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Kids at UPC

Growing Kids to Share Hope

The 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!

Sundays

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. 

Children's Worship

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 2018

Summer Sundays

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. 

REGISTER 

 

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.

Purchase tickets!

 

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. 

Sign up!

 

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

 

Volunteer

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

 

Scholarship Fund

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!

 

Parents

Visit our parent page and sign up for our monthly parent newsletter to stay in touch!

 

Child Baptisms

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 

 

MOPs

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!

2018-2019 Registration is now open!

 

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.

Girl Scouts

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