UPSTREET ELEMENTARY

Where kids discover God’s great big love.

Kid-focused. Dynamic. Meaningful.
Sundays | 9:45AM
 
For Fall 2021 all UpStreet gatherings will take place outside, weather permitting.
 
UpStreet gathers weekly for fun games, a lively telling of a Bible story, and time with small groups.
 
Contact: Chris Gordon
Our Elementary team members walk with our UpStreet kids from grade to grade, to maintain consistency and to build relationships with our families.
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Here are some of our favorite reading selections!
 
Books on Parenting
Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home by Traci Smith
Parenting Beyond Your Capacity: Connect Your Family to a Wider Community by Reggie Joiner & Carey Nieuwhof
 
Books for Elementary
Finding Beauty by Talitha Shipman
Catching Thoughts by Bonnie Clark
 
Books for Faith Formation
Picturing God by Ruth Goring
Maybe God is Like That, Too by Jennifer C. Grant
 
Books for Discussing Grief & Loss
The Memory Book: A Grief Journal for Children & Families by Joanna Rowland
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief (great for young children) by Joanna Rowland
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CURRENT SERIES

Initiative

 
Taking initiative means that we’re always on the lookout for things that need to be done. And when we see a way that we can help, we launch into action—without having to be asked.

UPSTREET LEADERS
 
Steve Crawford
Favorite music genre/band
90’s grunge
Favorite Bible passage/verse
Jeremiah 29:11

Coffee or Donuts?
Plain old-fashioned donuts from HEB
Favorite snack food
Doritos
Any hobbies?
Any kind of sports, travel

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?

My kids had great experiences growing up in the SHPC Youth program and I hope to contribute to the next generation having the same opportunity.

 
Warren Hyde
Favorite music genre/band
Jacob Collier
Favorite Bible passage/verse
Psalm 100:1

Coffee or Donuts?
Coffee (no calories)
Favorite snack food
Trail Mix
Any hobbies?
Tech trends, hiking, and movies

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?
It is important to me to give kids an opportunity to experience Jesus in a way relevant to their generation.

 
Mason Hyde
Favorite music genre/band
I like music that provokes emotions
Favorite Bible passage/verse
Numbers 6:24-26

Coffee or Donuts?
Donuts!
Any hobbies?
I like math, video games, and music

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?
I serve at UpStreet because I love to help people. I have the skills and available time necessary to help out the wonderful leaders, and I am happy to serve them.

 
Nic Manire
Favorite music genre/band
Rap music
Favorite Bible passage/verse
Philippians 4:13

Coffee or Donuts?
Donuts
Favorite snack food
Pringles
Any hobbies?
I like running, sleeping, and watching Netflix

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?
I serve because when I was younger I was always excited to go to church and to see my leaders, and now I want to help encourage that excitement. 

 
Holly Spink
Favorite music genre/band
80’s music
Favorite Bible passage/verse
“He counts the stars and calls them all by name.” Psalm 147:4

Coffee or Donuts?
Coffee with donuts
Favorite snack food
Cheetos (love that crunch!)
Any hobbies?
Arts and crafts, organizing, redecorating, sewing, stained glass

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?
I loved working with kids at VBS, so being able to “move up” each year with our students and see them make the connection between what they have learned and what we are learning now is priceless! It has helped me grow in my own faith journey as well!

 
Amy Seiford
Favorite music genre/band
Country music
Favorite Bible passage/verse
Matthew 5:16

Coffee or Donuts?
Coffee – caramel macchiatos for the win 🙂
Favorite snack food
White cheddar popcorn
Any hobbies?
Reading, walking with my dog Bo, and traveling with my family

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?
Church was such an important part of my life growing up and I want our kids in UpStreet to have the same experience. It brings me such joy to see their faces every Sunday and I love all of the wonderful Bible stories that we get to explore together and find ways to apply them to our lives.