Planning Your Next Visit
Here's what to expect at RGPC Kids the first time:
Find the welcome center, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.
Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):
- Parent/guardian name(s)
- Child's name
- Child's birthdate
- Home address
- Phone number
- Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children
Upcoming #RGPCKids Events
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Helping young children process loss, separation or grief is often difficult.
These books may be helpful.
"The Invisible String" offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message for uncertain times. "The Memory Box" is a story that helps children and adults discuss and process the loss of a loved one and grief.
The unique point of view allows the reader to imagine the loss of any they have loved - a friend, family member, or even a pet. There's a parent guide in the back of the book that includes information on helping children manage the complex and difficult emotions they feel when they lose someone they love, as well as suggestions on how to create their own memory box.
Nursery Care at RGPC
The RGPC NURSERY offers a variety of fun, age appropriate play opportunities for infants and toddlers during our 10:30 worship service. Our experienced, friendly nursery staff is excited to welcome you and your child to this special room. For parents who wish to stay with their child during the service, a large, flat screen television is available offering an opportunity to view the service from our nursery. The nursery is located on the first floor in Room 201. Stop by and meet our nursery staff and see all the excitement in our RGPC Nursery.
Pathways To Worship
Special Sunday morning classes are offered to children ages 3 – 5th grade each week. At RGPC we want children to experience God’s love through the joy of worshiping, learning, and serving together.
There are two different, age-appropriate Sunday morning RGPC KIDS’ programs offered.
*Ages 3 (potty trained) – 1st grade – (First floor, Room 200)
Pathways to Worship follows a simplified version of a worship service allowing the children to hear religious language and begin to make connections to these words and their meanings. This special class allows young children to experience God’s Word in a unique way. One story is told for several weeks allowing the children different opportunities to listen to and interact with the story. Stories are told using props such as felt board pieces, wooden characters and other materials. These materials provide a visual image that will help encourage a better understanding of God, Jesus and the biblical stories. In addition, each week, children have opportunities to respond to the story through art, music and prayer. It is our goal that through repetition and hands-on learning, our young students will become familiar with the language of worship, discover the bible, and most importantly become fully aware of God’s amazing love for them.
What is FaithWorks?
FaithWorks is a special Sunday morning program designed especially for elementary school students. The main focus of each week's theme is based on The Multiple Intelligence Theory.
It takes into account the various learning styles of children. Students will have opportunities to strengthen their faith by experiencing a different approach to learning important spiritual concepts and Bible stories.
The same concept/story will be shared in completely different ways for several weeks.
It is our goal to create a Sunday school experience where children can actively engage in their own learning and begin to form a solid foundation for spiritual growth.
FaithWorks students will engage in lessons that include: Bible discovery, drama, art, games, science, music, and media.
FaithWorks meets Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Rainbow Room-Room 304. This class is for students in grades 2-5.
Several times throughout the year, children will have opportunities to attend the entire worship service with their families. Often the theme of the service will reflect the concepts they have studied in their FaithWorks classrooms. Children will learn about worship by experiencing it! At RGPC, we celebrate the presence of children in our worship service.
Are you looking for positive, faith based books to read to your child, information about Christian family activities, or articles about important topics affecting children and parenting, then be sure to check out Christian Resources for Families below. You’ll discover a variety of resources to help you make informed decisions about parenting and your child’s spiritual development.
*Please note, the link below will open a new tab, and directly download the PDF of Christian Resources to your downloads*
Meet our Children's Ministry Director
Director of Children's and Family Ministries & Certified Parent Coach
Lisa was born and raised in Livonia and grew up attending St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. She enjoys many happy memories of her years growing up at
St. Paul’s. It was here where she discovered her love for teaching and children.
At St. Paul’s, Lisa taught children of various ages for over 10 years.
Lisa attended The University of Michigan-Dearborn where she earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a specialized degree in early childhood education. In addition, she earned a graduate degree from Marygrove College focusing on teaching, curriculum and assessment. Over the years, Lisa has taught children in various grades as well as directing an early childhood center. Prior to her position at Rosedale Gardens, Lisa was employed by Schoolcraft College. During her time at Schoolcraft College, she taught kindergarten, preschool as well as mentoring student teachers. Lisa was also an adjunct faculty member at the college teaching various education courses.
Lisa and her husband Mark are parents of two children, Justin and Jamie, in-laws to Colleen and Scott, and grandparents to Ella & Emmett!
Lisa feels extremely blessed that God has led her to this ministry at RGPC.
Lisa Adams is an educator and certified parent coach!
Lisa is the founder of Know Better Parenting. Using an evidence-based approach, Lisa can provide parenting support to help parents navigate the many challenges often seen when raising children. Through guidance Lisa will help parents learn the best ways to heal their child’s behaviors. Whether these behaviors are common childhood concerns such as toilet training or bedtime struggles, to more complex issues caused by divorce or other traumatic situations.
Parents will be taught alternative ways to respond which in turn will result in positive changes in their child’s behavior. Parent coaches are not therapists. They are someone who is not judgmental and will walk alongside parents offering guidance and strategies to help build and strengthen the connection parents have with their children. Lisa has coaching sessions in-person, online, or over the phone.
Sessions include one or both parents (separately or together). During a session, Lisa will provide child development education, strategies, support as well as a plan to implement at home. Each parent coaching session is designed to meet the specific needs of the family. Lisa’s goal is to help parents understand the why behind their child’s behavior and provide them with the skills needed to make positive changes to their parenting approach. Lisa truly believes that when you know better you can be better.
Parenting isn’t easy, but with a good understanding and some solid, usable tools, parents can become the kind of parents who bring out the best in their child.
If you wish to learn more about parent coaching, please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have further questions concerning our RGPC Kids experience or visiting Rosedale Gardens with children, simply click the button below and get in touch with Lisa!