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Welcome!

We are so glad that you are choosing to trust us with the care of your child! UpStreet is the environment for elementary students (Kindergarten‐5th Grade) where we partner together with you for the spiritual growth of your child.

Our mission in UpStreet is to guide children to put their faith in Jesus, and to teach them who God is and how He wants them to live. 

+ What happens in UpStreet?

Every Sunday we plan a full hour of fun for your child! It includes an engaging large group gathering followed by a more personal small group time. On UpStreet we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really loud, and good leaders always care. We want UpStreet to be the best part of your child’s week!

+ What time do I need to arrive?

Check-in opens at 8:50 for the 9:15 service.

Check-in opens at 10:45 for the 11:00 service.

We GREATLY encourage parents to come early to make sure that your child is able to be in their same class!

+ How do I register my child?

When you arrive, come straight to UpStreet. A team of helpful volunteers will greet you at our host team desk. You will fill out a guest registration form and they will enter you in our secure database system. Every family receives a Family Ministry key card when they register. Place this immediately on your key chain. When you return use this to check in at any Family Ministry check-in station.

+ What about allergies or special needs?

Please notify us of ANY and ALL allergies, medical and/or behavioral special needs on the space provided on the guest registration form. Allergies will be placed on your child’s printed name tag, but please also notify the small group leader.

For children with medical or behavioral specials needs, we pair them with a “buddy” who will be their personal guide to help them have a successful hour. We currently staff buddies only at our 9:15 hour which allows for us to focus our effort to make the very best experience for your child. If your child might be in need of a “buddy” please email us at least a week in advance and we will partner you with an assigned buddy.

+ How can I be sure my child is safe?

Your child will receive a nametag with a unique set of numbers and letters at the bottom that matches a corresponding parent tag. Your parent tag will allow you access to the UpStreet hallway and is matched with your child’s nametag to ensure safety. You don’t have to wear them, just keep them close and available!

All UpStreet Volunteers are carefully trained and background checked before serving in your child’s classroom.

+ What if you need to get in contact with me during the service?

If we need to contact you for any reason, “UpStreet” and your parent number will be displayed on the screen in the auditorium.

+ What is a small group?

Your child will be placed in a small group with caring leaders and other kids their age. The small group time allows children to build quality friendships and discuss how that week’s Bible lesson applies to their life.

+ What is large group?

Large Group is a fun and engaging time where children come together for games, singing, and teaching from the Bible. It’s a lot of fun and something your child won’t want to miss!

+ What do you teach?

We work hard to help each child understand and embrace these three basic truths: I need to make the WISE choice. I can TRUST God no matter what. I should treat OTHERS the way I want to be treated.

+ My child is interested in baptism. What is your process?

That’s awesome! We’re excited for you. Our first step is for you to attend our Jumpstart presentation which happens the third Sunday of every month between our services. At Jumpstart we speak with parents and teach you how to ensure your child is ready to be baptized and equip you to have conversations about faith if not. Depending on where your child is with teir faith will determine what step is taken after that which we explain in detail at JumpStart. If you have any further questions please email justin.halleck@athenschurch.com for more information.

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Monthly Big Idea


Monthly Big Idea


UpStreet's March Big Idea: Give Save Spend

THIS MONTH ON UPSTREET

MARCH 3
Bottom Line: Treasure what matters most.
Verse: (Treasures in Heaven – Matthew 6:19-21)
Ask: If you had your own money, what would you buy for yourself or someone else?

MARCH 10
Bottom Line: Give to God first.
Verse: (Giving to God – Proverbs 3:9-10)
Ask: What are some ways that you could earn money?

MARCH 17
Bottom Line: Save to be ready.
Verse: (Joseph – Genesis 47:13-27)
Ask: What would you like to save for?

MARCH 24
UpStreet’s Game On

MARCH 31
Bottom Line: Spend wisely.
Verse: (King Ahab Gets Greedy – 1 Kings 21)
Ask: What does it mean to spend wisely?

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