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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 9:15 for the 9:30 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. If your child might be in need of a “buddy” please email us at least a week in advance so we can best accommodate their needs.

+ 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. Please email emily.rausch@athenschurch.com for more information!

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Monthly Big Idea


Monthly Big Idea


Patience

Hey Parents!

Isn’t it hard to wait when you really want something? It’s so easy to complain when the wait gets long. This month, we will be talking about how patience keeps us out of trouble and how being patient with others shows we care.

 

October 1: The Golden Calf – Exodus 32:1–34

When Moses took a long time to come down from Mount Sinai, the Israelites wouldn’t stop complaining. They finally took matters into their own hands, which ended up being a big mistake.

Bottom Line: Wait without complaining.

 

October 8: Bearing with One Another – Ephesians 4:2

When it comes to being patient, we need to remember that the way we respond shows others how we feel. God always wants us to treat the people around us with love.

Bottom Line: When you are patient, you show others that you care.

 

October 15: The Impatient Servant – Matthew 18:23–35

There was a king who showed patience to a servant and forgave him a huge debt. Later, the servant refused to be patient with someone else. The king found out and threw the servant in jail.

Bottom Line: Be patient with others because others are patient with you.

 

October 22: A Man of Patience – Proverbs 15:18

We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can control how we react. When we lose our patience and get upset, we can stir up trouble. But when we’re patient, it brings peace to the situation.

Bottom Line: Having patience will keep you out of trouble.

 

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