Welcome to the Rooted Youth Home page! Rooted Youth @ UPVPC’s vision is “to help students build a foundation on which to follow Jesus and serve Him, through biblical teaching, faith modeling, and relationship building.” While we are unable to meet physically with students, we are still seeking ways to pursue this vision. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to connect with us in the following ways:

  • Rooted Youth Online: Students are encouraged to join us for virtual youth group on Wednesdays from 7 – 8 PM using the GoToMeeting App. Our time together on Wednesday includes a short devotional followed by times of connecting through games and storytelling. Students can log into Rooted Youth Online at www.gotomeet.me/UPVPCRooted 


  • UPVPC Rooted Youtube Channel: Students and parents can stay up to date on what is happening on our YouTube Channel ~ UPVPC Rooted. Each week video devotionals and check-ins will be posted to the channel by Tuesday evening. Unable to attend Rooted Youth Online? No problem! Weekly Rooted Recaps will be posted to our channel the following Thursday. Subscribe to stay up to date on important information!


  • Google Docs: We’ve created a Google Doc file students can access to share prayer concerns, view weekly challenges and verses, and to share resources/activities with each other. Baked a really easy and delicious cookie recipe with your family? This is the place to share it! We also will be sharing game ideas, recipes, and stories using this document. Students can access our Rooted Google Doc here: Rooted Youth Connections


  • Minecraft Realm: Students who play MineCraft (Bedrock Edition) can access our UPVPC Realm. The link for our realm is ~ realms.gg/YbUakppzfEo. Happy crafting!


  • Follow us on Instagram: Students with an Instagram account are encouraged to follow our account for words of encouragement during these trying times. Our user handle is ~ rooted_upvpc.