Growing Kids to Share HopeThe mission of our Children's Ministry is to welcome children and provide opportunities to grow together in Christ as individuals and as families, while becoming integrated into a vibrant community that prepares and supports us as we share the hope of Jesus Christ with one another, our neighbors, and the world. Come join us!
Summer 2017 Events
Summer Sunday Worship
June 25–Sept. 3
Worship times: 9am, 10:30am, 5pm
Please note: There will be no children's programming or childcare offered at the 5pm service this summer. Green Lambs–5th grade will move up a grade on June 25. Click here for a list of nursery and Sunday school classrooms this summer. Questions? Sarah K
Family Life Ministries BBQ
Tuesday Aug 22
Location: Magnuson Park, picnic shelter #3 ( by the play fields)
All are welcome to join our family night BBQ!
Bring your own meat to BBQ (along with a bun!). Bring chips, veggies, fruit, or Dessert to share. We'll supply the paper products and drinks.
We'll have a few lawn games to play, but bring along your family favorite to add to the fun!
No need to register. Just come join us.
Children entering 6th grade in the fall moved up to the Rock
Everyone who will be entering 6th grade in the fall are considered Rock students! There will be no Rock Sunday school during the summer, but there will be lots of great activities scheduled throughout the summer for Rock students. Check out the List of Rock Events/Acitivities this summer, or the Youth page for more information. Questions? Contact Bianca.
Be a Part of It: Serve Kids this Summer or School Year
Have a heart to serve the kids and families of UPC? Volunteer throughout the 2017–18 school year (September 10–June 24) to fill a variety of roles on Sundays and weekdays. There are many ways you can serve. Contact Sarah K. to set up a meeting to discuss your availability and how your gifts and passion can best be put to use! Contact Sarah K, x177, or Debbie, x377
Help make sure every student can participate
Families, we need your help to support all students wanting to attend retreats, fun events, and camps, no matter their financial situation. Join us in making sure every student has the chance to participate! If you would like to contribute; checks can be made out to UPC with "FLM Scholarships" in the memo line, or give online with PushPay, select giving type of "Other" and note "FLM Scholarships" in the memo box. Thanks!
Every Sunday prepares us with a special new opportunity to share the hope of Jesus Christ with kids and families. We are focused on welcoming, growing, and integrating in the classroom, in the hallways, and in Larson Hall. The information below will help acquaint you with our Sunday rhythm.
Our youngest children begin in their room or worship center. Our elementary-aged children (grades 1–5) begin their worship in the Sanctuary with their families before being invited to their third floor worship center. For new or visiting families of elementary-aged children please register your child(ren) at the Start Here table in the lobby outside of the Sanctuary before releasing them to the Children's Worship center.
9am: Traditional Worship
10:30am: Contemporary Worship
5pm: Contemporary Worship
Children's Worship Centers
Nursery (birth–2 yrs): Rooms 235 & 245
Early Childhood (3 yrs–Kindergarten): Rooms 300–315
Elementary (Grades 1–5): Rooms 340–390
School Year Ministries
Age 4 (preschool)–1st grade: Sundays, 9:30–10am, Room 315A, on break until fall
Children gather on Sundays to praise and learn about God through song and worship. They sing in Sanctuary Worship services a few times during the school the year. Contact: Sarah K, 206.524.7301 x177
Joyful Sound Children's Choir
Grades 2–5: Sundays, 9:40–10:20am, Room 370, on break until fall
Children gather on Sundays to praise and learn about God through song and worship. They will sing during Sanctuary Worship services at certain services throughout the year. Contact: Sarah K, 206.524.7301 x177
Girls Fireflies and Boys Crew
Grades 1–5: Wednesdays, Oct. 4–Dec. 6, Jan. 17–May 2, 7–8:30pm
Families are invited to fellowship, worship, and serve together during our intergenerational Wednesday night programming. Register your child and find a fit for your gifts (parents/guardians will choose from a variety of program service roles).
Cub Scouts Pack 167
Mondays, Sept.–May, 7–8:30pm, Third floor
This parent-led program for first through fifth grade boys encourages physical, moral, and spiritual character development through outdoor activities, community service, and working with one another.
Mondays, Sept. 9–May 12, 6:30–8pm, Third Floor
This parent-led program for girls in grades K–5 emphasizes citizenship, community service, and making the world a better place. Registration is required. Contact: Cathy
The Meaning of Baptism
The water of baptism bears witness to death and resurrection. We die to our old selves, turning away from a life of sin, and are born again into God's family by the power of the Holy Spirit. By choosing baptism, we are responding to God's grace and living into God's promise of salvation.
Baptism is a public proclamation of God's grace. Through this proclamation, the community of faith promises to help us learn and grow. Jesus' baptism initiated his mission and ministry. Our baptism initiates us into the mission of God and the community of believers across the globe.
The Baptism Process
STEP 1: Contact the Baptism Coordinator to answer questions, schedule you or your child's baptism.
STEP 2: Baptisms take place on Sundays during regular worship services. Children and infant baptism are held four times per year.
STEP 3: Please plan to attend a baptism class, usually offered Sunday prior to baptism dates at 10am (dates listed below).
STEP 4: You do not have to be a member to have your child baptized, but you should be a regular worship attendee who considers UPC your home church. If you are not yet a member, we strongly encourage you to become one. New Member Info.
UPCOMING BAPTISM DATES: October 15, 2017