Upward Kids

Explore the ministry opportunities for your children at Upward Christian Fellowship

Kids Ministry at Upward

At Upward our kids (infant through 5th grade) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way.

Your first visit

Here's what to expect when visiting Upward Kids for the first time:

First, find the area marked Kids Check-in. There we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.

Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following information to help ensure your child's safety (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):

  • Parent/guardian name(s)
  • Child's name
  • Child's birthdate
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

How check-in works

Before Service: If it's your first time, meet us at Kid's Check-in to enter your families information in our system. After entering your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the matching tag.

After Service: After the service is complete, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.

During Service: In the event that we need to contact you during the service, we will first try and text you using the phone number you provided. If we cannot reach you by text, your child’s identification code will appear on the screen. We ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your child’s room.

Parent Viewing Room

We offer childcare during service for infants. But we also have a Parent Viewing Room that is available at every service for mothers and fathers with infants. This room is reserved exclusively for parents with infants to enjoy the service in a more private and quiet environment. The room number for this room is 101. In this room you will also find: a changing table, rocking chairs, and some other basic necessities to care for your infant.

Meet our Children's Pastor

Hi! My name is LeAnn West and I joined the Upward Christian Fellowship team in 2018. As Children's Pastor, I oversee ministry to kids ages birth - 5th grade and lead our amazing team of kids volunteers. My husband, Chris, and I have 2 awesome kids, Ella and Miller. It is such a joy to serve at Upward and I can't wait to meet you and your family!

"We're all rough drafts of the people we're still becoming." - Bob Goff

Got questions?

If you have further questions concerning our Upward Kids experience or visiting Upward with children, simply email Lwest@ucf.cc, we can't wait for your kids to meet our leaders, and experience all that Upward Kids has to offer!

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