UP (Unlimited Potential)

A ministry to children and families who have special needs.
 

KIDS CHURCH (6-13yr olds):

For Sunday morning Kids church we run a programme for kids who cannot participate in their grade sections. This does not run during school holidays, however, the classroom is still available for use by parents and there is a live video feed from the church service.
 

SML (14-18yr olds)

There is currently no program for SML, however these teens can join our kids church program.  We hope to have a separate, appropriate program up and running during 2018.
 

FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH: 6-14yr olds: 5:45pm – 7:30pm

During our Friday night youth we invite children to come and have some fun with us. The evening consists of worship, and a message with a craft activity or game. We try to have as many kids as possible join in the main program, with assistance where needed. Those who are not able to do so have fun as a group in our special needs section. We have volunteers who assist kids with special needs on Friday nights.  The program in the special needs section runs parallel  to the main program. Children join their families for family night games.
 

ROOTED: Friday nights: 14 -18yr olds: 8-10:30pm

There is NO program available at this point for Friday nights.  Should we get more teens we will look at starting something up
 

UP FAMILY DAYS

Family days currently take place once a term, and are geared towards the whole family.  Family days usually run from 9-12 on a Saturday morning and include:
  • Parents: a support program to connect with other parents who can understand, support and guide you
  • Special needs child: a 1-1 buddy program with different activities each family day.  These vary from martial arts, sports, and cycling to music and dancing
  • Sibling program: we run a separate program during the morning to help siblings deal with the unique challenges that they face with their siblings.  It is a time of support and friendship.
  • The morning ends off with a shared snack offering time for families to socialise and for leaders and families to get to know each other.
  • All leaders involved do so as volunteers.
 

UP RESPITE PROGRAM

The Respite program occurs once a school term.  This is an event where parents can drop off their children (special needs and siblings) and go off for an afternoon of quality time together.  This runs on a Saturday afternoon from 1-5pm.  Please note that the program is run by volunteers, and while we do our best to ensure that there is always a parallel program to the mainstream childrens events, we are not always able to do so.  We will however let you know in advance of the event should there not be a special needs program