Loving Our Neighbors
Following Jesus means being sent as servants into his world. Jesus most often directed his followers through stories, rather than direct commands, but this is one command he called the greatest of them all—"Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; and love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39) We have this extraordinary mandate—sent by Jesus to love our neighbors—in our neighborhoods, in our city, and in our workplaces. That's what UPC's Outreach Ministry is all about.
Serve When & Where You Can
Support the University District Food Bank!
Bring non-perishable food and cash donations to the food barrel outside UPC entrances on June 3rd, July 1st, and August 5th!
UPC's urban ministry partners serve the poor and disenfranchised of Seattle in numerous ways—resettling refugees, building homes, educating troubled youth, reconnecting broken families, recovery from addiction, providing safe shelter for the homeless, to name just a few of the emphases of our partners. There are countless ways to serve!
Puget Sound Christian Clinic
Through its program of mobile clinics, Puget Sound Christian Clinic provides low-cost medical, dental, mental, and spiritual care to low-income uninsured people in our community. Contact Dick and Kris.
Bridge Disability Ministries
Divine Alternatives for Dads
DADS provides a one-on-one case advocacy program for fathers in need of family services. This includes assistance with reunification with their children, referrals to drug and alcohol treatment programs, employment counseling, assistance with child support adjustments, and with developing plans to pay off arrearages, assistance with housing, legal assistance, parenting classes, and family stability programs. Contact Sarah.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County is a Christian organization that builds homes in partnership with families, giving them a hand up, not a hand-out. This practice honors their God-given dignity and encourages families to work hard towards a shared goal of creating a safe and secure home in which their children can grow and thrive. Contact Ryan.
Samaritan Center of Puget Sound
Samaritan Center of Puget Sound provides counseling, education, consultation, mediation, and other services for individuals, families, congregations, and organizations, including therapy and other services for the poor. Contact Peter.
King County Youth Chaplaincy
Seattle Urban Academy
The Language Institute at UPC has provided English instruction to refugees, immigrants, and other internationals in the greater Seattle area for thirty years offering both integrated skills classes
(reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and conversational English opportunities. Contact Valerie.
Street Youth Ministries
SYM is a nonprofit, faith-based organization serving homeless youth and youth in crisis, ages 13–26 by meeting the immediate basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter along with drop-in services, advocacy, mentoring, and activities. Contact Judy.
U-District Food Bank
New Horizons Ministries
Union Gospel Mission
New Light Christian Church
New Light is a multi-ethnic inner-city ministry centered around the strong teaching of God’s Word in order to glorify him through the ministry of healing the family, spreading the gospel in our community, breaking down multicultural barriers, and drawing all members closer to God through worship, studying his word, and prayer. Contact Dick and Kris.
Urban Impact's mission is to strengthen families and raise servant leaders in the Rainier Valley by building a foundation of good health, quality education, economic opportunity, and Christ-centered faith. Contact Peter.
World Relief Seattle
World Relief Seattle has worked since 1979 to empower the local church to serve refugees and immigrants in the Greater Seattle Area. Originally founded to care for those fleeing war in Southeast Asia, they have since grown to resettle refugees from almost 50 countries. They provide services to refugees through programs in resettlement, employment, citizenship, English language training, immigration detention ministry, and church mobilization. Contact Valerie.