April 23 2009 by Bob Burchette, Special to the Recorder


    HIGH POINT – Children and parents react with a lot of “wow” in the new children’s facilities at Green Street Baptist Church in High Point.

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    A renovated space at Green Street Baptist Church offers colorful, Bible themes to children of all ages.

    The church just opened Kid World and UpStreet themed areas for babies through sixth graders with a lot of eye-catching things like places named for Bible characters and others with land, air and sea themes. Renovations are not merely cosmetic but represent a renewed focus to connect with Triad families, according to pastor Darryl Craft.

    “We are committed to family ministry at our church,” Craft said.

    Strolling along UpStreet, which is for children in grades 1-6, classrooms have a variety of dimensional signage such as Jacob’s Ice Cream, Samson’s Subs, Connect Coffee House, Luke’s Pharmacy, Peter’s Bait and Tackle and Jonah’s Surf Shack. The stroll ends at UpStreet Club House, a large worship theater, with state-of the-art video, sound and lighting technology.

    “Both Kid World and UpStreet are a partnership with the parents of the children in these ministries,” said Eric Davis, pastor for discipleship and education.

    Church volunteers did much of the painting and other chores. Both Kid World and UpStreet have the latest in computer check-in and check-out security measures.

    (EDITOR’S NOTE — Bob Burchette wrote this story and is a retired former editor/writer for the Greensboro News & Record.)

    4/23/2009 4:23:00 AM by Bob Burchette, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments




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