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.

That holy revolution that Christ has brought about: the revolution of the beatitudes, the revolution of love, the revolution of renewal, the revolution of peace built upon true justice.
—St. Oscar Romero, 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B), 1979

Dear Beloveds,

September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. We celebrate our Latine, Latinx, Latina y Latino members and friends. We embrace the cultures that thrive in Seattle and throughout the hemisphere.

The Church has so much to celebrate. Last Sunday the youth group learned about Gustavo Gutiérrez, out of the Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints book. As many of us learned this summer in Liberation Academy, Guitiérrez is a formative voice in liberation theology. Another theologian we celebrate is Ada María Isasi-Díaz, who gave voice to Mujerista theology, a liberative praxis for and by Latina women.

There are heroes of the faith like Archbishop Oscar Romero, killed by CIA-supported death squads in El Salvador while leading mass. There is the work of Cesar Chavez, inspired by his faith to lead hunger strikes on behalf of migrant workers, breaking his fast by receiving communion.

There is also work to do. We continue as a congregation and through our connections to the wider church to seek immigration reform, and an end to family separation at the border. As we look to decolonize our own practices, we are inspired by the words from Pope Francis, saying the Church needed to ask for forgiveness for the “abuses” and “most shameful atrocities” committed against indigenous peoples during the colonization of the Americas.

We encourage the whole community of UCUCC to find ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Try new foods, listen to new music, dance new dances. And in our faith, let’s explore Latine theologians. Let’s learn from the wisdom of mujeristas and martyrs. Let us be part of the revolution that Christ has brought!

Con amor,

Amy Roon
Catherine Foote
Steve Jerbi

Here is how to reach us:
Amy, aroon@universityucc.org (206) 605-6893
Catherine, cfoote@universityucc.org (206) 321-7604
Steve, sjerbi@universityucc.org (414) 238-7030