Children

Save the date...Our annual Day Camp will be July 12-16, 9:30-12:30, for children 5 years old through 4th grade.  
 Embark on an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungles.
At "Treasured" Day Camp, kids dig into action-packed, faith-filled adventures. They’ll discover God’s greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold–it's them!  We are planning on having Day Camp in-person but we will also have an online version available.  Registration and more details will be online starting in mid-May.

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 | The Lodge
Every Sunday morning children will participate in a fun Bible lesson, sing worship songs, and engage in other fun activities.  It’s our goal to make learning about Jesus an exciting and interactive experience. This year we  are using a curriculum based on The Jesus Storybook Bible.  If you are worshiping from home, children can follow along with our Sunday School lessons using our year-long schedule.

Please contact Julie Mangrum at [email protected]  if you would like a copy of The Jesus Storybook Bible!

Early Childhood (4mo-K) is available at both services:  4mo-3yrs is in the Nursery, 4yrs-K meets in The Lodge

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 and get their temp checked 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!

Family Sacrament Experience

May 16, 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm
May 23, 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm
In this workshop, children and their parents will explore the meaning and traditions of baptism and communion and they will be given the opportunity to participate in the sacraments at the end of the workshop. (This class is geared toward children in grades 1-4.)
Location: Fellowship Hall

Special Needs Parent Support Group

Parent Support Group 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 on the 1st Sunday of each month from 12:15-1:15.  We’re moving April’s Parent Support Group to March 28 since April 4 is Easter.

We will send you the link for our Zoom meeting a few days before we meet.

More UPPC Kids Ministries

Mom & Dad's Day Out Co-Op

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.”