Growing Kids to Share HopeThe mission of our Children's Ministry is to welcome children and provide opportunities to grow together in Christ as individuals and as families, while becoming integrated into a vibrant community that prepares and supports us as we share the hope of Jesus Christ with one another, our neighbors, and the world. Come join us!
Every Sunday prepares us with a special new opportunity to share the hope of Jesus Christ with kids and families. We are focused on welcoming, growing, and integrating in the classroom, in the hallways, and in Larson Hall. The information below will help acquaint you with our Sunday rhythm.
Our youngest children begin in their room. Our elementary-aged children (grades 1–5) begin their worship in the Sanctuary with their families before being invited to their third floor classroom. For new or visiting families of elementary-aged children please visit the Start Here table in the lobby outside of the Sanctuary and learn how to register your child(ren) before releasing them to their classrooms.
9am & 10:30am Services
Nursery (birth–2 yrs): Rooms 235 & 245
Early Childhood (3 yrs–Kindergarten): Rooms 300–315
Elementary (Grades 1–5): Rooms 340–390
Questions? Email Debbie.
Summer Schedule: June 24- September 2
Sunday School will be offered during the 9am and 10:30am services.
MOPs Summer Playdates!
Look for the zebra stripe and pink polka dot tablecloth and there will be a host to greet you!
August 7 & 21 | North Acres Spray Park | 10-11:30am
September 4 & 18 | Matthew's Beach | 10-11:30am
Slip, Slide, 'n Serve
August 14–16, 12pm–3pm, Various locations
Save the dates and stay tuned for more information on how your upper elementary student can get involved in service and mission this summer! There will be fun opportunities for your child to engage with our summer interns in various ministry opportunities.
Family Mariners Night
Monday, August 20, 7:10pm, Safeco Field, $15 per ticket
Meet up with Family Ministries at Safeco Field! Students must be accompanied by their families.
Cookie and Slime Time
Wednesday, August 22, 1-3pm, Geneva
Come hangout with the CM interns, decorate cookies and make homemade slime to take home. Suitible for 1st-5th graders. Drop off and pick up in Geneva.
Family Ministries Picnic
Thursday, August 23, 6–8pm
Grab your favorite picnic foods come prepared for fun, fellowship, and games! We will be meeting at Magnuson Park, shelter #3.
Be a Part of It: Serve Kids This School Year
Have a heart to serve the kids and families of UPC? Volunteer throughout the 2017–18 school year (September 10–June 24) to fill a variety of roles on Sundays and weekdays. There are many ways you can serve. Contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your availability and how your gifts and passion can best be put to use! Sarah K, x177, or Debbie, x377
Help make sure every student can participate
Families, we need your help to support all students wanting to attend camps and events, 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!
The Meaning of Baptism
The water of baptism bears witness to death and resurrection. We die to our old selves, turning away from a life of sin, and are born again into God's family by the power of the Holy Spirit. By choosing baptism, we are responding to God's grace and living into God's promise of salvation.
Baptism is a public proclamation of God's grace. Through this proclamation, the community of faith promises to help us learn and grow. Jesus' baptism initiated his mission and ministry. Our baptism initiates us into the mission of God and the community of believers across the globe.
The Baptism Process
Baptisms occur on select Sundays throughout the year during regular worship services at UPC (see list below). Please plan on attending a baptism class, usually offered two weeks prior to baptism dates at 10am. If you have any questions feel free to contact Makalee.
You do not have to be a member to have your child baptized, but you should be a regular worship attendee who considers UPC your home church. If you are not yet a member, we strongly encourage you to become one. New Member Info.
The next Baptism date will be in March, stay tuned for more details.
School Year Mid-Week Ministries
First, third & fifth Tuesdays, October 2, 2018–May 21, 2019 | 9:30–11:30am | Geneva | $175, scholarships are available.
New moms, are you looking for a community to share parenting, marriage, and friendship stories? Come to MOPS! We welcome mothers with a child or children age 0–5 years to build a Christian community together. Don't journey alone, connect with us!
Contact Kim Sahlin with questions. Check out the MOPs Blog!
Girls Fireflies and Boys Crew
Grades 1–5: Wednesdays, October 3- May 1, 7–8:30pm
Families are invited to fellowship, worship, and serve together during our intergenerational Wednesday night programming. Registration coming soon!
Cub Scouts Pack 167
Mondays, through May, 7–8:30pm, Third Floor
This parent-led program for 1st-5th grade boys encourages physical, moral, and spiritual character development through outdoor activities, community service, and working with one another. Read More.
Mondays, through May, 6:30–8pm, Third Floor
This girl-led program for girls in grades 6-12 emphasizes citizenship, community service, building life skills, and making the world a better place. Registration is required. Contact: Cathy