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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!

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. Our elementary-aged children (grades 1–5) begin their worship in the Sanctuary with their families before being invited to their third floor classroom. For new or visiting families of elementary-aged children please visit the Start Here table in the lobby outside of the Sanctuary and learn how to register your child(ren) before releasing them to their classrooms. 

 

Children's Worship

8:30am & 10am Services

Nursery (birth–2 yrs): Rooms 235 & 245
Early Childhood (3 yrs–Kindergarten): Rooms 300–315
Elementary (Grades 1–5): Rooms 340–390

5pm Service

Ages 4 years–1st Grade: Room 310
2nd-5th Grades: Room 315/320

Questions? Email Debbie.

Mid-Week Ministries 

Girls Fireflies and Boys Crew

Grades 1–5: Wednesdays, through 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). Cost: $50 for entire year, scholarships are available. Contact: Debbie, 206.524.7301 x 377

Cub Scouts Pack 167

Mondays, through May, 7–8:30pm, Third Floor

This parent-led program for 1st-5th grade boys encourages physical, moral, and spiritual character development through outdoor activities, community service, and working with one another. Read More.

Girl Scouts

Mondays, through May 12, 6:30–8pm, Third Floor

This girl-led program for girls in grades 6-12 emphasizes citizenship, community service, building life skills, and making the world a better place. Registration is required. Contact: Cathy

Volunteer

Be a Part of It: Serve Kids This 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 us to set up a meeting to discuss your availability and how your gifts and passion can best be put to use! Sarah K, x177, or Debbie, x377

Scholarship Fund

Help make sure every student can participate

Families, we need your help to support all students wanting to attend camps and events, 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!

 

Parents

Visit our parent page and sign up for our monthly parent newsletter to stay in touch!

 

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

Baptisms occur on select Sundays throughout the year during regular worship services at UPC (see list below). Please plan on attending a baptism class, usually offered two weeks prior to baptism dates at 10am. If you have any questions feel free to contact Makalee

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 Sundays: April 29, July 15, 2018

Register

 

Family Camp 

Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28

A fun weekend for the whole family!  Build and strengthen relationships as you and your family worship and have fun together.  Family Camp is geared toward families with children ages 3 through high school.  
Register

 

Looking Ahead: Summer 2018

Summer Sundays

Summer Schedule Starts June 24

Sunday School will be offered during the 9am and 10:30am services. 

Day Camp Family Kick-Off Dinner

Monday, June 25, 6-8pm

Join us for dinner the night before Day Camp begins! 

Day Camp 2018

June 26-29, Register now!

Preschool Day Camp (3 years old-1st grade): 9:30am-12pm at UPC | $70
Elementary Day Camp (2nd-5th grade): 9am-1pm at Woodland Park | $80

Preschool Day Camp Elementary Day Camp 6th Grade Day Camp 

 

If you're interested in volunteering at Day Camp this year, please complete out the applications below:

Elementary Day Camp Student Leader Application

Preschool Day Camp Youth Assistants Application

Questions and scholarship information contact Makalee 

Tall Timber (2nd-5th Grade Camp)

July 8-11

Participate with other UPC friends and Children's Ministries Summer Interns. Learn more 
Indicate UPC affiliation when you register

Game Night

Tuesday, July 18, 5:45pm-8pm, UPC

Save the date and plan to join us! More information coming soon!

Quest Adventures

July 24-26, 10am-1pm, Various locations 

Explore God's wonderful creation around our city with your friends. Field Day, Maker Creation Day, and Water Games. 7/24 and 7/25 meet at UPC, 726 meet at Magnuson Park. 1st-5th graders are welcome!

Reigster 

Slip, Slide, 'n Serve

August 14-16, 12pm-3pm, Various locations 

Save the dates and stay tuned for more information on how your upper elementary student 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. 

Register 

Family Ministries BBQs

Wednesdays, July 19 & August 23, 6-8pm

Save the date and plan to join us! More information coming soon!