Florida-Georgia Party & Chili Cook Off

chili-webThe game will be over, but we’re gonna keep the party going Sunday, November 2, immediately following the 10:30am service.

Wear your favorite college-team colors, and join us for a chili cook off, bounce houses, and more!

Register your chili today! Chili prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, Most Original, and more! Please deliver your HOT CROCKPOT of chili to the kitchen prior to the service(s). We’ll provide snacks, desserts, and drinks.

We’ll see you there!… Read the rest

Posted October 21, 2014

Jason and Laura Webb

When Jason and Laura Webb began searching for a place to learn and grow in the Jacksonville area, they assumed they would feel most comfortable in something that mirrored the churches of their past. Jason was raised in a traditional church, and Laura began attending a church similar to Jason’s during college. They visited several churches, but never felt “at home.” “Nothing resonated with us. We didn’t get excited about going back week after week,” Laura said.

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Jason and Laura were invited to Access Church when it first opened, but declined the invitation. They didn’t think they could be impacted by a message delivered via video. A few months later, their good friends, Doug and Janie Hurley, invited them to give Access a try. This time they accepted the invitation.

At the time, Access didn’t meet in an official church facility. But despite the lack of a dedicated church “building” or an on-site communicator, the lessons were applicable to Jason and Laura.… Read the rest

Posted October 13, 2014

KidStuf Live October 10

KidStuf Orange Letters White BackgroundKidStuf Live is happening Friday, October 10! Doors open at 7:00pm. This month’s “Big Idea” is PATIENCE. Invite your friends, and register today!

What is KidStuf Live?

KidStuf Live is where kids and parents learn together about God’s Big Ideas! It’s a quarterly, 45-minute, fun, digital, multimedia, interactive experience designed for families. KidStuf Live is for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade and their parents. (Your preschoolers are welcome to come to KidStuf Live with you.) Visit our KidStuf page to learn about why KidStuf exists and how it’s connected to UpStreet.… Read the rest

Posted October 7, 2014

Jeremy and Courtney

“I’ve spent my whole life looking for a place to fit in.”

Courtney and Jeremy can tell you what it feels like to be lonely in the middle of a crowd. Jeremy was exposed to church as a child. But as an adult, he found himself far from the faith he was taught. “Religion was always in the back of my mind, but walking into a church made me uneasy,” he said. “I didn’t feel like I belonged there.”

Courtney was not raised in church. She had family members who attended North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, and throughout her childhood she was aware that her cousins had something she didn’t. But she had no idea how to chase down what they had. 1045000_10152672631804500_4402654846302638076_n

The turning point for Courtney and Jeremy began with the faith of a 10-year-old boy named Sean. Sean is Courtney’s son, and in 2011, friends invited him to Access Church.

Sean related to the lessons he learned at Access, and his faith began to grow.… Read the rest

Posted October 3, 2014