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Having kid’s ministry for all three of our services takes a lot of people serving and we are always looking for more. If you’re interested in serving in our kid’s ministry, please click the button below.

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What to Expect

Uptown is the place where children discover Christ’s love for them at Crosswinds. Each Sunday it’s our desire to show kids how they fit into God’s big story and encourage them to change the world by living out the character of Christ. We strongly encourage family participation with at-home activities to help continue the lessons that are taught on Sundays all week long.

Your first visit

Here’s what to expect when visiting Uptown Kids for the first time:

First, find the area marked for first-time families. There we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and help your child to their age-appropriate room.

Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for some personal information including parent/guardian name(s), your child’s name and birth date, your address, phone number, and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children. We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone.

Plan A Visit

How check-in works

Before Service: Our volunteers will help you check in your child. After finding your information in our 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, 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.

Weekends

Uptown services take place on Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 11:00 am, and are designed for children 8 weeks through 5th Grade. While parents are participating in the adult worship service in “Big Church,” children participate in kid-friendly services in Uptown. Each child from preschool – 5th grade will have a a large group & small group experience every Sunday.

Large group time consists of interactive worship, a Bible story told by engaging storytellers & comic hosts, and prayer time.

Small group time is led by individual small group leaders for each age group.  This time is for digging deeper into the lesson through activities and games, while encouraging relationship building with friends and leaders.

(Please note that currently, Uptown Kids and/or childcare is not offered during Saturday evening services at Crosswinds)

Family Experience

The first Sunday of each month (October – June), following each of our regular Sunday morning services at 10:15am & 12:15pm, parents are invited to bring their Preschool-5th Grade children to the FamX Theater (3-5 room)! As part of the FamX service, families will worship, pray and hopefully grow closer to God together.  Attending FamX is a great opportunity for your family to partner with church by investing in the spiritual formation of your children. Parents/Guardians must be present, as FamX is a “no drop-off” zone.

A Roadmap of Uptown

The HUB

The Hub is a central location in Uptown’s “Main Street” hallway where:
* Visitors are welcomed, registered & assisted to their classrooms
* You can get information on any of Uptown’s upcoming events
* You can ask any questions you may have regarding Uptown

Baby Blvd

This is where children from 8 weeks – 3 years old are cared for during our Sunday morning services. Our caring volunteers are there to give your child their first impressions of a loving, heavenly Father.

PreSchool Place

This area is specially designed for our 3 year olds – pre-k kids.  By the time a child leaves Preschool Place we want them to know these 3 basic truths: God loves me; God made me; Jesus wants to be my friend forever!

Route K-5

Our Kindergarten-5th grade program provides a unique, accessible strategy for children to model the character of Jesus in their lives. We want each child to grow up and say: 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.


Meet Our Sponsored Children In Choma, Zambia

Uptown encourages cheerful giving as a way to thank God for all that He’s given us. There are Joy Boxes located in the Uptown hallway where children & families are able to make financial donations at any time.  All Joy Box offerings go to support our sponsor children who live at The Children’s Nest Orphanage in Choma, Zambia (Africa).

Joybox Choma friends