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Uptown’s Summer Serve
We’re heading into summer and we need your help! Sign up to serve this summer in Uptown Kids and help us keep the kids safe. We have many openings available. Serve as much or as little as you want. Summer Serve is an easy way to get started serving in Uptown and find your fit. Click the button to sign up.
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.
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.
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)
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.