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.

Dear Friends,

If you came to last Sunday’s Seabeck Preview with Professor Dina Gilio-Whitaker you heard her talk about Traditional Environmental Knowledge
or TEK. This understanding reveals that indigenous peoples had an integrated understanding of culture, medicine, food, spirituality, and ecosystem management. This holistic approach to land and people creates a stark difference from the compartmentalized lives that late-stage capitalism demands of us. When our life is separated from land, we don’t see the impact of globalized food systems. We are told to identify as consumers and not inhabitants of a watershed or ecosystem. We’re more likely to associate with our phone brand than the streams, rivers, lakes and sound that surround us. This is not by accident. When we disassociate elements of our lives we become unable to see the intersectionality of oppression and the collaboration of liberation.

One of the gifts of our all-church time at Seabeck is a chance to practice a more integrated life: community, creation, spirituality, play, work, learning, eating – all of this is shared. We create a time and place apart from the ways we live segmented lives and are able, if even for a moment, to see what an integrated life looks like. It is a reflection of what the author of the Book of Acts means when they say of the early church: “Day by day, as they spent much time together…they ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.” 

It might feel hard to capture that sense of an integrated life of community since our all-church camp won’t be happening at the Seabeck Retreat Center. It will take a different intention to create new memories while carrying forward our favorite traditions. We will have a blending of online and in-person events. And we will have time to be with Professor Gilio-Whitaker. We can learn from her. We can ask what it means to seek indigenous approaches toward environmental justice. We can reflect on the impact of settler approaches. And we can commit to finding ways to put the separated pieces back together – in our lives and throughout society.

Peace,
Catherine Foote
Steve Jerbi

Your registration for Seabeck will keep you informed of new opportunities being planned for the church. Please register today: click here.

Pastor Amy is currently on vacation and will return July  6.  

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