Youth at UPC


Middle School Ministry High School Ministry Serve Together Parents


At UPC, we are encouraged to Share Hope in Jesus Christ. In Youth Mission and Ministry at UPC, this means that we have a certain and confident expectation that Christ reveals Himself to us through formation (teaching), relationship (with Christ and others), mission.  We are providing ways for students to -

+ Explore, encounter, and experience life in Christ
+ Create authentic community, growing in love and purpose
+ Cultivate a life that demonstrates the love of God through Christ.

There are a number of activities, programs, and events that move us toward this Hope. Check out the opportunities below for ways to get involved.


Save the Date!

Advent Night

November 28, 7:30-8:30pm, UPC Sanctuary

All are invited to our Advent Worship Night! This family friendly service will draw our attention to the upcoming Advent season and provide some resources for celebrating at home through the month of December! Rock and Edge will still begin at 7pm and will go to the service together at 7:30pm. 


Middle School Ministry

The Rock

UPC's Community for Students in Grades 6–8

Director: Bianca Quezada, 206-524-7301 x115
Intern: Kevin Grow, x127
Instagram: @upc_therock
Waiver: June 2018-June 2019


Wednesday Rock

Wednesdays through December 12, 7:00–8:30pm, Geneva Hall

Join us every Wednesday as we gather to build community, learn how to follow Jesus in middle school, and tons of fun! Friends are always invited to Rock! Updates on special events and breaks will be posted here throughout the year.
No Rock on November 21st


Sunday Rock & Small Groups

Sundays through December 9, 10am in room 270

All middle schoolers are invited to meet in room 270 over the 10am service for fun, fellowship, and learning what it means to follow Jesus in middle school. Check back here to note dates when students will attend UPC worship services with their families. Small groups will begin in October, keep a look out for email communication from your student's leaders.
Students Worship with their families: November 18


Zombie Tag!

Friday, December 7, 6:00-11:30pm, Geneva Hall

One night of Nerf Blaster mayhem throughout the church hallways... must be Zombie Tag! More info on this epic night, what to bring, and how to help will be sent to the email address used for registering.
Hey parents, we can't do this without you! Please sign up to help make Zombie Tag possible! 
All proceeds go to Youth Missions throughout the year. We are also collecting Adult-size winter coats for Street Youth Ministry - bring them to check-in.

Register Here




High School Ministry

The Edge

UPC's Community for Students in Grades 9–12

Director: Scott Gronholz, 206.524.7301 ext.181
Intern: Rebecca Bernstein, 206.524.7301 ext.128
Instagram: @theedge_upc 


The Edge Wednesday Nights 

Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, Calvin Lounge

Join us as we gather for community and fun!
There will be no Wednesday Night programming on November 21. 


Tune-In Mondays and Thursdays  

3:00pm-6:30pm, Inn Chapel 

Come, hangout, take a break from the hustle and bustle. Engage with art and fellowship with a small, laid-back group of high schoolers. 


Easter Project

April 6-13, 2019, Tijuana, MX

Build a house and build community with the Edge this Spring Break! Spend a week in Tijuana building, growing together, learning, and connecting with Tijuana families. The cost of the trip is $650, fundraising and scholarships available. For more information check out the EP Information Packet
Applications and a non-refundable deposit of $150 due December 5. 

Parent Info Night- First Timers

December 2, 6:30-8:30pm, INN Chapel
If your child is new to Easter Project (EP), come to this informational meeting to learn about safety, auction information, support letters, daily schedules, and more. 




Experience Missions

Day of Service

November 17

Join us on November 17 for a day of service sponsored by Experience Missions in conjunction with Kindred. There will be lots of opportunities at UPC from 10am–noon, and at various times with our Urban Partners throughout the city. 

Sign up!

Weekly Opportunities

Ongoing opportunities to serve our neighbors in the Seattle Area. Sign up for the shift that matches your interest and schedule. Upon confirmation, you will receive an email with further details. 
Support the University District Food Bank! Bring non-perishable food and cash donations to the food barrels outside the UPC entrances on November 4!

Sign up!




YMM Parent Handbooks

Info & ways to get involved with our Middle School and High School programs

Parent Handbook for Middle School 

Parent Handbook for High School  


Scholarship Fund

So every student can participate!

Families, we need your help to support all students wanting to attend retreats, fun events, and camps—no matter their financial situation. Join us in making sure every student has the chance to participate!

To contribute, write a check out to UPC with "FM Scholarships" in the memo line, or give online with PushPay, select the giving type of "Other" and note "FM Scholarships" in the memo box.

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