Youth at UPC

Explore, Encounter, and Experience

At UPC, we are encouraged to Share Hope in Jesus Christ. Not a hope that means "I wish," but rather a "certain or confident expectation." In Youth Mission and Ministry at UPC, we have a renewed sense of Hope—a certain and confident expectation that Christ is in our midst teaching us, bonding us, and sending us out. We are strengthening ways in which students can: 

+ Explore, encounter, and experience life in Christ
+ Create authentic community, learning to love each other and grow in purpose
+ Live out a mission, a life that demonstrates the love of God through Christ.

This Hope is not a one-time event; it is a process that grows through retreats, mission trips, houseboat adventures, mountaineering journeys, Bible studies, and many conversations over coffee. It comes through learning, acting, and reflecting, and sometimes by having a little more fun than is humanly possible.

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Middle School Ministry

The Rock

UPC's Community for Students in Grades 6–8

Director: Bianca Quezada, 206-524-7301 x115
Intern: Peter Jonescu, x127
Intern: Kevin Grow, x127
Instagram: @upc_therock

Waiver remains on file from June 2018–June 2019
Downloadable Summer calendar here!


Family Mariners Night 

Monday, August 20, 7:10pm, Safeco Field, $15 per ticket

After hearing from our City Splash missionaries, meet up at Safeco Field with Family Ministries! Students must be accompanied by their families.



City Splash: Portland

Our short term mission trip, City Splash, is now closed. If you would like to be put on the wait list, please email Rita. Please pray for us as we learn to live and love like Jesus on our days away. Everyone in the Rock community is invited to hear about the experiences of our missionaries on Monday, August 20, 5:00-6:00pm in the Inn Chapel!


Wednesday Rock

Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30pm, Geneva Hall

Fall Kick-off BBQ is Wednesday, September 19th! Special time, 6:30-8:30pm.
Bring friends to this epic night of fellowship and fun! Every Wednesday we gather to build community and learn how to follow Jesus in middle school. Updates on special events and breaks will be posted here throughout the year.


Sunday Rock & Small Groups

Sundays, September 9 through June 16. 10am in room 270.

Sunday Rock will start up again on September 9.
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. Over the summer students will attend UPC worship service (9am, 10:30am, 5pm) with their families. Small groups will begin by October, keep a look out for email communication from your student's leaders.



High School Ministry

The Edge

UPC's Community for Students in Grades 9–12

Director: Scott Gronholz, 206.524.7301 ext.181
Intern: Macie Mooney, 206.524.7301 ext.128
Intern: Rebecca Bernstein 

Instagram: @theedge_upc 

The Edge Wednesday Nights 

Wednesdays, 7–9 pm, Various locations throughout the summer

We gather weekly to build relationships and explore faith in Jesus.

August 15: Bonfire at Golden Gardens, 6-9pm
August 22: Summer Reunion (Last EDGE of summer), UPC


Tune-In Tuesdays 

August 7, 14, 21, & 28, 10am-12pm, 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. Bring money and stay late to join the interns on the Ave for lunch. 



Faith in Action

Serve in Seattle

Join our partner ministries to serve Seattle year-round! After sign up, you will be contacted with additional information for your shift. 

Sign up!




YMM Parent Meeting

September 17, 7-9pm, Geneva Hall

Learn about what's going on with our Middle School and High School programs at UPC. Meet the directors, ask questions, and see what's in store for the year. 


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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