I Do: Supporting Faith-Filled Marriages

Wednesdays Sept 12-Jan 23 | 7-8:30PM | Off-site

As God’s beloved creations, we were given the gift of marriage so that we could share our lives with someone within the covenant of love. Make new friends as you gather with other young married couples to learn Biblical principles of marriage, to grow spiritually and emotionally, and to discover the depth of God’s love for you as you grow in love for each other.


True Men

Wednesdays Sept 12 & 26, Oct 10 & 24, Nov 7 & 28 | 6:30-7:30PM | Fellowship Hall

Gather in fellowship and learn about what it means to be the men God created us to be. Come as you are! Childcare available with registration, otherwise no registration necessary.



1st & 3rd Mondays | Sept 17-May 20 | 9:15-11:30AM

Gather and connect with other moms of school-aged children. 


Women’s ESL & Friendship group

Wednesdays Sept 19-Nov 21 | Fellowship Hall

We are looking for native English speaking women who would like to become a partner and friend with a recent immigrant woman wanting to practice English and build new friendships. Become a regular partner or a substitute when a regular partner isn’t available.


Face 2 Face

Sunday September 23 | 12:15-1:30PM

We understand that being new to anything can be an uncomfortable experience. That's why there's Face 2 Face. We have this lunch to make a big church feel small, and answer any questions you may have about the church or how things work around here. It's an opportunity to meet the pastors, staff and other people new to the church who are also looking for community. Lunch is on us! Childcare is available with registration. Questions? Contact Kathy Goertz 253.564.2522 ext.147 or kgoertz@uppc.org


Small Group Equipping

Sunday September 23 | 12:15-1:15PM | Youth Room

Enjoy fellowship and resourcing with other small group facilitators as you prepare for a fruitful season of Group Life!

Academy of Christian Discipleship

First Thursdays | Oct. 4-June 6 | 7-8:30PM | Chapel

The apostle Paul wrote to his spiritual apprentice Timothy, “Train yourself in godliness.”  The Academy of Christian Discipleship exists to train people in godliness, to form disciples into lifelong apprentices to Jesus, and to strengthen the life of the local church. Throughout the 2018-19 year, we at UPPC will look at "The Third Way: Early Christian Ways of Being God's People" taught by Dr. Jerry Sittser. What can the post-Christendom church learn from the pre-Christendom world? 

Please note: There is a $100/person Whitworth University course fee.  Please email Mike Moffitt (mmoffitt@uppc.org) if you'd like to discuss financial aid.



Saturday October 6 | 9AM-1PM | Fellowship Hall

The Essentials Class is your tool to help you explore what the UPPC community is all about. Discover how your story, desires and gifts fit within the larger story that God is telling through this church. This is a class for people who wish to become a member at UPPC, but it is also wonderful for people who have been part of the UPPC community and want to dive in deeper. Questions? Contact Kathy Goertz 253.564.2522 ext.147 or kgoertz@uppc.org


Parent Support Group

Sunday October 7 | 12:15-1PM | Room 10

Finding mutual support from other parents whose child has similar needs can be helpful in coping with challenging experiences. Join other parents on the same journey! Lunch and childcare provided with registration. Contact Julie Mangrum, jsmangrum@uppc.org for more information.


Stand with Refugees/Immigrants Info Session

Sunday October 7 | 12:15-2PM | Fellowship Hall

Tucked away on a side street in Tacoma sits one of the largest immigration detention centers in the country. Many of the individuals held there have fled their home country seeking asylum, and exit detention carrying nothing with them and have few or no contacts in the area. Come learn about this vulnerable population and how we can partner with World Relief to help them transition to life post-release. Lunch and childcare provided with registration.


Spirituality in Film

Second Tuesdays | Oct 9-June 11 | 6:30-8:30PM | Fellowship Hall

Explore spiritual life through story and the art of cinema. No registration necessary. 


Sundays | 9:15-10:15AM | Gym

ConneXions is a discipleship pathway for everyone, from first-time visitors to long-time members. Meeting regularly in our church Gym and out in our communities throughout the year, we make room for God in our lives as we do life together, connecting with God through teachings, scripture and prayer, and with each other through fellowship, care and service.