r|kids, we use a computer check in system that provides a name tag for your child and a pick up ticket for the caregiver. When your child comes to any program time, please check them in prior to taking them to their classroom or area. There are 2 check-in stations, located on both ends of the Children’s Hall. Parents should accompany children to their ministry classroom and pick them up at the end as well, giving their pick-up ticket to the adult leader.

Sunday Mornings

  • 9:00a – r|kids Worship (Pre-K and elementary ages) & Nursery
    Nursery is available for birth through preschool ages. Kids are welcome in the sanctuary with their families. Kids Pre-K and up who wish to participate in Kids Worship are sent to a special worship time prior to the sermon. (If your child will be going to Kids Worship, please check them in before worship begins.) Parents can pick kids up from the multipurpose space after the service, or kids will be taken directly to age appropriate Sunday school classes.
  • 10:00a – Sunday School Small Groups
  • 11:00a – r|kids Worship (Pre-K and elementary ages) & Nursery
    Nursery is available for birth through preschool ages. Kids are welcome to worship with their families. Kids Pre-K and up who wish to participate in Kids Worship can be checked in and dropped off in the Tree House Room (Pre-K/Kindergarten) or the MPR (1st Grade & up) for a special program designed to draw children into church worship. Parents can pick kids up from the same drop off point following worship.

Wednesday Nights (During the School Year)

  • 6:15-7:30p – Children participate in planned activities that focus on building great big hearts.
  • 4th through 5th grade – The Eagle’s Nest Tweens Small Group

Children’s Ministry Staff


Britta Alton, Director of Children’s Ministries

Britta has spent most of her life working with families and children through vocation and volunteering. Having a BA in Social Work from LaGrange College, she is excited to use her experience to focus on the spiritual formation of the children of RUMC, pointing kids and families toward a loving God.

If you have any questions or would like to know anything more about our ministry to children, please feel free to get in touch!

Email: britta@ringgoldumc.org