UPC Youth Ministry

UPC Youth Ministry serves our 6th-12th grade students. The focus of Youth Ministry at UPC is to create an affirming and accepting environment where youth can be their authentic selves and grow in relationship with God and each other. We are inclusive to all youth and empower them to be who God created them to be. We encourage students to ask questions and take ownership of their faith journey while walking alongside their peers.

Rather than live as individual disciples following Jesus alone, we believe in living as a community:

  • In order to live as a community, we have to know each other and;
  • In order to know each other, we have to lean into vulnerability, listening to each other’s experiences, learning from each other, serving our community together, worshipping together, and creating environments where students recognize they are loved and known exactly the way God created them.

JOIN US: (see below for more details)

Sundays 6:00-7:30pm: Weekly Youth Group

September 25 12:00-2:00pm: Youth Event at Bowlero

October 31: No Youth Group

November 21: No Youth Group

November 28 11:00am-12:30pm: Advent Wreath Event

December 12: End-of-Semester Event

January 14-16 2022: Midwinters @ Mo Ranch

Weekly Youth Group

Throughout the fall, UPC Youth Ministry will meet weekly on Sundays from 6:00-7:30pm at UPC. We’ll start with having dinner together, followed by a lesson or activity that is relevant to our world today. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship! See the calendar for a comprehensive list of dates.

Mission Presbytery Youth Events

Save the date for exciting events planned by Mission Presbytery over the next year! Main Event has been cancelled due to COVID concerns. More information will be shared as it becomes available. Note that UPC will attend Midwinters 1! Click here for the Mission Presbytery Youth Resources webpage.

Throughout the year

UPC Youth Ministry is committed to serving our city, engaging with other congregations as well as interfaith communities, and attending events organized by Mission Presbytery. This includes working with our Mission Outreach & Justice Committee and organizations like the Interfaith Welcome Coalition and House of Neighborly Service. We plan to attend Midwinters and encourage our students to attend youth group weekly. We will continue to follow the guidelines set in place by UPC so we can enjoy youth group and other events together safely.

Contact Hannah Cooley (hcooley@upcsa.org) for more information.