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
Thank You for Your Support! We raised over $85,000!
Thank you for your support and generosity at the Auction Fiesta! YOU are making it possible to send youth on missions trips through your support at the annual auction!
Questions? Contact Rita, FLM Missions Coordinator, email@example.com
Middle School Ministry: The Rock
UPC's community for students in grades 6–8.
Every Wednesday through May 31 / 7:00-8:30pm / Geneva Hall
Join us every Wednesday night for a fun time with friends in fellowship, following Jesus. Keep an eye out for special Invite Nights & Service Wednesdays coming up! Friends are always welcome to youth group!
Sunday School & Small Groups
Sundays through June 18 / 10:00-11:15am / 270s
6th, 7th, & 8th graders, join us in the rooms next to Larson Hall during the 10am service for games, fellowship, and learning how to follow Jesus! Check back here for Sundays students go to the service and special events.
Small groups meet after Sunday school and are based on grade and gender. Leaders will email parents about when & where their first meeting is and how to get your student involved in a group that cares for each other as they grow closer to God. If you are not receiving the monthly youth group emails, please contact Bianca to be added to our email lists.
July 9-15, $600. For students entering grades 6, 7, or 8 in Fall 2017
Camp Spalding is a beautiful Christian camp just north of Spokane, along Davis Lake, set among the eastern Washington pines. Sign your student up for a week of adventure, laughter, and learning together with their home community of students and leaders. Make sure to pass this link to invited friends, do not register through Spalding’s site.
For scholarship opportunities and questions, email Bianca
City Splash: Seattle
August 7-11, $100. For students entering grades 6, 7, or 8 in Fall 2017
A mission trip in our own beautiful city! We will be learning more about Seattle and serving like Jesus on this 5-day mission. Email Rita, for scholarship opportunities and questions.
High School Ministry: The Edge
UPC's community for students in grades 9-12.
Wednesday night gatherings are a time set aside each week to focus on growing in faith with other High School students and our awesome adult volunteers. It's a great place to unwind, find community, and reconnect with God. We meet at UPC on on Wednesday nights from 7-9 pm in Calvin Lounge.
Will resume January 17. On Tuesday afternoons, high school students play with kids and tutor at Union Gospel Mission (White Center) and Mary's Place (North Seattle) after-school programs. Starting in January, there will also be opportunities to serve at University District Food Bank. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Shasta Houseboat Trip
July 10-15th, $680. For students entering 9th and 10th grade Fall 2017
We will travel down to Lake Shasta and join Sonshine Ministries for a week long houseboat trip! This week will be filled with days of swimming, games, hikes, boating, worship and fellowship. As a summer camp experience it is unique in it's relaxed feel and time spent together in community, as well as being surrounded by a beautiful lake. Join us on this awesome trip.
Urban Plunge LA
July 23-29th, $495. For students entering 9-12th grades Fall 2017.
Join us as we travel to the City of Angels to see what God is up to in the lives of our neighbors to the south. Every day will be jam packed with serving, loving and playing as Christ has asked us to do. For students in grades 9-12th in Fall 2017. $495 (deposit of $95 required upon registration).
August 19-26th, $775. For students entering 11th and 12th grade Fall 2017.
This backpacking trip in Canada is designed to take students "beyond" in their friendships, relationship with God, and experiences in nature. We will spend the week in British Columbia working towards reaching the summit of a mountain, and enjoying every step of adventure that comes with it!
Middle School Ministry Internship
Know someone who loves middle schoolers and Jesus and wants to work in a professional church environment?! Are you that person?! If yes to either, check out this application and Bianca will contact the candidates! Thanks for supporting UPC's youth ministry.
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!