"As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world."

John 17:18

At UPPC, we envision a renewed and flourishing community at home and abroad where the love of Jesus is known, experienced, and spread to others intentionally, spontaneously, and tangibly.  We live out this vision
by engaging holistically to address the broken relationships, injustices, and hinderances
that prevent all from fully experiencing God's shalom. 

Community Christmas

Now - December 5
Every year we help local families celebrate Christmas.  By donating and volunteering, you can help make Christmas a reality for hundreds of kids in our community. Visit the link below to find out how you can help!

Housing for a New Refugee Family

Safe Haven Refugee Ministry
We are excited to again host a newly-arrived refugee family in our community this fall/winter and our Good Neighbor Team is busily searching for short and long term housing for our new family.  Visit the link below find out how you can help!

Service Opportunities

Safe Haven Refugee Ministry

Since 2015 UPPC has worked to support refugees in our area. Growing from housing assistance and teams to help a family learn how to live in a new country, our ministry continues to expand. We now provide English classes, supplies for those in detention centers, and weekend housing and transportation to those en route to their final destination. See how you can help at uppc.org/safehaven. 

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 uppc.org/fostercare

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.

Flourishing Groups

Discern how you are being called join God's work in the world and pursue human flourishing for us  and others.  
New groups to start in September 2022.  Stay tuned!

A part of the 2021/22 Flourishing Pilot? Click here to access the group page. 

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 God's Redeeming Work

Learn how you can bring about mutual flourishing through one of UPPC's Ministry 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.