UpStreet is our weekly environment created especially for your 1st through 5th grade-aged children. We can’t wait to meet them!
UpStreet meets each Sunday at:
- 9:00 a.m.
- 10:30 a.m.
Our goal is to instill three core principles based on the life of Jesus, who at the age of 12 “…grew in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and men.” (Luke 2:52.) By focusing on a different biblical virtue or character trait each month, we aim to help your child grow in wisdom, faith and friendship with God and others.
We believe the Bible should never be boring, worship is fun and good leaders always care. Before kids head off to middle school, we want to make sure these three things stick:
- 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.
The focus in UpStreet is our small group environment. We’ll connect kids to a small group leader and a group of their peers. We want kids to see how God’s word fits into their lives, to learn how to talk to Him, and to build friendships that will last.
We believe parents are the primary spiritual leaders in their children’s lives, and we know this is no easy task! That’s why we want our small group leaders to partner with parents to help kids build a foundation of faith and grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Ministry Director: Lorri Cutler
What to Expect in UpStreet
First Time Guests
The UpStreet registration area is on the left side of the building as you enter. Our Host Team is ready to help you get to the right place. They will ask you to complete a brief registration form and escort families to your child’s small group room.
If you prefer, you can download our registration form and fill it out before you arrive.
We have a special ministry available at Keystone called One-2-One to help children with special needs. Read our Special Needs page for more information.
Sunday At A Glance
What happens in UpStreet? Kids are challenged every Sunday to trust God, make wise choices and build lasting friendships. Here’s what a typical morning looks like in UpStreet.
Welcome: Children are met by their small group leader in their classroom. The kids participate with their small group in an activity meant to introduce the bottom line message we want kids to walk away with and remember that day.
Large Group Environment: Shortly after arriving, kids are moved to the large group environment where they have their own time of worship and hear the Bible story told in an engaging, kid-friendly way.
Small Group Environment: After large group, kids move back into their small group area where their leaders help them understand how the day’s bottom line message can fit into their everyday lives.
Our curriculum builds on the idea that spiritual growth is relationally driven. When you put another trusted adult in the life of a child, in partnership with their parents, you provide an additional clear voice reinforcing core values. So, our strategy emphasizes small groups, making it easy to connect kids to mentors and leaders who can personally invest in them, while building lasting friendships with peers.
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Unboxed: Find the Joy
JOY: Finding a way to be happy, even when things don’t go your way.
December Memory Verse
“Always be joyful because you belong to the Lord. I will say it again. Be joyful!” Philippians 4:4
- December 1st: You can have joy because God keeps His promises. – Isaiah 9:6-7; 53:5, Micah 5:2
- December 8th: You can have joy because anything is possible with God. – Luke 1:5-25; 57-80
- December 15th: You can have joy because God is with you. – Luke 1:26-56
- December 22nd: You can have joy because God sent His Son. – Luke 2:1-20
You are your child’s BEST teacher! We believe that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. We encourage you to take what your kids are learning in UpStreet and talk about it all week long.
Parent Cue Resources
Each week we send home with your child a Parent Cue. This will help you keep conversations going all week long. The Parent Cue provides a summary of Sunday’s lesson along with the memory verse, and equips parents with ideas to integrate Sunday’s learning into everyday activities with your child throughout the week.
Here are a few suggestions for using these resources at home:
- Help your children learn their memory verses every month.
- Grab a children’s Bible and read the story we talked about on Sunday with your child.
- Do one of the simple and fun hands-on activities we highlight each week.
- Pray with your children every night as you tuck them in.
Parent Cue App
You can download the Parent Cue App for your smart phone. This App gives you access to what your kids are learning all the time. The App is updated weekly with what your kids are learning on Sundays, and it’s full of fun things to do at home.
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There are a variety of ways you can get plugged into the mission at Keystone Church. We strive to connect you to a place of service that is a good fit for you. Read our Share page to learn more about serving at Keystone and how to get started.
KidZone for Children of Volunteers
KidZone is offered for kids whose parents are serving at one experience and attending another. This is an unstructured play and craft environment for kids who participate in Children’s Ministry at 9:00, 10:30 or 11:45 a.m. KidZone is offered during the 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Experiences.