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!


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.

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

Questions? Email Debbie.

4th Grade Bible Sunday

Sunday, October 22, 8:30am10am, & 5pm
Each fall, we honor a milestone in the life of our fourth grade students as they receive a Bible from UPC! Fourth Grade Bible Sunday is next Sunday and all 4th grade children are invited to take part in this special celebration during the worship service of their choice (8:3010am, or 5pm).  
If your child would like to participate in this special tradition, please register soon!
Questions? Contact Sarah.

Serving Opportunities

Short-Term Mission Opportunity

Intergenerational Mexico Trip: December 26–31

Join a house-building team in Tijuana this upcoming December! Families, small groups, individuals of all ages are encouraged to apply. To learn more and apply today, visit our Short-Term Missions page.


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 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!

Love Your City: Love God, Love Others

October 21, 2017

Join Family Life Ministries as we put our faith in action around our neighborhood and throughout the city. Ministry sites and opportunities include the following: Hope Place, Neighborhood Coffee, Recovery Cafe, Mary’s Place, Medical Teams International, White Center Food Bank, Search and Rescue and more! There are various opportunities throughout the day, sign up according to your availability and interest. Questions? Contact Rita.

Registration Deadline: October 11. 
Suggested Donation: $5 per person / $20 for family 

You will be contacted via email with information on what to bring for your service team project. 



School Year Ministries

Children's Choirs

Cherub Choir

Age 4 (preschool)–1st grade: Sundays, 9:30–10am, Room 315A, begins October 1

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. Registration Required. Contact: Debbie S., 206.524.7301 x377


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). Cost: $50 for entire year, scholarships are available. Contact: Debbie, 206.524.7301 x 377

UPC Scouts

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. Read More.

Girl Scouts

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

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. Register here. Contact: Randy. 206.524.7301 x180

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.




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