For Children

Rideau Park offers a wide variety of children’s activities. Each one of the activities below also has a volunteer opportunity. For more information please feel free to call the church office or the contact listed with the activity.

Sunday School and Worship Related Programs

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Rideau Park’s Sunday School is big, bustling, and busy. Our Sunday School includes infants, toddlers, high school students and all ages in-between. Sunday School meets during the 10:00 am service. Childcare rooms are staffed and running at 9:50 am. Children begin their Sunday morning in worship and head out to class after the theme conversation. Students can register at any time of year, in their class, at the Sunday School counter in the upper hallway, at the Open House on Sunday, September 11th, or online. The staff person responsible for Sunday School is Rev. Steve Clifton. You can reach Steve at 613-733-3156 ext. 225 or

OUR CURRICULUM: Our Sunday School uses the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum, which is a lectionary based curriculum. This means that our Sunday School will follow the same calendar as our worship in church. For more information about our curriculum, please visit the website:

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: On Sunday, December 10th, 2017, the children, youth and young adults of Rideau Park will come together to present a dramatization of the events leading up to the birth of Jesus. From toddlers to teens and in-between, everyone was encouraged to participate. There are roles for those who want lots of lines, those who don’t want to talk at all and for those who want to work behind the scenes. This annual production involves around 60 children/young people and is presented at the Sunday, December 10 service. Sign-up for the 2017 pageant will begin in October. For more information, please contact the director, Andrea Laliberté (613-248-1283) or

PARTICIPATION IN WORSHIP: In addition to being in class, our children and youth are involved in worship in many ways throughout the year. There are inter-generational services on Thanksgiving, Advent, Palm Sunday and Christian Family Sunday (Mother’s Day). There is an annual youth service in the fall. Our children and youth present a Christmas Pageant in December. They participate throughout the year in children’s music programs, and serve as candlelighters and readers.

OTHER PROGRAMS: Beyond Sunday School, Rideau Park has a summer Vacation Bible School (generally held during in August), annual Youth Confirmation classes and Sunday night Youth Bible Study programs. All are welcome. For more information speak to Rev. Steve Clifton (613-733-3156 ext. 225 or

Music Programs

CHERUB CHOIR  Cherubs are ages 4 to 6. They meet every Thursday night from 6:15 to 6:45.  We learn secular (example: BABY BUMBLE BEE) and religious songs (example: JESUS LOVES ME).  Cherubs also use rhythm instruments and learn the values of whole notes, half notes and quarter notes in 4/4 time.
We celebrate every holiday with parties and costumes and fun, fun, fun!  We are not performance oriented, but do sing in church on Christmas Eve, on Mother's Day, and on other occasions as asked by the Music Ministry Coordinator.

JOYFUL NOISE choir is aimed at children in grades 2 through 6 and meets each Thursday evening from 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. in the lower hall.  This fun, energetic group is led by Caitlin Tabbenor.  Joyful Noise starts rehearsing on Thursday, September 7th.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Rideau Park at 613-733-3156 x 223 or  

NOTE-ABLE SOUND CHIMES is a large group of enthusiastic ringers ranging from grades 2-5. We meet Thursdays  in the Sanctuary from 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. to have lots of fun while we learn about ringing chimes. No music experience is required – if you have hands and can count to 4, you can ring with us! We take on both popular and secular music and share our music in the fall term at the Christmas Bell concert (beginning of Advent) and on Christmas Eve. Everyone is welcome to participate. Our first practice will be on Thursday, September 10th.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Andrea Laliberté, the director of the group, at 613-248-1283 or  


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