“From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” – 2 Timothy 3:15
Youth (7th through 12th grade) are invited to be part of our youth Group. Led by Rev. Eugene Sharkey (Retired), Cindy Kemp (St. Peter’s), and Tracy Haas (Light of Christ), our youth gather the 3rd Sunday of each month on our Light of Christ campus at 4:30PM. Our youth program focuses on fellowship, service, and learning opportunities.
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The 46ers is the UPG’s newest monthly club for children in fourth, fifth and sixth grade. Club meetings activities are decided on by the kids, who brainstorm ideas for crafts, snacks and ways that they can engage in the larger community of the UPG.
ELCA Youth Gathering
Every 3 years the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America brings together nearly 40,000 young people (entering 9th grade to just completed 12th grade) across the ELCA to participate in a youth gathering. Our next gathering is scheduled for Minneapolis, Minnesota in June of 2021! The UPG is already making plans to be part of this event.
Children's Church is offered to young believers (pre-k – 3rd grade) at both of our Sunday morning worship celebrations. All children are welcome in our worship spaces! Each week following our children’s message, children who desire may leave our worship space with one of our Children’s Church leaders to participate in a worship designed just for them! The children are brought back into our worship in time to celebrate Holy Communion with their parents.
Vacation Bible School
Each year in July the UPG offers vacation Bible School to our children. Normally our Bible School ministry operates from 9AM to noon, Monday through Friday.