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.

Dear beloved community:

“Connect, connect, connect.”

We offer these words as a very loose paraphrase of Romans 12:5 “. . . We who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.” Throughout this month, we are working hard to provide ways in which we can hear from you. You are being invited specifically to three points of connection.

First, the Pastoral Search Committee has a brief online survey to help guide their work through the next several months. We invite you to take some time to fill it out when you receive the link.

Second, we are also asking for people to fill out a “general check-in” survey that will guide our own connecting world over the next months. Where are your connections to the community strong and helpful?  Where could we do a better job of caring for each other? Your feedback at this six-month mark in the pandemic-related changes in our ways of being together is vital as we make plans for the fall. Watch for links to this survey next week in our regular emails.

And finally, at the end of the month we will be making our annual “welcome home” calls. For several years we have taken time at the end of summer to check in with each other. In the past this has served as a way to regather after a summer of being away, and to invite folks to participate as fall programming for children, youth and families begins. This year those calls will have a different feel. We are not calling folks to regather, but calling folks once again to check in. How are you doing? Are you feeling engaged with the church, either in your connections to congregational care and in the congregation’s actions in care for our world? As we move into Fall, are there places you would like to be more engaged? We invite you to anticipate that call.

Of course there are other ways we are staying connected. We regularly run into each other on walks, perhaps in the grocery store, or even in distanced ways at parks or in backyards. On the first Sunday of every month many of us gather on the corner of 45th and 15th to call for action on behalf of the Common Good. And we certainly do meet regularly on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube. It is all about connection, especially in this time.

If you are having trouble getting connected, please reach out to us. We will help. Because yes, we who are many, are one body in Christ, and we need one another.

Blessings from your pastors,

Amy Roon
Catherine Foote
Todd Smiedendorf