Children, Youth & Families

Form Real Friendships at Royal Oak First


Sunday School (Rooted in Our Stories)

Four-year olds in preschool through 8th grade gather in The Village on our second floor for our rotational Sunday School Program. We offer the same program at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Each week begins with Children’s Worship in Bible Times Square before the kids break off into grade-based groups to study the scripture through art, theater, science, or games. Week by week, the groups move to a different space to discover the scripture in a new way. The group focuses on one scripture passage for four weeks and, by the end of the month, the kids have experienced that scripture four different ways. Contact Christine Ryckman at for any questions.

Nursery: Infants and Toddlers can be left in the care of the Nursery Staff in the Nursery on the first floor, just outside the Sanctuary. Parents can request a pager in case they are needed during worship. For more information regarding nursery care, contact Ashley Erard at

Royal Oak Youth (Rooted in Friendship)

For 6th-12th graders. Beginning September 12, join us for dinner, youth group and choir every Sunday from 5:30-8:00 pm. Plan to participate in this weekly gathering where we grow closer to God and to each other through discussion, music, games and food! We will have other outings and a fall retreat.


Summer Camp

At Royal Oak First, you’ll find yourself surrounded by familiar faces and by people who really remember their first time at camp. There are some pretty fantastic games, crafts, bible study, swimming and so much more.  There is no better place to have a ton of fun and grow spiritually at the same time. We want to make sure that cost is never a barrier to participation in our church family, so camperships are available for church members and constituents if needed.  The fee includes the cost of the camp t-shirt. For more information, contact Jennifer Tripoli at

Holy COW (Rooted in Harmony)

For all kids—infants through 5th grade and their families. Kids will spend time in devotions and musical activities. Holy COW starts Wednesday, September 15 and meets weekly from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Family Ministries (Rooted in Community)

For parents and kids of all ages and stages. Watch for special events for families to be in fellowship together! We will have family events, like our Christmas Cookie Exchange & Delivery. We will also have some activities for 3rd-5th graders.

Vacation Bible School

Each summer, we spend a week with our younger kids learning about the love of God! Our Vacation Bible School is typically in the evening and we work to keep it affordable. Stay tuned to church updates for dates and themes for Vacation Bible School 2022!

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