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.


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 January 23 through May 29, 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. Wednesday Rock will resume on January 23, 2019


Sunday Rock & Small Groups

Sundays January 6 through June 19, 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 meet after Sunday Rock, keep a look out for email communication from your student's leaders.


Rock Bowling & Overnights!

Girls Overnight - February 1-2, 6:30pm - 8:30am
Guys Overnight - February 8-9, 6:30pm - 8:30am

Both groups will venture to the UW HUB for bowling and other games on this super fun night! We will return to the church for dessert, movie, and some rest. This is a great event to invite friends to! Make sure friends register with these links. More details on what to bring and registration can be found at the links below.





High School Ministry

The Edge

UPC's Community for Students in Grades 9–12

Director: Scott Gronholz, 206.524.7301 ext.181
Intern: Daniel Keyes, 206.524.7301 ext.128
Instagram: @theedge_upc 


The Edge Wednesday Nights 

Wednesdays, January 23 through May 29, 7:00-9:00pm, Calvin Lounge

Join us as we gather for community and fun! 
Programming will resume on January 23, 2019!
If you don't already receive our monthly YMM newsletter send Makalee an email  to get signed up. 


Confirmation Class 

Begins January 27, 2019, 11:30-1pm, UPC's Olympus House

This year The Edge will be offering a 6 session class (along with an overnighter) for Sophomores and up that will cover the basics of the gospel, The Sacraments, Presbyterian Polity, Ecclesiology (the study of the church), and much more. The class will meet January 27, February 3, February 10, March 10, March 17, & March 24. 



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



Experience Missions

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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