At UPPC we know that life can be hard and messy.
We want to walk with you through the difficult times and into a healthy, abundant life in Jesus.

Memorial Services

UPPC holds memorial services for members and non-members. Please call the church office to schedule: (253) 564-2522. In order to help your family better plan for your loved one's service, please download our Memorial Planning Guide.

Support Groups

Women's Cancer Support Group: This group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm either via Zoom  to support women in our community who are undergoing cancer treatment. Their support teams are also welcome to join these meetings.  Want to join? Contact Jill McMullen.

Tacoma Prostate Cancer Support Group: This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 PM via Zoom (except December and July). To learn more about this group, contact Bob Freeborn at [email protected].

Special Needs Parent Support Group: SNPSG 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 at  in order to receive the link for the Zoom meeting.
Fall meetings will be 12:30-1:30pm on the following days: Sept 12, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5. Contact Diane Matthaei, 253.564.6947, for more info.

We also have access to support groups for grief and for caregivers. Please contact Jill McMullen for more information.


UPPC is a praying church. If you would like to share a prayer request or praise, please feel free to do one of the following:
  • Fill out the online Prayer Request Form. Upon request, prayer concerns can be listed in the Sunday worship bulletins for the congregation to read on Sunday mornings.
  • Fill out a Connect card located in the pew rack on Sunday
  • Email [email protected]g, or fill out the form below
  • Call Jill McMullen at 253.564.2522 ext. 139 or email her at [email protected]

We also have multiple opportunities to be prayed for or to pray for others.
  • Deacons are available to pray with you following communion on the first Sunday of each month. They are also available to pray with you throughout the week, at church or anywhere! Please contact Jill McMullen if  interested in prayer with a deacon.
  • Prayer Chain: This group prays for requests that come in through [email protected]. If you are interested in joining in the prayer chain, please contact Jill McMullen.
  • Thursday Morning Prayer: This group gathers Thursday mornings to pray for the church and its ministries. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Jill McMullen.
Jill McMullen, Minister of Care and Welcome & Connect
253.564.2522 ext.  139 | [email protected]

Divorce Recovery

Divorce happens for a variety of reasons. When it does, two questions always seem to rise to the surface, “How deeply has this affected me?” and “How will I ever recover from it?” Both questions are critically important to answer, because answering both will bring the kind of growth and insight that is so crucial to growing through the experience of divorce. It takes great courage and humility to confront those two questions. Imagine never asking or answering them at all! Many people who go through divorce never will, and as a result, they easily fall into another relationship that is early-on postured to fail. Because their own hearts, experiences, and expectations remain unexamined, they remain blinded by their own pain, fears, and lack of trust.

The Divorce Recovery experience at UPPC, while it is about many things, is about reflecting upon and responding to those very important questions. It is a safe place to unpack thoughts, feelings, and emotions. It’s a place to gain healthy insight and courage to begin to move ahead. While it is difficult to risk when your life and world has been cast into turmoil and chaos, this is one risk—one opportunity—that will be the beginning of a new way of living and hoping!

Our Fall Schedule:
September 16: How Do I Get Through This? (Self-care/wholeness)
You are going through one of the hardest things anyone goes through in life. It is so important that you take good care of yourself as you go through it. This can be hard to do!  We will look at some ways for you to give your mind, heart, and body the care you need, even in the midst of suffering.
September 23: Resiliency
September 30: Compassion and Divorce
October 7: Legally Speaking
October 14: Where Am I on This Journey?
October 21: Forgiveness
October 28: Hope for the Future: Dating and remarriage panel

Cost: $50; $30 for alumni
Dinner and childcare included with registration.
If you would like more information please contact Jill McMullen, Care Minister, at (253) 564-2522 ext. 139, or send her an email at [email protected].

“We are not yet what we shall be but we are growing toward it.” – Martin Luther