Children

We love kids at UPPC! It's not just something we say, it's what we do. It's in our DNA. Our church started as a Sunday School, and today we still value teaching kids about Jesus' AMAZING love for them. Stop by on a Sunday morning or Wednesday night and see the love in action.

Jingle Jam

Children in grades 1-4 and their parents are invited to a special Wednesday Night Campfire on December 7, 6:30-7:30.  There will be door prizes, games, and other fun surprises.  Let us know if you are coming so we can plan accordingly.  Children can attend Jingle Jam without a parent but we are strongly encouraging parents to attend.

Sunday School

Sundays 9:30 & 11am | Early Childhood (PreK-K), Elementary (Grades 1-4)
Every Sunday morning children will learn a story from the Bible and engage in other fun activities.  It’s our goal to make learning about Jesus an exciting and interactive experience!

Children in PreK-Kindergarten meet in the Lodge and end their time in the Preschool Hallway.

Children in grades 1-4 start in the sanctuary with their parents and are released to go to Sunday School in the Lodge before the sermon.  We are using the 252 Kids Curriculum by Orange that includes a family devotional!  This amazing resource helps parents reinforce what their children are learning in Sunday School as they continue to build their faith at home.

Wednesday Night Campfire

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM starting on Sept 14 | The Lodge 
Campfire is our mid-week program where students in grades 1-4 learn about Jesus, play crazy games and create cool art.  We end our time together with free ice cream!  We are doing drive-by drop off and pick up at the back parking lot so parents don’t need to park and leave their cars.  When the weather is dry we will spend some time at the UPPC playground so please dress accordingly!

Baptism at UPPC

We believe that baptism is a symbol of being brought into the Christian family, and therefore we believe baptism is for all ages. If you are interested in learning more about baptism, or having your children baptized, please contact Ashli Veitch to set up a time to meet with one of our pastors. We schedule baptisms on the third and fourth Sundays of the month. Because baptisms are scheduled with consideration for which pastor is available and other items on the schedule, please do not make any permanent travel arrangements until your date is confirmed with the pastors.
Every March we offer Family Sacrament Experience for Grades 1-4 for students and their parents to learn about the sacraments of baptism and communion. At the end of this, students will have the opportunity to take communion and to be baptized. This is a great opportunity for older children to learn about baptism and what it means for them.

More UPPC Kids Ministries

Mom & Dad's Day Out Co-Op

Ages 1yr-K | 9am-12pm | Tue-Fri
Need a break to run errands or have a few hours to yourself? At MDDO moms and dads rotate to help our Nursery staff with childcare and provide snack once/twice a semester - it's a group effort! You may register up to two days per week. To sign up contact Laura Richardson, Director of Early Childhood, at 253.590.3547 or [email protected]

Sunset Christian Preschool (SCP)

SCP is a ministry of University Place Presbyterian Church drawing families from University Place and Tacoma neighborhoods.

We provide children a foundation of Christian faith alongside an educational experience that develops the whole child - spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical. We inspire a life-long love of learning through the development of each child's unique gifts and talents.

Special Needs Parent Support Group

Parent Support Group is for those with children of any age living with special needs, different abilities, or sensory issues. Join us for a time of sharing and support.  We meet the second Sunday of each month. Email [email protected] for the zoom link.

Adults Make a Difference!

We believe strongly in the involvement of the  whole church in our youth & children's ministries. UPPC loves kids! If you are interested in getting involved we have a number of ways to impact the lives of students in our community as a prayer partner, mentor, or volunteer in our programming.  Email Lexi at [email protected] to get connected.

My story at UPPC

Lindsay Furber, mother 

“Our eldest son, Jack looks forward to Sunday School and Campfire every week. He retains the lessons he hears and will often bring up different points or even share his knowledge with his younger brother. Best of all, Jack asked to be baptized this past year. When I asked why he wanted to be baptized, Jack said that he wanted to show God he was dedicated to him. I believe it takes a village to raise children and a whole church to raise them in faith. I’m so thankful for all the children's ministry team members who are guiding children, like Jack, into their own faith.”