Upward Kids provides children's ministry for birth to 5th grade. Your child will learn what it means to celebrate who Jesus is, connect with other kids their age, and contrubute to the work that God is doing on the earth through serving opportunitites in our community. We make sure that our environments are safe and fun, as we lead kids to take the next step in their relationship with Christ.
- Upward Babies (Birth - 24 Months): Our team serves our littlest kids and makes first impressions of who Christ is. This environment focuses on comfort, care, and gentle play. Our babies are separated into two rooms by ages Birth - 12 Months and 12 - 24 Months.
- Upward Preschool (Ages 2 - 5): Preschoolers experience active play, centers, Bible storytelling, and worship. In this environment, kids are encouraged to build relationships with others and their leaders, as they learn that God created them and loves them. They are separated into groups by age.
- Upward Elementary (Grades K - 5th): In this environment, kids participate in an exciting large group worship experience, Bible storytelling, and age-appropriate relational groups. We believe that an authentic relationship with Jesus can begin by inviting kids into authentic relationships with caring and consistent leaders and peers. Kids will learn how to trust God, make wise choices, and love others like Jesus. They are separated into groups by grade.
Join us in Upward Kids at 9:45 and 11:15 am on Sundays and at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays. Our kids environments open 20 minutes before service begins.
All kids visit our Kids Check-in area as they arrive to be securely checked-in by their parents/guardians. You and your child will receive personalized, coordinated ID tags unique to your family and your visit which you will show after the service in order to pick-up your child. if you lose your ID tag, you will be required to show your Driver's License in it's place. After check-in, you will walk your child to their room and drop-off and pick-up at the door using the security tag given at check-in. We suggest that you arrive 15-20 minutes before service to check-in your child, walk them to class, and make it to service.
This area is specifically designed for parents with infants to enjoy the Sunday service in a private environment where you can feed, change, rock, and care for your baby. The service is streamed live in this area just for you. When you arrive, one of our team members can direct you to this room.
If you have any questions or would like more information about Upward Kids, please contact our Children's Pastor at the church office at (828) 692-2942.
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