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
Middle School Ministry: The Rock
UPC's community for students in grades 6–8.
Summer Wednesdays / 7:00-8:30pm / Various Locations Below
Join us every Wednesday night for a fun time with friends in fellowship, following Jesus. All times are 7:00-8:30pm unless stated otherwise. Friends are always welcome to youth group!
+ August 16 Sweeney's House! 5617 Park Rd NE. Pick-up at Ravenna Park at the end of 20th ave NE
OBSERVE Bible Study / Summer Thursdays
Off-site Bible Study. Experience. Read. Venture. Explore. We will adventure around Seattle and discover God's kingdom everywhere! Please register for transportation purposes. Indicate if you would like to be a parent driver! Bring sack lunch. Drop-off & Pick-up in the Chapel.
Sunday, August 20 - City Splash Report Day / 11:45am / Geneva / Come to support the City Splash team by hearing what they did on their awesome service week!
Monday, August 21 - Neon Night / 7-9pm / View Ridge Playfield / Glow in the dark games at dusk! End of the summer extravaganza!
City Splash: Seattle - Report Day
Come hear about this life-changing adventure at City Splash Report Day, August 20, 11:45am in Geneva Hall.
Sunday School & Small Groups
There is no Rock Sunday school during the summer season. Check back here for information on our mid-September start. Small groups do not meet as often during the summer. Keep a lookout for emails from your student's small group leader.
High School Ministry: The Edge
UPC's community for students in grades 9-12.
Starting on June 28th / 7:00-9:00pm - See below for the different locations we will be meeting!
August 2- Meet at the Graham's in Laurelhurst (5143 NE Laurelcrest Lane 98103)
August 9- Bonfire at Golden Gardens
August 16- Meet at the Graham's (address above)
August 23- Worship Night (meet at UPC INN Chapel)
August 30- Edge Summer Reunion @ UPC (last Edge gathering of summer)
Wednesday night gatherings are a time set aside each week throughout the summer 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. Hope to see you there!
Beyond Malibu Kayaking- for 2017 graduates
July 27- August 3, $600.
Get Beyond the chaos of life and spend a week on an adventure at sea. You will journey together, celebrate friendship, and take in life as you paddle through rapids, view marine life up close, swim at the base of waterfalls, and explore the breathtaking inlets. A Beyond guide team and Nils Ringo (former Edge Director) will lead this trip. We will explore faith while navigating the relational, spiritual, and physical challenges of the trip. Be part of the beauty of God's creation. Discover God in new ways through creation, each other, and yourselves.
Beyond Malibu Hiking
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!
TRIP FULL - for questions about being on the wait list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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!