Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Mission at UPPC is defined as the movement of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit sending God’s people (the Church) into the world to declare the gospel in life, word and deeds. Our service serves as an example of God’s activity in the world, as we strive to be the love of Jesus locally, intentionally, spontaneously and tangibly.

ESL Friendship Class

(English as a Second Language) 
Open to all adults, this weekly class helps participants improve their use of spoken and written English. Volunteers work with students to help them learn and practice English, and create friendships along the way. All materials are provided - no experience needed! For details, contact Marion Tilley, [email protected].

Class will meet every Thursday, 9-10AM, via Zoom beginning 10/1.

Supplies for Refugees

NW Detention Center refugees can use your assistance!
Detainees in the NW Detention Center pass the time by crocheting and crafting with donated supplies. Order items from the approved Amazon list and have them delivered to AIDNW Hospitality House, 1915 S. Sheridan Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405. NOTE: The detention center will only allow the items on the list to be donated.  

Service Opportunities

Safe Haven Refugee Ministry

Serving refugees seeking a safe place to call home in UP/Tacoma area through relationships and support as they become self-sufficient. Learn more at safehaventacoma.org

Families Unlimited Network (FUN)

Located on UPPC’s premises, FUN volunteers honor and strengthen families through teaching, supporting essential needs and building relationships out of love for God and neighbor. Donate food, serve in the Food Bank, or volunteer in the Spot After-School Tutoring Program. More information at familiesunlimitednetwork.org.

Cherish Meru, Kenya

In partnership with Hope International Ministry Trust, Cherish educates, equips, and empowers children in Meru, Kenya, through child sponsorships, caregiver visits, and auxiliary support. More information at cherishmeru.org.

Olive Crest South Sound

Become a foster parent or join a Care Community that supports one. More information at olivecrest.org/pacific-northwest.

REACH Ministries

Provide hope to HIV-positive children and their families by serving at a REACH camp or retreat, mentoring those affected by HIV, interning with REACH or preparing encouraging gift baskets or gift cards. More information at reachministries.org.

Coffee Oasis Pierce County

Provide love and support to homeless youth by becoming a youth center volunteer, mentor, or street outreach volunteer at the Coffee Oasis Tacoma Shelter.  More information at thecoffeeoasis.com/volunteer.

My story serving at UPPC

Dan Small, Families Unlimited Foodbank volunteer

For 6 years, I have volunteered at the Families Unlimited Foodbank. Giving my time to help others is very important to me. I pick up food from local grocery stores and food warehouses that helps feed nearly 2,000 people each month. The hours I give each week helping others is rewarding and helps strengthen my faith in Jesus with every box of food I unload.

Join the mission

Learn how you can get involved with local and global mission partners.

Other Service Opportunities at UPPC

Alongside the ministries that UPPC partners with, throughout the year there are other ways to serve with UPPC.
Check the events page for more information.