UPSTREET ELEMENTARY

Where kids discover God’s great big love.

Kid-focused Zoom Gatherings
Sundays | 11:00AM
 
 
Join us on UpStreet for an energetic look at what we call LIFE APPS: little pieces of God’s character that we can apply to our own lives.
 
Our Elementary team of volunteers gathers weekly on Zoom for fun games, a lively telling of a Bible story, and time with small groups based on grade levels.
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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Responsibility: Rules for Life
 
God is the author of creation, and God has entrusted us to care for and cultivate it. We do that by taking responsibility. From the work we need to accomplish to people we meet to the words we use; life is filled with moments where we can decide to reflect God’s character, take responsibility, and use what we have wisely.
 

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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. 

 
Kaitlyn Manire
Favorite music genre/band
Jazz!
Favorite Bible passage/verse
Deuteronomy 31:6

Coffee or Donuts?
Donuts
Favorite snack food
Hot Cheetos
Any hobbies?
Photography and film, piano, hiking, swimming

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?
I serve on UpStreet because I think it’s so important for young kids to have the chance to build strong relationships with mentors and have fun with other kids their age.

 
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!

 
Alex Spink
Favorite music genre/band
Alternative/Indie
Favorite Bible passage/verse
“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Matthew 6:34

Coffee or Donuts?
I can’t have much of either, but I’m a sucker for sweets, so donuts
Favorite snack food
Strawberries
Any hobbies?
Drawing and costume/prop making

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?
Kids need guidance during their journeys as they grow in life and faith, and I want to be able to help them through that. Not only am I there to help them, but they also help me grow in faith.

 
Maggie McLatcher
Favorite music genre/band
Lauren Daigle
Favorite Bible passage/verse
Exodus 14:14

Coffee or Donuts?
Coffee
Favorite snack food
Avocado and crackers
Any hobbies?
Sports and fellowship

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?
Because serving is my passion. I love helping the church and leading the young in their path of loving the Lord!

 
Laurel Schultz
Favorite music genre/band
Pop
Favorite Bible passage/verse
1 Peter 5:7

Coffee or Donuts?
Iced vanilla latte
Favorite snack food
Trolli Gummy Worms – Very Berry flavor
Any hobbies?
Reading, playing Top Golf, watching movies

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?
I chose to help with the kid’s ministry because I love kids! They’re messy and fun and will always tell you the truth. It brings me so much joy to have seen how much my now 3rd graders have grown in the past 2 years.

 
Amelia Crawford
Favorite music genre/band
The Weeknd
Favorite Bible passage/verse
Romans 8:28

Coffee or Donuts?
Coffee over donuts!
Favorite snack food
Popcorn
Any hobbies?
Painting

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?
Because I had a good experience growing up in the SHPC program and want others to have the same.

 
Faith Lawrence
Favorite music genre/band
Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Mother Mother
Favorite Bible passage/verse
Joshua 1:9

Coffee or Donuts?
Donuts
Favorite snack food
Smartfood white cheddar popcorn
Any hobbies?
Reading classic novels, watching horror movies, crafts

Why do you serve on UpStreet Elementary?
Being involved in UpStreet was a big part of my life in elementary school, so I hope to make the experience fun for other kids!

 
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.