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Kids at UPC

Growing Kids to Share Hope

The 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

Coming Events

Looking for Day Camp information? Click here

 

Higher Power Sports Camp

Dates: July 18 - 20, 5pm - 8pm
Location: UPC
Boys and girls, entering grades 1-5, will learn great skills development in a sport, play games, and hear the powerful message of the gospel proclaimed in a creative and kid-centered way. Invite your friends and neighbors to this great camp!
Questions? Sarah B

Register Here!

Summer Sunday Worship

Dates: 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 25th.
Click here for a list of nursery and Sunday school classrooms this summer.
Questions? Sarah K

Family Life Ministries BBQ

Dates: Thursday, July 27th & Aug 22nd
Time & Location: TBA
Family Life Ministries will be hosting two BBQ's this summer.  Families are invited for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship!

Save the dates! More information to come.

Slip 'n Slide

Who: 4th & 5th Grade
Dates: August 1 - 3
Location: UPC

Save the dates and stay tuned for more information on how your 4th and 5th grader can get involved in service and mission this summer! There will be fun opportunities for your child to engage with our summer interns in various ministry opportunities.

More information to come

Current 5th graders move up to the Rock

On June 25th, current 5th graders will be 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.

Click here for a list of Rock events/activities this summer. 
Check out our Youth web-page for more information
Questions?  Contact Bianca

 

Summer Opportunities

Volunteer

Be a Part of It:  Serve Kids This Fall Summer or 2017-18 School Year: September 10-June 24
Have a heart to serve the kids and families of UPC? Volunteer throughout the 2017-18 school year 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!
Sarah K x 177  Debbie x 377

Children's Ministry Summer Internship

The Children’s Ministry Department at UPC is currently seeking applicants for a full time summer internship position for Children’s Ministry. The internship is for 11 weeks during the months of June, July and August. The summer internship is an excellent way to grow and learn in a ministry focused on Christ and relationships. Interns will gain practical ministry experience and receive personal and professional guidance and support to explore gifts and a call to vocational ministry. During the internship, time is provided for spiritual, practical, and theological development.
Position Description and how to apply

Summer Sunday Staff

From June 25 - September 3 our Summer Staff participates with a team, provides leadership for Sunday morning classes/experiences for children ages 2-5th grade during the summer worship services.  With an emphasis on creating discipling relationships with children and their families
For more information about working at UPC click here
Job Description & How to Apply

Scholarship Fund

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!

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Sundays

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.

Service Times: 8:30am: Traditional Worship | 10am: 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

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School Year Ministries

Children's Choirs

Cherub Choir

Age 4 (preschool) –1st grade | Sundays | 9:30am-10 | 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 | 9:40am - 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

Wednesday Nights

Girls Fireflies and Boys Crew

Grades 1-5 | Wednesdays, October 5-December 2, January 18-May 3 | 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).

Registration: when you come on Wednesday night or return this registration form & check to Debbie
Cost: $50 for entire year, scholarships are available.
Contact: Debbie, 206.524.7301 x 377


UPC Scouts

Cub Scouts Pack 167

Mondays, September–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.

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Girl Scouts

Mondays, September 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

 

Child Baptisms

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, and arrange a pre-baptism meeting with a pastor.

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Contact: Stephanie B. 206.524.7301 x169

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: April 30, 2017 | July 16, 2017 | October 15, 2017