Youth at UPC


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.

Director: Bianca Quezada | 206-524-7301 x115
Interns:   Matthew Lauder | x127
               Peter Jonescu | x127

Follow us on Instagram: @upc_therock
Waiver remains on file from June 2017-June 2018. Waiver here.


Wednesday Nights

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!

+ June 28     Summer Rock Kick-off - Rock Olympics!! Drop-off in Calvin at 6:30 (different time). Pick-up at 8:30 in Calvin. We will meet at UPC but compete on UW campus!
+ July 5        Gas Works Park - Drop-off at park entrance off of N. Northlake Way parking lot
+ July 19      View Ridge Playfield - NE 70th st & 45th ave NE
+ July 26       Rock Serves at University Food Bank - Drop-off, pick-up at UPC 
+ August 2    UPC's Geneva Hall
+ 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.

July 20: Nature Hike / 10am-3pm
July 27: Woodworking on Whidbey Island / 9:15am-3:30pm
August 3: Serve our Community together / 10am-3pm
August 17: Visit to Muslim Association of Puget Sound / 10am-3pm


Summer Nights

Monday, July 17 - Movie Night / 6:30-8:30pm / Calvin Lounge / Great time for Spalding Reunion!
Monday, August 14 - Movie Night / 6:30-8:30pm / Calvin Lounge / Great time for City Splash Reunion!
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

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

Register Here!


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.

Edge Director: Scott Gronholz | 206.524.7301 x181
Edge Intern: Katie Thomas | 206.524.7301 x128




Wednesday Nights

Starting on June 28th / 7:00-9:00pm / Click here for more info and locations
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.


Urban Plunge LA

July 23-29th, $495 (deposit of $95 required upon registration).
For students entering 9-12th grades Fall 2017. Deadline is June 1.
To be put on wait list, contact Rita.


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. 

Register here! 


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


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. 

TRIP FULL - for questions about being on the wait list, contact


Scholarship Fund

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!