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.

Sunday School

Sundays 9:30 & 11am | Grades 1-4 in The Lodge, Prek & K in the Preschool wing
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. This year our elementary curriculum will include a family devotional!  This amazing resource will help parents reinforce what their children are learning in Sunday School as they continue to build their faith at home.

Please note we are following the recommendations of the Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department and ask that all children & adults wear masks while indoors.
Every year we give kids their first Bible. What a special day it is!

Wednesday Night Campfire

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM | 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 are doing drive by drop off and pick up so parents don’t need to park and leave their cars.  We will have students hand sanitize  when they arrive.  Have your children wear a mask and bring a labeled water bottle. We will be playing on the UPPC playground when it is dry so please dress accordingly!

TRUNK OR TREAT

Friday, October 29 | 6-8 pm
Sign up for a time to come by the UPPC parking lot to trick or treat at decorated cars. To ensure that everyone is safe during this event we will have you check in and hand sanitize, require protective face coverings, and keep your family group 6 feet from other families or volunteers. Parents must accompany their children throughout the event and please leave scary costumes at home.
Deck the trunk of your car out and pass out treats or trinkets to trick or treaters!  Set up will be at 5:30pm. Please decorate your trunk in a fun way (not too scary!) There will be a prize for the best decorated car! Please provide your own treats or trinkets for our trick or treaters. If you need assistance in providing this, please let us know and we would be happy to help you out. Please plan to be Covid safe and wear a protective face covering.

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.  Register in order to receive the link for the Zoom meeting.
Fall meetings will be 12:30-1:30 on the following days: Sept 12, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5

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 253.590.2547 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.

Adults Make a Difference!

We believe strongly in the involvement of the  whole church in our children's & youth 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.  Click the link below!

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.”