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

We are so pleased to announce that Upstreet is meeting in-person again! Join us for 9h00 on Sunday morning.

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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PAST BIG IDEAS

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! 

WE BELIEVE! April 2021

We want your kids to know that God loves them, He gave His Son, Jesus, to be their Saviour. This month we'll talk about what we believe and learn how a relationship with God can change your life!

4 April

Celebrate Easter with us as we talk about what Jesus did that changed the world forever.

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11 April

We’re breaking down the most famous Bible verse, John 3:16, to learn the incredible story of Jesus and what He did to show His love for us.

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18 April

When we believe Jesus died for us, we receive an amazing gift that lasts forever.

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25 April

When we believe in Jesus ✝️ and His love ❤️ for us, we want everyone to know.  One way we can show others is by getting baptized 💦, and that is something to celebrate 🎉! 

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TRUST is knowing you can always count on God March 2021

As our kids grow up, they will learn that a lot of things in life don't make sense. For the month of March we are talking about how they can always trust God, no matter what they face!

7 March

We went through a safari and a car wash to bring the story of Noah to life. He learned to trust God no matter what, and we can too!

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14 March

Sometimes life can be scary, but Joseph learned to trust God no matter what came his way.  This is “The Life of Joseph, Episode 1: Bullying Brothers.”

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21 March

Can you trust God even when you’re having a bad day? We’ll find out in “The Life of Joseph, Episode 2: Behind Bars”

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28 March

Life is an adventure, an epic story God is writing, and we can trust that his plan is good and he’s not done yet. Find out how things worked out for Joseph in the final comic book story, “The Life of Joseph, Episode 3: Back in Business.”

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LOVE IS THE G.O.A.T _ February 2021

February is often known as the month of love. But love isn't just something we should live out for a month. It's way bigger than that. In fact, love is the G.O.A.T. Yes, the Greatest Of All Time!

7 February

Our kids will face lots of choices in life, but we want them to know that loving people is THE greatest thing they can do. We call it the G.O.A.T.- Greatest Of All Time and Jesus had a lot to say about it.

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14 February

This week, love looks like valentines and chocolates, but it can also look like helping, encouraging, sharing, and being a good friend. Today we get a hilarious look at a story Jesus told about a guy who went out of his way to help someone.

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21 February

It’s easy to love the people we like. But when Jesus said love was the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time), He meant that we should love everyone. Today we’re asking some kids what it looks like to love those who are hard to love.

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28 February

Nobody loves like God does, so today we’re going to learn from the best. Jesus told a story to illustrate that God wants us to love others no matter what. Even if it gets a little messy.

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TRAINING CAMP _ January 2021

10 January

Welcome to the start of a brand new year! This month we have some great tools to help set you up for the best year yet. We dare you to take up the challenge at the end of the video.

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17 January

Reading the Bible can sometimes feel overwhelming, but today we’ll discover how God’s word helps us stand strong and learn tips for how to understand it better!

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24 January

We’re going to talk today about why it’s important to memorise God’s word. Knowing what God says will help you stand strong no matter what comes your way!

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31 January

You can talk to God anytime, anywhere, and about anything. Today’s Training Camp will show us how talking to Him will make us so much stronger!

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Time with God Devotional

Time With God will get your child reading and understanding Bible verses and how they can apply the truths to their everyday life. With short entries in kid-friendly language, they can use the flip-book on their own any time of the day. Or, you can make each page a family moment and do them together. Kids can read through the devotional as quickly or as slowly as they would like. No matter how they use it, spending time with God is what matters most.

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CHRISTMAS _ DECEMBER 2020

It's Christmas!

We hope you have a wonderful, exciting and amazing time with your family. Today is the day we get to celebrate Jesus! If you've missed any of this month's messages, make some time over the next few days to catch up and discover why we love to celebrate Christmas and what makes this day so very special!

20 December

Today we get to celebrate the Christmas story! This month we heard how Jesus came to be our Saviour and that is good news, of great joy for EVERYONE!

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13 December

Here's a question...Why did God send Jesus at Christmas? What does it mean that Jesus is our Savior? Today UpStreet will answer some big questions about the true meaning of Christmas.



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6 December

Kids don’t need to be taught HOW to celebrate Christmas—they’ve got that part down! This month though we want them to know WHY we celebrate! Today we’ll dive into the first part of the Christmas story to discover why it’s good news of great joy… for everyone! 


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GRATITUDE - NOVEMBER 2020

1 November

Today, we’re kicking off a new month on UpStreet talking about gratitude.  We’ll dive into the story of the ungrateful Israelites who always wanted what they didn’t have. Sound like any kids you might know?!

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8 November

When someone says “thank you,” it can mean so much! Today, we’re going to hear a story about how nine out of ten guys didn’t say thank you to Jesus. We want to be like the one who did. 


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15 November

How many times a day do you hear the phrase, “That’s not fair,” in your house? Jesus reminds us in today’s story that focusing on what others have is the fastest way to ruin a grateful attitude. 

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22 November

Most people love a good celebration, including God. In fact, it was His idea! Today, UpStreet takes a look at three big celebrations the Israelites had each year to thank God for all He had done in their lives.

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29 November

Whew! This year has been crazy! It’s hard to be grateful when so many things are going wrong. In today’s story, we’re going to talk about focusing on all that God does to show us His love and care.  There is always something to be thankful for!

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PATIENCE - OCTOBER 2020

4 October

If you have a family, or a friend, or are in contact with humans, you'll probably have discovered that we all need to exercise a little patience now and then! Today we'll discover there's a LOT more to patience than just waiting around!

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11 October

We all know that having patience isn’t easy. Today, we’ll discover how being patient with someone is a great way to show them that you care about them.

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18 October

Did you know you can spell trouble I-M-P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E? It’s true. Today we’ll talk about how having patience- especially when it comes to others, will keep us OUT of trouble.

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25 October

We’ve all had someone wait for us. Everyone likes to be on the receiving end of patience. Today, we’ll look at a story Jesus told that will help us learn how to pay patience forward when we have the opportunity.

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RESPONSIBILITY - SEPTEMBER 2020

6 September

We all love doing things right? Playing games, watching movies, having friends over. But all of those things can also create a huge mess...and that's no fun. So how can we level up? Get ready to find out!

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13 September

When there’s a job to be done, sometimes we race to say, “Not it!” But today we’ll learn from the story of Nehemiah how God wants us to jump in and help, no matter whose job it is!

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20 September

Life is not just about “getting the job done.” To God, it matters HOW we do it. Today we will learn from the story of Daniel how to take every job and give it our BEST!

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27 September

We know our kids want to be trusted with MORE—later bedtimes, a phone, a pet—but today we’ll learn from a story Jesus told, that if you want the big stuff in life, it all starts with the small.

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