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Current needs

The Language Institute needs one-on-one tutors for:

  • Cambodian man in Everett
  • Hispanic woman in NE Seattle
...and more! Training and materials provided.

Breanne, 206.524.7301 x176

Welcoming the Strangers in Our Midst

UPC's Ministry with Internationals (MI) and the Language Institute (LI) exist to welcome strangers into our midst and to minister to them through building relationships in our English classes and fellowship activities. Each of us has an inherent need for community, and internationals particularly have a need for a welcoming environment as they navigate life in a foreign culture. Many people who come through our doors haven’t had many opportunities to hear about Christian faith in their home countries, but they are drawn to the hope of Christ because of the warm welcome they find here. 

Our staff and volunteers want to emphasize the importance of opening up our church home to those who are vulnerable and in need of a supportive community. We find that our own faith grows deeper and our relationships stronger as we serve and come to know these members of the international community.

You're Invited to Our Fall Benefit Dinner

Language Institute and Ministry with Internationals Benefit Dinner
Wednesday, November 5, 6:30pm, 415 Westlake, Seattle
Celebrate and support UPC’s international community with keynote speaker Earl F. Palmer and a gourmet dinner catered by the Upper Crust. As a part of the Outreach ministry of University Presbyterian Church, the Language Institute and Ministry with Internationals have provided resources for refugees, immigrants, and internationals in the greater Seattle area for over 30 years. Register online by October 26 at upc.org/registerLIMI, or give to LI/MI online at upc.org/giveLIMI. Please log in or create an account to donate to the designated fund.

Convenient parking available. $50 ticket price includes catered gourmet dinner and wine.
For more information, contact April, 206.524.7301 x533

Learn more about Ministry with Internationals in Seattle:

Bridges International describes it best: the nations are here now.

Read the most recent LI newsletter.
Read the most recent MI newsletter.

In 2014 we served internationals from over 40 countries!

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, Burundi, China, Colombia, Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Libya, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Somalia, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam.

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