No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here at University Congregational United Church of Christ. Young, old, sure of your path, or still searching --- we invite you to join us in imagining love and justice - as Jesus did - in acting to change the world.

Right now, during the pandemic, we are still united as church. Our service is streamed on YouTube and Facebook. You will find the links just below this section on our home page. New services are offered weekly at 10 am on Sundays, and are available on line after that.

We strive to walk in the path of Jesus, and to offer an authentic welcome to everyone who walks through our door. If you are new to us, we would love to get to know you and answer your questions about our church, even though we cannot greet you in person. A member of our Welcome Committee, or a pastor, would be happy to correspond on email or talk with you on the phone. Click here to arrange for a "meeting." 

Our worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour. Right now we are worshiping online and will adjust this message once we are able to meet together in our sanctuary once again.  More information here.

Children are an important part of our community, and are welcome for all or part or the service.

UCUCC Parking Map

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Parking can be a challenge in the University District! Persistence, patience and an early start are keys to success.

UW has free parking on Sundays. Enter the main campus gate at NE 45th and 17th Ave NE and turn left past the toll booth. It's about a three-block walk to the church. The UW Meany Garage at 15th Ave. NE and NE 41st St. is a five-block walk.

The church also owns three parking lots - Lot A is across the street from the church on 16th Ave. E. Lot B is beneath Sortun Court, just north of the church on the east side of 16th Ave. E. (It closes at 2 p.m.) Lot C (for those with difficulty walking, young children and visitors) is at the corner of 15th NE and NE 45th St., next to the church.

If you need to be assured of a close parking spot, you can call the church office before noon on Friday to reserve one: 206-524-2322.

During this pandemic, we have discontinued our in-person lunches. We would love to meet with you via email or phone, however. Click here to arrange a meeting with a Welcome Committee Volunteer or pastor.

We can explore and explain a range of topics about our church, from history, to theology, to membership. Please contact us at the link above for more information.

We are an inter-generational church and strive to be family-friendly, with an active ministry for children and youth. All ages are welcome in worship. We also offer nursery and child-care, Younger children begin the service with us and usually leave after about 15 minutes. Older children have the option of leaving for a special sermon time. Junior high and high school youth meet at 9 am and then often sit together in worship. Give us a call at 206-524-2322 for more specifics.

Our programs for children and youth continue during this pandemic. Sign up at the bottom of the home page to receive our Children's Ministries and/or Youth Ministries newsletter.

Hearing Impaired: Our sanctuary has an induction loop system that uses the T-Coil mode of your hearing aids. You can get the necessary equipment just before entering the Sanctuary on the right or ask any usher.

Visually Impaired: We offer each Sunday's program in large print for easier readability.

Wheelchair Access: The front entry is wheelchair accessible as are the rest rooms. Please don't hesitate to ask for assistance.

Top view composition of opened notebook with blank white sheets and stylish silver pen decorated with lush blooming Magnolia twig placed on white backgroundWritten by the 2021 Confirmation class as their joint statement of faith:

CONFIRMATION 2021 STATEMENT OF FAITH

GOD 

William: We believe that God is Creator, so God can be known in all of Creation, and all of creation is sacred.

Anika: We believe that God is love, so we see God reflected in the love we share in the world.

Jed: We believe that God cares about what happens in the world, and that shows up in the ways we work for social justice.

Evan: We believe that God is mystery, and is beyond any human knowing.

All: Because of these beliefs, we honor life as sacred; we celebrate with gratitude the gift and adventure of life; we seek to learn and practice the ways of love and justice; and we learn and celebrate our Christian stories while also affirming stories from other faith traditions that describe God as Creator, love, and caring presence in the world.

JESUS CHRIST 

Jordyn / Jed: We believe that Jesus, as a first century Jewish teacher, shows us a unique, human face of God, and to be a Christian means to look to Jesus as a sibling and teacher.

Evan: We believe that the way of Jesus is the way of love and justice, and to be a Christian means to work for the expression of love and justice in the world.

Rosie: We believe that the way of Jesus calls us to love God with all our mind, heart, soul and strength.

All: Because of these beliefs, we seek to learn more about Jesus’ teachings and to live out those teachings of love through acts of justice.

SPIRIT 

Rosie: We believe that human beings need help beyond themselves to live an abundant life, and that God provides help through God’s Holy Spirit.

Jed: We believe we can turn to God’s spirit for help in following the Jesus Way.

Jordyn / Evan: We believe that God comforts us in hard times through the presence of the Holy Spirit.

All: Because of these beliefs, we reach out for support when we need help, and to offer help where we can.

PEOPLE 

Evan: We believe that all people are created in the image of God and as children of God are meant for love.

Rosie: We believe that people thrive in relationship, with God, with other human beings, and with all of creation, so we celebrate and honor all relationships.

Jordyn / Anika: We believe that our humanity is expressed in how we treat other people, so we treat others with respect, and in the way we want to be treated.

Jed: We believe that people make mistakes, and that God forgives us.

Anika: We believe that faith communities help us live faithful lives of love and justice.

All: Because of these beliefs we celebrate and support human relationships that express love and justice; we are open to change and growth, and admit when we learn we have been wrong; and we live lives of gratitude, support and connection.