Special Events for Kids

Backyard VBS – Summer 2019

This fun-filled summer adventure is Uptown’s alternative to the traditional VBS. The week-long outreach event is held in several neighborhoods within Charlotte, utilizing the backyard setting at some of our Uptown members’ homes. Both Uptown children and their friends gather for a week of Bible stories, crafts, games, music and other fun kid-friendly activities. Each Backyard VBS is led by a group of volunteers who love to share the love of Christ with the children and desire to show what a life filled with Christ is all about!

One of our host families shares this, “The event has been so successful in our neighborhood that I have children asking me about Backyard Bible Club each year months in advance. They want to make sure their name is on the list of those attending, as they know the spaces are limited, and they fill fast!”

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Birthday Party for Jesus

Another fun outreach event for the children and their friends is our annual Birthday Party for Jesus at Brookstone School! This event is held in December of each year. Families gather to celebrate Jesus’ birthday just as they would any child’s birthday. The time begins with crafts, games and pictures. Then, they enjoy a time of music and listening to the story of Christ’s birth. Our celebration ends with wishing Jesus “Happy Birthday” with the traditional birthday song and sharing in birthday cake!

Easter Egg Hunt

Uptown’s largest outreach event of the year! Children of all ages are invited to enjoy this annual gathering at Independence Park. Food, entertainment, and, of course, an egg hunt are all a part of the time together. We encourage the Uptown family to invite their neighbors and friends, along with inviting the entire Charlotte community, so they can hear the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

Vacation Bible School – Summer 2020

Vacation Bible School is one of our favorite events of the summer! It will take place June 26-30, 2017 and the theme is “Maker Fun Factory!” Kids will learn that they were lovingly crafted by God for a purpose! VBS is for kids 4 years old to 4th grade. Exceptions may apply for children of volunteers. Check out this fun video for more information!