Young Adults 20-30s


Want to know what's going on in UPC's Young Adult Ministry? Sign up for the newsletter and read the most recent edition! Learn about young adult specific events, church-wide events, and ways to serve at UPC and in the community.


Sunday Evenings: Worship + Food + Fellowship

Although young adults can be found at various service times at UPC, we tend to gravitate towards the 5pm service. Join us weekly for our 5pm service, dinner upstairs in Larson Hall, and fellowship at 7:00pm! Our Facebook page is up-to-date with details!



Kindred Events

Kindred Prayer Gathering

Wednesday, June 27, 7:30pm, 5261 Rainier Ave S.

Join us for a night of prayer and fellowship with our sister congregations! Kindred is an ongoing partnership, dedicated to building relationships among Christians of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Our new Kindred partner, Damascus Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting the event!

Need a ride? Want to invite a friend? Check out our Facebook event!

SHIFT Conference: Save the Date!

July 21

Gather with young adults from New Beginnings Christian Fellowship. There will be speakers and workshops for young adults providing motivation and tools for development of mind, body, and spirit. Save the date & learn more here

Supporting Francis Omondi

UPC Mission Partner (since 1992!) shared his story with us last Sunday during our testimony night! He shared about God’s call on his life to leave the comfort of the university to go into unreached villages to share about Jesus. God has developed him as a peacemaker between Muslim and Christian communities for the last three decades—and we are invited to join in this work!  We have the opportunity to keep Francis and his family in our prayers, as well as support children to attend school whose families cannot afford it.  It is a powerful witness to the Muslim community that Christians would love them in this way!

Use this link to give (it is important to designate your gift as "sheepfold"!)



Small Groups

Grow deeper in your faith in a community of friends. We are excited to have multiple young adult small groups to join this summer! View UPC's open small groups to find a young adult or intergenerational small group to join!

Tuesday Community Group

Join a weekly gathering of young adults that rotates between Scripture discussion series, worship, and volunteering. We communicate regularly through email and our Facebook group. We meet in the main building (Knox) across from the Sanctuary at UPC from 7-9pm.

Resonance: Book Club/Discussion Group 

The young adults book club meets on weekends at various times throughout the year. Previous books have included: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, Simply Jesus by N.T. Wright, Strength to Love by Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bassey. Email Elisabeth and we'll get you connected!

Residential Communities

Apply to live at UPC's young adult house, Jack's House. This is an intentional community for young adults devoted to discipleship and service. Email pollyy@upc.org for more information.



Polly Yorioka, Associate Director of Young Adult Ministry and Missional Communities

pollyy@upc.org, ext. 406

Huayi Jiang, Young Adult Intern


Stephanie Lam, Executive Assistant of Outreach

stephaniel@upc.org, ext. 153