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Women's Ministry



MOPS connects moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying along side one another. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. MOPS meets on the second Tuesday of every month (September through May) from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

The Basic Principles of a MOPS Group:

  • Welcoming to all Women: We've all been placed in this time and place in history, as the tribe of women who are raising the world. And the beauty of it is that we don't all have to agree with one another but everyone is in and we all need each other.
  • Mentoring: Sometimes we need a wise woman who has been there and done that to bounce ideas off of. That's why we love our Mentor moms, they have sage advice and willing ears.
  • Leadership Developement: You have the ability to do big things. We want to help you gain the confidence to use your voice to change the world.
  • Honest Conversation: Realk talk is liberating. It frees us from assumptions that we are alone in our struggles. We value taking a risk and sharing your story in order to heal someone else from their isolation.
  • Relevant Teaching: Really, who needs another tutorial on how to make crepe paper flowers? What we provide is mommy friends who get you, hope-filled insight, and speakers who know we've only had three hours of uninterrupted sleep last night so they better keep it interesting.
  • Creative Activities: Create, imagine, and actually finish a project. We occasionally like to have something "pinteresty" (Yes, that is a made up word.) to make at our meetings. We all need a little time to indulge in a creative endeavor. 
  • Childcare: Look, we all love our kids, but let's be honest: a little break now and then makes us want to be with them even more. We provide a preschool-style experience for your kiddos that they will love going back to.

Email mopsatupc@gmail.com for more information! 


Are you interested in fellowship with other moms of preschoolers and babies during the week? If so, this is the group for you! We meet weekly at various kid and baby-friendly parks on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Even if your baby can't take full advantage of parks yet, come for the company!

Ways to GROW

Life Groups:

At UPC, one of our core values is genuine community. One of the best ways to experience this at UPC is to join one of our Life Groups. These groups are UPC’s primary means of shepherding our membership and building genuine community. Many of our groups are a mixture of singles and married couples. We've designed them to be a place for anybody to find the genuine community we all long for. To join a group, fill out an online registration form. You can also visit our Life Group Finder to contact a Life Group leader in your part of town. 

The Gathering:

"The Gathering" is the name of our adult education program on Sunday morning. We are currently offering two adult learning communities:

1) "Christian Apologetics: How to Defend Your Faith in Changing Times" led by Frank Markle in Room 1.

2) "Reluctantly Devoted: The Message of the Book of Jonah" led by Justin Kuiper in Room 2.

The Gathering is a place of connection where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, share, and get to know people better. It's also a place of spiritual growth where you can study God's Word in an interactive setting. Pick one of the classes and join us Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Education Annex. 

Bible Studies:

These two classes are offered on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. from January 31, 2018 - April 18, 2018 (no class March 21). Childcare is available. 

We Believe in God
Who is God? What are his attributes? His eternal plan? His works in history? What is his plan for the world and for us? At the most fundamental level, the Scriptures were given to us to teach us about who God is and what he has done for us. In fact, knowing God is essential for us to understand ourselves and our world. Join us as we learn more about who He is and how that can be a tool for learning more about who we are in relationship with Him.
Leader: Mary Carole Hall
Childcare Fee (if applicable): $20

Parenting Study
Is your child just like you or are there differences that are presenting some challenges in your parenting and teaching? Raising and teaching children can be both wonderful and challenging. Come explore some new ideas that may help you with parenting and teaching your children. We will study these books: Different Children, Different Needs by Dr. Charles F. Boyd & Robert A. Rohm Ph.D. and The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias. 
Leader: Lynn Jankowski
Childcare Fee (if applicable): $20 / Book Fee: $22

This class is offered on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. from January 31, 2018 - April 18, 2018 (no class March 21).

1 Thessalonians
We will be studying 1 Thessalonians using the Navigators Life Change Series. Come join us!
Leader: Ann Cochrum
Book Fee: $10

This class runs continuously on Thursday mornings from 6:15 - 7:15 a.m.

We are continuing our study of the Gospel of John using the NavPress study guide. We're casual in our tone (bring your own coffee, come in your pajamas if you want) and serious about God's word. Come and check us out!
Leader: Sheri Penman
Book Fee: $8