Uptown Kids is created for and focussed entirely on children in school years 1-5. They are a very important part of ForgeKids and so each week we prepare an environment especially for them. If they have been part of our church previously then they will have moved up to Uptown Kids from Little Village (3-5 year olds) and Tot Street (0–3 year olds). As they get older they will then move up to our Youth Programme and attend ‘Transit’.
As you arrive at Debenham Sports & Leisure Centre you’ll see our Forge Kids red banners directing you to our Kids environments. Our wonderful Welcome Team will greet you and direct you to our ‘Sign In’ desk. If you’re visiting us for the first time we’ll take some details from you to ensure your children are safe and have the best possible experience with us.
From the Sign In desk you’ll be directed into the sports hall, to the wonderful world of Uptown Kids! In a safe and secure environment your child will be greeted by our volunteer team. During the hour in Uptown Kids your child will have opportunity to play with a vast array of age appropriate toys and games, whilst all the time being supervised and entertained by our team. They will love our digital content when we join ‘The So & So Show’ to hear a story from the bible told in a multitude of creative ways and then we hear application of it relevant to the lives of our children. We have a new series each month and with each series we learn a verse from the bible. Your child will bring home a card showing the series and the bible memory verse for you to share with your child during the week. Of course, there are rewards for knowing the memory verse each week! During the session we will also sing (often accompanying our songs with a variety of instruments!) and share together in small groups.
Here is a Mothers’ Day video some of our
UPTOWN KIDS crew starred in…
We also finish each session with crafts and activities relating to the series, so most weeks your child will bring something home as a reminder of all that they’ve learnt. This can be a great conversation starter for you to find out more about your child’s experience in Uptown Kids.
Uptown Kids is church and therefore, a place where we want your child to build on the truth we taught throughout their earlier years in Little Village; that they are known and loved by Jesus and that he wants to be their friend forever. In Uptown Kids we constantly remind the kids that:
- They need to choose to make wise choices.
- They can trust God no matter what.
- They should treat others the way they want to be treated.
We look forward to welcoming all children and consider it a privilege to spend the hour having fun with them and growing and nurturing the first seeds of faith in their young lives, which we love to see develop and flourish as they learn and grow throughout their time with Forge Kids.