UpStreet

Exploring God’s big ideas.

What is UpStreet?

Parenting is tough. You want to get it right. We want to help.

UpStreet is our small group environment for children in Grade 1 to 4. But here’s what we really believe is important for you to know about UpStreet: when our kids show up on Sunday morning, we believe that the Bible should NEVER be boring, that worship can be really loud, and that the best leaders ALWAYS care. In other words, we want to make sure that our kids experience the acceptance and joy of knowing their Heavenly Father. That’s what UpStreet is all about!

We want our kids to leave at the end of Grade 4  knowing:

  • I need to make the wise choice

  • I can trust God no matter what.

  • I should love others the way Jesus loves me.

Everything that we teach flows from these Three Core Truths.

The purpose of UpStreet is to connect our children into a small group where they will begin to unpack what it means to have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We want our kids to see how God’s word applies to their lives and how his truth really tells them how to live. Every week we connect our kids to the same small group leaders, giving them another trusted relationship that will help connect them to a relationship with their Heavenly Father.

CURRENT BIG IDEA

Join us in-person just before 9h00, as we take a look at how we GIVE, SAVE, SPEND.

GIVE, SAVE, SPEND - MAY 2022

This month we're learning we're learning how to make a plan for our money so we can treasure what matters most.

GIVE, SAVE, SPEND - learning to treasure what matters most!

1 May

God cares about what you do with your stuff and your money because He doesn’t want it to become more important than your relationship with Him and your relationships with others. Why? Because relationships last! And when it comes to our relationship with God, it lasts forever! God wants you and me to Treasure what matters most.

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8 May

What would it look like for you to give God your first and your best? Proverbs 3:9–10

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15 May

Saving a little is ALWAYS a good habit, no matter your age and no matter how MUCH you have. If you never save—if you spend all your money as soon as you get it—you may never have the chance to buy something special or help someone. That’s why it’s important to Save to be ready.

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22 May

God cares about how we handle our stuff and our money. We can all follow what He has to say about spending wisely

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29 May

SURPRISE EVENT!

PAST BIG IDEAS

HOPE - April 2022

This month we're learning that what Jesus did on EASTER gives us HOPE, no matter what trouble comes our way.

HOPE - Believing trouble won't last forever.

3 April

We’re talking this month about the hope we can have even during times of trouble.

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10 April

If Jesus knew He was going to have trouble, but could remember that God was with Him, then we can too! God is always with us, no matter how bad it gets. If we’re honest, we’ve probably all been through hard stuff before, right? And it’s real easy in those times to feel sad or scared or confused or alone. But we find out what is true and why we can have hope..

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17 April

Easter is about winning! Because Jesus is the champion! He died for you and me and then came back to life, proving He can do anything! And when you believe that Jesus died for you and He is on your side, He is YOUR champion! That is what we’re celebrating today!

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24 April

One thing we know for SURE about heaven is that it is a perfect place because we will be with God! None of the hard stuff we face will be in heaven.

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HONESTY - March 2022

This month on UpStreet, we teaching kids to be brave and tell the truth. When our kids choose honesty, they build strong relationships with family and friends and show others they can be trusted.

HONESTY - Telling the truth

6 March

God detests or hates it when we lie because it hurts our relationships. When you’re dishonest about something, it’s hard for others to trust you. And once trust is broken, it’s hard to get it back. But there is something better. Let’s look at what God LOVES.

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13 March

Esther’s story is really amazing! She chose to be brave and tell the truth, even when she was afraid.

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20 March

It is always, always better to tell the truth. Better for your friendships, better for your relationship with God, and better for you in your own heart!

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27 March

When Jacob told those lies, he REALLY hurt his dad and his brother. In fact, things were so bad and Esau was so angry and upset that Jacob actually had to run away from his family. And he stayed away. Not for a day or a week… but for almost 20 years. Can you imagine? 20 years of not seeing your family. All because Jacob lied.

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SERVICE - February 2022

Wouldn't it be great if our kids saw the needs of people around them and jumped in to help? This month, we want kids to experience the awesome difference they can make when they serve others like Jesus!

SERVICE - We see a NEED and want to do something about it!

6 February

Service is seeing a need and doing something about it. Okay, not like serving someone dinner… although you COULD serve someone dinner if you want. Service is more like if you see someone who needs help—you help them! We love it when people help us, right? Did you know that service is also a big deal to God? Today we hear about how someone saw a need and did something about it!

