What to Expect

Service times, directions, and what to expect upon your first visit to Upward

Getting to know each other

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Upward Christian Fellowship a great one!


Upward Christian Fellowship meets several times throughout the week. The Services are all the same message so come to whichever service fits your busy schedule!

  • Sunday worship service at 8:45am | 10:15am | 11:45am (our 10:15am service is offered in ASL)
  • Thursday worship service at 7:00pm
  • Thursday Upward Students service at 6:45pm


Upward Christian Fellowship has one physical location on Upward Road, Flat Rock North Carolina. The address is 991 Upward Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

What can I expect?

How long is an upward CHURCH service?

In total, an Upward service is about 60 minutes in length. We offer four identical worship services; one on Thursday at 7:00pm and three on Sunday at 8:45am, 10:15am, and one at 11:45 am. These services are identical, contemporary style worship services with an engaging and relevant message full of scripture and life application.

What's the culture like at upward?

Services at Upward are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest. Before you find your seat, make sure to grab a free coffee, hot chocolate (seasonal) or water which are all available in the main lobby.

What about my kids?

For each worship experience here at Upward, we have a tremendous Children's Ministry for children ages birth through fifth grade. Our team of trained volunteers is ready to greet your children and welcome them into an environment that has been created specifically for them and to help them experience the love of Jesus Christ. Kids Check-In is in the main lobby of the church. If you would like to complete our New Family registration form early, click here. After your first time, you can access a quick pre-checkin for your family each week by downloading the Church Center App. For a tutorial on how to use this app, head on over to our Upward Kids page found here.

Click below to get the full rundown of our Kids ministry, and to meet our Children's Pastor!

Deaf Ministry

We want everyone who can to experience what a healthy church life can be. This includes members of our community who may be deaf, or hearing impaired.

We have a sign language interpreter at our 10:15 am Sunday morning services. They will be located at the front of the left section of our auditorium.

Is there an online service?

Still unsure if Upward is the church for you? Feel free to join our online campus before you come in person. We stream all of our Sunday morning services including our Hispanic Ministries Service. You can watch here on our Website, on our YouTube Channel or on Facebook.

We also invite you to join on Facebook Online Campus where each week we have more conversations about the previous week's message and we offer other resources to help us apply God's truth to our lives. You can join the Facebook Online Campus by clicking here.