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.

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!

Bible Sunday

Sunday, Sept 26th 2021 at both services
If your child is in grades 1-4 and does not have a Bible of their own, UPPC would love to give them one. Bibles will be presented to students during worship services on Sept 26.

Please register no later than September 22nd.

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.”