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13 February

We’re trying to learn how to be someone who serves other people. We’ve always got to be on the lookout for ways to help somebody… ‘cause helping somebody actually helps them! And that's a good thing!

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20 February

Do you like to be served? We love it when people see something we need and help us, right? Did you know that service is also a big deal to God? Today we are going to talk about what it looks like to see a need and do something about it!

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27 February

Regardless of how rich you are, how many trophies you have won, or how famous you are, Jesus has something to say about how you become GREAT.

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FRIENDSHIP - January 2022

This month we talking about good friends and how Jesus said that finding one starts with being one!

2 January

Has that ever happened to you? Where you felt like you were on the outside or left out? It doesn’t feel good to be left out, does it?One thing that made Jesus so popular was how He treated people—even people who weren’t His close friends. Jesus thought everyone deserved to be treated the same, even if He wasn’t BEST friends with them.

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9 January

Has that ever happened to you? Where you felt like you were on the outside or left out? It doesn’t feel good to be left out, does it?One thing that made Jesus so popular was how He treated people—even people who weren’t His close friends. Jesus thought everyone deserved to be treated the same, even if He wasn’t BEST friends with them.

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16 January

This one hits you right between the eyes. I mean, sometimes, you just want to be selfish. Or is that just me? We like what we like and we want to do what we like! So maybe we don’t really think about putting others first that often. When was the last time you put someone first!

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23 January

Good friends are important and they mean a lot to us. But sometimes friends can also hurt us—even our really good friends. They don’t hurt us on purpose…well, not always on purpose. But sometimes when you’re close to someone, you forget how to treat them.Sometimes we have to go back to a friend and apologise. And that’s what we talking about today: forgiving our friends.

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30 January

Have you ever gotten in trouble for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, mostly because you were hanging out with the wrong group of friends? Friends are important. And that is why we are talking about choosing friends.

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CHRISTMAS - December 2021

It's Christmas, and we throwing a giant birthday party for Jesus. He came to be the Saviour for everyone, and that is something to celebrate!

5 December

God sent Jesus to be your Saviour—your rescuer. But you might be asking, “Why do I need a Saviour? What do I need to be rescued from?” Well, wecan help you out with that. Check this out.

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12 December

God, who is Jesus’s Father, knew how much the world needed Jesus. He knew Jesus was going to change the world. Jesus was going to rescue and save the world. The whole world.Forever and ever. That’s why He’s the most important person that was ever born.

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19 December

Christmas is all about celebrating the day Jesus was born! And if you’ve never thought about Christmas as a time to celebrate Jesus’s birthday, then you are in the right place!

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25 December

We will be having a Christmas Service at 9h00...please join us as we celebrate Jesus's birth.

PRAYER - November 2021

We believe teaching kids to pray is important. We want our kids grow up knowing that God is a friend who they can talk to anytime, anywhere, and about anything.

This month, your family can put PRAYER into practice with the FAMILY PRAYER APP...be sure to download it.

7 November

It’s great to have people to talk to, isn’t it? When there’s a thunderstorm outside and you’re scared, it helps to tell a friend. Have you ever thought of telling God about it? Today we hear about how we can just Talk to God.

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14 November

Prayer is just talking to God. And get this—the things you talk about to your mom or best friend or even your dog—God wants you to tell Him about those things too. We can actually talk to God ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, and about ANYTHING.

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21 November

Jesus Himself taught us how to pray, He gave us a GREAT pattern to follow when it comes to prayer.

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28 November

Talk to God whenever you need help, because He always hears you.

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SELF-CONTROL - October 2021

We know kids can be naturally impulsive and don't always realise the consequences of their actions until it's too late.

This month, we'll show them how God wants us to take a step back and choose how to act.

3 October

Has this ever happened to you? You are so excited you feel like you are going to explode? Or have youever been so mad you think smoke is going to come out of your ears? Totally! We’ve all been there!It’s like we become a monster version of ourselves! And you know what we call that…A MONSTER ATTACK! If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:



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10 October

You want to cry, you want to get even, you want to do something extreme—but you know you can’t! You know you shouldn’t! Which is why you need Self-Control.You have to get it together! You have to take a step back and choose how to act! You cannot have a “MONSTER ATTACK.”If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:



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17 October

Taking a step back to choose how to act requires us to hold our tongues and not say everything we want to say—especially when we are having a MONSTER ATTACK!If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:




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24 October

Calm down. Take a deep breath and a BIG step back. Before you say or do something you KNOW will get you in big trouble. It's important to take a step back and choose how to act.If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:


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31 October

PLEASE NOTE: This is an IN-PERSON event and no lesson material will be posted online. WE WOULD LOVE YOU TO JOIN US FOR 9H00 !

