1st - 6th grade Kids

We're always excited about what's going on in kids' ministry at East Side! There's something fun and exciting around every corner! We believe instilling truths about Jesus and His church at an early age will prepare kids to turn their hearts toward the Lord and follow Him all their days. Led by Beverly Turner, our new Director of Kids Ministry, and an awesome team of volunteers, we're here to serve the next generation!

Sunday Mornings

Each Sunday morning at 9am, our 1st-6th graders experience exciting Connect Groups (Sunday School) in our safe and secure children's ministry wing, THE WAREHOUSE, that is complete with a huge indoor playground! We currently use curriculum from Lifeway, presenting the Bible in an age-appropriate environment. We have caring adults who love kids and want to show them the love of Jesus.

We're excited to open up our new BREAKROOM, a hangout for 1st-6th graders, complete with air hockey, board games, and Wii activities. Kids can hang out in the BREAKROOM between Connect Groups and Kids Worship!

We're now offering FREE Breakfast on Sundays from 8:30-9am in the Playland before Connect Groups!

Kids Worship

All 1st-6th graders are invited to participate in a special time of worship in the E-FACTORY: Built With Excellence, every week, just above the THE WAREHOUSE. Kids Worship takes place during the main worship service. Kids can be picked up in the E-FACTORY after service.

Company Store

Outside the E-FACTORY, is the Company Store where kids can purchase fun stuff with their E-Bucks that are earned during Connect Groups & Kids Worship. This helps teach kids to use their bucks wisely and to make their relationship with God a priority! The store is open every 8 weeks during Kids Worship. 

AWANA Clubs on Wednesdays

Our kids and their leaders are "hiding God's Word in their hearts" every week in AWANA Clubs at East Side! Clubs meet from 6:15-7:45pm. Kids learn about the Bible through activities, games, adventures, and missions opportunities, all while making friends and having fun.

AWANA Sparks for K-2nd grade teaches basic truths about God, Jesus, salvation, and the Bible.

AWANA Truth & Training is for 3rd-6th graders and is designed to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him.

Upward Basketball & Cheer

This community outreach for K-6th grade reaches over 200 participants and 600 fans! This year, we're offering both basketball and cheerleading. Participants have an opportunity to learn skills such as teambuilding, sportsmanship, integrity, and loyalty, as well as discover truths about Jesus.

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upward basketball & cheer

East Side has had the privilege of hosting this community-wide sports program for the past three years! Check out our video!

Registration for the 2017-2018 season is now closed.

What Ages Can Participate?

Designed specifically for K-6th graders, both basketball and cheer teach young athletes skills such as integrity, sportsmanship, loyalty, leadership, and more. 

How Long Does Upward Last?

There is one practice per week beginning December 4 and one game per week beginning January 20. When registering, you can specify which evenings will or will not work for your family's schedule. The season runs for 8 weeks (beginning January 20). 

Important Dates:

Evaluations (Uniform sizing & skill evaluation): November 4

Practices Begin: December 4

Games Begin: January 20