Explore, Encounter, and Experience
At UPC, we are encouraged to Share Hope in Jesus Christ. Not a hope that means "I wish," but rather a "certain or confident expectation." In Youth Mission and Ministry at UPC, we have a renewed sense of Hope—a certain and confident expectation that Christ is in our midst teaching us, bonding us, and sending us out. We are strengthening ways in which students can:
+ Explore, encounter, and experience life in Christ
+ Create authentic community, learning to love each other and grow in purpose
+ Live out a mission, a life that demonstrates the love of God through Christ.
This Hope is not a one-time event; it is a process that grows through retreats, mission trips, house boat adventures, mountaineering journeys, Bible studies, and many conversations over coffee. It comes through learning, acting, and reflecting, and sometimes by having a little more fun than is humanly possible. –Randy Brothers, Director of Family Life Ministry
Some Wednesdays during Youth Group programs
Join families dedicated to praying for this ministry during Wednesday programs. Times vary based on the activities going on during Rock and Edge on particular nights. Email Laurie Duyker (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about where and when these important times will take place.
Lost and Found
Wednesdays, December 6 & 13
Last chance to sift through YMM's lost and found cart. Items are from Summer & Fall (maybe even longer). After December 13, items will be donated.
Middle School Ministry: The Rock
UPC's Community for Students in Grades 6–8
Resumes on January 24, 7:00-8:30pm, Geneva Hall
Every week we gather to play, worship and build community together. Friends are always welcome to youth group! Check back here for updates on special nights!
Sunday Rock & Small Groups
Resumes January 7, 10–11:15am, Room 270
Join us every Sunday morning for fun, fellowship and to learn what it means to follow Jesus in Middle School.
Small groups are the best way for students to share with their Rock community. Small groups build fellowship centered on Jesus with group activities and Bible Study. Each small group is led by two mature adults. They are based on grade and gender and meet Sundays, 11:30am–12:30pm at UPC. Keep a lookout for an email from your student's small group leaders in the Fall. If you have not been receiving YMM information, you may not be on these lists. Contact Bianca, email@example.com if you would like to receive small group and Rock info.
Fall Retreat 2017 Video!
High School Ministry: The Edge
UPC's Community for Students in Grades 9–12
The Edge Wednesday Nights
Every Wednesday evening at UPC from 7-9 through December 13
Our weekly gathering where we meet to build relationships and explore faith in Jesus.
The Edge Fall Retreat
Here is last year's Fall Retreat video:
University District Food Bank and Street Youth Ministries are two organizations that we loving serving! Providing care right here in the University District. Please support these ministries this season:
UNIVERSITY DISTRICT FOOD BANK: Support UDFB this winter by donating food and toiletries every Sunday during November and December. Drop off donations in the red barrels by the main building entrances.
STREET YOUTH MINISTRIES: SYM IS located at UPC and serves the homeless youth in U-District. Donations of NEW men’s boxers/boxer briefs and women’s underwear, as well as gently-used men’s shoes, backpacks, coats and belts may be dropped off at the kiosk.
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!