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GENEROSITY - September 2021

This month your kids have an opportunity to be generous by helping kids in our local community. Watch this space to find out how your family can GIVE; SERVE; LOVE together.

5 September

Give What Ya Got!Hear about a lady who was generous with a little—and it ended up being a lot.If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:



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12 September

But What If I Need It? Sometimes helping others means being generous with the things we think we need. Hear the story of the poor widow and see how it challenges you to be generous!.If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:


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19 September

LookOOOUTT… for Ways to Help!There’s always someone to help—we just have to be on the lookout for them! That’s what Boaz did, and it made a huge difference in Ruth’s life.If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:


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26 September

Attitude Matters! When it comes to generosity, God says how we give is just as important as what we give.If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:



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UNIQUENESS - August 2021

This month we will be discovering how God made each one of us UNIQUE!

8 August

Out of billions and billions of people, there is no one just like you. And God did that on purpose. He made all of us unique and wonderful, and He loves you so much.If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:



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15 August

God made you to make a difference. He wants you to use the unique way He’s made you to do great things.If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:


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22 August

God made all of us unique. And that uniqueness makes all of us different. We can use our differences to help others in our own unique way.If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:



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29 August

God made you with gifts, skills, and talents that make you, you! When we take our uniqueness and work together with those around us, we make life better!If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:

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CAMP UPSTREET! July / August 2021

For June & July, Camp UpStreet will help your
camper learn what following Jesus looks like every
day..

4 July

See Caleb test his bravery on the camp zip lined find out how following Jesus can change you for the better on Episode 5 of Camp UpStreet! If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:




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11 July

We love to be first in line, the champion at the end of the race, the one who gets the best and has the most. But Jesus didn’t live like that. Find out what He did on Episode 6 of Camp UpStreet! If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:


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18 July

Learn from the flowers and a bird named Buddy how not to worry on Episode 7 of Camp UpStreet! If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:




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25 July

Today Caleb is keeping it real, reminding us why following Jesus is the BEST thing we can do with our life! Check it out on Episode 8 of Camp UpStreet!If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:




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1 August

Watch for THE biggest reason you can believe in Jesus! Join us for the last episode of Camp UpStreet!If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:


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CAMP UPSTREET! June 2021

For June & July, Camp UpStreet will help your
camper learn what following Jesus looks like every
day..

6 June

We’re kicking off Camp UpStreet with something amazing Jesus did that shows us all why we should follow Him!

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13 June

A LIVE 🐑 teaches us how to follow Jesus, and Caleb from That Show with That Guy shows us what NOT to do on the camp blob! (Hint: It’s a belly flop! 😱💦😜)

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20 June

Lots of fun on Episode 3 of Camp UpStreet! Caleb shows us what can’t be done on the super high camp swing, and we’ll talk about how following Jesus means learning to forgive... every time. If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:




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27 June

Camp UpStreet Episode 4 - We learn from the experts (hint: They’re kids!) about how following Jesus means finding creative ways to help your friends. And Caleb may or may not be trying to play 9 Square by himself. 🙅🙈 Don’t miss it! If you did not collect an Activity Pack, you can find all the printable resources below:



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PEACE – Finding a way to work it out May 2021

This month, we're learning how God says loving others means finding a way to work it out.

2 May

Here’s an inside look at some family drama from the Bible and what one uncle did to keep the peace

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9 May

If we’re not careful, a win-at-all-costs attitude can do some damage to our friendships. But one man from the Bible understood that peace is more important than getting your way.

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16 May

What should we do when the people around us are not being very “peaceful”? Should we step in and help or stay out of the way? Learn from the story of Abigail what it means to be a peacemaker. 

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23 May

It’s harder to work it out with some people than it is with others, but God wants us to try to live at peace with everyone. Let’s learn more about how to keep the peace!

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30 May

There is no online video this week...please join us in person if you can.For June & July, UpStreet is becoming Camp UpStreet! We’ll be taking the whole summer to learn how to follow Jesus together.  On Friday, 4 June we will have Camp UpStreet Kidstuf. Don't miss out on joining your tribe and hearing more about the BIG IDEA. Arrive 5.30pm to start 6pm. Don’t let your kids miss a Sunday on UpStreet Online! It all kicks off on June 6! 

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