Children are an important part of the ministry of United Presbyterian Church. Children are nurtured and loved by the whole congregation, so they can feel a part of the family of God. There are many ways for children to become involved in the mission, worship, and fellowship of the church. The children are invited down to the front of the sanctuary every Sunday for a Time For Young Disciples. We have children's Sunday School, choir, a children's Christmas play, special mission opportunities for children like Food on the Fourth, and annual events like Family Fun Night and the Easter Egg Hunt. Find out more about the children's ministry of UPC by exploring this section or visiting us on a Sunday morning.
Each summer UPC hosts a week of Vacation Bible School during the evenings in July. We invite children from all over Peoria and surrounding towns to participate in a fun-filled and educational week.
We transform the church and the Fellowship Hall to whatever the theme of VBS is for that year to immerse the children in the VBS experience. Children participate in small group discussions, science experiments, crafts, recreation, singing, and snack which are centered around a theme and Bible story for that night. Registration starts in June of every summer and is $5 per child. Check out summaries, video, and photos of previous VBS weeks at UPC and get ready for next summer!