KiNDRED | Lent 2017

Traditionally, Lent is a season of introspection, humility, and repentance. It's a time when we intentionally invite God to heal, transform and redeem the broken parts of our personal and corporate lives. Join us this Lent as we take this ancient posture and ask God to do a new thing in our city. In small groups and as a larger church family we will meet Jesus and we will meet new friends. Join us as we discover what it means to be the multi-ethnic family of God, both within UPC and in partnership with other Seattle churches.



Kindred: The Multi-Ethnic Family of God from University Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.



KiNDRED Small Groups: 3/1–4/16

Our small groups are for equipping the family. We’ll engage the scriptures and help each other identify a practice we call a “personal challenge” for the week. In this way we begin the work of together engaging in the challenging, but beautiful work of multi-ethnic community.

See below to sign up for a small group, find the Lent Study Guide and Study Guide Videos. If you're a group facilitator, find training resources below.

KiNDRED Worship Celebrations

Join us for a time of family celebration. We’ll celebrate the one who makes multi-ethnic family a reality and celebrate the steps we take to participate in that reality. See below for a variety of exciting upcoming opportunities.

KiNDRED Gatherings: 4/21–5/14

Following Easter Sunday, we will continue the work of KiNDRED by expanding our small groups outside of the UPC community. A Kindred Gathering is a family get-together between your small group and a few people of a different ethnicity (and maybe a different church). This is a time to break bread and build relationships with new friends. 


KiNDRED Gatherings

This spring people from our church are making an intentional effort to break out of our little boxes. We're trying to build our ethnic and cultural awareness, to make friends with siblings in Christ at other churches, and to have a more meaningful experience of the multi-ethnic family of God. One way we are choosing to do this is through KiNDRED Gatherings. A KiNDRED Gathering is a family get-together. A few new friends from two churches and two ethnicities (or more) arrange an informal meeting in a coffee shop or a home simply to break bread, to hear each other's stories, and to build relationship.

Below you will find a letter from the KiNDRED pastors explaining the vision behind KiNDRED Gatherings. 

Click below for a pdf copy of the Conversation Card for hosts of KiNDRED Gatherings. Use this as a jumping off point for your group conversation.



April 26: KiNDRED Leadership Prayer at UPC (7:30pm)



Join a Small Group

It’s simple! Click below to view and sign-up for one of the many Lent Small Groups available this year. If you have questions or need help finding a group, feel free to contact the small groups team via email. Small group representatives will also be available in person in Larson Hall, Sundays February 12–26, to answer any questions.


Lent Study Guide: Find it Here!

Download the Lent Study Guide here: 


Small Group Facilitator Resources:

If you have any questions about facilitating your small group contact

Small Group Facilitator Training Resources

Orientation Video:


Extra Facilitator Resources:

Lent Facilitator Logistics and FAQ

Conversation Guidelines

Lent Study Guide Introduction

Lent Facilitator Training Agenda



Study Guide Videos:

FOR FULL SCREEN VIEWING: Click on the hyperlinked title (ex. KiNDRED: Week One | Go) underneath the video to visit the Vimeo host page and utilize full-screen capabilities.

KiNDRED: WEEK ONE | Go from University Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.

Stay Up-To-Date!

Check back often and stay tuned for all of the exciting opportunities the Kindred experience will bring this Lent!