God has welcomed all of us into His forever family, and we are pleased welcome the smallest members of you family!
While we encourage Moms and Dads to share the worship of God with their children, childcare is available in our nursery for infants through age three during Sunday worship services and classes.
During our worship on Sunday’s, children ages 3-10 have the option to be dismissed to go to an age-appropriate worship time, while the Pastor shares his message with adults. During this time, children will share prayer requests, sing some worship songs, and learn a lesson from the scriptures. One of the resources we love on a rotating basis is the Children’s Catechism using Kid’s Quest Catechism Club and Beginning Kid’s Quest. Learning the Children’s Catechism helps them build a foundation of what we believe as Christians. When the Pastor’s message is over, the kids return to the sanctuary for the remainder of the service.
Sunday School Classes for Kids (PreSchool – 6th Grade)
Classes specifically geared for children in preschool through sixth grade are available on Sundays at 11:25 am.
Every year we offer an Upward Indoor Basketball Camp. The camp begins in the Spring and usually runs for 5-6 weeks. It is geared for children in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Each night the kids work on skills, scrimmages, eat a snack, have devotions with their coaches, and hear 'God’s Game Plan' for their lives.
Every second Saturday of the month, the Multiply small group meets at 10:00 for brunch. From 11:00-12:00 there is Story Time and activities for children 3 and older. They will learn the stories of the Bible. The nursery will be open for children under 3. This is a great ministry for families with small children.
The Bible Train
The Bible Train is our fall children's program. Kids from 4yrs to 6th grade will learn the tools needed to begin a lifelong study of the Scriptures for themselves. Each night they have physical activity, snacks, a craft project which they take home by the end of the program, and all with the goal of learning about Jesus through the Scriptures.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Each summer we have a Vacation Bible School for children. New Life transforms into various themes as the kids discover the greatness of Jesus. This year we taught from a “boot camp” theme. The ages range from 4 years old (preschool) to children who have completed 6th grade. A new camp will begin in July 2018.