UPSTATE KIDS

Where Kids Learn to Know, Grow, and Follow Jesus

Here at Upstate Kids, we believe that Sunday should be the most fun, exciting day in your child’s life! Each Sunday, your kids will engage in exciting worship, play games, meet new friends, and learn about Jesus in a way that they can understand. Our passion at Upstate Kids is to see each child come to Know, Grow, and Follow Jesus.

At Upstate Kids, we also believe that the greatest influence in the life of a child is the parent. Therefore, everything we do on Sundays, Wednesdays, and events is designed to partner with parents. Each Sunday, your child will experience three things: Biblical teaching relevant to their developmental stage, meaningful relationships, and a safe, fun environment where they can learn how to know, grow and follow Jesus.

SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE

SIMPSONVILLE CAMPUS KIDS

8:45am Sunday Groups Birth - K5
8:45am Kids Praise 1st-5th Grade
10:00 am Sunday Groups Birth - 5th Grade
11:20 am Sunday Groups Birth - K5
11:20 Kids Praise 1st - 5th Grade

ANDERSON CAMPUS KIDS

11:20am Sunday Groups Birth - 5th Grade

FIVE FORKS CAMPUS KIDS

8:45am Sunday Groups Birth-5th Grade
10:00am Sunday Groups Birth-5th Grade
11:20am Sunday Groups Birth-5th Grade

HARRISON BRIDGE CAMPUS KIDS

10:00am Sunday Groups Birth-5th Grade
11:20am Sunday Groups Birth-5th Grade

HAYWOOD CAMPUS KIDS

10:00am Sunday Groups Birth-5th Grade
11:20am Sunday Groups Birth-5th Grade

MAULDIN CAMPUS KIDS

10:00am Sunday Groups Birth-5th Grade
11:20am Sunday Groups Birth-5th Grade

LAURENS GATHERING KIDS

10:00am Sunday Groups Birth-5th Grade

FIRST TIME TAKING YOUR CHILDREN TO UPSTATE KIDS?
TAKE A MOMENT TO FILL OUT THE PLAN A VISIT FORM BELOW!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

SIMPSONVILLE CAMPUS KIDS

Upstate Kids Wednesday Nights happens at our Downtown Campus from 6pm – 7:30pm
mid-August – mid-May each school year with special summer events throughout June & July!
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EVENTS

MOMS IN
THE PARK

May 2 - August 15 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with other moms in the church with young children? We would love for you to join us for Moms in the Park beginning Thursday, May 2. We will meet at various local parks the first and third Thursdays of the month from 10:00-11:30am beginning May 2 and ending August 15 (Skipping July 4th). This will be a great opportunity to get to know other moms as our little ones play together. To sign-up and receive location details click below.

PARENT CHILD
DEDICATION

May 5 | 4pm
Simpsonville Campus

Are you celebrating the addition of a child to your family? Please prayerfully consider joining us at our next Parent Child Dedication, a special time of worship as we thank the Lord for the gift of your child and seek to partner with and pray over your family as you disciple your child in their spiritual journey! Our next Parent Child Dedication will be Sunday, May 5 at 4:00pm and is open to families from all campuses! The service will be in the North Auditorium at our Simpsonville Campus! Please sign up by April 22.

SUMMERPALOOZA

May 29, June 12, July 10, & July 31

May 29 Roller Skating @ 6:30pm -- Golden Skate Rink, Simpsonville

June 12 PJs and Movie Night @ 6:30pm -- Simpsonville Campus

July 10 Discovery Island Waterpark @ 6:00pm -- Discovery Island Waterpark, Simpsonville

July 31 Inflatables-Bouncing Back to School @ 6:30pm -- Simpsonville Campus

K3-5th Grade kids from all campuses and throughout the community are welcome!

VBSMAX
VOLUNTEERS

June 24-27 | 9:00am - 12:15pm
Simpsonville & Haywood Campuses

We would love to have you be part of this year's VBS MAX volunteer team! By volunteering, you can have a lasting impact on kids and families by helping kids come to know more about the God who loves them and what it looks like to follow Him! Join us June 24-27 from 9:00am-12:15pm at either our Simpsonville or Haywood Campus as a group guide or help with crafts, missions, Bible lessons/activities, recreation or more! Sign up by June 9!

VBSMAX

June 24-27 | 9:00am - 12:15pm
Simpsonville & Haywood Campuses

K4-5th grades are invited to join us for this year's VBS MAX June 24-27! Kids will participate in awesome worship through singing, games, crafts and interactive teaching while discovering more about the God who loves them and what it looks like to follow Him!
If you see that a grade/age group that you would like to sign up for is full, please email Krystal at [email protected] to sign up for our waitlist.

RISING 1ST GRADER CELEBRATION

July 28 | 4:00pm
North Auditorium | Simpsonville Campus

Please join us on Sunday, July 28, at 4:00pm for a time to celebrate your kindergarten graduate. Each child will be presented with a Bible, enjoy some refreshments, Kids Worship, a game, and more.

RISING 6TH GRADE CELEBRATION

August 3 | 11:00am - 5:00pm

Kids who are entering 6th grade in August 2024 and their families are invited to a Rising 6th Grade Celebration on Saturday, August 3, from 11am-5pm! We will host a lunch for families in the North Auditorium at the Simpsonville Campus, then kids will do a service project for the afternoon then end at a pool party! We are looking forward to this fun day celebrating the time spent in the Kids ministry and connecting them to the Student Ministry for their next stage! Please register by July 26! We hope to see you there!

MOVE UP SUNDAY

August 4

Sunday, August 4, kids and students, ages K2 and up, will be moving to their next group! We are looking forward to the upcoming school year and are thankful for the gift of continuing to partner with you in the months ahead!

KIDS ONLINE

VOLUNTEER IN KIDS

OUR TEAM

We are always available to talk with parents and children at any time.
Thank you for allowing us to minister to your children.

Emily Toole – Kids Director & Kids Minister to Preschool – Click to Email
Josh Pratt – Kids Minister to Elementary – Click to Email
Natalie Williams – Upstate Kids Support Specialist – Click to Email
Laura Guthrie – Simpsonville Campus Preschool Coordinator – Click to Email
Krystal Manwaring – Simpsonville Campus Elementary Coordinator – Click to Email
Elena Peterson – Anderson Campus Upstate Kids Coordinator – Click to Email
Jill Adair – Five Forks Campus Kids Coordinator – Click to Email
Kristen McFadden – Haywood Campus Kids Coordinator – Click to Email
Ashley Meadors – Harrison Bridge Campus Kids Coordinator – Click to Email
Leah Abbott – Mauldin Campus Kids Coordinator – Click to Email
Lindsey Barksdale – Laurens Gathering Kids Coordinator – Click to Email

LOCATIONS + TIMES

CLICK ON LOCATION NAME FOR DIRECTIONS

FBS DOWNTOWN

8:45AM | 10:00AM | 11:20AM

UC FIVE FORKS

8:45AM | 10:00AM | 11:20AM

UC HARRISON BRIDGE

10:00AM | 11:20AM

UC HAYWOOD

10:00AM | 11:20AM

UC MAULDIN

10:00AM | 11:20AM