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.

September 27 12:00-1:30 pm (after coffee hour) on Zoom

Learn about Rabuor: What are you curious about? Have you traveled to Kenya or Rabuor before? What surprised you the most? Share with us:  gro.oznawm@ofni

Kenya is a land of great diversity in its people and cultures. There are about 42 tribes in Kenya with different languages and cultures who unite to become the unique mix of Kenya as a country. You can read more here: https://meac.go.ke/kenya-peoples-and-cultures/. The Luo are fishermen who value education and live around Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria has been invaded by South American water hyacinth, making it more difficult to launch boats and catch fish to feed their families. More info here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqJ9NRJl6YQ

Every celebration has food… and dancing!

The Luo’s staple foods are tilapia, sundried meats and chicken eaten with bread made from corn, millet and sorghum flour and served with traditional vegetables.  We will gather around a virtual table at this celebration.

The Mwanzo Women’s Catering Group will provide you with some Luo recipes if you would like to cook for our celebration.

If you are not into cooking yourself, think about ordering Kenyan food to enjoy during the party. We will provide recommendations for Kenyan restaurants in the Seattle area where you can order food.

After we eat, Loyce will be showing off some of her LUO dance moves. You will want to dance too as you listen to the rhythm of this Luo song of joy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi3MeTuA7Hw

Come one and all to celebrate and learn with Mwanzo!