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 – and 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.

UCUCC is participating in 30 Days of Gratitude! Each day during the month of November, folks are invited to post a photo, drawing, poem, song, or other expression inspired by a daily prompt.

Please enjoy some of the responses shared by members of our congregation this past week on Facebook or Instagram. You are invited to participate! You can tag UCUCC in your photos, comment on this Facebook thread or use the hashtag #ucuccgratitude

DAY #1: WELCOME

“An arms wide open hug for all in need of a welcome”

— Jennifer Johnson Gray

 

DAY #2 FADE

“I’m grateful for musical experiences so vivid that the word, the lyric, ‘fade’ conjured up a memory of an exact note. From that note came a phrase, and from that phrase, a whole song, sung by me in a different time and in a different place [‘With Rue My Heart is Laden’ by Ralph Von Williams, text by A.E. Housman]. My friend was there too, playing the violin, and together we wove friendship, music, love, loss, and exquisite melancholy.”

— Heidi Blythe

 

DAY #3 CONTEMPLATE

“I don’t think the world is at least half terrible. I also feel the impulse to believe my kids (all our kids) will make the world better, but then I think that I used to be one of those kids that everyone thought would make the world a better place, and what have I done to make a more just world? Have I done enough? Could I still do more? Could I make this place beautiful? And if I could, what stops me?”

— Anna Van Pelt

 

DAY #4: MONUMENTAL

“This photo is from a trip to Virginia in 2019. I climbed the “Devil’s Marbleyard” with my brother, a scramble of large boulders. He made this cairn, and then we got caught in a monumental rainstorm as we climbed back down.”

— Kyna Shilling 

 

DAY #5: GATHER

“It’s the 5th of November and that means it would be my grandmas birthday if she were still with us! Gather feels quite perfect for this day as we would gather for family dinner every Sunday night at her house. There would be a warm yummy meal, candles and good company. Grandma and I have birthdays within a few days of each other so we always celebrated together! Grandma’s love was people and hearing their stories. And she’d often call to check in and see how you were doing. Happy birthday grandma! Love you! Miss you!”

— Margaret Swanson 

 

DAY #6: COURAGE

Photo submitted by Lisa Klinger